Thriive

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Human Services, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: PO Box 5339 Ketchum ID 83340 USA

Mission: Building prosperity and local philanthropy in developing countries.
Results: Thriive impacts global communities in 3 ways: 1) with charitable donations of job training, products, and services by Thriive businesses to vulnerable community members; 2) by helping Thriive businesses create new jobs, providing the best way out of poverty; and 3) by creating a culture of business-led community philanthropy. In 2011-2012, 101 small businesses in the Thriive family across our 5 global programs served over 77,000 of the most vulnerable in their communities with donations of job training, products, and services; created 618 new full and part-time jobs, and saw over 52% of fully repaid Thriive businesses voluntarily continue with community charity.
Target demographics: Small businesses, typically with less than 12 employees, in challenged global communities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 77,000 impoverished recipients received business donations of goods, services, and/or job training over the last 2 years. 101 currently active Thriive small businesses created 501 new full and part-time jobs over the same time period.
Geographic areas served: Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua
Programs: At Thriive we inspire a culture of philanthropy in challanged global communities and offer a sustainable way out of poverty by helping to create new jobs. As we help small businesses grow with needed capital, they pay forward this assistance by donating products, services, and job training to the most vulnerable in their communities. The majority of entrepreneurs are so inspired by the impact their gifts have on others that they continue to give, transforming themselves from someone in need to someone whose donations help fortify their community.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Having had the opportunity to follow the development of Thriives concept for many years, what impresses the most is:
- the successful application of the model in new places, proving that the concept is universal
- the solid follow up including what is happening with the businesses supported after the "pay back" period
- the development of a culture to improve, move forward

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on the Board of Thriive since 2010. I joined the Board because I completely believe in the mission of the organization. As an international organization, Thriive does not dictate to the implementing organizations to do what the organization thinks should be done, rather, it empowers the implementing partners to be the leader as they have the contextual knowledge and understanding of reality on the ground. The Board is proactive and very engaged in the work of Thriive around the world. It’s a real pleasure to serve on the Board of Thriive and I look forward to the time when Thriive’s work is adopted as a model on how to best invigorate small businesses around the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

With additional resources/funds, I would expand to other countries that need such a program

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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