THRIVE Cohort Announcement

Updated: Mar 18


Congratulations to the January 2021 Cohort Members
  • Downtown Ashland Association

  • East End Renaissance Council

  • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation

  • KLM Scholarship Foundation

  • NextUp RVA

  • Reading Without Borders

  • Second Chance At Renewing Self, Inc

  • Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond

  • St. Andrew's School

  • St. James's Children's Center


The THRIVE accelerator program provides an opportunity to look beyond the current challenges and obstacles and plan out a direct and streamlined path forward. Organizations will spend concentrated time planning and executing real-time solutions with guided facilitation.

The January 2021 cohort's programming will have a focus on addressing racial equity as it relates to the nonprofit's internal and external messaging, including mission, vision, and values; as well as website, social media, and marketing materials.

THRIVE was created through collaboration between The Collaboratory of Virginia and The Spark Mill, and is currently sponsored by Carmax, Robins Foundation, and Virginia Community Capital.


Program Outline

  • Vision, Mission & Values

  • Programming

  • Community Engagement

  • Equity Storytelling

  • Board Engagement & Governance

  • Fundraising

  • HR/Operations

  • Prioritizing Implementation / Celebration

  • Demonstration Day