Established in 2000 by a group of leaders from the nonprofit sector to promote collaboration and speak collectively to strengthen the economic and social health of San Mateo County, Thrive provides opportunity to:  
  • Convene - Facilitating issue-based meetings, nonprofit capacity building, workshops and conferences.

  • Connect - Providing relevant information, resources and networking.
  • Collaborate - Promoting opportunities to share services and resources.
  • Communicate - Increasing awareness and understanding of the nonprofit sector.
  • Celebrate - Renewal and recognition.  

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Wednesday, April 23
9:30am - 4:00pm 
Workshop: Training for Trainers 
CompassPoint in Collaboration with Thrive 
General overview of theory and application of designing and presenting training sessions. Features active participation in audience assessment, need/task analysis, learning objectives and evaluation.  
Thrive members receive 20% off at Registration!
Email: for the code.  
Click HERE for additional information and to Register
Wednesday, April 30
4:00pm - 6:00pm  
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland,
Mimi & Peter E. Haas
Distinguished Visitor at Stanford 
Thrive in collaboration with SSMC
World leader Dr. Gro Brundtland will speak on how individual investment and participation in the community leads to healthier and more sustainable societies.  Dr. Brundtland, through former roles as Prime Minister of Norway, Director General of the World Health Organization, and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, as well as in her current role a Deputy Director of The Elders, knows what it means to be a changemaker.  
Click HERE to RSVP for this special opportunity to hear Dr. Brundtland while she is in residence.  
Monday, May 5
9:30am - 4:00pm 
Workshop: Creating an Effective Fundraising Plan 
CompassPoint in Collaboration with Thrive 
Limit your crisis fundraising through proper planning! This interactive session provides food for thought and useful tools for your organization.  
Thrive members receive 20% off at Registration!
Email: for the code.  
Click HERE for additional information and to Register
Friday, May 9
Noon - 1:30pm 
DER Luncheon 
Development Executives Roundtable
in Partnership with Thrive 

This month's topic:  Strategies for Successful Executive Director and Development Director collaboration.   
Thrive members receive the advantage of DER member price, only $15.00
Click HERE to RSVP  
Monday, May 12
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Workshop: Effective Board Governance 
Mary Hiland in Collaboration with Thrive
Do you understand the roles and responsibilities of Boards?  Had a recent refresher on board functions or an update on the practices of high performing boards?  If not, this interactive workshop is for you!
$55.00 for Thrive members, includes lunch
$65.00 for non-Thrive members, includes lunch
Click HERE for more information and to register
Thursday, May 22
9:00am - 11:00am 
Thrive Quarterly Forum 
A Conversation with Dr. Emmett D. Carson,
CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Join us for this engaging morning exchange of thoughts on philanthropy and our Silicon Valley community.
FREE for Thrive Members
$25.00 for non-Thrive Members advance registration
$30.00 for non-Thrive Members at the door
With appreciation to our event sponsor
Leadership Search Partners
Click HERE to RSVP


"I can't get over the amount of information that comes out of Thrive - events, workshops, conferences, the latest issues in the community. In many ways, Thrive is like Google for me!"

 Deborah Pinsky, CEO, Peninsula Jewish Community Center

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Creating Resiliency through Sustainable Collaboration
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The Power of  Collaboration, a short video 

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