Last Thursday, we convened over eighty nonprofit, business, philanthropic, and civic leaders at Thrive's annual Networking Extravaganza. It was a great morning of dialogue, learning, and networking featuring our guests from LinkedIn and Samai Group. From the beginning, the energy in the room was positive and productive – all thanks to our attendees’ participation and engagement.
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.
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.
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!
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.