Nominations Open for 2019 BRIDGE Awards
Oct
15
to Nov 30

Nominations Open for 2019 BRIDGE Awards

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores - Bay Room (map)
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Rise Together is pleased to partner with JobTrain to co-host The 2019 BRIDGE Awards, bringing together employers large and small, who are like-minded in their conviction to offer equal employment opportunities and economic stability to the people of this region, regardless of their background.

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Environment & Sustainability TAG
Nov
13
11:30 AM11:30

Environment & Sustainability TAG

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood Shores, Marine Room (map)
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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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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)
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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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Safety Net Convening
Nov
8
11:30 AM11:30

Safety Net Convening

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, San Jose (map)
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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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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)
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Looking for a job? Meet your next employer at Thrive's Career Summit & Job Fair!
Register now so you can:

  • Find a new opportunity you are passionate about 

  • Get a better job 

  • Meet new people and get connected 

  • Get your headshot taken to update your LinkedIn profile.

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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)
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Last week, Thrive proudly hosted the second annual Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair to match local nonprofits with potential employees and volunteers. It was an amazing evening where dynamic connections were made. Early results show that a couple of job seekers were hired just a few days following the event - we look forward to hearing more stories unfold!

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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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