Thrive Conference

 If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, this conference is for you!


Join Funding for Good for an interactive 2.5-day event designed to equip and empower your staff and board leaders with the knowledge and strategies you need to grow your organization for good through staff and board development.


THRIVE incorporates proven strategies to teach best practices in board development, engage participants in practical skill-building exercises, and empower both emerging and current leaders to model new practices within their organization.
Participate in an Actualized Leader Profile to assess your leadership style and discover conflict resolution techniques for the workplace.
Interact with foundation staff during a focused panel discussion and round table lunch to hear their expectations for non-profit boards and how they are developed.

Register now before the Early Bird Discount expires: $397 $297


Marie Palacios
Funding for Good Business Partner

Marie Palacios, originally a native of Morganton, NC began her non-profit experience as a volunteer while completing a community service project in college. She walked into a local non-profit to volunteer with children and never left the field! Over the last 17 years, she has worn every hat imaginable in the non-profit world: volunteer, board member, program director, executive director, and development consultant. Marie combines her experiences and expertise to help organizations grow for good. Her passions include program design, strategic planning, support for beginner non-profits, board development, and fundraising.

Amanda Pearce, CFRE
Owner, Consultant & Lover of All Things ‘Development’

A grant writing expert, executive and development coach, fundraising consultant, and national fundraising trainer, Mandy Pearce, launched Funding for Good, Inc. in 2009 to equip organizations with the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. Mandy has taken her passion and expertise for fundraising to the development field and shared it with individuals and organizations for over 21 years through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, capital campaign planning, seminars, and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style brings thousands of people annually to her presentations at conventions, trainings, and workshops, in person and online. Her business model is centered on her key values: honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing dollars to local communities. Funding For Good, Inc. continues to create sustainability and build capacity for organizations across the country through the effective sharing of the knowledge and skills required to generate success. Mandy’s passions are grant writing, budget development, diversifying funding streams, capital campaign planning, and capacity building. Mandy lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and their rescue dogs, Leo and Dalli, who share her enthusiasm for the outdoors.