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.



I. 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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II. 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 increase awareness of your organization by building 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


III. Employee Recruitment Support

To help you find the right employees and volunteers faster, we offer:

Thrive Job Board
An online platform for job seekers, where you can advertise your job openings for free.

Open Thrive Job Board or submit a new job opportunity

Career Summit & Job Fair
Thrive's annual event, where you can meet with highly qualified job seekers and volunteers who are interested in exploring both careers and short-term opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

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IV. Board Recruitment & Development

The OnBoard Together initiative is created to help nonprofits build strong boards of directors. In collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, we offer:

OnBoard Workshops
Educational training sessions, where you can learn how to successfully onboard, engage, and develop your nonprofit board.

OnBoard Match events
Regional networking events that connect local nonprofits with potential board members, representing a wide range of talents and disciplines from across the community.

Learn more about OnBoard Together

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V. Leadership & Staff Development

To create space for insightful professional conversations and meaningful networking, we host:

Quarterly Leadership Circle Luncheons (LCLs)
Thrive LCLs are exclusive to Thrive Member nonprofit CEOs and EDs and provide opportunity to engage with peers in a small trusted group setting. The intention is for participants to leave the meeting with increased perspective and nuggets of usable ideas and tactics around critical issues facing nonprofit leaders.

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.


VI. 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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VII. 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 can’t get over the amount of information that comes out of Thrive - events, workshops, conferences, the latest issues in the community … Thrive is like Google for me!
— Deborah Pinsky, CEO, Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Meet Our Thrive Nonprofit Members

Membership RATES for

Based on the organization's annual budget

($132/YR OR $13/MO)

For small nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $250,000.

($180/YR OR $18/MO)

For nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of $250,000 to $500,000.

($240/YR OR $24/MO)

For nonprofits with annual budgets of $500,000 to $1 million.

($400/YR OR $40/MO)

For nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of $1-3 million.

($500/YR OR $50/MO)

For nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of $3-5 million.

($650/YR OR $65/MO)

For nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of $5-10 million.

($850/YR OR $85/MO)

For large organizations with annual budgets over $10 million.

($1000/YR OR $100/MO)

To emphasize your commitment to the nonprofit sector, you can increase your membership contribution to $1,000 and join at the Leadership Level I regardless of your organization's annual budget size.

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


How do you process online payments?

We process online payments through Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

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!