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.
The San Mateo County Arts Commission is developing a new strategic cultural plan for the County, and we are looking to the community to provide input as to what its needs and aspirations are for arts and culture in our County.
Sanchez Art Center is pleased to present three new exhibitions opening July 12: “Creative Sovereignty: Recent Works by Gerald Clarke”; “Along the Ohlone-Portola Trail” plein air works; and “Ancestry” by Art Guild of Pacifica artists.
Dragon Theatre Presents: The How and the Why; Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection.
Co-Chaired by the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, San Francisco Peninsula People Power, and Thrive Alliance.
This will be a working meeting to plan strategies for outreach. We will be joined by the Census + Elections Working Group to coordinate outreach. Short presentation by Jonathan Stein of AAAJ about the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Everyone is welcome.
Join us for this exciting upcoming opportunity to contribute your valuable input on how the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) can better direct $25 million/ year of public funding to groups representing economically disadvantaged, Tribal, and other underrepresented communities.
Join us for an actionable, human-centered design thinking workshop on the topic of how we might help nonprofits be sustainable given the reality of increasing costs to operate. By the end of the session, we aim for every participant to walk away with at least one tangible action to help increase organizational sustainability within the next 6 months, and to have made friends and collaborators in this journey.
NewGround Theatre Dance Company announces the debut of a new production that combines movement, sound and imagery to highlight the three powerful “seeds” – breath, mind and voice – all humans share. Star Seed offers a vision of the world in which we focus on similarities, rather than the differences that generate conflict and intolerance.
Join us for a panel discussion that will address critical questions about guaranteed income. Whether you are a funder interested in learning more about potentially supporting guaranteed income pilots or a practitioner advocating for increased government resources to address the racial wealth gap, this session will help you gain a deeper understanding of how guaranteed income is being used in different ways for different populations, how it maps against principles of equity, and how it can be an asset-building strategy.
Please join Amy Johnson and Tara O’Grady of Project Giving Kids (PGK) for a discussion and working session around youth and family volunteering. This workshop will provide you with research, examples, and tools for developing engaging and useful volunteer opportunities for kids, teens, and families.
Land & Water Policy: Backing our Coastside Neighbors
Supporting the Protection, Management and Access to Western County’s Amazing Natural Resources
Speakers from POST, Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space, County Of San Mateo, San Mateo Resource Conservation District, and Pescadero High School.
Join San Mateo Police Activities League for their 20th Annual PAL Golf Tournament on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Green Hills Country Club. This charity tournament is held to raise funds to support their positive youth development programming, and services, they provide for low or at no cost to their PAL families. Don't miss the opportunity to play at this world-famous golf course, by architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie, for our PAL kids!
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.
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! Convenient and affordable offerings at the NDNU Belmont or Tracy Campus, as well as Cañada and Mission Colleges!
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.
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
Last week, Thrive, in partnership with CEN and SVCN, proudly hosted the 5th annual OnBoard Match event in San Carlos to connect nonprofits with potential board members. It was an amazing evening showcasing incredible people working to make our community a better place.
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.
Leadership Circle Luncheons are exclusive to Thrive member nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs. Topic: Catalyzing New Investments in Silicon Valley 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.