Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

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Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by DrYes » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 am

Just published this and thought some eplayans might find it interesting.

https://www.burn.life/blog/interview-wi ... an-goodell

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Post by Bless » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am

Burning Man's CEO makes Burning Man sound like a fucking corporation. Gross.
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Post by lucky420 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:44 am

Thanks for sharing :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Canoe » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:49 am

Bless wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am
Burning Man's CEO makes Burning Man sound like a fucking corporation. Gross.
Allowing all of the for-profit camps didn't give you a heads-up?
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Post by some seeing eye » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:30 pm

Hey DrYes, good work.

We really need the BLM to straighten up and fly right, and I'm glad the BMORG is working that at all levels.
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Re: Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by DrYes » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:56 pm

Bless wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am
Burning Man's CEO makes Burning Man sound like a fucking corporation. Gross.
Well, I mean, it is a corporation, just a "domestic non-profit" corporation rather than a for-profit one.

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Re: Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by Bless » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:02 am

DrYes wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Bless wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am
Burning Man's CEO makes Burning Man sound like a fucking corporation. Gross.
Well, I mean, it is a corporation, just a "domestic non-profit" corporation rather than a for-profit one.
I understand it's a corporation. It just seems anathema to everything TTITD stands for.
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Re: Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by burner von braun » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:49 am

I finally set aside few minutes to give this interview the full read-through that it deserves. Thanks for asking the questions that seem to be on a lot of burner's minds these days DrYes. And kudos for maintaining and sharing a direct line of communication with BMP. Your work is appreciated, as well as your ongoing efforts to keep things "weird!"

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:34 pm

The more you know
The less you wanna go.
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Post by Bless » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:40 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:34 pm
The more you know
The less you wanna go.
This
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Re: Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by Luigi » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:09 pm

JENNY KANE, RENO Gazette Journal

RENO, Nev. (AP) — While money may not be welcome in the economy of Black Rock City, money is necessary to create the city.

It took more than $44 million to run the Burning Man Project and erect the arts metropolis in the Black Rock Desert in 2018, according to the Burning Man Project's most recent tax documents.

The San Francisco-based arts nonprofit covered costs with more than $43 million in ticket sales, more than $2 million in contributions during fiscal 2018 and a number of other miscellaneous revenue streams, all together more than $46 million in revenue.

About a third of the revenue went toward salaries, with some top staffers receiving more than $40,000 raises that year.

Though the organization is known for its free-spirited ethos, tax documents also reveal that the Burning Man Project is focused on financial security. In two years, the organization's rainy day fund more than tripled to $10 million.

Information about the 2019 event likely will not be available until later this year or early 2021.

Consistent with years past, a large chunk of Burning Man's budget during fiscal 2018 went to the more than 100 full-time employees of the nonprofit corporation, which now has offices in San Francisco and Reno.

The organization's highest paid employees included:

— Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell: $268,000, increase of $7,000 over 2017

— Director Harley Dubois: $216,000, increase of $40,000

— Director Theresa Duncan: $192,000, increase of $6,000

— Attorney Ray Allen: $185,000, increase of $10,000

— IT Director Heather Gallagher: $183,000, increase of $46,000

— Managing Director Heather White: $176,000, increase of $15,000

— Director Kim Cook: $175,000, increase of $19,000
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Post by Jackass » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:33 pm

Fuck those are some healthy paychecks... Donate to the cause, won't you
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:05 am

These people come off like old school TV evangelists begging for donations for what they say is a higher cause, when really...
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Re: Interview with Marian - Burning Man's CEO

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:50 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:05 am
These people come off like old school TV evangelists begging for donations for what they say is a higher cause, when really...
Cults cost money!
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