What happens when your nonprofit asks for a donation of nine bottles of vodka for its "recession special" holiday party and gets nine cases of Grey Goose instead?

We crashed Architecture for Humanity‘s offices last week to find out. The organization has become a media darling for harnessing open source, Web 2.0 technologies to bring greener buildings to communities from Biloxi, Miss., to Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Architecture for Humanity shares an office space with other hip, do-good groups in San Francisco’s South of Market area.

Armed with crutches, the world’s cheapest video camera, and a week-old pink slip, I asked a few nonprofit leaders how they’re staying afloat in the tanking economy.

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