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Community Forum: Report Unveiled

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Thrive Community Forum

Report Unveiled: "The Giving Code - Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy"

Join Alexa Cortes Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant for a Community Forum event where they will share the findings from their newly released report, "The Giving Code: The State of Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy." Providing a holistic portrait of the region's nonprofit and philanthropy ecosystems, Heather and Alexa will outline some of the disconnects between what local philanthropists expect and what local nonprofits are prepared to provide. Come learn about the region's emerging "giving code" and help spark a new conversation, one that creates a region of vibrant nonprofits and committed philanthropists who see significant, scalable, place-based change as one of the most important outcomes they can hope to achieve.

Why are local community-based organizations struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest and most sophisticated regions in the country? Why aren’t more Silicon Valley philanthropists directing their dollars toward local organizations and issues—as opposed to national or global causes—and why hasn’t more entrepreneurial ingenuity made its way to solving community challenges? What is the cause of these disconnects, and how might we help bring these two groups together in service of shared community? The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy provides a holistic portrait of the region’s nonprofit and philanthropy ecosystems —their size and shape, how they operate, where and why they do or do not intersect, and how the gulf between local philanthropists and local nonprofits might begin to be bridged. Download the report here:

Thrive members: Free admission (member benefit!)
Non-Members: $40.00

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** Please note: NO walk-ins will be accommodated for this Community Forum **