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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Environment & Sustainability TAG
Aug
28
11:30 AM11:30

Environment & Sustainability TAG

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

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.


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September is National Recovery Month
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

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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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.

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20th Annual San Mateo PAL Golf Tournament
Sep
9
11:30 AM11:30

20th Annual San Mateo PAL Golf Tournament

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!

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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SCEF's 7th Annual Whiskey Jamboree: Tasting & Dinner
Oct
29
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.

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Panel Discussion on Guaranteed Income: A Silver Bullet to Reduce Poverty?
Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Panel Discussion on Guaranteed Income: A Silver Bullet to Reduce Poverty?

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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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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Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair

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

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.

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Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair

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

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!

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Leadership Circle Luncheon with Host Gatepath
Sep
12
11:30 AM11:30

Leadership Circle Luncheon with Host Gatepath

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!

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Cross-Sector Movement Building
Aug
28
8:30 AM08:30

Cross-Sector Movement Building

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

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.

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Cross-Sector Movement Building
Aug
28
8:30 AM08:30

Cross-Sector Movement Building

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

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.

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Community Forum on Housing our Nonprofit Workforce
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Community Forum on Housing our Nonprofit Workforce

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

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. 

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