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Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair

  • College of San Mateo, Building 10, Bayview Dining Room 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo, CA, 94402 United States (map)

Job, internship, or volunteer seekers! Register to attend this job fair for free:

Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair

Featuring Keynote Speaker Beth Kanter

Join us for our First Annual Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair! Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County (Thrive), in partnership with the College of San Mateo (CSM) and CEN, invite you to join us for the first annual Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair. Many of our member nonprofits have been seeking new talent within their organizations in recent months. 

All participants will enjoy free access to the Career Summit Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions, and the exhibitor job fair which are all located in Building 10, Bayview Room at the College of San Mateo. 

Schedule of Events (Building 10, Bayview Dining Room): 
3 - 6 PM - Job fair exhibitors showcase
3 PM - Welcoming Remarks by Thrive and CSM with member spotlight, Adrienne Etherton, Executive Director, Sustainable San Mateo County
3:15 - 3:55 PM - Keynote Speaker, Beth Kanter
4 - 5 PM - Breakout Session 1: Recruitment & Retention in a Changing Nonprofit Landscape
5 - 6 PM - Breakout Session 2:  Building and Sustaining a Diverse Nonprofit Workforce in Turbulent Times: Q&A Session with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
The Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair is free and open to the general public.   

Job Seeker Flyer

Job Seeker Flyer

Exhibitor Flyer

Exhibitor Flyer


Participants FAQ

College of San Mateo (campus map)

Parking: Participants may park in any student lot (lot 6)


This event is open to the public. Register now to attend the keynote and breakout sessions for free! This event is for those who are seeking job, internship, or volunteer opportunities or have an interest in the nonprofit sector. 



Beth Kanter
Master Trainer, Author, and Speaker

Keynote learning topics:

  • Learn about the  symptoms of burnout and opportunities to practice self-care as part of doing your work
  • Discuss and share tips and methods for self-care activities that go beyond physical health
  • Ideas for practicing self-care in the nonprofit workplace and creating a culture of wellbeing

Beth Kanter is a well-established international leader in nonprofits’ use of networks, data, and learning.  Her first book “The Networked Nonprofit,” introduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world.  Her second book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” is a practical guide for using measurement and learning to achieve social impact.   She published her third book “Happy, Healthy Nonprofit:  Strategies for Impact without Burnout” in 2016.    She is the author of Beth’s Blog where she writes about networks, data, learning, training and facilitation techniques and self-care, one of the longest running and most popular nonprofit blogs.  (
Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, and capacity and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica).  She trained and experienced in participatory facilitation techniques such as design thinking, open space, and world café online and face-to-face book and hybrids.  She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.   Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013. 


Breakout sessions will address nonprofit recruitment challenges and nonprofit career development.  This is a great opportunity for new job seekers and is FREE to attend. 

4 - 5 PM - Recruitment & Retention in a Changing Nonprofit Landscape
Speaker: Erin Montgomery, Vice President of Human Resources, Gatepath
5 - 6 PM - Building and Sustaining a Diverse Nonprofit Workforce in Turbulent Times: Q&A Session with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Speaker: Stacey Hawver, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

*Nonprofit organizations booth attendees and participants will have access to keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Breakout sessions are located in the exhibitor's job fair which is located in Building 10, Bayview Dining Room at the College of San Mateo. 


“The nonprofit sector continues to experience growth while the private sector remains stable,” according to the Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey Results of 2016. 
Thrive has partnered with CSM to further expand nonprofit outreach capabilities by connecting our membership community with local talent.

Thanks to the charitable contribution by our sponsor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, job fair booths are being offered at a subsidized rate to all Thrive and CEN members for $75.00 or $125.00 for non-members. This Nonprofit Career Summit & Job Fair is a great opportunity to highlight your organization’s presence within San Mateo County and present your current and future openings to a very diverse audience. The Nonprofit Career Summit is expected to attract hundreds of individuals from across different segments of the community.

Register your organization so you can:

  • Advocate on behalf of your organization’s mission to the next generation of change makers
  • Recruit volunteers, interns, and job seekers representing a wide range of talents and disciplines from across the community
  • Interact and network with like-minded candidates. Job Fairs are still one of the most interactive ways to meet potential hires!
  • Understand the market. Find out what candidates, working professionals, and other employers seek in our current environment
  • Gain access to a large pool of qualified candidate all in one setting. Your next hire or intern may just be around the corner!
  • Engage the community. Email announcements will be sent to thousands of career seekers


$75.00 - Active Thrive & CEN Members
$125.00 - Non-members

All booth attendees (up to 3 members) can enjoy free access to career fair's keynote speaker and breakout sessions. 

Nonprofit Sign Up


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1. Your nonprofit organization must be recruiting to fill at least one salaried or internship position within your organization.
2. You must have at least 1 staff member at the booth at all times.

To become a Thrive member, click here or to become a CEN member, here.  
The last day to register for the Job Fair is Friday, February 10, 2017. 





Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


College of San Mateo
Building 10, Bayview Dining Room
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402