The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence Opens in Redwood City Soon
Sep
14
to Oct 7

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence Opens in Redwood City Soon

Playwright Madeline George weaves together the tale of three historical Watsons in this time-jumping tribute to genius. The result is a story that examines the technological advancements that both bring people together and tear them apart. A 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Gatepath Presents in Partnership with Barbara Key "You as a Leader"
Sep
24
to Sep 26

Gatepath Presents in Partnership with Barbara Key "You as a Leader"

  • Gatepath - Sobrato Large Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The You as a Leader training program provides an amazing experiential learning opportunity with supported professional leadership coaching to extend leadership skills through practice. Gatepath is graciously opening up this workshop to other non-profits in the spirit of collaboration and community building.

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Safety Net Convening
Sep
26
11:00 AM11:00

Safety Net Convening

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores, Channel Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thrive and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits will bring together safety net agencies of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for a special convening to discuss how to strengthen the work in emergency assistance and safety net services and broaden the understanding of regional issues that affect vulnerable and underserved populations.

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Bay Area Housing Affordability Advocacy Forum: What, How & Why Now?
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Bay Area Housing Affordability Advocacy Forum: What, How & Why Now?

  • The San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to learn about local and regional processes and initiatives that are making progress on affordable housing, and upcoming advocacy opportunities that can leverage big change. Get involved in ongoing housing advocacy efforts.

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FREE ShakeAlert™ Earthquake Early Warning Education Symposium
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

FREE ShakeAlert™ Earthquake Early Warning Education Symposium

Join us to explore and discuss how educational institutions in California, Oregon, and Washington can use ShakeAlert™ to protect our children and their teachers. Learn how ShakeAlert™ can be used as a part of standards-based STEAM learning opportunities in schools and in museums.

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Community Collaboration for Children’s Success
Sep
29
to Oct 2

Community Collaboration for Children’s Success

The Community Collaboration for Children’s Success is a multi-agency initiative focused in four San Mateo County neighborhoods in North Fair Oaks, South San Francisco, East Palo Alto, and Daly City. Through a planning and engagement process, we are engaging young people, their families, residents, and stakeholders to help identify assets, barriers to success and strategies to support youth success. Please share upcoming meetings with your staff, youth and families.

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Yarn Bombed Wish Trees
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Yarn Bombed Wish Trees

We invite you to join Art in Action and Kids & Art Foundation for a memorable afternoon of wishes, yarn bombing, inspiration and creativity. This heartwarming gathering of the community will combine a day of commemorating Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with the debut of our new lesson inspired by Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees.

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Stronger Together: The Case for Strategic Collaboration
Oct
2
9:45 AM09:45

Stronger Together: The Case for Strategic Collaboration

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session will provide practical examples of successful nonprofit partnerships along a continuum, spanning from shared programming to full integration, and will provide a framework for determining which types of partnerships might be right for your organization.

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Early Learning Summit: Closing the Achievement Gap Before Age 5
Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Early Learning Summit: Closing the Achievement Gap Before Age 5

The Early Learning Summit includes a stellar cast of expert speakers on topics including brain research in the earliest years; the impact of the years before age 5 on life-long achievement; the discrepancy between the demand for high-quality early learning spaces and the low number of spaces available; and much more.

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Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores, Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Not like any other Job Fair, this year's event will connect nonprofit professionals within five different areas of expertise: Fundraising & Development, Marketing & Communication, Operations & Administrative Work, Case & Social Work, Leadership & Management. If you are looking to connect with the best and the brightest local talent in your field and learn more about nonprofits who are actively hiring, you should be in the room!

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Holiday Mix & Mingle: Meet Your Legislative Aides
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Mix & Mingle: Meet Your Legislative Aides

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores - Bay Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Thrive for a special training section on the legislative cycle. This event will bring legislative aides and our local nonprofit leaders to discuss and brainstorm on how to most effectively work together on important legislation for the benefit of our community. 

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San Mateo County Mayors' Diversity Awards
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

San Mateo County Mayors' Diversity Awards

Join the County of San Mateo Office of Supervisor Warren Slocum and Thrive Alliance in celebrating diversity and the contributions of the people who make our communities stronger, safer and more inclusive. Let's recognize their exceptional leadership, successes, and dedication. Don't miss an opportunity to honor them.

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Environment & Sustainability TAG
Sep
18
11:30 AM11:30

Environment & Sustainability TAG

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores, Channel Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Environment & Sustainability TAG meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for San Mateo County organizations and community members with a focus on environment and sustainability to convene, share priorities, identify gaps, and plan future collective action.

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Cross-Sector Movement Building
Aug
28
8:30 AM08:30

Cross-Sector Movement Building

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on for a special Thrive Forum where we bring together nonprofit, public sector, and corporate leaders to discuss cross-sector movement building. Regional experts will then provide tools on how to develop policy agendas - within and across sectors - to create change.

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Cross-Sector Movement Building
Aug
28
8:30 AM08:30

Cross-Sector Movement Building

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thrive brought together nonprofit, public sector, and corporate leaders for a forum to build on the prior year's organizing activities of our Thrive Action Groups (TAGs). At this forum, we began creating policy and advocacy agendas for each of Thrive's five key issue areas. The overarching goal of the event was to provide roadmaps for key activities for TAGs to undertake to address the most pressing issues that affect local communities and how to coordinate this important work.

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Community Forum on Housing our Nonprofit Workforce
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Community Forum on Housing our Nonprofit Workforce

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Thrive for a community forum and luncheon on the topic of housing the nonprofit workforce and the impacts of the current housing climate on the nonprofit sector. There will be a panel of speakers as well as opportunities for networking. Lunch will be provided. 

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Engage Your Clients via Text Messaging
Jan
24
9:15 AM09:15

Engage Your Clients via Text Messaging

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores - Channel Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits will present CommunityConnectLabs: Engage Your Clients via Text Messaging.

Learn how you can use texting solutions to: screen potential clients for eligibility, support clients in enrollment processes, send personalized reminders, provide educational and motivational information and more. 

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Holiday Mix & Mingle: Meet Your Legislative Aides
Nov
30
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Mix & Mingle: Meet Your Legislative Aides

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores - Bay Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This fun and informal event will include opening remarks by California Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, followed by a panel to provide color and insight into a day-in-the-life of our legislative aides. We will also provide a forum for nonprofit leaders to share their holiday wish lists for legislative action.

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Thrive Community Forum: Perspectives in Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Thrive Community Forum: Perspectives in Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship

Join Dr. Emmett Carson, CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, along with Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director of Box.org, for a conversation about philanthropy and corporate citizenship in Silicon Valley. This Thrive forum will explore recurring and emerging themes for nonprofits and our local community, including how the rapidly evolving corporate landscape has impacted and will continue to shape local philanthropy.

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SVCF Regional Meeting
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

SVCF Regional Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2017 

SVCF's Regional Meeting is a free, annual event that is open to the public -- nonprofits, foundations, corporate representatives, and community members are invited to attend. The 2017 event will feature Anthony Romero from the American Civil Liberties Union and Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League. 

We will also be announcing our new grantmaking strategies as part of our grantmaking strategic review and celebration Silicon Valley Community Foundations 10th Anniversary.

Please reference the save the date for any questions you may have!

 

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Bolder Advocacy - A Nuts & Bolts Training for Nonprofits Inspired to Lead Policy Change
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Bolder Advocacy - A Nuts & Bolts Training for Nonprofits Inspired to Lead Policy Change

Thrive and Rise Together Present:

Bolder Advocacy: A Nuts & Bolts Training for Nonprofits Inspired to Lead Policy Change

In partnership with Alliance for Justice and United Way Bay Area, and sponsored by the Sobrato Family Foundation

Standing Up and Speaking Out: Now more than ever, your community is relying on you to stand up and speak out. Think your 501(c)(3) nonprofit status prevents you from advocating for community change? Think again! Join experts from Alliance for Justice (AFJ) to learn about nonpartisan advocacy rights and responsibilities, as well as increase lobbying power of your organization.  The training will also feature United Way Bay Area (UWBA) Policy Team who will share their organization best practices and helpful tools nonprofits can use to become advocacy savvy.  United Way hasn't traditionally been known as an advocacy organization, but that's changed over time and United Way Bay Area is leading the way.  After the training, you'll not only know how to increase your lobbying power and nonpartisan advocacy, but you'll also have access to a network of attorneys who can answer questions if you still need support moving forward.
 

With this training, you'll have a clear understanding of:

  • 501(c)(3) organizations' rights to lobby;
  • Your annual lobbying limit;
  • What does and doesn't count as lobbying; and
  • How to make the most of your lobbying power.

This training also covers the federal tax law rules about nonpartisan activities for 501(c)(3)s, including how to:

  • Advocate for your organization and your community in a nonpartisan way;
  • Educate the public about the candidates and the issues at stake; and
  • Engage your community members in voter registration, get-out-the-vote efforts, and other election activities.

Presenters: 

Sara Matlin, Counsel; Bolder Advocacy Initiative, Alliance for Justice

Sara graduated with a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and a B.A. from Stanford University. She is the chair of the ACLU of Northern California – North Peninsula Chapter and a founder of the San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Sara began her career in policy change advocacy in 1988. She’s excited to use her community organizing and training experience, along with her Spanish/English bilingualism, to broaden the advocacy work of social justice organizations in California and across the country.

Amalia Chamorro, J.D.; Vice President of Public Policy, United Way Bay Area

Amalia leads UWBA’s public policy strategy to cut poverty and is responsible for managing our advocacy efforts. She is a senior manager on the Community Investment Team and in addition to Public Policy, provides program oversight for Emergency Food and Shelter and Labor Community Services.  Amalia brings over 10 years of experience in policy, advocacy, and government relations from the National Council of La Raza, University of California Student Association, and California Restaurant Association. 

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Amalia and her family immigrated to California in 1987. Amalia graduated from high school in California's Central Valley, received her BA in Political Science from UCLA, and earned her law degree from Boston College. Amalia chairs the public policy committee of United Ways of California, and is a member of Solano Children's Alliance advocacy and legislative workgroup and Statewide Boys and Men of Color Alliance jobs policy workgroup.

Will White, MPP; Director of Policy and Government Affairs, United Way Bay Area

Will provides policy analysis, advocacy strategy and implementation, and program support for UWBA. He also serves as the Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Bay Area and Wine Country, helping to advance the public policy platform of our state association United Ways of California. Having led grassroots campaigns on several environmental and social justice issues in both New York City and the Bay Area, he is an experienced organizer working to build support for UWBA's local and state policy goals.  Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Will has a BA in History from New York University and a Master's in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Non-profit Management, and Urban Policy at the New School in New York City. 

$10 for Thrive Members and Sobrato Family Foundation Grantees
$20 for Non-Members

A light networking breakfast will be served.

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Thrive Monthly TAG! Meeting - Children & Education
Jul
12
8:00 AM08:00

Thrive Monthly TAG! Meeting - Children & Education

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TAGs! First Thrive Action Group Meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 8am - 9am, Channel Conference Room
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood Shores
Children & Education, facilitated by Heather Cleary, ED, Peninsula Family Service

All are welcome!  No RSVP required.
Monitor. Communicate. Advocate.
 

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