OurtownSF.org - ABOUT

tv & radio  interviews of Paul Margolis
founder, director & photographer for this site + newpaper and magazine articles  
  10 Percent  with David Perry on Comcast TV 2/25/14

10 Percent with David Perry on Comcast TV 8/26/16

Outlook Video  LGBT news magazine 09/15

newspaper article about OurTownSF.org
San Francisco Examiner June 6, 2015

Paul is a long-time resident of San Francisco
with an extensive volunteer background.

His photos for this website are often published in
The San Francisco Bay Times


OurTownSF Live! Nonprofit Expo 11/19/16
 see YouTube
thank Archive Productions with a donation
About Us
What is OurTownSF.org 
A search engine for residents and visitors + promotional tool for
San Francisco LGBTQ private nonprofit service agencies, arts & athletic groups to recruit and connect with clients, donors &/or volunteers

Guia de Consulta de más de 300 Organizaciones sin fines de lucro LGBT en San Francisco

Un buscador para residentes y visitantes y herramienta promocional para organizaciones privadas LGBT de servicios, artes y deportes para establecer contacto con clientes, patrocinadores y/o voluntarios.

A-Z and category search for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning  individuals to match:
THOSE IN NEED OF VITAL SERVICES  from service agencies
DONORS to well-deserving SF LGBTQ charities
VOLUNTEERS to groups and their upcoming events 

PHOTOS by local LGBTQ photographers from events on this site
YOUTUBE VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS promoting the groups

CALENDAR of fundraisers*, major artistic performances and shows*, fairs & annual observances:  
FOR INDIVIDUALS a guide to community events & observances  
FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS  a reference when deciding on a date for their upcoming events 

* Check individual organizations' calendars for non-fundraising events and smaller artistic performances.

Origins: OurTownSF.org  & Nonprofit Window

In 2001 Patrick Batt recruited Walgreens at 18th & Castro to begin offering free advertising space in their windows for multiple weeks to nonprofits in order to promote their mission, recruit volunteers & advertise upcoming events.  Begiining in 2011 Paul Margolis began to handle reservations for the Nonprofit Windows.
Since their window faces busy Castro Street, soon after Paul began to handle reservations, there were long waitlists for the Window.  Due to these limitations, 
he created OurTownSF.org  in October 2013 to continuously promote groups that serve our community. Information is submitted by groups or copied from their website & Facebook pages. 
Graphic Designer

Ken Henderson is the Executive Director/CEO of 
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation & he designs OurTownSF.org's advertising

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Their fiscal sponsor TurnOut.org              connects volunteers with LGBTQ+ nonprofits
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Resource Guide to over 300 San Francisco LGBTQ Nonprofit Service Agencies, Arts & Athletic Groups

Facebook post  7/20/16 by Gregg Cassin of The Shanti Project - "Congratulations and Thank You OurTown SF and Paul Margolis for this great work....building community and awareness of the amazing programs and organizations available to all of us is no easy task! Paul you have really given us a gift with your work!"