The OC Giving Blog

The Hero of Thrive

Jun. 3, 2017 - 7:00AM

We’ve spent a lot of time in Thrive talking about ourselves. Our ambition. Our dreams. Our method. But we’re not the heroes of this story. Thirty-six months ago our unsuspecting protagonist had never heard of Thrive, had never set a ...

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The First Day of the Rest of Our Thrives

Jun. 1, 2017 - 12:15PM

This is it. After 1,096 days (there was a leap year in there) of dreaming, friend-making, and storytelling, Thrive: The Complete Campaign is done. (Remember that Thrive, as our high-trust-high-impact fundraising brand, will continue.) So ...

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The Backyard Club: What's the Password?

May. 18, 2017 - 2:00PM

The 2,400 square feet of grass that sit behind my house aren’t much to speak of. If you stepped out my back door this afternoon, you’d find a weather-worn shed, some cracked pavement, a leaky faucet, and more than a weed or two. It’...

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Completing the "Complete" Campaign

May. 3, 2017 - 11:00AM

28 Days “May 2017” has long seemed like some fanciful date in the distant future. But here we are, just 28 days from Thrive's three-year mark and our target deadline for completing our unique little campaign. So what's our ...

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1,299 Days to the Perfect Brew

Apr. 10, 2017 - 2:45PM in The Brew

1,299 days. That’s how long it’s been since the morning I opened my email to a vision document from President deSteiguer. A document that outlined the first ideas for Thrive. A document bearing one big, boldly caffeinated dream that ...

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Awesomeness Brewing

Feb. 17, 2017 - 2:45PM in The Brew

I just came back from a quick walk through the Mabee Learning Center (MLC), future home of The Brew, and I have to tell you I'm pumped! We've finally crossed the threshold from demolition to creation, and it's looking more like a coffee shop all the ...

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