Thrive is nimble. It is non-profit and has minimal running costs. Some directors work for fees, from anywhere on their laptops and phones.
Thrive has skills of:
- Professionalism in aid – grant management, project design & management, partner development;
- Knowledge of multiple sectors, – with special interests in women’s and girls’ rights, mitigating climate change through forests and renewable energy, grant management, and policies and politics;
- Civil society development & governance – advocacy, capacity-building, media;
- Science & evidence – academic links, research, writing academic papers.
Thrive directors are:
- Ms Mwayi Chirwa (lecturer, Environmental Management, University of Livingstonia, Malawi)
- Dr Cathy Ratcliff (development generalist since 1992, development discourse analyst),
- Ms Liz Sams (CA, 11 years Director of Finance at Mercy Corps, now Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Foundation Scotland),
- Ms Alison Napier (senior M&E consultant, INTRAC, in international development since 1994).
Thrive’s chartered accountant oversees Thrive’s financial management.