Remote Learning

Upcoming Webinars:

GivingTuesday 2020 is on December 1

GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.

  • Sign up for Giving Tuesday’s email list, here

  • Find the Complete Guide for Nonprofits, here

  • Find the Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits, here

Introduction to Organizational Cultural Responsiveness: Establishing a Baseline for Collective Organizational Visioning

December 8, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm PT

Hosted by Impact Foundry

Learn more and register

Learning Objectives & Desired Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • Normalize conversations about race, equity and cultural responsiveness in order to explore a multitude of everyday life experiences and perspectives;

  • Define cultural responsiveness and describe it means to their organization

  • Build baseline knowledge that promotes cultural responsiveness within organizations and improves service delivery and outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color;

  • Identify tools and resources needed to apply a culturally responsive lens to their work and increase the organization effectiveness; and

  • Share tools and strategies for an effective and sustainable approach to cultural responsiveness.

Articles & Resources:

Racial Equity in communication: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Talking About Race

TED Talk by Jay Smooth

One of the most persistent problems of moving toward racial equity is the deep discomfort around the topic, which too often leads to silence. Culture and politics commentator Jay Smooth unpacks what it means to embrace the messiness of those conversations and create opportunities to talk openly and honestly about race.


Racial Equity impact assessments From Race Forward

A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are used to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences in a variety of contexts, including the analysis of proposed policies, institutional practices, programs, plans and budgetary decisions. 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

Previously Recorded Webinars and courses:

PPP Loan Forgiveness

CalNonprofits and the District Director of Small Business Association (SBA) held a webinar last week on PPP loan forgiveness. Provided in the webinar were helpful tools, resources, best practices and many FAQs were addresses. Below are links to the webinar recording and slides for nonprofits that have or plan to apply for the PPP or EIDL loans. Webinar recording Slides

Reminder on SBA COVID-19 Funding Options: PPP (loan funds to be used on payroll only) loan applications close August 8th and EIDL (a working capital loan to be used on operating expenses other than payroll) are open until funds are exhausted.


The Resilient Nonprofit Leader: Navigating Change in Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon and Vanessa Becker, Senior Principal Consultant, V Consulting & Associates Inc. discuss the characteristics of a resilient leader through Covid-19. Watch the previously recorded webinar, here.


Board Chair Training - Tools for the Toolbox

This course is offered through the American Nonprofit Academy and is FREE. Included are all training videos and course supplements. Through this series you learn what board chairs need and the tools to help them lead their nonprofits! Get course highlights and enroll for the course here.


Article on mental wellness:

“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.” In this week’s Nonprofit AF blog, Vu reminds us that It’s Ok to feel like crap right now. 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.


Resources on 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. 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.” Search RET's Covid-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list.

Virtual Fundraising Tips:

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.

Want a more in-depth look at how to put these strategies into action? Check out Mobilecause’s on-demand webinar,

Level Up Your Virtual Fundraiser: Strategies to Reach Your Annual Event Goals where nonprofits, like yours, share how they planned, hosted and promoted a virtual event that raised just as much (if not more!) than their previous years’ in-person fundraisers.

Good Reads:

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 information on how to deal with many of the issues we are facing and you can reach out to a crisis councilor via text or Facebook. Find further information or reach out to someone here.

Strategy for Nonprofits:

Should nonprofits continue to engage in “strategic planning” during times of extreme uncertainty? The article, Should Your Nonprofit Engage in Strategic Planning During Uncertain Times? No: Here’s 3 Steps to Take Instead answers that question. Read on to learn more.

Leadership: During this pandemic there have been some leaders who are changing and adapting, and other leaders who seem a little or a lot stuck. Right now, there are no easy solutions, the definition of challenge and fixes is murky, there are no specific rules or procedures to guide approach, and there are few or no experts who can inform solutions. Institute for Conservation Leadership has written an article, Now is the Time for Adaptive Leadership, to illustrate concepts of adaptive leadership. Read on to learn.

More on board leadership during the pandemic:

Fundraising resources:

Scenario planning resources:

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

Find a List of Coronavirus Nonprofit Risk Management Resources here.

Humboldt County Libraries:

Libraries are open online, though Library buildings are closed.

Library staff answers the phone at 707-269-1915.

eBooks are available.

Wi-Fi can be used from your car, outside any Library 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Get a free E-Library card

Get free library eBooks, Audiobooks, magazines and articles that you can read on your phone, tablet, or computer.Most eBooks do not appear in the Humboldt County Library Catalog. Click here for more information.