Join a robust, trusted network of 200+ nonprofit organizations, government entities, foundations, businesses, and community leaders with a shared commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector, thereby improving the quality of life in San Mateo County.



I. Opportunity to Connect with Nonprofit, Philanthropic, Business, and Civic Leaders

Thrive Community Forums are designed to help you connect with nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and civic leaders, and increase awareness of your organization by building a trusted network with the Thrive Community. You have an opportunity to explore important issues facing nonprofit organizations and local communities, discuss possible solutions with expert panels, and network with inspiring leaders. Free admission for Thrive Members.

Explore upcoming events

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II. Access to Our Community Newsletter

The Thrive Community Newsletter and Event Calendar are created to help you spread the word about your organization and share important updates and events with our exclusive Thrive community. Everyone benefits from your contribution of information about local events, workshops, opportunities, and reports.

Open our Event Calendar or submit an event

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III. Opportunity to Create Special Offers for Thrive Membership

Do you offer products or services that are relevant to nonprofits? You have an opportunity to emphasize your commitment to the nonprofit sector by creating a unique offering for the Thrive Membership. Whether you have a special discount, provide pro-bono services, or are interested in hosting a complimentary training for the Thrive network, we can:

  • Feature your offering in a membership newsletter

  • Add it to the list of Thrive Member benefits (will be listed on our website during the current membership period)

We understand that each business is unique and will be happy to discuss a customized program with your organization to meet your needs.

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IV. Help Your Employees Give Back Where They Live And Work

Serving on a nonprofit board can be personally and professionally rewarding for many individuals, helping them advance their careers and network, while they give back to the communities where they live and work. You can help your employees learn how they can use their skills, develop new skills, and give back by serving on nonprofit boards. A one-hour, on-site workshop on board service essentials is included in your membership. The workshop is intended for employees who are interested in exploring nonprofit board service or want to know what’s like to serve on a nonprofit board. Workshop date, time, and the program can be tailored to meet your organization's needs.


V. Policy & Advocacy

Join us for issue-specific discussions on children, education, housing, immigrant's rights, basic needs, arts, environment, sustainability, and more. Participate in advocacy on important issues that impact local nonprofits and communities, including the 2020 Census and increasing outreach and education for elections. Receive timely notification of legislation and public policy through our Policy & Advocacy Newsletter.

Review our Policy & Advocacy initiatives

I can’t get over the amount of information that comes out of Thrive - events, workshops, conferences, the latest issues in the community … Thrive is like Google for me!
— Deborah Pinsky, CEO, Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Meet Our Thrive Business Members

Membership Rates for

Based on organization's number of employees

($200/YR OR $20/MO)

Businesses with 1 - 2 employees.

($300/YR OR $30/MO)

Businesses with 3 - 5 employees.

($400/YR OR $40/MO)

Businesses with 6 - 20 employees.

($500/YR OR $50/MO)

Business with 21 - 30 employees.

($700/YR OR $70/MO)

Businesses with 31 - 50 employees.

($900/YR OR $90/MO)

Businesses with >51 employees.

To emphasize your commitment to the nonprofit sector, you can increase your membership contribution to $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 and join at the Leadership Level.

($1,000/YR OR $100/MO)

($2,500/YR OR $250/MO)

($5,000/YR OR $500/MO)

I have been a member of Thrive since 2001. I originally joined the organization to network with nonprofits on behalf of my students for potential internships. What I received was so very much more. I had access to a wealth of resources via the listserv and networking which assisted me in building a strong service-learning, volunteerism and leadership program at the college. As a local resident, it is validating to know that in San Mateo County we have an organization that is truly the voice of nonprofit for the betterment of our community. Thrive is an invaluable organization in continuing to keep San Mateo County on the forefront of creating a collaborative community for all.
— Beverley Madden


How do you process online payments?

We process online payments through Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover as well ACH Credit Transfer.

Can I pay my membership by check?

Yes, you can. Please submit our online membership application to select the right membership type for you and/or request a membership invoice. Also, you can simply contact or call 650-654-7993 to process.

How do I manage, edit, or cancel my membership?

Your membership subscription can be cancelled or reactivated at any time. You can make changes to your subscription at any time by contacting us at or 650-654-7993.

Can I join anytime?

Yes! Thrive memberships are easily processed through our quick online membership application.

How long does my membership last for?

We have two types of membership subscriptions: you can join as a month to month member or make an annual payment. You can save up to 20% by making an annual payment.

Your membership subscription renews each year/month until you cancel. It can be changed, canceled, and reactivated at any time. Fees for the paid period won’t be refunded.

Be a part of the Thrive community - become a member today!