We will be regularly updating this page with free or low-cost resources for nonprofits to help navigate the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Artist Relief: $5,000 grants for artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
The CARES Act provides nonprofits with opportunities to receive additional funding, relief and assistance as a result of COVID-19.The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program begins the first come-first served application process April 3rd.
These webinars and resources walk organizations through the application process:
- Fiscal Management Associates: Paycheck Protection Program 202: How Nonprofits Can Manage Their Loans and Forgiveness - With Updates as of June 24, 2020
- Fiscal Management Associates: Paycheck Protection Program Toolbox & COVID-19 Response Resources
- PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP:
How to Obtain CARES Act Tax Relief, Loans and Employment Assistance (webinar recording)
- Your Part-Time Controller: Staying Afloat: Financial Relief Options for Nonprofit Organizations during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Free Resources for Remote Work
GoToMeeting is providing critical front-line service providers, including eligible healthcare providers, educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profit organizations as well as any current LogMeIn customer with free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months through the availability of Emergency Remote Work Kits.
Google is providing free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including:
- Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
- Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
- The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
FreeConferenceCall.com provides HD audio conferencing, screen sharing and video conferencing with up to 1000 participants. Sign up for a free account.
Microsoft is offering a six-month trial for the premium version of Microsoft Teams, and starting March 10, it will allow as many users as possible to join a Team (using its free version), and everyone on the free version of Teams will be allowed to schedule video calls and conferences.
Nonprofit expert Beth Kantor offers her tips for How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings.
TechSoup highlights a variety of resources for remote work, including how to access free computers through its refurbished hardware program. You can also stream their virtual workshop on Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits
Wethos has created an Insight Guide on Building a Fully-Remote Team.
Mobilize offers 7 organizing strategies in a time of social distancing.
Equality Labs has created a new resource on digital security and how to protect yourself as your team moves to remote work.
Resources for organizing during COVID-19: Mobilize is providing free access to their platform through May 31, 2020.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
Nonprofit New York is providing a free sample business continuity and disaster recovery plan to help organizations outline what to do in case of the disasters. The organization is also hosting a free Emergency Planning for Nonprofits training on April 8th and April 20th.
Nonprofit HR has created a digital hub for Coronavirus digital information portal: Information, Resources, and Evolving News for Social Impact Organization Strategies and Planning.
Nonprofit COVID-19 Resource List from nonprofit expert Beth Kantor
Communciations and Fundraising
Legal Assistance to Protect Your Nonprofit
Lawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to strengthen nonprofits that are providing critical human and social services throughout New York City during this unusual time. It has created a webpage, which will be updated as the coronavirus situation evolves and is better understood. Included on this page is a new Legal Alert for nonprofit employers.
Debevoise and Plimpton has developed a Coronavirus Checklist for Employers
Guidance for Events
- CDC: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019
- 10 Steps Event Planners Can Take to Minimize the Risk