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.

Slides for SBA Loan Programs Webinar 4-9-20 FINAL.pdf


Independent Artists & Artisans

Restaurants Employees


Remote Meetings and Remote Learning

Topics include:

  • 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

  • Facilitate Online

  • 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


Check out Matt and Juan's Tech Talk below! View more on our Youtube channel.

STREAMLINE: Helping Special Districts Communicate During a Crisis. Check it out here.

Remote EDU

Racial Equity

Racial Equity Tools (RET) is an amazing resource for racial equity work and have updated resources and articles related to Covid-19, racial equity & social justice.

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.

Racial Equity impact assessments

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.

Download PDF of the full toolkit

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.”

Nonprofit Strategies

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.

Strategy for Nonprofits:

Should nonprofits continue to engage in “strategic planning” during times of extreme uncertainty? Read on to learn more.


7 Ways to Help Your Virtual Fundraising Event Achieve In-Person Results.

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.

PPP Loan Forgiveness

CalNonprofits and the District Director of Small Business Association (SBA) held this webinar, providing helpful tools, resources, best practices and FAQs. Webinar recording Slides

Mental Wellness

Good Reads: Tips for Listening During COVID-19 – Listen4Good

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.

Mental Wellness: We are all grappling with changes. Changes in the way we work, isolation, reduced income, homeschooling. At times it feels overwhelming. Crisis Text Line has excellent info on how to deal with many of issues Find further info or reach out to someone here.

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.”

Tech Tools:

  • 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

CHECK OUT: New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) Screen and Discuss materials.

Humboldt County Libraries:

Libraries are open online, though Library buildings are closed.


Rent eBooks, Use Wi-Fi from your car, 9AM-9PM

Get a free E-Library card