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Drop in Food Bank Donations, Cold Snap, Hurt Bay Area Poor and Homeless

December 17, 2013 | 7:44 am

Drop in Food Bank Donations, Cold Snap, Hurt Bay Area Poor and Homeless

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Donations are low, demand is high at regional food banks; the cold snap’s long-term impact on the poor.

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Local Nonprofits on List of Organizations Hit by Theft, Fraud

October 28, 2013 | 6:33 pm

Local Nonprofits on List of Organizations Hit by Theft, Fraud

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Big losses — often under the radar — reported in database of nonprofits across the country.

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Kickstarter on Hosting Offensive Guide: “We Were Wrong”

June 21, 2013 | 2:01 pm

Kickstarter on Hosting Offensive Guide: “We Were Wrong”

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The proliferation of crowd-funding sites has raised new issues around the ethics of online fundraising. Probably the best-known of these sites, Kickstarter, posted a statement on its blog Friday disclosing that it had allowed someone to raise more than $16,000 for a “seduction guide” that encourages misogynistic behavior. Under the headline “We Were Wrong,” Kickstarter reported: […]

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Embezzlement, Scam Shatter Venerable Vanguard Foundation

November 15, 2012 | 10:52 am

Embezzlement, Scam Shatter Venerable Vanguard Foundation

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by Shoshana Walter The Bay Citizen The Vanguard Public Foundation was once a social justice leader in one of the country’s most active nonprofit scenes. The organization funded San Francisco’s massive Iraq War protests in 2003 and financed the first battered women’s shelter in the state. But its last cause was lining the pockets of […]

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S.F. Chapter of Komen Foundation Urges Continued Support of Organization; Statement from Komen Reverses Decision on Planned Parenthood Funding

February 3, 2012 | 5:45 pm

S.F. Chapter of Komen Foundation Urges Continued Support of Organization; Statement from Komen Reverses Decision on Planned Parenthood Funding

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UPDATE: 5:45 p.m.: The San Francisco chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is urging its donors to continue supporting the breast cancer charity. After a storm of criticism, the foundation announced Friday that it’s scrapping plans to pull breast-screening funds from the group Planned Parenthood, which is under Congressional investigation. Maria Sousa, executive […]

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December 21, 2011 | 3:48 pm

Listen to Emmylou Harris Perform at Warren Hellman Memorial

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Emmylou Harris, a friend of Warren Hellman, spoke and performed at his memorial service in San Francisco today. “He elicited from me a promise that I would be there at his service, if that’s what happened. I said I would, but he had to also promise that he would play banjo at mine…I came to […]

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Watch Archived Webcast of Warren Hellman Memorial Service

December 21, 2011 | 11:23 am

Watch Archived Webcast of Warren Hellman Memorial Service

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Here’s a video archive of Warren Hellman’s memorial service, held at Congregation Emanu-El in Presidio Heights on Dec 21. Warren Hellman Memorial (1934 – 2011) Dec 21, 2011 from chime interactive on Vimeo. A public memorial event will also be held in Golden Gate Park in January. Hellman, who died Sunday evening at the age […]

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