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.
Every Thursday, Skyline College will host a Free Community Market from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in front of Building 4 in the center of campus. The purpose of the Free Community Market is to make it as easy as possible for Skyline College students and other community members to access healthy food.
Advance your career in the nonprofit sector! Are you a new nonprofit executive, manager, or emerging professional looking to enhance your resume and gain the skill set and resources needed to effectively manage an organization? The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is your answer. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, explore your leadership style, develop your management skills, and gain a robust toolkit of the resources needed to excel and sustain yourself in a nonprofit career.
Opening Friday, February 22, with a reception from 7 to 9 pm, are three new exhibits. Maija Peeples-Bright brings to the Main Gallery a colorful and whimsical exhibition entitled Beasties Become Maija, curated by Cameron Brian of Transmission Gallery. East Gallery presents Skyline College Student Invitational, coordinated by Paul Bridenbaugh. In the West Gallery, Art Guild of Pacifica offers On the Road, a group exhibit from AGP artists.
Starting Feb 27, join environmental sustainability leaders and enthusiasts in the Peninsula to get social, enjoy nature, and broaden networks. Hitting trails 3:00 - 5:30 pm every other Wednesday, we’ll leisurely explore 10 San Mateo County Parks and brewery cuisine at 6:00 pm after each hike.
Witches. Prophesies. King. Queen. Love. Murder. You know the story, but you've never seen a production quite like this. Performed by a cast of eight, William Shakespeare's tragic tale of all-powerful ambition and consuming conscience takes on an entirely new life, focusing not only on WHAT propels us through life, but WHO. When power, family, and fate all intertwine, what choices do we make? And are those choices really up to us?
Food & Footprint: Sustainability in San Mateo County – How food leaders across the county are practicing sustainable & humane farming, decreasing our ecological footprint, and promoting healthy diets high in local, seasonal organic agriculture.
Anchored by Bart Charlow, CEO, Samaritan House and Heather Cleary, CEO Peninsula Family Service
Life changing degrees for busy adults! Join us to learn more about the accelerated evening and weekend Bachelor’s program at Notre Dame de Namur University.
Health Connected is changing the lives of young people every day. As a leading provider of school-based sexual health education in California, we provide cutting-edge programs that tackle the complex and constantly changing landscape of sexual health education.
Join us on April 1 at 1:30 pm at the FOX Forum for a countywide Census launch event. Thrive and SAMCEDA are proud to co-host this San Mateo County Census 2020 countdown. Community leaders will learn how to make the April 2020 count a success, and will also be introduced to funding opportunities to support their outreach efforts.
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.
The 2019 Opportunity Summit will gather over 300 change makers to focus on taking collective action for the most powerful pathways to economic security through cross-sector collaboration, ensuring the opportunity to thrive is a reality for all Bay Area residents.
As part of our shared efforts to ensure an accurate census count in our region, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has partnered with Do Big Things to offer a training to help Bay Area nonprofit organizations have a stronger digital infrastructure to develop more effective outreach and marketing for the 2020 Census.
Please Join HEART and Meriwest Mortgage for a free First-Time Homebuyer Workshop. HEART and Meriwest Mortgage partnered together to offer a downpayment assistance program to help first time homebuyers in San Mateo County buy a home with 5% down and no PMI. You may buy a market rate house, townhouse, or condo up to $795,187 anywhere in the County with this special program. We'll also have a representative realtor on hand to talk about what might be available in this challenging real estate market and how to make a successful offer.
Commute.org and the Spare the Air Resource Team invite San Mateo County employers and Employee Transportation Coordinators to our joint event in South San Francisco. Attendees will learn about carpool and vanpool incentives from employers throughout the county and will be treated to an update regarding managed lanes by keynote speaker, Mr. Tony V. Harris (Managing Partner of pointC and former Chief Deputy Director of Caltrans).
In this class we will explore the basic elements of common nonprofit financial statements and will identify tips to better understand what they mean and how they can be used to determine the health of an organization. In addition, we will review basic "financial jargon" and will discuss the nuances of accounting in the nonprofit sector.
Join us for a session to dive deeper into these questions and get you on the path towards using them more efficiently and effectively. We'll spend the first part of the session reviewing the basics of CRMs, best practices to think about as you are implementing them, as well as highlight some example use cases.
Last week, on February 26, 2019, Atkinson Foundation, Give Local Silicon Valley, Sand Hill Foundation, Sunlight Giving, and Thrive Alliance brought philanthropy, nonprofit, corporate, and public leaders together for a unique gathering to learn more about needs and challenges of North San Mateo County communities, explore creative solutions, and discuss potential partnerships to strengthen the region.
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds Innovative Projects to develop new best practices in behavioral health, ideas must: (1) Introduce a new practice or approach; (2) Make a change to an existing practice, including application to a different population; (3) Apply a promising community-driven practice or approach that has been successful in nonbehavioral health contexts or settings; (4) NOT have been demonstrated effective (in the literature, research, etc.).
The first Thrive Community Forum of the year brought together nonprofit, public sector, and corporate leaders to discuss regional funding priorities for 2019 and beyond.
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!
Hosting Leadership Circle Luncheons has become one of our favorite quarterly traditions. Last week, we brought together nonprofit executives and CEOs to discuss the growing nonprofit recruitment and retention challenge, explore creative solutions, and share success stories.
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.
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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!
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.