Unlike many theatre companies, Dragon's theatre season runs January through December. This season highlights some very Dragon themes – demanding roles for actors and designers, excellent roles for women, and thought-provoking stories.
For most of us, tax time is a stressful time, but for many in our communities it can be life changing…in a good way! Join us to learn about the life changing effects of tax time, a new and improved California Earned Income Tax Credit as well as where to find free tax preparation assistance in San Mateo County and beyond. We’re not kidding…it really is free!
Join us for a special Thrive Community Forum where we bring together nonprofit, public sector, and corporate leaders to discuss regional funding priorities for 2019 and beyond. Hear from philanthropy experts about giving trends and emerging initiatives to support Silicon Valley. Learn recent findings from the Northern California Grantmakers survey on nonprofit displacement and discuss their implications for our community. Connect with each other and discuss potential partnerships toward solutions.
This unique convening will bring philanthropy, nonprofit, corporate, and public leaders together to: discuss the survey report about the needs of families with children who live in poverty in North San Mateo County, and the nonprofits that serve them; hear from an expert panel of local leaders and explore creative solutions to better serve families and children in need in this region; connect with each other and discuss potential partnerships toward solutions.
Basic Needs & Safety Net TAG meeting, anchored by Bart Charlow, CEO, Samaritan House
More details will follow.
This is our most anticipated forum every year! It is our intention that each Thrive Networking Extravaganza attendee will leave with a sense of connectedness to the larger nonprofit community and will have given and received a positive and valuable exchange.
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.
Explore various approaches to strategic planning. We will take a look at how organizations with a limited budget can either tackle this daunting process on their own or assess what to contract for in order to make those dollars go farther.
We will bring legislative aides, public servants, and our local nonprofit leaders together to discuss how to most effectively work together on important issues for the benefit of our community. And of course, there will be plenty of time for networking and holiday cookies, homemade by Thrive's staff and board.
Looking for volunteers? College of San Mateo invites you to register your organization for their Volunteer Fair. There is no charge for the fair, and exhibitors can recruit students interested in volunteering over the break or at the start of next semester.
This extraordinary story about two climbers stranded during their descent of K2, the world’s second tallest but the most lethal mountain, not only brings this legendary peak to the stage but also envelopes it in a metaphor with a much deeper theme: choice. Patrick Meyers lets the audience experience what it’s like at 27,000 feet and places them in the boots of Harold and Taylor, along with the difficult choices they must make.
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, Inc. is presenting our fall fundraising event "Yan Can Cook for OSSMC". Celebrity Chef Martin Yan will demonstrate his cooking prowess and creativity while entertaining the crowd and raising awareness about people who live in licensed long-term care.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Our first Leadership Circle Luncheon of the season brought together a great group of nonprofit executives! We welcomed Superintendent-Elect Nancy Magee for a frank and forward-thinking discussion on how nonprofits can best facilitate school partnerships. More to come!
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.
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.
Box Skills Swap was a result of an exciting Thrive collaboration with Box.org. The goal was to create a space where their employees (Boxers) could offer their skills and expertise to collaborate with nonprofits on important projects to help them deliver on their missions.
Interim President Greg Avis, along with Erica Wood and Manuel Santamaria, will meet with Thrive members to give an update on the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and to answer questions about the transition. Open to Thrive and CEN Members.
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.
Voter's Choice Act Education and Outreach meeting. More details will follow.
Traditionally underrepresented communities are most at risk for not counting or being counted. Partner with Thrive and change that dynamic through education and training!
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.