While San Francisco Pride grapples with a system that lends itself to a glacial pace and empowers its most fractious members, another major city festival has created a remarkably efficient organizational structure.
When ambling down Folsom Street and presented with the odd spanking, flogging, or perhaps even a gentleman ejaculating out of a second-story window onto the crowd below, your first thought probably isn’t, “Now there’s a well-run nonprofit.”
But it should be. Folsom Street Events is run tighter than a size-L pair of chaps on a XXL derriere. One intriguing indicator of the esteem in which the city holds Folsom is that the Department of the Environment tapped the leather festival to pen the official city best practices guide on large-event recycling. It’s safe to say this is an “only in San Francisco” circumstance.