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The Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 155 Redwood City CA 94065 USA
Thrive was established in 2000, by a group of leaders from the nonprofit sector to promote collaboration and speak collectively to strengthen the economic and social health of San Mateo County.
Thrive provides opportunity to: Convene - Facilitating issue-based meetings, nonprofit capacity building, workshops and conferences. Connect - Providing relevant information, resources and networking. Collaborate - Promoting opportunities to share services and resources. Communicate - Increasing awareness and understanding of the nonprofit sector. Celebrate - Renewal and recognition.
promote collaboration and speak collectively to strengthen the economic and social health of the county
Direct beneficiaries per year:
the nonprofit community by bringing together over 1000 people through our programs on issues important to the community and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic areas served:
San Mateo County
Quarterly and Issue Based Forums, Community Resiliency Network meetings, peer group gatherings for Thrive member EDs and CEOs, nonprofit capacity building workshops and events for nonprofit staff and community.
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I was referred to Thrive by a colleague, when I decided to transition to working in the non-profit world. Porcia graciously spoke with me about non-profit work, and invited me to one of Thrive's networking events. It was an amazing event, where I saw non-profits collaborate -- sharing what they needed and what they could offer to others. I met several new contacts, all of whom were incredibly helpful. I also met someone looking to hire for a program position. We chatted and hit it off, and after a couple of interviews, I was hired! I am incredibly grateful to Porcia and to Thrive for creating this opportunity. Thank you!!
Thrive Alliance is a great place to make meaningful connections, and to receive and share information and offer - I sure have! The Quarterly Forums are particularly impactful... but I have attended MANY helpful workshops and trainings concerning everything from how to run a Board meeting, to Development trainings, to ED Leadership lunches. This organization is great whether you are "new to nonprofits" or an established professional, or a government and business entity. I find the fees and memberships quite reasonably priced - and they now have a pay-by-the-month plan!
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Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Thrive helps our organizations communicate and interact with our private sector partners. We exchange information critical to our missions to keep our citizens safe.
Thrive Alliance is a critical part of our community. Thrive harnesses its connections in the nonprofit community and leverages its political goodwill to address local needs. I have countless examples of Thrive introducing me to new funding opportunities, potential supporters, trainings, and so much more. In fact, I find myself counting on Thrive to keep me apprised on certain topics. My organization is a Thrive member and I feel fortunate to have their tireless leadership looking out for all of us!
Thrive is a great resource for San Mateo County nonprofit organizations. Their quarterly forums, Leadership Circle luncheons, and other programs provide resources, learning opportunities, and connections to other groups making an impact in our community. In addition, Thrive members are able to share messages about programs, events, job postings and other resources through the Thrive email list-serv to extend our reach and learn about what others are working on. This is a great organization that is well worth the membership for the value they provide!
I can't say enough good things about Thrive! I've been the Executive Director at a small local nonprofit organization that is a member for about 2 years, but this position is my first foray into the nonprofit sector and first experience leading an organization. Thrive's programs have provided tremendous support and guidance for me, whether it be their quarterly forums on hot issues in our community, the leadership circle luncheons where I can connect confidentially with other local nonprofit leaders, or various other classes and programs they offer. The opportunity to connect with others in the sector is invaluable and the staff members are wonderful to work with. If you're a nonprofit in San Mateo County, you should definitely be a member!
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Thrive has been a tremendously helpful resource to me, individually, and in helping to create a connected community. Their forums and events are spot-on in terms of relevant topics and the speakers are top-notch. I look around the room and know I am in the right place. Thank you Thrive!
Thrive is a highly effective alliance of nonprofits in San Mateo County. It has grown from humble beginnings to a large membership base because it provides a potent voice for the vital role of professionals and community members working for the common good so everyone has the opportunity to THRIVE.
Thrive does a great job providing non-profit professionals with valuable opportunities to come together and discuss the issues of our day. I'm glad to participate
Thrive is great resource for nonprofit organizations and the community. Their meetings provide valuable networking experiences, and the workshops I've attended have been excellent. Thrive also helps nonprofits connects with potential funders and board members. I encourage others to become members of Thrive!
Thrive has been a convener, informer, organizer and advocate for all of us nonprofits in San Mateo County. They're both our voice and the place where we can share our voices with one another toward the common good. Thrive is very well respected and their reputation as a key component of our community is well-deserved. It's hard to place a value on such an organization in the context of direct service, but it's easy to show how much value they have provided toward ensuring that all kinds of services continue to "thrive" in our community.