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.
Join us to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote in the U.S.A. Network with women leaders as we discuss the importance of women as voters, policymakers, and the link to being counted in the 2020 Census!
Please join us on at the Community Room in East Palo Alto's City Hall for an inclusionary zoning panel.
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.
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.
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.
Come learn about the law library that has been a wonderful resource to the community to help with legal questions.
Join the LifeMoves NextGen Board in a community bike ride to raise critically-needed funds to support LifeMoves high-impact programs and services. With your support, we can help our homeless neighbors return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for our 5th Anniversary celebration and fundraising event!
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.
Our 3rd Annual A Night of Inspiration will be on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Dominco's Winery in San Carlos. Last year's event was such joyful night, you won't want to miss it this year!
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.
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.
This is our 4th Annual Fun Run in memory of Kevin Hendrickson. This year is very important for us because we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. This year we also wanted to make this a theme run - BE A SUPERHERO!
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.
Come join us as we recognize and celebrate champions in San Mateo County's early education field!
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.
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.
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.
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.