Free Community Market at Skyline College
Feb
21
to Dec 28

Free Community Market at Skyline College

  • Skyline College (in front of Building 4). (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Organized by: Skyline College

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September is National Recovery Month
Aug
30
to Sep 28

September is National Recovery Month

  • Downtown Palo Alto, Between High & Webster Streets (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Recovery Month celebrates its 30th anniversary, this year’s national theme highlights the need to share resources and build stronger networks across the country to support the many paths to recovery. Mental and substance use disorders affect all of us, and we are all part of the solution. Support recovery by joining San Mateo County as we celebrate people recovering from mental/health and or substance use disorders, and those who provide prevention treatment and support services.

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Dragon Productions Premieres "Hickorydickory"
Sep
6
to Sep 29

Dragon Productions Premieres "Hickorydickory"

  • Dragon Productions Theatre Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What if we all had a literal internal clock that counted down to our time of death? This is the premise of Hickorydickory. Cari Lee’s mortal clock was tinkered with, so she’s stuck at age 17 for eternity. Now she’s the same age as her daughter, Dale, whose time may be literally running out. Hickorydickory is a funny, heartbreaking story about family, and mortality, and sacrifice.

Organized by: Dragon Productions Theatre Co.

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Training at CEN
Sep
24
to Oct 29

Training at CEN

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Room 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) believes that the most effective way to increase the capacity of the nonprofit sector is to strengthen and sustain the leaders and the board members of nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to be a strong resource of information and support for nonprofit emerging leaders, executive directors and board members seeking to maximize the effectiveness of their organizations. We accomplish this by providing access to best-in-class resources and programs, peer support networks, and personal consultation to over 200 Silicon Valley nonprofits.

Organized by: Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

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Donuts for Democracy
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Donuts for Democracy

  • South San Francisco Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In support of National Voter Registration Day, Supervisor Pine,  Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church, will host a “Donuts for Democracy” event to encourage voter registration and pre-registration for teens in northern San Mateo County.

Organized by: County of San Mateo

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Bay Area Equity Atlas Training in Partnership with Boston Private
Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Bay Area Equity Atlas Training in Partnership with Boston Private

  • Samaritan House, Board Room, 3rd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Bay Area Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool to track the state of equity across the region and drive solutions for inclusive prosperity. During this session, Sarah Treuhaft, who is a Managing Director at PolicyLink and the project lead for the Bay Area Equity Atlas, will share an overview of the Atlas, how people are using it, and how it can support San Mateo County community leaders in advancing equity.

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Center for Independence Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Center for Independence Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen

  • California Pizza Kitchen at San Mateo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy a meal out and support Center for Independence! Bring in a copy of the attached flyer (on your phone or printed off) ALL DAY and CPK will donate 20% of your purchase to the Center for Independence.

Organized by: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities

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Voter Education and Outreach Advisory Committee
Sep
25
3:00 PM15:00

Voter Education and Outreach Advisory Committee

  • Board Chambers of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 1st Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Co-Chaired by the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, San Francisco Peninsula People Power, and Thrive Alliance.

Topic: Examining San Mateo County‘s adoption of the California Voters Choice Act: 2018 election cycle

Everyone is welcome.

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Networking Extravaganza
Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

Networking Extravaganza

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

Join Thrive's annual Networking Extravaganza to build more meaningful relationships with your peers and explore creative ways to close the network gap. Come prepared to learn and explore how you can build your cross-functional and cross-sector networks to help close this network gap - for yourself, for your employees, for your organization, and for your community.

Featured speaker: Jordan Medina, Social Impact Partnerships Manager, LinkedIn

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Vista TEC 2019
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Vista TEC 2019

Vista TEC 2019 will provide a platform for assistive technology users, tech researchers, and software developers, along with friends and family of our blind and visually impaired community, to collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss best practices in the field of technology accessibility.

Organized by: Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 25th Annual Trailblazer Race
Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 25th Annual Trailblazer Race

The Trailblazer Race is a morning of fun and healthy activities for the whole family. The USATF certified 10K & 5K races are scenic, fast and flat running courses. The 3-mile (5K) round trip Trail Walk into Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in San Francisco Bay is scenic and level for comfortable walking. There are free kids’ activities for toddlers to age 10, festival area with snacks, exhibits and prize drawings.

Organized by: Friends of Stevens Creek Trail

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October Highlights at Kepler's Literary Foundation
Oct
1
to Oct 31

October Highlights at Kepler's Literary Foundation

Kepler's Literary Foundation programs include live events that bring people face to face with leading intellectuals. Event formats include lectures, panel discussions, on-stage interviews, educational workshops, literary seminars, and community discussion groups covering the arts, culture, science, and current affairs. Our programs involve noted writers, artists, and original thinkers who engage with the community to discuss their ideas, insights, perspectives, and stories.

Organized by: Kepler’s Literary Foundation

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San Bruno City Council Candidate Forum
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

San Bruno City Council Candidate Forum

Sponsored by the City of San Bruno and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for San Bruno City Council will be held.

Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing to the candidates. There are two seats open for this office.

Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo

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San Mateo/Foster City School Board Candidate Night
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

San Mateo/Foster City School Board Candidate Night

  • San Mateo/Foster City School District Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sponsored by the San Mateo/Foster City PTA and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for the San Mateo/Foster City School Board will be held.

Audience members will have an opportunity to submit their questions in writing to the candidates. There are two seats open.

Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo

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Roundtable Discussion: Don't Put That Money Under the Mattress!
Oct
9
11:30 AM11:30

Roundtable Discussion: Don't Put That Money Under the Mattress!

Optimizing Nonprofit Finances for Success

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Sally Petersen, Second Harvest Food Bank CFO and Nonprofit CFO of the Year, and Maya Tussing of Alesco Advisors on financial reserves best practices, investing tips and overall good financial governance to fulfill your philanthropic goals. Come and bring your questions to this interactive discussion.

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3rd Annual Create the Change Day Bay Area
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Create the Change Day Bay Area

Join Project Giving Kids for an afternoon of hands-on service curated especially for youth and families. We will be assembling hygiene kits for people in need, crafting no-sew blankets for shelter animals, decorating lunch bags for hungry neighbors, writing notes of encouragement, and much more. Whether age 3, 13, or 30, help us spread messages of hope and leave with a lot of ideas for how you can #CreateTheChange every day in your own backyard. There will also be music, snacks, raffle prizes, and other fun you don’t want to miss.

Organized by: Project Giving Kids

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Environment & Sustainability TAG
Oct
16
11:30 AM11:30

Environment & Sustainability TAG

  • Redwood Shores Branch Library - Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Food Waste Fiasco: Dealing with Packaging & Surplus Disposal.

From five food waste experts, learn about policy options and scalable programs to redistribute unused food and reduce plastic packaging. Open discussion will focus on how advocacy and leadership can accelerate existing solutions and waste reduction results.

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Box.org Skills Swap: Pro Bono Services For Your Nonprofit
Oct
16
2:00 PM14:00

Box.org Skills Swap: Pro Bono Services For Your Nonprofit

Thrive is excited to partner with Box for the second annual Box.org Skills Swap. The goal is to create a space where their employees (Boxers) can offer their skills and expertise to collaborate with you on an important project that will help you better meet your mission and for them to learn more about your work.

Deadline to submit project requests: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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StarVista's 5th Annual Taste of the Peninsula
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

StarVista's 5th Annual Taste of the Peninsula

Taste of the Peninsula is StarVista’s annual food and wine tasting benefit featuring the Peninsula’s most popular restaurants and wineries. Attended by 250+ guests, the event features a variety of restaurant, wine, craft beer, and dessert purveyors, as well as a silent auction and raffle.

Organized by: StarVista

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Housing Leadership Day 2019
Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

Housing Leadership Day 2019

Housing Leadership Day is San Mateo County’s premier housing policy conference. We bring together stakeholders from all sectors to learn, engage, and take action on the many different efforts happening to solve the region’s housing shortage. Through our theme, Piecing Together Complete Communities, HLD 2019 focuses on the collective effort it takes to piece together an inclusive San Mateo County where everyone can thrive in. Join us for a packed day of workshops, speaking engagements, and networking!

Organized by: Housing Leadership Council

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SCEF's 7th Annual Whiskey Jamboree: Tasting & Dinner
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

SCEF's 7th Annual Whiskey Jamboree: Tasting & Dinner

For men & women -- the acclaimed whiskey tasting with dinner! Come join us on Saturday, October 26th from 5 pm - 9 pm for our 7th SCEF whisk(e)y tasting! Your ticket will give you access to a great dinner and of course, incredible whiskies for you to sip out of an authentic Glencairn glass that you get to take home with you.

Organized by: San Carlos Education Foundation

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NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 5k
Sep
21
8:30 AM08:30

NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 5k

  • Guadalupe River Park - Arena Green West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2019, we are celebrating 17 years of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. We invite you to join us for any of our close to 100 community walks. NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register.

Organized by: NAMI San Mateo County

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Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries Launch Party
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries Launch Party

Join us to honor this milestone and support our growth. Visit the bookmobile, demo 3D printers, and get to know the Foundation. Learn how to get involved and donate. Enjoy food, drinks and enter for a chance to win some great prizes. 

Organized by: Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries

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The Business Case for Diversity Equity & Inclusion: An Interactive Workshop
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Business Case for Diversity Equity & Inclusion: An Interactive Workshop

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a special workshop on how diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) strengthen workplace culture and lead to better business outcomes.

This workshop will advance your knowledge in DEI focused on Latinx and Hispanics in the workplace and you’ll get the tools to work more effectively and innovatively in a multicultural environment.

Organized by: The Z Bridge

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Burlingame City Council Candidate Forum
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Burlingame City Council Candidate Forum

Sponsored by the City of Burlingame and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for Burlingame City Council will be held.

Audience members will have an opportunity to submit their questions to the candidates. There are two seats open for this office.

Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo

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

Environment & Sustainability TAG

  • Redwood Shores Branch Library - Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Public Education on Green Topics: Goals, Reach, & Impact - A Community Discussion on Program Effectiveness to Build Relations & Optimize Results

Do you plan or run education events on green topics? Or want to learn how? Join us for this community discussion to optimize our collective results.

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Character Writing Masterclass with the SF Writer’s Grotto
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Character Writing Masterclass with the SF Writer’s Grotto

Kepler’s Literary Foundation hosts a writing course in collaboration with the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto this Fall to resolve that dilemma. Join us on September 17th for a 90-minute Masterclass on character writing, lead by author Constance Hale. This intensive-workshop is one of a series of Bay Area events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Writers’ Grotto, a shared workspace and educational community in San Francisco.

Organized by: Kepler’s Literary Foundation

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PSA's Abilities Resource Forum 2019
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

PSA's Abilities Resource Forum 2019

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is all about ABILITY!  Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) is proud to bring to the community the Ability Resource Forum in September. This program will be offered in two locations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Stroke survivors, family caregivers, home health aides, home care providers, clinicians, and those working with people with brain injury are welcome to attend.

Organized by: Pacific Stroke Association

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Somewhere Over the Raindow: A Peninsula MasQUEERade
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Somewhere Over the Raindow: A Peninsula MasQUEERade

  • Three Craft Kitchen & Bar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Somewhere over the Rainbow—A Peninsula MasQueerade, will be the first ever LGBTQ+ Adult Prom in the Peninsula! It will be a night of dancing and joyous celebration in support of LGBTQ+ people. The event will take place at Three Restaurant & Bar. We are anticipating a sold-out event with over a hundred people in attendance! We would love for you to be part of this event!

Organized by: Peninsula Family Service, San Mateo County Pride Center

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SCEF Presents: An Evening Dancing Under the Stars
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

SCEF Presents: An Evening Dancing Under the Stars

Rock out to tunes from Talking Heads, Tom Petty, Third Eye Blind, Weezer, The Beatles, Green Day and other favorites from Voodoo Jukebox. It’s the “Green Room” – be pampered as we turn Burton Park into an intimate concert complete with savory appetizers, cocktails, comfy furniture, twinkle lights, and good friends.

Organized by: San Carlos Education Foundation

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Roundtable Discussion: Are You My Major Donor?
Sep
11
11:30 AM11:30

Roundtable Discussion: Are You My Major Donor?

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

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Chelsey Souza of Essex & Drake and Lita Reyes of Reyes Philanthropic Solutions on how to prepare for that big gift and the major donor mindset. Come and bring your questions to this interactive discussion.

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11th Annual 50|50 Show opens at Sanchez Art Center
Aug
30
to Sep 22

11th Annual 50|50 Show opens at Sanchez Art Center

Eleven years ago, Sanchez Art Center took a chance on a new concept for a very large show of very small works, called the 50|50 Show. The idea is that participating artists create 50 small artworks in 50 days. This is the one show during the year when art lovers take purchases with them rather than leaving them on the wall.

Organized by: Sanchez Art Center

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Environment & Sustainability TAG: The Future of Transportation
May
15
8:30 AM08:30

Environment & Sustainability TAG: The Future of Transportation

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

Clean Energy & Transformation: Galvanizing Innovation for Our Community and All Who Live Here

Join experts and local leaders to address the future of clean transportation and innovation for our climate, our community and all who live here.  Special guest speakers and panelists will discuss the impact of climate on our region; the future of clean transportation; the economic benefits of clean energy and how to DriveForward Electric.

Featured Speakers:

Stephen Zoepf, Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Dave Pine, President, Board of Supervisors

Jan Pepper, CEO Peninsula Clean Energy

Jenny Suckale, Assistant Professor of Geophysics

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Census + Elections Strategy Work Group
Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Census + Elections Strategy Work Group

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

Census + Elections Strategy Work Group

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Everyone Counts: Census 2020 Community Launch
Apr
1
1:30 PM13:30

Everyone Counts: Census 2020 Community Launch

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.

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Census 2020 Dark Web Training & Digital Strategy Workshop for Nonprofits
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Census 2020 Dark Web Training & Digital Strategy Workshop for Nonprofits

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.

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Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101 by CEN
Feb
28
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding Nonprofit Financials - Level 101 by CEN

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits (Room Cupertino A) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Serving Families & Children in Need: Focus on North San Mateo County
Feb
26
9:30 AM09:30

Serving Families & Children in Need: Focus on North San Mateo County

  • South San Francisco Council Chambers, Community Room Municipal Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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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 - Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Safety Net Convening
Nov
8
11:30 AM11:30

Safety Net Convening

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, San Jose (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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