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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)
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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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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)
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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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Thrive Community Forum: Perspectives in Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Thrive Community Forum: Perspectives in Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship

Join Dr. Emmett Carson, CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, along with Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director of Box.org, for a conversation about philanthropy and corporate citizenship in Silicon Valley. This Thrive forum will explore recurring and emerging themes for nonprofits and our local community, including how the rapidly evolving corporate landscape has impacted and will continue to shape local philanthropy.

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Toxic Inequality: Toward Greater Equity & Mobility
Jun
19
9:45 AM09:45

Toxic Inequality: Toward Greater Equity & Mobility

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores - Shoreway Conference Room (map)
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Join Tom Shapiro and special guests, Eric McDonnell of the United Way Bay Area and Avani Patel of the Peery Foundation for a very special Community Forum. Tom will present his latest book, Toxic Equality - How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, & Threatens Our Future. 
Rick Williams, CEO of Sobrato Family Foundation, will then engage us in conversation with local leaders who work to create greater equity in our region. Lunch and networking will follow. Sign up today!

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Community Forum: Report Unveiled
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Community Forum: Report Unveiled

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood City (map)
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 9:00am - 11:30am
J
oin 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." 

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Community Forum: Tectonic Shifts
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Community Forum: Tectonic Shifts

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores (map)
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Thrive Community Forum

Tectonic Shifts: Planned and Unplanned Nonprofit Leadership Transitions

Right here in San Mateo County, many organizations are in the midst of tremendous leadership changes. Some are sudden and some are planned. What are the resources that we have at our fingertips to navigate these changes? For those organizations that haven't experienced a leadership change in years, what can they do to anticipate such shifts, and how should board and staff teams plan for succession? This forum will explore this topic through a variety of lenses and draw from examples from within our own community. This session will be ideal for board and executive staff teams. 

Featuring: Arne Croce, Executive Director, Peninsula Family Services; Betsy Pace, Board Chair, Peninsula Family Services; Rita Mancera, Executive Director, Puente; Kerry Lobel, Former Executive Director, Puente; Janet Cohen, Consultant & Interim Executive Director;  Amy Whittaker, Consulting Director, Olive Grove; and Anthony Tansimore, Vice President of Leadership Impact, Olive Grove.

 
 

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

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


 
 
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Thrive Community Forum: Doing more with Less Workshop: An Interactive Intro to Communicating Your Impact.
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Thrive Community Forum: Doing more with Less Workshop: An Interactive Intro to Communicating Your Impact.

Doing more with Less Workshop: An Interactive Intro to Communicating Your Impact.

Registration is now closed. 

Join us for a special Thrive session for an insider track to becoming a non-profit wizard! Learn more about Nonprofit Intelligence.

  • Learn the structure for creating a core message
  • Understand the core principles of “Doing More with Less WorkshopsTM”
  • Get some Tricks and Tips from NIQ members on:
    • Automating your Lead Generation
    • Creating a Donor's Journey
    • Refining your brand
    • Targeted Messaging
    • Understanding your Audience

 Includes Role Playing Breakout Sessions on creating messages for different audiences. 

For over 25 years, NPIQ has been merging nonprofit and corporate experience, traditional and new methodologies for clients such as Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Santa Clara University, Sustainable Sciences Institute – and Thrive! 

Thrive members: Free admission (Member benefit!)

Non-members: $40.00 until Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12 noon.

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

Schedule of Events:

9:00 - 9:30 am: Registration & Networking
9:30 - 11:15 am: Program

Address: 

350 Twin Dolphin Dr. (Shoreway Room)

Redwood City, CA 94065

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Thrive Community Forum: Local Philanthropy
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Thrive Community Forum: Local Philanthropy

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits (map)
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Register now for an amazingly cool design thinking session! This is your chance to be a part of an important research supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and meet nationally renowned philanthropy experts! Really, register now HERE.

You will participate in a session led by Alexa Cortes Culwell, Founder and Managing Director of Philanthropy Futures and Heather McLeod Grant, co-author of the best-seller, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact and the founder of McLeod-Grant Advisors

Join us if you:

  • have insights of local social needs and challenges 
  • care to explore the motivations and barriers to giving to local causes
  • are interested in brainstorming solutions for bridging the gap between community needs and community philanthropy
  • want to have some fun while communing with fellow change agents
  • appreciate the exquisite opportunity to meet Alexa and Heather in-person

Registration is now closed

Thrive members: Free admission (member benefit!)
Non-members: $40.00 until Friday, February 19, 2016 at 12 noon.
** Please note: NO walk-ins will be accommodated for this Community Forum **

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Community Forum  - Network Extravaganza!
Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Community Forum - Network Extravaganza!

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores (map)
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Join us if you ….

·         thrive on authentic connections

·         appreciate facilitated networking

·         believe in the value of reciprocity

·         enjoy cross-sector collaboration

·         want to connect with like-spirited people

·         care about a prosperous San Mateo County

Registration: 9:00 am | Program: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee/Tea & Refreshments

Registration has closed.


At-door ticket for non-Thrive members: $50.00 per person

It is our intention, our deepest desire for each and every person who attends the Thrive Networking Extravaganza to leave with a sense of connectedness, a sense of belonging, and an awe of giving and receiving something positive and valuable.

“Thrive’s Networking Extravaganzas are amazing. They are scripted so that you meet and have discussions with many people during the morning, but the special part is the opportunity to announce ‘a need’ … Thrive’s truly unique and wonderful strength is this ability to connect people, that’s for sure.”
— Jan Cohen
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Connecting Nonprofits with Tech: One Nonprofit's Success Story and Yours to Follow
Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

Connecting Nonprofits with Tech: One Nonprofit's Success Story and Yours to Follow

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits (Shoreway Room) (map)
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COMMUNITY FORUM - NEW TIME! 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

We appreciated the candid conversations at our last two Thrive Community Forums with representatives from Google, Intuit, Box, ActOn, Media Cause, and CommitChange as they shared their perspectives on the realities of doing good with an eye on company bottom-line goals.
 
Now it's time to hear from you, our fearless nonprofit leaders! Do you agree that there is no magic bullet or single approach to engage corporations?  
 
That's why we designed the August 27th forum to give you the floor. 

Nora Sobolov, Executive Director of JobTrain, will kick off the afternoon with insights on how she is successfully bridging the gap between a non-STEM nonprofit and high-tech companies.

After Nora, you will have an opportunity to speak up and share your ideas, strategies and solutions in facilitated interactive small groups. You will figure out how to take everything you've heard this year to practice in your own organization. 

You will:

  • Leave this Forum with at least 1 action item that you can employ the very next day.
  • Hear an inspiring and brilliant Executive Director and her organization success story on engaging corporations.
  • Hear nonprofit colleagues' strategies.
  • Hear business, philanthropic, and civic leaders who share your passion in community good.
  • Be heard!
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Community Forum: Connecting Tech & Nonprofits
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Community Forum: Connecting Tech & Nonprofits

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits (Shoreway Room) (map)
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Space is limited, please RSVP early.

June 23rd Community Forum:
"Connecting Tech with Nonprofits: A Candid Discussion with Three Tech Leaders"

We're on to something big... 

Our last community forum was the most successful in our 15 year history, with riveting dialogue about the intersections between nonprofits, tech companies, and philanthropy.

So we're going deeper...

This time we recruited three tech-industry leaders whose work overlaps in meaningful ways with the nonprofits world, either as funders or collaborators. You'll hear their stories, join the dialogue, and walk away with actionable and insightful information.

We believe open dialogue and education is the first step in bridging the gap between technology companies and nonprofits in our community. All three of our Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have both meaningful nonprofit experience and significant business acumen, so this should be an exciting and highly anticipated forum.

Meet the speakers...

Roderick Campbell - Moderator

CEO and cofounder of CommitChange, America's fastest growing nonprofit software company. Funded by Mark Cuban and Tim Draper. Featured in Forbes, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Fundraising Success magazine.

Michael White - ActOn and SV2

VP at National Semiconductor for 12 years. Partner and board member at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund. Experienced in venture capital. Now launching ActOn, a social venture that connects supporters with causes.

Eric Facas - Media Cause

After spending 4 years developing Google's advertising platform, Eric founded Media Cause which now has a reputation as one of the world's leading nonprofit marketing and development agencies.

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Bryan Breckenridge - Box.org

Executive Director of Box.org, Box's charitable & philanthropic initiative. Former Director of Nonprofits & Education at the Salesforce Foundation, board member at Bay Area Community Resources.

 

You'll learn about...

Ways to steward relationships nside tech companies, emerging technologies that will impact your work, innovative fundraising strategies, the successes and failures of funding models, and lots more. You'll also have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions and network.

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Mar
4
6:00 AM06:00

Annual Community Resiliency Forum: Managing the Aftermath

Thrive formed the Emergency Services Task Force to fill in the gap created by the closure of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) of San Mateo County in 2006. The Task Force provided an avenue for cross-sector collaborative to exchange relevant resources and information.  In 2011, the Task Force evolved into the Thrive Community Resiliency Task Force (CRTF) with a broadened focus on organizational continuity and community engagement in additional to emergency and disaster related planning efforts.  To reflect the connections that are created through these sessions, the Task Force has been renamed the Thrive Community Resiliency Network.    

 

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Quarterly Forum
Feb
26
6:00 AM06:00

Quarterly Forum

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits (Shoreway Room) (map)
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Bringing together nonprofit organizations, government agency staff and officials, the business sector, and individuals from the community interested in advancing the nonprofit sector, Thrive Quarterly Forums present speakers and panels of experts to inform attendees on a diverse range of timely subjects.  

An important element of each Quarterly Forum is time dedicated to one-on-one networking and the opportunity for all attendees to share announcements. Member organizations are also offered the opportunity to table materials.

https://commitchange.com/nonprofits/4025/events/97

RSVP Here

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