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.

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CEN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program
Feb
21
to May 16

CEN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

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.

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2019 SMC Hike-a-Palooza for Local Environmental Leaders
Feb
27
to Jul 3

2019 SMC Hike-a-Palooza for Local Environmental Leaders

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.

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Selling Your Art Workshop with Martha Zlatar
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Selling Your Art Workshop with Martha Zlatar

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Is it hard for you to sell your art? Do you think that being a good sales person requires you to be pushy or manipulative? Are you confused about what to do or say when someone walks into your studio to look at your work? Do you frequently wonder how the art sales process works and how to do it right? If you answered YES to any of these questions then this workshop is for you!

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The Time is Now: Implementation of New Accounting Standards for Nonprofits
Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

The Time is Now: Implementation of New Accounting Standards for Nonprofits

2019 is here, is your organization ready to implement the new FASB reporting requirements for nonprofits? Are you in the process of implementing these standards, but still have some concerns or questions that haven’t been resolved? Hear from CPAs from Abbott, Stringham & Lynch as they discuss the major provisions of the new rules, showcase key examples, and focus on practical steps for implementing the changes at your organization.

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OnBoard Match - San Carlos
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

OnBoard Match - San Carlos

Silicon Valley's Can't-Miss Networking Event: Matching Nonprofits with Board Members
Register to attend an OnBoard Match event near you to learn and network with a well respected group of executives and board members representing many great local nonprofits. Talk with them about their work, their challenges, and passions. You may become their next board member!

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Roundtable Discussion "Borrowing for Nonprofits:  Strategic or Stupid"
May
8
11:30 AM11:30

Roundtable Discussion "Borrowing for Nonprofits: Strategic or Stupid"

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

There are more than $600B of nonprofit loans outstanding in the US, making it one of the largest loan markets.  Were these strategic expansion plans or desperate measures?  Do lenders hold nonprofits to a different standard?  When is it a good idea to borrow, and when to stay away?  Come and bring your questions to this interactive discussion.

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 The Time is Now: Implementation of New Accounting Standards for Nonprofits
May
9
8:00 AM08:00

The Time is Now: Implementation of New Accounting Standards for Nonprofits

2019 is here, is your organization ready to implement the new FASB reporting requirements for nonprofits? Are you in the process of implementing these standards, but still have some concerns or questions that haven’t been resolved? Hear from CPAs from Abbott, Stringham & Lynch as they discuss the major provisions of the new rules, showcase key examples, and focus on practical steps for implementing the changes at your organization.

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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

A Peninsula Family Services Thought Leader Series Presentation

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

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Voter Education and Outreach Advisory Committee
Apr
17
10:30 AM10:30

Voter Education and Outreach Advisory Committee

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

Special Guest Mindy Romero, Director, California Civic Engagement Project, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, will present turnout results for Voter’s Choice Act. We will also discuss new voting machines; new vote center locations; county outreach and education; and leveraging SMC Census 2020 activities to election activities. Everyone is welcome.

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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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William Shakespeare’s Macbeth Kicks off Dragon Theatre’s 2019 2nd Stage Series
Mar
15
to Apr 7

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth Kicks off Dragon Theatre’s 2019 2nd Stage Series

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?

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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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Free HEART First Time Homebuyer Workshop
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Free HEART First Time Homebuyer Workshop

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.

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Dive in to the Commuter Pool Party
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Dive in to the Commuter Pool Party

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).

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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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CRMs and Salesforce: Technology to Manage Donors, Grants, Volunteers, Impact & More
Feb
26
9:30 AM09:30

CRMs and Salesforce: Technology to Manage Donors, Grants, Volunteers, Impact & More

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - San Jose (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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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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Maija Peeples-Bright, Skyline College & Art Guild of Pacifica at Sanchez Art Center
Feb
22
to Mar 24

Maija Peeples-Bright, Skyline College & Art Guild of Pacifica at Sanchez Art Center

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.

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MHSA Funding Available - Submit Your Innovative Ideas!
Feb
14
to Mar 15

MHSA Funding Available - Submit Your Innovative Ideas!

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.).

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Tax Time Matters
Jan
25
9:30 AM09:30

Tax Time Matters

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

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!

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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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Volunteer Fair
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Fair

  • Where: CSM College Center Building 10, Bayview Dining Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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K2 by Patrick Meyers finalizes Dragon Theatre’s 2018 2nd Stages Series
Nov
9
to Dec 2

K2 by Patrick Meyers finalizes Dragon Theatre’s 2018 2nd Stages Series

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.

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