Inaugural Star Power Awards and Breakfast

Join us and be part of a momentous occasion for Thrive and San Mateo County 

Do you know an outstanding nonprofit leader? Nominate them for a Star Power Award!


Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14)
Dave Pine, President, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Carole Groom
Supervisor Warren Slocum
Supervisor Adrienne Tissier

Sponsor this great event, Click Here

Thank you to the 1st early sponsor: Stanford HAAS Center for Public Service 


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.  
Food for thought: are we Disrupting Charity?


Join Thrive or Renew for Fiscal Year 2014-15

Thursday, Jan 15
11:30am - 1:00pm
Thrive Connects: Fundraising Professionals
For more information please email Miki Armstrong at
Tuesday, Jan 20
8:00am -9:30am
 Thrive Connects: SM EDs
For Small and Mighty EDs of agencies with 5 or fewer employees.
For more information please email
Tuesday, Feb 10
9:30pm - 4:30pm
Successful Project Management
Presented by CompassPoint
This workshop will provide an overview of successful project management techniques and introduce approaches you can use to plan, organize, and execute your project. 
Location: Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
Click HERE to register.
Thursday, Feb 26
9:00am -  11:00am
Thrive Community Forum - Engaging High Tech 
Featured guests: Google, CommitChange, and Intuit.
Location:  Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
Wednesday, Mar 4
9:00am -  12:30am
2015 Community Resiliency Forum
Managing the Aftermath
Location:  Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
Thursday, Mar 5
9:30am -  4:30pm
Communicating Across Differences: Why Culture, Power, Privilege Matter
Presented by CompassPoint
This workshop introduces a set of communication skills that you can use to work more effectively across differences of race, class, gender, and positional power in the organization.


"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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