Nonprofits

Burning Man event will benefit its new nonprofit, whose future role is still murky

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There’s a pricey event in San Francisco this evening “exploring the past, present, and future of Burning Man,” with all proceeds going to The Burning Man Project, the nonprofit vessel that Black Rock City LLC created to supposedly take over operations of this venerable cultural phenomenon. Read more »

Larkin Street Youth Services employees unionize

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After a contested organizing effort that raised questions about the tactics and resources being used by management at Larkin Street Youth Services, a nonprofit social service provider funded with government grants, the National Labor Relations Board today tallied the votes, which union sources say was 67-17 in favor of organizing.Read more »

Is Larkin Street Youth Services using public funds to fight a union organizing drive?

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Larkin Street Youth Services does great and important social work with homeless youth in San Francisco, for which it receives generous support from city taxpayers, as well as federal grants. That’s why its employees and some prominent local officials are questioning the organization’s aggressive, deceptive, and anti-union resistance to the request by a majority of its 88 employees to be represented by Service Employees International Union Local 1021.Read more »

Journalists express doubts about nonprofit media merger

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Will the Bay Area's two biggest nonprofit newsrooms -- Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting -- merge and what would that mean for local journalism? While we await votes as soon as next week on the first part of that question, I explored the second part in last week's Guardian. Read more »