Join a robust, trusted network of 200+ nonprofit organizations, government entities, foundations, businesses, and community leaders with a shared commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector, thereby improving the quality of life in San Mateo County.


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I. Opportunity to Connect with Nonprofit, Philanthropic, Business, and Civic Leaders

Thrive Community Forums are designed to help you connect with nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and civic leaders and build a trusted network with the Thrive Community. You have an opportunity to explore important issues facing nonprofit organizations and local communities, discuss possible solutions with expert panels, and network with inspiring leaders. Free admission for Thrive Members.

Explore upcoming events

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II. Access to Our Community Newsletter

The Thrive Community Newsletter and Event Calendar are created to help you spread the word about your organization and share important updates and events with our exclusive Thrive community. Everyone benefits from your contribution of information about local events, workshops, opportunities, and reports.

Open our Event Calendar or submit an event

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III. Professional Development Opportunities

Your Thrive Membership includes free or discounted tickets for our signature events:

Bi-monthly Roundtable Discussions
Thrive has partnered with the Silicon Valley chapter of the Social Impact Advisory Group to offer bi-monthly lunchtime discussions on a variety of timely topics that are particularly focused on nonprofit and business collaboration.

OnBoard Match events
Regional networking events that connect board seekers with local nonprofits, representing the extensive Silicon Valley nonprofit community (education, children, youth & family services, health, veterans, environment and sustainability, and more).

Learn more about OnBoard Together

Career Summit & Job Fair
Thrive's annual networking event, where you can connect with nonprofit executives and board members, learn more about the Silicon Valley nonprofit sector, and find a new job or volunteer opportunity you are passionate about.

Open Thrive Job Board


IV. Policy & Advocacy

Join us for issue-specific discussions on children, education, housing, immigrant's rights, basic needs, arts, environment, sustainability, and more. Participate in advocacy on important issues that impact local nonprofits and communities, including the 2020 Census and increasing outreach and education for elections. Receive timely notification of legislation and public policy through our Policy & Advocacy Newsletter.

Review our Policy & Advocacy initiatives

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V. Member Discounts & Complimentary Benefits

Take advantage of special offers and complimentary benefits to do more with your time and resources. Available programs and offers will be announced shortly.

I belong to several regional nonprofit alliances and Thrive far surpasses what is offered by others! I always look forward to their events and training because I know I will gain something valuable from the experience!
— Rose Filicetti, Santa Cruz Connect: People, Ideas, and Resources

Meet Our Thrive Individual Members

Alex Bennett
Suzanne Buckley
Sarah Fields
Michael Garb
Yael Goshen
Dyane Hendricks
Paitra Houts
Brian Jaffe
Pamela Jones
Susan Ketcham
Kristy Koberna
Suzy Kosh
Ann Kuchins
Sara Larios Mitchell
Paul Losch

Pennie Lundberg
MaryAnn Mclinden
Alison Mellon
Lorraine Michelle
Luisa Padilla
Leila Perreras
Sharon Prager
Gina Quiney
Robin Rodricks
Sarah Rosendahl
Ellen Rudy
Rob Silano
Nancy Spaulding
Paige Sweetin
Irma Zoepf

Membership Rates for

($25/YR OR $3/MO)

Must provide proof of current school enrollment.

($132/YR OR $13/MO)

I have been a member of Thrive since 2001. I originally joined the organization to network with nonprofits on behalf of my students for potential internships. What I received was so very much more. I had access to a wealth of resources via the listserv and networking which assisted me in building a strong service-learning, volunteerism and leadership program at the college. As a local resident, it is validating to know that in San Mateo County we have an organization that is truly the voice of nonprofit for the betterment of our community. Thrive is an invaluable organization in continuing to keep San Mateo County on the forefront of creating a collaborative community for all.
— Beverley Madden


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What credit cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover as well ACH Credit Transfer.

Can I pay my membership by check?

Yes, you can. Please submit our online membership application to select the right membership type for you and/or request a membership invoice. Also, you can simply contact or call 650-654-7993 to process.

How do I manage, edit, or cancel my membership?

Your membership subscription can be cancelled or reactivated at any time. You can make changes to your subscription at any time by contacting us at or 650-654-7993.

Can I join anytime?

Yes! Thrive memberships are easily processed through our quick online membership application.

How long does my membership last for?

We have two types of membership subscriptions: you can join as a month to month member or make an annual payment. You can save up to 20% by making an annual payment.

Your membership subscription renews each year/month until you cancel. It can be changed, canceled, and reactivated at any time. Fees for the paid period won’t be refunded.

Be a part of the Thrive community - become a member today!