Additional Pandemic Resources
This page features additional resources for businesses, workers, unemployed, remote meetings, and remote learning.
Contact the COVID Business Information Line at 707-268-2527.
Small business owners should check in with the North Coast Small Business Development Center, which is maintaining a mailing list and a list of federal, state and local resources to assist local businesses through the crises. See the SBDC’s COVID-19 page here.
Independent Artists & Artisans
Musicians Foundation is offering grants from $500 - $3,000.
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant provides financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors. This program has no deadlines and the maximum amount is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.
Dramatists Guild Foundation offers grants to playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds.
Coronavirus information and resources provided by National Restaurant Association.
California Restaurant Association Foundation: Restaurants Care, an emergency fund for restaurant workers in need.
The Professional Beauty Association's COVID-19 Relief Fund
The United States Bartenders Guild’s National Charity Foundation (USBG) has launched a program for bartenders in need of assistance during the coronavirus outbreak.
Financial Assistance Links:
Remote Meetings and Remote Learning
Lead Better Online Trainings and Meetings
Manage and Engage Virtual Volunteers
Create and Design Curriculum for an Online Format
Create Webinars that People Want to Attend
Job Seeking During a Crisis
Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Virtual Networking
Putting Your Supporters First: Improving the Donor Experience
Digital legislative advocacy and bill tracking (not only) in times of a pandemic
Leading During Times of Uncertainty: Tools to Stay Out of (or Manage) Crisis Mode
TED TALK: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Talking About Race: One of the most persistent problems of moving toward racial equity is the discomfort around the topic, leading to silence. Culture and politics commentator Jay Smooth unpacks what it means to embrace those conversations and talk openly and honestly about race.
A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial/ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action. The REIA can be a vital tool for preventing institutional racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing inequities.
In a posted letter on the RET website, Alicia Garza states, “We must continue our work for racial justice. We must work to address the roots of white supremacy. We must reimagine a future that is just and loving. And we must do this work in solidarity and accountability with Black-led organizations.”
The Resilient Nonprofit Leader: Navigating Change in Nonprofits
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon and Vanessa Becker, Senior Principal Consultant discuss the characteristics of a resilient leader through Covid-19. Watch the webinar here.
Filled with expert tools, creative tips and how-tos that you’ll want to ensure you have in place to help bolster giving and raise more revenue during your virtual event.
Article on mental wellness: We, as adults and leaders are faced with a lot of uncertainty and difficult decisions. It is ok to feel fear and hypervigilance. We as a community will make it through together.
In an article on mental wellnes, Vu says, “Nonprofits are stretched to the limit. Census 2020 is underway, and we have the most important election in many of our lifetimes. During this time, when we are most needed, nonprofits are continuing to face funding shortages and are furloughing and laying off staff still, and some will likely close permanently.”
Calendly allows you to send a link that someone else can use to schedule an appointment that works for your calendar. Imagine the time you can save.
Trello is easy to use for project and task management and creates space for simple collaboration among people or groups. Trello has a tremendous blog that explains (in posts like this one) how you can get lots of value from this platform for free.
If you haven’t tried Slack, just do it. It can dramatically decrease the amount of email traffic within your team and allow you to get more things done better. If you are a nonprofit, even some of Slack’s most robust features are free. If you want to know why Slack is so exciting, watch this video from Howfinity.com.