Whether you're at home with loved ones, working to run essential services, or on the front lines, fighting this pandemic, we hope you are staying healthy and safe.
These are the times that define us all, and at BNT, we'll be doing our best to help you adjust to these extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances.
BNT would like to thank and recognize everyone who is out working, but especially the healthcare workers, all of whom are risking their lives to save others and get us through this pandemic.
BNT member Steven Vilkas, "The Dot Connector" has been writing about some of the great things the community is doing on his Medium blog.
Let's keep the faith and continue to look out for one another along this journey.
Let's learn from and overcome this world crisis... Let's make the future bright!
Here are all the resources we've gathered so far, but we will keep adding new ones at the bottom of each section, and you can submit yours in the comments below.
Chris Requena is building a website for TopVirusInfo.com, which will offer everyone free access to a well-organized collection of these resources and hundreds more, to launch in simple form by May 1st and replace this blog post. Stay tuned!
Take care and stay safe!
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Government Resources & Information
Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread. Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Watch for Symptoms of Coronavirus. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath.
CDC: Caring for yourself and others:
If You Experience Virus Symptoms:
You should isolate yourself from others and call your medical provider, or call the Boston or Mass Public Health Commissions at 311 or 211. For a free online COVID-19 screening, visit BuoyHealth.com.
NBC Nightly News: How to Clean Your Home to Prevent Coronavirus Spread
US FDA - Food & Drug Administration
FDA Takes Action to Address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Along with other federal, state, and local agencies and public health officials across the country, the FDA continues critical work to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the FDA COVID-19 Response.
Learn How You Can Make a Difference During the Coronavirus Pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges in our everyday lives. Here are some ways we can all do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease.
Danger: Don’t Drink Miracle Mineral Solution or Similar Products - The FDA warns you not to drink sodium chlorite products such as Miracle Mineral Solution. These products can make you sick.
Recovered? Donate COVID-19 Plasma
If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. Learn More.
Do You Need Food?
If you are a Boston senior citizen having trouble accessing food, call 311 for assistance. Anyone facing food insecurity can contact Project Bread at ProjectBread.org or the Greater Boston Food Bank at GBFB.org.
Boston is Hiring:
The City of Boston is hiring homeless counselors, public health advocates and public safety officers. Visit BPHC.org for job listings. Also, visit our friends at VentureFizz for thousands of local jobs!
Massachusetts is our home. We need your help to keep our people well and safe. COVID-19 is taking a toll on Massachusetts communities, especially on the most vulnerable populations and the heroic essential workers on the front lines. The needs are pronounced and are felt across many cities and towns. The healthcare system is under duress, families are struggling to get by, businesses are shuttered and resources are limited. So many have reached out to help knowing our fellow residents and neighbors need help more than ever.
For more info and advice on the Coronavirus, visit:
News and Media:
Does your company have a special offer or resource for those affected by or working on the Coronavirus? Post a comment on this blog and email it to Chris "at" BostonNewTechnology.com, for inclusion on TopVirusInfo.com, a website we are building to help save lives through better access to information, and to support local businesses with free resources, services and opportunities.
Class Central: 20 Free COVID-19 Courses - from top universities, in English and Spanish.
The Boston Globe
We understand that the public's need for accurate information and perspective during a rapidly changing environment like the current coronavirus pandemic is as critical as ever. The Boston Globe Media family of brands are providing a variety of free resources to keep readers informed:
- Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com offer free Coronavirus and local news coverage. Here is a special offer to subscribe to full digital access to the Boston Globe for only $1.00 for 6 months! This includes all current and past articles and special reports.
- Boston Helps helps Bostonians who have been most impacted by the current public health crisis, connecting people and organizations offering resources and financial assistance with Bostonians requesting help to pay for groceries, essential toiletries, meal delivery services, local rideshare services, and monetary assistance.
- STAT News, Boston Globe Media’s life sciences publication, is providing free access to all Coronavirus coverage. STAT has been at the forefront of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, providing unparalleled expertise and perspective to local, national, and global communities.
- STAT News COVID-19 Tracker - As the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads worldwide, this dashboard offers a snapshot of the crisis right now. Click on a country name to get a more detailed geographic breakdown at the state, province, or county level. Please note that because of limited testing capacity in some areas, the actual number of cases is believed to be higher.
- A collection of free Coronavirus resources
- “Coronavirus Now” newsletter - a free daily roundup of the region’s most up-to-date information in your inbox each day.
COVID-19 Dashboards, Reports & Statistics
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center: Live COVID-19 World Map
See COVID-19 cases by country, state, city and more, provided by JHU's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
Toucan Toco: The World's Situation Dashboard
Navigate COVID-19 with Data-Storytelling to understand the impact across the world. If you are confused with the current COVID-19 crisis and overwhelmed with different sources of information, engage with our data Storytelling and navigate into clear data to understand the World's Situation. We offer daily updates on the spread of the virus, responses from the international organizations and national governments, and market information. We seek feedback from visitors, to help us improve, and donations, to support the maintenance of the website, which will be partly redistributed to associations.
CoronaTracker: Transforming Health with Open Source Software in a Crisis
CoronaTracker - As the news grew more severe about an unknown virus, a single LinkedIn post with a call to action soon led to a global community of 280+, a progressive web app, and a hope to make a difference in a world plagued by a pandemic. While in public beta, our community-built progressive web app lets users track and monitor health symptoms, learn about COVID-19, and get ready if/when they need to speak with a doctor. With the power of open-source, full-stack development and blockchain, we hope to help people during this difficult time.
anodot: COVID-19 Dashboard and Coronavirus Alerts
anodot's COVID-19 Dashboard shows 12 real-time charts and more statistics about the spread of the Coronavirus. Anodot monitors Johns Hopkins CSSE data to detect anomalous spikes or drops in reported cases of COVID-19, which are confirmed by the corresponding governmental health agency. Is Your Country Safe? Monitor reported COVID-19 cases by region. As coronavirus spreads, staying well-informed is critical. We’re tracking reported cases of COVID-19 and providing real-time updates when confirmed cases experience a critical change. Sign up for anodot's Coronavirus Alerts.
We are a group of researchers from the MIT Operations Research Center, led by Professor Dimitris Bertsimas. We aim to quickly develop and deliver tools for hospitals and policymakers in the US to combat the spread of COVID-19. This work represents a collaborative effort with multiple hospitals which have been providing us with data and support throughout the model creation process. Data - 130+ international Covid-19 clinical studies, aggregated into a single dataset. Insights - Key characteristics of COVID-19 patients in an interactive summary. Infection risk calculator - Personalized calculator predicting results of COVID test. Mortality risk calculator - Personalized calculator predicting mortality upon hospitalization. Case predictions - Epidemiological predictions of COVID-19 infections, hospital stays, and mortalities. Policy evaluations - Predicting infections and deaths based on various policy implementations. Ventilator allocation - Leveraging delays between state peaks to optimally re-use ventilators.
NetBase Social Analtytics: PRAView COVID-19 Dashboard
PRAView shows social mentions, impressions, hotspots, top terms, top emotions, sentiment data and more. Also, check out more dashboards: Interactive Map of Global Cases by Klipfolio, Personal Risk Calculator By Age Group by Magnifirm, Red Cross Movement Mapping and Funding by IFRC, US Cases by Epic Sciences, South Africa Cases by Lockhat Incorporated, and Europe Cases by Metadados.
Access, analyze and stay informed. Trusted Coronavirus (COVID-19) global data from our community experts. See the Coronavirus Daily Global Tracker. Explore powerful COVID-19 visualizations, curated from thousands of global viz submissions, on Tableau Public. Jumpstart your own analysis. Starter kits and prepared data to help you do your own analysis to understand the impact of Coronavirus.
Facebook: Request or Offer Help
Find and share support with people near you and learn how Facebook is helping.
AARP: Community Connections
Get Help. Give Help. We may be apart, but we don’t have to be alone. Across the country, people are organizing online mutual aid groups to stay connected, share ideas, and help those in need. Whether you want to start a group, find a group, or even request a friendly call from one of our volunteers, we can help you connect with people in your community. Mutual aid groups are informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors. Find a group, start a group or register your existing group.
hollarhype: Fundraising for Charities & Great Offers
Level up for Good... Virtual Events and Free Services for Charities. The global pandemic has effected so many aspects of life as we knew it. There are many ways to give and support. hollarhype's mission in helping charitable missions move forward remains our priority, which is why we decided to launch a program that makes free resources and strategies more accessible to charities, in a way that is easy to consume and engaging. Hosted by our founder, Emily Zaccardi, this program will feature a conversation with a different thought leader in the non-profit space each week. With more information and support from one another, we can all make strides forward. Our platform has gone through some recent updates to better support charitable fundraising teams. If you are part of an endurance team—like a marathon team or a cycling event—and you are looking for a way to unify your team and effectively fundraise during a virtual event, check out our program. We are offering 3 months of a premium service for free to help support your charity's mission during this challenging time. Check out hollarhype's goodmammals.com, a list of great offers from companies that help you get through the #stayhome period. Products that are usually paid and are now free, subscriptions discounts, giveaways, or simply put - things you should be checking right now.
Foley Hoag Law Firm: COVID-19 Resource Portal
Foley Hoag is committed to the overall well-being of our clients and to the business community as a whole. We are pleased to provide the resources necessary for businesses to develop and implement legal and operational policies and procedures, as well as tactical strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our newly revamped COVID-19 Resource Portal for timely updates, FAQs and Foley Hoag offerings.
Mass.gov: Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund - Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will have access to capital assistance.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance - This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
Senate.gov: Guide to the CARES Act - We have created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress on March 27. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Download the The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.
Facebook: Small Business Grants Program - We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
The Red Backpack Fund: Empowered Women Empower Women - The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.
Gusto: COVID-19 Relief Funding Resources for SMB's - 262 resources, categorized as federal and by state.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
Stanley Black & Decker is rolling out a $10M COVID-19 relief program. The manufacturing giant has pledged $5 million to the program for an emergency relief fund to aid employees and their families and $4 million in financial contributions to COVID-19 focused not-for-profit organizations and other community-based outfits across the world. Other funds will be used to purchase 3 million face masks and large amounts of other personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and first responders in communities where Stanley operates. The company is also doubling employee’s personal donations to qualified charitable organizations. See Stanley Black & Decker's COVID-19 response and resources and learn about how Stanley Black & Decker is supplying DEWALT Battery Systems for Ford and 3M’s Powered Air-Purifying Respirators.
CreditCards.com - Financial strategies if you’re self-employed. If you've lost income due to the pandemic, you have options under the CARES Act.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted a temporary rule issuing regulations pursuant to this new law, effective April 1, 2020.
WorkShare is a program that offers an smart alternative to layoffs. Employees work reduced hours while collecting unemployment benefits to supplement their lower wages. Learn more here: https://www.mass.gov/topics/workshare-program.
MA unemployment eligibility, including for self-employed individuals and contract employees, under COVID-19.
Acronis #CyberFit Financing - Access special funding to help your business survive and grow during challenging times.
Intuit: Free loan eligibility, estimation, and forgiveness calculators. Find out if you may qualify for federal funding, and estimate potential loan and forgiveness amounts with our easy-to-use calculators, updated to reflect the latest federal government relief package for PPP and EIDL.
ICA Group: Keep the Doors Open: For Businesses in NYC and Massachusetts - ICA’s Business Resilience Program. Are you weighing the daunting decision of taking on more debt vs. cutting your losses and shutting down? Are you among the “baby boomers” who own 50% of small businesses, and your business was your retirement plan? Are you struggling with how to save jobs and do right by your employees? Are you worried about how to pay existing loans when revenue has slowed or stopped? Do you care about preserving your company’s legacy post-pandemic for your family, customers, and community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program might be right for you.
FinImpact: Small Business Survival Guide to Combat COVID-19: Best 8 Financial Tools to Combat COVID-19.
NomaYoga - Leveraging Technology to Enhance Charitable Fundraising. A virtual community that brings people together to practice Yoga during the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting a small business or non-profit, through donations. Many people right now are in distress and need a safe space to both relax, and practice physical activity, in a motivating way. At the same time, many who are in a position to give are looking for ways to donate and support others in need. So, we made it our mission to help them donate in the most effective way. Nowadays with technologies such as Zoom, G-Suite, Facebook Fundraising, and Weebly, setting up an informal non-profit organization is as easy as it's ever been.
Ink'd: Commun-A-Tee Fundraiser for Small Businesses is a Local Support Campaign designed to help small businesses, organizations and artists. The Commun-A-Tee project is simple: Produce a basic, but unique, tee shirt from the local businesses around us. Each shirt is labeled with a custom logo commemorating this one time event on the sleeve. Many of the brands featured may never have a tee shirt - so this is a chance to show the support. The economics are easy: $19 per shirt. $10 dollars goes to the business whose brand is on the shirt.
Amazon’s COVID-19 blog: Daily updates on how Amazon is responding to the crisis and how they’re supporting employees, customers, and communities.
First Round Review: The Founder's Field Guide for Navigating This Crisis - Advice from Recession-Era Leaders, Investors and CEO's Currently at the Helm
Startup of the Year: COVID-19 Resources from 28 Alumni, Community Partners, and Federal Government Resources
edX’s Response to COVID-19 & Free Resources for Academic Institutions and Businesses - We're here to help you stay connected and move forward, together. The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has impacted every one of us. The majority of us are staying at home, where we’re working, learning, and teaching remotely. But as the world rapidly changes around us, what hasn’t changed is edX’s commitment to you and our global community. We get that when it feels like the world has stopped spinning, it’s hard to see a path forward. That’s why as part of our commitment to you, we’re inviting you to find your path forward with us. Together with our university partners and the millions of learners who make up our community, we want to support you in every way we can. We’re here to help you stay connected and move forward, together. Join Our Online Learner Facebook Community, Tips for Successful Online Learning, How to Harness the Power of Online Learning, edX Blog, Epidemics Courses, Education Courses , Courses for High School Students, AP Courses, Social Science Courses, The Science of Happiness.
edX For Medical Professionals - We launched a free course from Harvard to provide licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians with an understanding of mechanical ventilation. Given the increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in dire need of licensed medical professionals who can assist in the operation of mechanical ventilators. Javeriana University launched three Spanish-language courses on COVID-19 for health professionals. The topics of these courses, led by the Javeriana University School of Medicine, are related to: mechanical ventilation for non-intensivists; prevention, management and general measures of COVID-19 infection; and communication without harm during the pandemic. The courses are: Covid - 19: Ventilación mecánica para no intensivistas, COVID - 19: Abordaje inicial del paciente con infección por COVID-19 and COVID-19: Comunicarnos sin daño durante la pandemia.
CommonWealth Kitchen: Resource Guide for Running a Food Business in the Face of COVID-19 - A guide of resources available for HR, financial, and other aspects of running a food business that are likely drastically impacted by the spread and precautions around COVID-19.
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a set of guidelines for lifeline sectors and essential businesses in how best to consider prioritizing activities, staffing their essential workforce and maintaining operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly when state and local government entities are considering shelter-in-place orders and/or other turning down of operations to help slow the spread of Covid-19 Corona virus. View PDF.
KPMG US: COVID-19: Reaction, Resilience, Recovery, New Reality - COVID-19 content by industry and sector, webcasts, podcasts and more.
Free Startup Genome Reports - Governments, Don’t Let your Startups and Scaleups Die: The Importance of Well-Designed Funding Policy in Times of Crisis, The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Startup Ecosystems: Global Startup Survey, COVID-19 CRISIS: GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR STARTUP ECOSYSTEM ACTORS, The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Startup Ecosystems and more.
Media Shower: CoCo - During the Coronacrisis, one thing we can all do is communicate well about Coronavirus. When we share helpful, truthful information, we literally save lives. That's why we created CoCo! CoCo is a messaging toolkit with ready-made tweets, images, and even memes that you’re free to use, remix, and share. They're cute and funny, but the mission is serious: you're saving human lives. We've created CoCo to empower anyone with an audience to spread helpful, truthful information.
hubEngage: Effective Employee Communications During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Free Services. Communicating effectively and easily to your workforce in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a challenge for many companies. HubEngage's complete employee communications and engagement platform can help tremendously. By providing apps for mobile and web, your internal employee communications can flow and each your people wherever they may be. As employees are being told to stay home and remote workforce plans are put in place, having the proper communications channels in place is more important than ever. Click the link to see 7 best practices to dramatically improve your employee communications efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak. At HubEngage, we want to do our part to help companies communicate better especially in these challenging times, we are offering you access to our basic platform at no charge for three months. With the Free HubEngage basic access you will be able to: On-board and communicate with up to 500 employees in real-time with HubEngage iOS, Android and Web Apps, Engage employees with comments and discussions, Send push notifications and alerts to your employees, and Enable instant messaging for peer to peer and group communications. Right now, getting your employees updates and information is more important than ever. Companies need to communicate properly and also rule out misinformation as the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds.
Past Event Replay Videos:
Defense Innovation Network Virtual Summit Series Replays - Whether you're looking to acquire new customers, improve your blogging strategy or be a better leader - we've got your covered: Cybersecurity, Growth Strategy, Marketing & Positioning, Policy, Solution Development, Creativity, Food Defense, Logistics, MedTech & Healthcare, Startups, and Culture.
American Marketing Association Boston and Aveli by WSI: Adapt Your Marketing Approach to Maximize Lead Generation & Revenue. Download the slides here.
PluralSight: Free access to 20+ Developer and Tech Skills Conferences.
PeopleG2: Effective Communication and Listening
RE-WORK: The AI Library - Free 14-day Trial. Hear from the most influential speakers in Deep Learning, Machine Intelligence and AI. 500+ Hours of content, 1500+ Speakers and 150+ Interviews.
Boston New Technology: Boston Tech Comes Together to Help Conquer COVID-19 Virtual Summit #BNT113
Working Remotely/From Home:
The Community Roundtable: Free Engagement Resource Bundle - Engagement is the #1 challenge facing community managers. This Resource Bundle includes assets focused on how to increase meaningful online engagement and examples of successful online engagement strategies.. You'll find articles, frameworks, case studies, program ideas, and more. Use code GODIGITAL at checkout to waive the subscription fee.
McKinsey & Company: Decision making in Uncertain Times - 5 principles that leaders can follow to make smart decisions quickly during the pandemic.
New York Times: How to Work From Home Alongside Your Partner Without Losing It - Try ‘spousal distancing’ to minimize coronavirus conflict when you’re stuck at home with your whole family 24/7.
Microsoft Office 2019 for Students and Faculty - Download the all-new Office 2019 for Windows* or Mac, or upgrade from Office 2016, all at little to no cost.
Atlassian Remote Resources - Teamwork takes work — especially when teams are remote. There’s no magic trick to healthy remote teamwork. It takes the right products, practices, and people, all connected by mutual trust and shared understanding.
Slack – We’re supporting all nonprofits and other organizations carrying out critical relief efforts during this time with free access to a Slack paid plan for three months.
Udemy: Leading a Remote Workforce - A Guide for Navigating Change. Advice and best practices for leaders of newly remote HR, L&D, and technical teams. Take Udemy's free Best Practices for Working Remotely. and Working Remotely: Efficiently and Effectively courses.
PluralSight: The Remote Work Guide - Tips, Hacks and Tools for Making the Most of WFH.
Teamwork and Teamwork Chat are available to schools and educational bodies worldwide, completely free, for the remainder of 2020. Focus on the work that matters, wherever you are. Teamwork is a work and project management tool that helps in-house & remote teams improve collaboration, visibility, accountability and ultimately results.
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Seven Tips for Managing a Virtual Team for the First Time - Video replay and recap.
Virtual Meeting Resources:
StreamYard - The easiest way to create professional live streams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Interview guests to keep your audience coming back. StreamYard is the perfect tool for live interviews. Have up to 6 participants in the stream. Get more views. Stream to multiple platforms simultaneously! StreamYard works with Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Periscope, Twitch, and custom RTMP outputs. Connect with your audience. Go further than just responding to comments and questions. With StreamYard, you can show viewer comments on screen -- talk about making your audience feel special! Call your audience to take action. Just type out a call to action and StreamYard will add it to your live stream in a single click. Brand your broadcast. Make the show your own by choosing colors and uploading images, GIFs, and even videos. Use BNT's referral link to sign up for a free account and save $10 if you decide to upgrade.
Microsoft Teams – Free 6 month subscription - Collaborate without compromising privacy and security. Now more than ever, people need to know their virtual conversations are private and secure. At Microsoft, privacy and security are never an afterthought. It’s our commitment to you-not only during this challenging time, but always. Here’s how we’re working to earn your trust every day with Microsoft Teams. Learn remote work with CoreDiscovery Free.
Google: Helping businesses and schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus - Google Apps subscribers now receive Google Meet Premium, which allows up to 250 users per call and 100,000 viewers for livestreams, for free through September 30th! See all of Google's updates on their response to COVID-19.
RemoteHQ - Collaboration, simplified. The fastest, cloud-based solution for real-time remote collaboration. Free now through at least June 1st!
Zoho Remotely - A complete suite of web and mobile apps that will help you communicate, collaborate and be productive. Free through July 1st! Zoho Remotely Free Webinars help you get started with remote work.
Use Zoom? From Forbes, Here Are 7 Essential Steps You Can Take To Secure Zoom.
GoToMeeting / LogMeIn – Free Emergency Remote Work Kits for Health Care Providers, Educational Institutions, Municipalities & Non-Profit Organizations for 3 months.
Vidyard- Free Video Tools - Vidyard introduces secure video messaging to enhance internal communications during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now available to all businesses for free.
Action for Happiness: How To Facilitate and Participate in Online Groups. Download the Full 10-page Guidance for Online Groups, 1-page Guide Sheet for FACILITATORS and 1-page Guide Sheet for PARTICIPANTS.
Riff Remote allows people to hold small group video meetings and over time learn how to work more effectively together. Riff Metrics are designed to provide feedback that promotes successful collaboration by raising individual and collective awareness of interpersonal dynamics. The Basic version is Free forever - One meeting room, Host meetings of up to 4 people, In-meeting features (real-time feedback, document sharing, screensharing, chat) and Limited history of your own metrics. It's ideal for tutoring, professional coaching, home-schooling, start-ups, and other small groups and projects.
Business Services & Software
HubSpot: Free CRM, Sales and Marketing Tools - for everyone on your team, and it’s 100% free — forever. HubSpot just made their paid Meetings functionality, Quotes, E-Sign, and 1:1 Video creation tools completely free for 90 days (at least through early July)!
Adobe – Free Creative Cloud tools offered to students through May 31. Adobe also has a vital role to play in schools, businesses, and government agencies, and earlier this week we began to offer free 90-day access to Adobe Connect, our web conferencing solution, until July 1, 2020.
Hootsuite - Free access to our Professional plan to help small businesses and nonprofits stay connected to their customers and audiences.
Atlassian - Free for small teams to achieve big dreams. Our suite of cloud products empower small teams to accomplish more with less at no cost. Access Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Desk, Jira Core, Trello, Bitbucket and Opsgenie. Request Trello for Teachers and Academic Licenses for free.
adzooma - Smarter, more effective advertising. Manage and optimise Google, Facebook and Microsoft Ads faster and gain a competitive advantage with our digital advertising platform. Free through at least 6/1.
Dropbox Business – Free 3 Month Subscriptions - for Nonprofits, NGOs, and Educators Impacted by COVID-19. In addition, Dropbox is offering free 3-month subscriptions to K-12 teachers who are facilitating distance learning.
SpyFu SEO Tools - 2 Months Free - SpyFu exposes the search marketing secret formula of your most successful competitors. Search for any domain and see every place they've shown up on Google: every keyword they've bought on Adwords, every organic rank, and every ad variation in the last 13 years. Learn how to connect with these domains, too. Find online and traditional leads methods -- social media, email, phone, and address -- you can't find anywhere else.
TechSmith Software - TechSmith Snagit, a screen recording tool, and TechSmith Video Review, an asynchronous collaboration platform are free through the end of June, 2020.
Adobe Sign - Now free for 90 days. Simple and secure electronic signatures to help keep your business running.
Kazuhm - COVID-19 Response - Free Enterprise-Grade Distributed Computing for Organizations Battling Coronavirus.
ServiceNow support for your COVID-19 response - Put technology to work during the COVID-19 pandemic with workflow apps and resources to accelerate your crisis response. Emergency response management apps - Activate your response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with four community apps, available at no charge* for customers and others. Soltrix Technology Solutions is a premier level partner for ServiceNow and will implement these apps, free of charge.
ReversingLabs: Free Six Month COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Package - COVID-19 is having a significant financial and security impact on business today. ReversingLabs understands that organizations are in the process of making very difficult decisions in regards to staff, business operations and technology investment. We want to help offload this resource burden, especially in this time of uncertainty and targeted attack growth.
GreatHorn: Workforce Protection Program - To help combat the increased risk from phishing, GreatHorn is offering a Workforce Protection Program – giving organizations full access to the GreatHorn Email Security platform for free for 60 days without restriction on functionality. This includes implementation and ongoing support to make sure you get the most out of the platform and reduce your risk from your newly remote workforce.
Pega: COVID-19 Employee Safety and Business Continuity Tracker - Help your workforce stay healthy with our low-code emergency response app.
Filtered - Free Enterprise Edition Hiring Program During COVID-19 - Filtered enables recruiting and technical teams the ability to collaborate and interview candidates remotely with no interruptions in their hiring goals.
PTC's Remote Assistance Product, Vuforia Chalk, is Free during COVID-19. Communicate. Collaborate. Get it done. Vuforia Chalk brings your technicians and experts together to solve problems faster & more effectively. Power your people with Augmented Reality Remote Assistance. Vuforia Chalk leverages augmented reality to enable offsite and on-site employees for collaborative operation, maintenance, and repair products of all kinds. It’s like a more powerful Facetime for industrial settings and it’s as easy to set up and use.
Learn to Code or Enhance Your Skills as a Developer, for Free:
Packt - Free interactive workshops to learn a new programming language or brush up on your data science skills, until the end of May! Add any Workshop on courses.packtpub.com to your cart and use the code PACKTFREE to unlock access.
IBM: Free Training to Update Skills - These courses are designed to build valuable skills and improve your organization’s productivity and capabilities. They include foundational soft skills programs as well as technical training. Many courses offer free digital credentials to build your eminence. In addition, our global training providers have expanded their online instructor-led training options to allow you to meet your training needs an a safe environment.
General Assembly: Free Fridays - At General Assembly, we’ve been thinking a lot about the current and future state of career development and the skills that will build resiliency. Despite this age of uncertainty, we believe that learning has no limits. Whether you’re looking for a new job or wanting to diversify your skill set to become more employable, our community of experts is still here for you, online. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new Free Fridays. Every week through June, join peers from around the world to experience our most popular workshops (ranging from $60 to $200 USD in value) — for free.* From coding, to data and marketing, to UX design and career development, explore the tech skills that will keep you in demand and in the know.
Real Python: 4 Free Short Courses - How to Publish Your Own Python Package to PyPI, Traditional Face Detection With Python, Functional Programming in Python and Cool New Features in Python 3.8.
Bootstrap enables developers to build responsive, mobile-first projects on the web with the world’s most popular front-end component library. Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery. Scrimba offers a free Learn Bootstrap 4 course. Udemy has free courses, including Bootstrap 4 Quick Start: Code Modern Responsive Websites, Complete Bootstrap 4 course - build 3 projects, Learn Bootstrap 4 by Example, and Understanding Bootstrap Grids and Columns.
Unity Learn Premium - Free for 3 months. The Unity real-time 3D development platform. Our Create Platform and Cloud Services gives creators unlimited power to bring their experiences to life. Across industries and around the world.
Tableau eLearning - To gain the ability to confidently answer the questions you have of your business' data during this unprecedented time, or build your skills for the future, we're giving you 90 days of free.
BitDegree - 50+ Free Tech Online Courses: Includes gamified courses in Business, Marketing, Blockchain, Coding & Programming, Data Science, Design, IT Security & Software and Personal Development.
SAS Learning & Academy for Data Science - Access our extensive e-learning library and video tutorials, with software labs to practice, free for 30 days. Build data science, AI and machine learning skills online. Software labs included.
Project Euler - a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems. The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context. The intended audience include students for whom the basic curriculum is not feeding their hunger to learn, adults whose background was not primarily mathematics but had an interest in things mathematical, and professionals who want to keep their problem solving and mathematics on the cutting edge. Register for Free.
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Udacity, a provider of online training for data science and other topics, is offering free access to its platform for a month. Specifically, users can get one month free access to one of its 40 premium Nanodegree programs.
DataCamp is offering free access to its catalog of 325+ data science and data analytics courses for any student who has been impacted by the closure of a school or university. The offering is called DataCamp for the Classroom.
IBM Masterclass: AI Explainability - Go beyond the code, advance towards responsible and trustworthy AI.
Business & Tech Education:
LinkedIn: Free LinkedIn Learning Courses to Help You Navigate the Impact of COVID-19. Our personal and professional lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19. Remote work is the new normal, many schools are closed, and a wide-range of industries are decreasing their hiring. Through all of this, we’re seeing our community turn to learning to remain productive. People are coping with a range of uncertainties and realities that require learning new skills. In some cases, that means learning new ways to cope with stress or remotely manage a team. In others, it means learning entirely new skills in the face of a tough job market. To help navigate these challenging times, LinkedIn Learning is also offering free learning paths to help: Job seekers navigate career strategies in today’s job market, Professionals remain productive and efficient while working remotely, Professionals manage stress and build mindfulness practices into their work day, Professionals build resilience during this challenging time, Educators transition to teaching online, Talent acquisition professionals adapt to the changing business landscape, Sales professionals learn the skills to sell during these unusual times, Small businesses navigate the challenges of today's economy, Leaders Clearly Communicate and Influence Positive Change in Times of Crisis. You can also sign up for a free 1-month trial to access over 15,000 business, technology and creative courses. Subscriptions are $29.99 per month or $240 per year.
Udemy - Access over 700 free courses! Learn new ways to improve your remote working habits, enhance peace of mind (and body) through wellness and hobbies, or start reshaping your career. Explore these free online video courses that you can take anytime, from any device, including Personal Growth & Wellness, Productivity & Professional Skills, Essential Tech Skills and much more. Also, check out Leading Organizations Through Change - Free resources to help your team through uncertain times. Get remote training, digital onboarding, and change management best practices from industry leaders.
Coursera - To help our community during this critical time, we’re launching new, free resources, as well as surfacing interesting course collections, community discussions, and expert interviews. Access premium courses with lectures, quizzes and certificates, including courses in/for: mental health and well-being, high school, college, career development, building your cloud technology career and understanding public health. Popular Spanish-language courses from wellness to professional development are also free. Earn Certificates for these 85 Courses for free through 5/31!
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edX - Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Institutions. To take a course for free, click Enroll Now on the course information page and then select Audit This Course. This will allow you to join a course without paying for the verified certificate track. In the audit track you will have access to course videos, lectures, readings, and ungraded practice assignments and can participate as much, or as little, as you like for the expected length of the course. In the audit track you will not have access to graded assignments, and no certificates are awarded when auditing.
Class Central: 50+ FutureLearn Courses That Still Offer Free Certificates - Start learning with online courses from top universities and specialist organisations in: Business & Management, Creative Arts & Media, Healthcare & Medicine, History, IT & Computer Science, Language, Law, Literature, Nature & Environment, Politics & Society, Psychology & Mental Health, Science, Engineering & Math, Study Skills and Teaching.
Skillshare: Two Free Months of Skillshare Premium. Explore your creativity with classes in illustration, photography, business, design, and more.
Marketplace Risk: Free Masters Program - Features education, networking and information sharing for entire teams to become experts in risk management, trust & safety and legal strategy - virtually! The Masters Program kicks off in May with live events, recorded sessions, podcasts, blogs, meet-ups, and thought leadership materials available online and through our mobile app. We have removed all barriers for startups to learn, network and share! Whether online or through the mobile app, you can access mission-critical content and engage with peers, experts and industry leaders. All combined, the Masters Program offers greater content through a dozen tracks, engagement with a larger community online and through the mobile app, many more touch points, and longer lasting impact. Spearheaded by industry leaders, peers, subject matter experts and top academics across a wide range of industries and disciplines, the Masters Program is a solutions-focused, comprehensive, virtual platform where the ecosystem comes to share strategies and tactics tested and vetted through real-world applications and experiences. A dozen distinct tracks provide over 100 hours of content covering: Background Checks & Screening; Compliance, Regulatory & Legal; Crisis Management & Public Relations; Cybersecurity & Data Privacy; Digital Identity & KYC; Gig Economy & Future of Work; Insurance & Insurtech; Marketplace & Platform Strategy; Mobility & Transportation; Payments & Fraud Prevention; Technology Innovation; and Trust & Safety.
Harvard Business Publishing for University Educators: Free Unlimited Access to Learning Materials from Top Business Schools. Your free Harvard Business Publishing educator account includes: Access to over 50,000 learning materials, Latest ideas from Harvard Business Review, Digital access to teaching guides & resources, Simulations with real-world choices and outcomes. Our catalog includes a variety of learning topics such as: Marketing , General Management, Business Ethics, Finance & Accounting, Strategy, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Information Technology, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, HR Management, International Business.
Learning Seeds: Help Teachers Help Children - We have stabilized our local practice. In response to C19 we have additionally launched a mostly volunteer team to scale the reach of our experts and support families online. Your donation will go directly towards making more puppet shows, social stories, webinars and online content to children, teachers and families. Fund the next Practical Project Now. See Resources And Consults for COVID-19 Highly Practical Planning For Home Life And Learning With Young Children.
Sales & Marketing:
HubSpot Academy - Grow Your Career and Your Business. Take your professional skills to the next level with free, online training. From quick, practical courses to comprehensive certifications, learn everything you need to know about the most sought-after business skills. HubSpot's Education page lists all courses. Here is their popular SEO Training Course: Building Sustainable Traffic for Business Growth.
Drift Insider - Free Sales and Marketing educational group with 20,000+ members, 200+ Classes from the brightest minds in business and 1,000+ Videos of exclusive content. Download free sales and marketing books from Drift here.
ahrefs academy: Blogging for business - Learn how to grow your blog past 100K monthly visitors and turn thousands of your readers into paying customers.
Free MOZ SEO courses - Access nearly $2,000 in online courses including: SEO Fundamentals, Keyword Research, Page Optimization, Backlink Basics, Reporting on SEO, Local SEO Fundamentals, Technical SEO Site Audit, Backlink Audit & Removal, Fundamentals of SEO Client Prospecting, Finding Potential SEO Clients, Prepare for the SEO Client Pitch, Selling the Value of SEO and Client Onboarding.
SEMrush Academy: Free Online Digital Marketing Courses and Exams - Learn SEO, Content Marketing, PPC & SMM.
Link Research Tools SEO Certification - Join the LRT Associates – an own Class of Experts, and a highly reputable and sought after certificate. Free through 5/31.
Mobile Monkey: Free Forever - Connect with Customers in Real-Time via Web Chat, SMS & Facebook Messenger. We’re in this together. Stay connected with customers instantly in the messaging apps they already use with MobileMonkey’s Free Forever Edition. Access free Facebook Ads training and see if you're eligible for free Facebook ad credits. Facebook Is Giving Away $100M in Free Ad Credits!
WordStream: Marketing During COVID-19: 4 Essential Copywriting Guidelines - Guidelines for staying sensitive, Resources for ensuring accuracy, Suggestions for modifying your offers and Tips for keeping track of it all.
WordStream: The Small Business Guide to COVID-19: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Google Ads Results For 21 Industries and 4 Major Trends Caused By COVID-19 And How To Respond.
WordStream: More Resources for Businesses Navigating COVID-19.
Demandbase: Free Account-Based Marketing (ABM) classes and certifications, worth $700. Foundations - New to ABM? This tactical course will walk through the core components of an ABM strategy and set you up with everything you need to: Understand the key considerations for ABM, Make ABM-focused decisions about your marketing mix, and Lay the groundwork for a successful ABM strategy. Advanced - If you’ve begun executing an ABM strategy, and are looking to expand and optimize it, this course will give you the expertise to: Align everyone in your organization behind ABM, Dive deep into the reporting and metrics to track your success, Successfully build and segment a Target Account List.
Other Business & Professional:
SPI Media: Online Business Toolkit - Free podcasts, articles, books and courses. Download "Let Go: How to Transform Moments of Panic into a Life of Profits and Purpose: Expanded Edition" and "Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea so You Don't Waste Your Time and Money." Take free courses, including: Smart from Scratch, Build Your Own Brand, and 0 to 100 Email Challenge.
LinkedIn Business: Free Professional Development Courses. Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success. Optimize working remotely, whether you’re new to remote work or not, and whether you’re leading a team or part of a team involving distributed team members. Discover how to be productive and stay connected when working from home or other remote environments. Learn how to effectively work remotely. Gain tips for adjusting to changes in your work environment. Explore virtual communication tools for staying connected.
Product School: Learn From Home - Free online resources for product managers and those aspiring. On-Demand Courses and Events, including Product Masterclasses for: How to Build Digital Products and How to Build your Product Career (normally $1,999 & $999 each). Also, join free Live Events, Download Books, Videos & Guides, Listen to Our Podcast on Your Favorite Platform, Join Our Communities, and access free Career Resources, Tools, eBooks, Reports and Publications.
Project Management Institute: Free Events, Courses and Resources - A variety of free resources, virtual events and even a sneak peek of new digital offerings to help you connect with the global community, build skills and prepare to advance in a post-COVID-19 world.
CoreView: CoreDiscovery Free - Jumpstart remote work with 38 FREE Just-In-Time-Learning videos, supported by adoption campaigns. Free Office 365 View with 100 Metrics, Deep License Savings, and Security Details. Instantly see: 38 Microsoft Teams training videos, 18 Microsoft Teams adoption campaigns, Service Usage Dashboards, License/Cost Dashboards, Security and Compliance Dashboards, Enhanced Security Score and over 100 KPI's.
Photography & Creative:
Nikon Photo & Video School Online - Make the most of this time. Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing. That’s why we’re providing all of our courses free for the entire month of April. Let's come out of this even better.
PPA - Professional Photographers of America - Access over 1,100+ online classes on photography, entrepreneurship, branding, business, sales, marketing and much more, for a limited time.
Domestika Creative Courses - Led by award-winning creatives (taught in Spanish, English & Portuguese), including: Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists, Stamping Techniques for Children, Introduction to Digital Photography, Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions and Color Ranges, Creation of an Online WordPress Store, Professional Photography and Videos with Your Cell Phone, Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters, Creative Photography for Social Media, Botanic Animal House: Watercolour, Ink and Graphite, Designing Handicraft Garments from Scratch, Editorial Photography for Magazines, Introduction to 3D Design and Printing, Introduction to Blogging, Interior Design for Multifunctional Spaces, Illustration for Music Lovers, Advertising Creativity: Take your Ideas to the Next Level, Creation of Shots with VFX in Nuke, Introduction to Sequential Narrative for Comics, and Artistic Lettering: Tips to Decorate your Letters.
PTC: Onshape Education - Learn professional-grade 3D CAD. This product development software is free for high school and college students, to collaborate on design and other engineering projects.
Boston Business Journal: A Special Offer Just For BostInno Readers. Enjoy a FREE 90-day digital subscription to Boston Business Journal. Know what's happening in your city, and why it matters.
Association for Computing Machinery - Free Digital Library Access through June 30th - The ACM Digital Library (DL) is the world’s most comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology. This renowned repository includes the complete collection of ACM publications plus an extended bibliographic database of core works in computing from scholarly publishers. Topics include: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural language processing, Information Systems, Search, Information Retrieval, Database Systems, Data Mining, Data Science, Web, Mobile and Multimedia Technologies, Society and the Computing Profession, Applied Computing: Industry/Business, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Education, Law, Forensics, Arts/Humanities, Entertainment, Graphics and Computer-Aided Design, Networks and Communications, Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics, Hardware, Power and Energy, Human Computer Interaction, Security and Privacy, Software Engineering and Programming Languages, and Computational Theory, Algorithms and Mathematics.
Humble Book Bundle: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning By Morgan & Claypool - Get ebooks like Essentials of Game Theory, Natural Language Processing for Social Media, Creating Autonomous Vehicle Systems, and more. Up to $1,084 Worth Of Awesome Stuff through May 3rd. Pay 1 cent to $15. DRM-free. Multi-format.
Teach Your Gift: How Coaches, Consultants, Authors, Speakers, and Experts Create Online Course Business Success in 2020 and Beyond (Kindle Edition). Free. Normally $11.95!
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 200 free exhibition catalogs you can download! The titles date back to 1936—over 20 years before the museum moved into its iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in 1959—and feature the biggest names in Modern and Contemporary Art: Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch and more. Many of these volumes are associated with shows (both artist monographs and group exhibits) that are themselves considered major milestones in the development of 20th-century art history. The archive is searchable by artist, year, medium and artistic style or movement. The materials can be downloaded in several formats, including Kindle and PDFs. You’ll need to register to get those, but the site also offers an option that lets you click on a tome and virtually flip through its pages without logging in. It comes equipped with a zoom function to assist you with reading texts and zeroing in on images of artworks so you can look at them in detail.
CSU Stanislaus: OneSearch - Books & Media
Early English Books Online (15th-17th century books)
EBSCO eBooks (scholarly books, especially in history and business)
Safari Technical Books (O'Reilly Online Learning) (information technology; you will need to create an account)
Springer Behavioral Science (psychology, counseling, social services, and education)
RedShelf Free e-Textbooks (Free access to digital textbooks through May 25th; you will need to create a personal account)
VitalSource (Bookshelf) Helps (You may only have up to 6 textbooks on your bookshelf; you will need to create a personal account)
National Emergency Library (Internet Archive) (millions of e-books, including software, games, applications, movies, and videos)
Making of America (Historical (19th century) material made available by the University of Michigan)
Project Gutenberg (50,000 free classic books, published before the 1920's)
University of California Press E-Books Collection
Family Education & Fun Activities at Home
Department of Energy: STEM at Home - Ok, so you’re not a professional teacher. Your home isn’t a science museum or a day care or a classroom. But with your children at home rather than at school as your community responds to COVID-19, they are your students and it’s up to you to keep them busy and learning. This might seem like a daunting challenge, but fortunately, you are not alone. Help is available. The U.S. Department of Energy and many other great science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) learning organizations have you covered. With interactive digital content and instructions for simple activities you can do at home, parents and children have plenty of hours of STEM content to explore . This is especially true regarding the vast subject of energy.
Autodesk Education - Students, parents and educators can access the same software and creativity tools used by industry leaders worldwide and start to imagine, design, and make a better world. Download free software, access Distance Learning resources and Get Certified.
Really Good Stuff student activity printables. There are about 40 free printable student activities which you can do at home, especially if you have limited resources.
Steve Spangler Science experiments you can do at home. Features close to 400 science experiments you can do at home. Also, check out his "50 experiments for 50 days" that started March 23rd on Facebook and Instagram.
Colorations educational craft ideas. This website offers hundreds of educational and grade-appropriate craft ideas that you can do at home.
PBSkids. The website for children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.
Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History. 12-hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access with a free trial.
National Geographic Kids. Child-focused resources about animals, science, history, people, and places around the world.
Storytime From Space. Videos of astronauts reading STEM-themed books from the International Space Station.
A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales. 12-hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access with a free trial.
Kidomi digital education appropriate for children - This is a subscription app for kids 6-12 with thousands of hours of games, books, and videos. You can sign up for a free trial.
ABCmouse digital education appropriate for children - This is a digital education program with subjects covered including reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. You can sign up for a free trial.
Boston Globe: During the crisis, the library is at your fingertips - Thousands of electronic books are available online even though the doors remain closed.
Scribd - Read unlimited books for 30 days for free.
Rosetta Stone Language Learning - 3 months of free access for students and free 7-day trial for others.
Home School Piano Lessons - free membership through September 1st, with full access to HomeSchoolPiano Level 1, which takes most students 6 months to a year to complete.
Fender: Free Guitar Lessons - Learn guitar (acoustic or electric), bass, and ukulele for free for 3 months.
ProducerTech Music Production - 3-Month Free Trial with 400+ hours of courses.
AnnualReviews.org - Free access to journals and 40,000 review articles through June. Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Journals: Analytical Chemistry, Animal Biosciences, Anthropology, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Data Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, Criminology
Developmental Psychology (new in 2019), Earth and Planetary Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, Economics, Entomology, Environment and Resources, Financial Economics, Fluid Mechanics, Food Science and Technology, Genetics, Genomics and Human Genetics, Immunology, Law and Social Science, Linguistics, Marine Science, Materials Research, Medicine, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nuclear and Particle Science, Nutrition, Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physical Chemistry, Physiology, Phytopathology, Plant Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Resource Economics, Sociology, Statistics and Its Application, Virology, Vision Science, and Shot of Science.
Internet Archive - 1.3 Million E-Books with Instant Access free through June 30th. The National Emergency Library, a temporary collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
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Verizon: Play, Learn & Watch - Bring on the fun! Break up the day at home with access to today’s popular games with currency and other perks, on us. Treat yourself to a 500 Robux Digital Gift Card on us. Spend it on cool new looks for your avatar, in-game perks and more. Play with friends online and explore millions of worlds created by a global community. Discover more in Pokémon GO with the play-from-home bundle. Verizon Trainers will receive a free Premium Battle Pass, 2 x Incense and 65 x Poke Balls valued at $5 to attract and catch more Pokémon at home. Looking for a fun way to keep kids creative while indoors? The award-winning app Sago Mini World has hundreds of activities designed to keep preschoolers giggling for hours and hours. Get access to 35+ apps for 2 months on us. Available to Verizon Wireless and Fios customers through July 6, 2020. Get 60 days of access on us to a library of books, educational tools, quizzes, and games. Adults, parents and children will get access to Epic’s 40,000-book digital library, trusted by more than one million teachers, and built for safety, discoverability and fun. Bookful brings children’s books to life with hundreds of augmented reality, 3D interactive, and educational books and games to improve comprehension. With Quizlet Plus, students can create more engaging sets, study on the go, and find better focus with an ad-free experience. Chegg® Study Pack gives you access to over 30 million step-by-step Textbook Solutions and Expert Q&A. Study smarter with practice problems, and use advanced grammar and plagiarism checking. Stay productive at home by reskilling and upskilling. Choose from a range of subjects focused on developing practical skills or just learn something new for fun. Courses certified. Available to all Verizon Wireless and Fios customers through June 22, 2020. Fios TV customers get access to 80+ exciting channels on us.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Some 200,770 objects covering 5,000 years of art history await you at The Met online, which lets you browse the entire collection, and visit online exhibits like, “The Art of Music through Time,” which includes audio of the curators weighing in on the historical instruments on display. There are also street view tours of various galleries at the Met and the Met Breuer.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, Paul Cézanne's Still Life with Apples and Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy are just some of the 129 modern masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art that you'll find on Google Arts & Culture, along with online exhibits like one on the work of Dada pioneer Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - You can descend the ramps of the Guggenheim’s famed Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda, taking in the artwork as you go, thanks to this street-view tour that also jogs through the galleries of the Tannhauser Collection, which contains the museum's most significant offerings of Impressionism and Early Modern Art.
Whitney Museum Of American Art - The Whitney has 60 of its core holdings in 20th-century art online, with pieces by greats such as Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley and Joseph Stella.
The Frick Collection - Old Masters are the main attraction among the 201 online items, culled from the Frick’s collection. Works by Vermeer, Rembrandt and El Greco are just some of the treasures awaiting your perusal. Be sure to try out the street view tour of the Frick’s elegant rooms.
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens - A visit to The Metropolitan Museum branch devoted to the Middle Ages is always inspirational, and still is in this online excursion through The Cloisters' magnificent building, which incorporates architectural elements from five medieval monasteries in France.
American Museum of Natural History - You can walk under the museum’s blue whale, press your nose against the glass of its iconic dioramas and behold the gargantuan dinosaur skeleton in its main hall in a virtual trip through this essential NYC institution. You’ll also find images and online exhibits of 2,160 items from AMNH’s collection.
Health, Safety & Mental Wellness
Global Citizen: Act.Me - Take Action with One World: Together At Home - The response to COVID-19 is at a critical point — curves are flattening but experts say we must continue to stay home in order to save thousands of lives. Staying home keeps you and many others, including critical healthcare workers, safe and alive. Join millions of other Global Citizens who want to see lives improve for everyone, everywhere by taking our pledge to stay at home.
Breathe easy: your wellness resource guide - reduce stress, stay active, keep learning, explore and support your community.
Rubix LS - COVID-19 & Diverse Continuum of Care for Everyone Through Tech - Using technology to ensure that all types of patients can access critical health needs during any pandemic crisis. Rubix LS is your infectious disease intelligence partner. We’ve conducted projects in hot-zones from West Africa to India on various infectious disease priorities. Real-time data and predictive modeling to make better medical countermeasure plans are what we strive for at every single second.
CareClever: Cutii - Robotics to Combat Senior Isolation During COVID-19. While the residents of senior homes are confined to their rooms, robotics are being made available to retirement homes. They allow the isolated seniors to 'virtually visit' their concerned families and loved ones, and enjoy daily 'virtual community' events (yoga, etc). As we broaden access to tele-health, these robotic devices are fast becoming a vital option to deliver much needed healthcare remotely, from social work to cardiac consultants.
Discounts and Freebies for Front-Line Workers
Food & Restaurants:
Cumberland Farms - Health care workers, first responders and military personnel can get a free any-size hot or iced coffee. This includes police officers, firefighters, active military, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers.
Dunkin' Nurses Day Promotion - On National Nurses Day, May 6, Dunkin’ will be offering both a free medium coffee and a free donut—no purchase necessary—to nurses and all health care workers at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide. Additionally, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to First Descents to create “Hero Recharge.” This will leverage adventure-based healing to help health care professionals experiencing trauma as a result of their work and exposure to COVID-19.
Hooters - Hospital workers, first responders and military get 20% off. Show your work ID for pickup orders, or for online orders choose the “Pay at Store” option.
IHOP - Get 20% off your entire check if you’re a medical, law enforcement, military and firefighter professional. Just mention this offer when you call in your order to IHOP. Then, show your Official ID when you pick up your order.
Krispy Kreme - Every Monday, Krispy Kreme will give free donuts to health care workers. “Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell us what you need, and show us your employer badge. That’s it. Pick up some free dozens on the way to work for you and your colleagues, or maybe a free dozen on your way home to family after a long shift.” Through May 12.
McDonald's - Free meal at most locations.
Mrs. Fields - Mrs. Fields is now offering 25% off their Heroes Collection of cookie tins honoring nurses and scrub-wearing health care workers (available in 30, 48 and 90 count for contactless delivery nationwide). Use the code NURSES to activate the discount. Through May 31.
My M&M’s - Through a partnership with Operation Gratitude, My M&M’s is sending thanks and special packs of M&M’S to first responders across the country. How to participate: Purchase these packs, which are $1.99 each, and you must order a minimum of 20. But know that your purchase supports My M&M’s $50,000 donation to Operation Gratitude as well as them sending 5,000 “thank you” packs to first responders.
Starbucks - Any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our health care system” can get a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit, through end of May.
Sweetgreen - Delivering free salads and bowls to hospital workers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
Taco Bell - Taco Bell has turned its Taco Trucks, which are food truck versions of the QSR, into mobile commissary kitchens that bring food to frontline workers. “While most of our restaurants are operating only through the drive-thru, this leaves some truck and ambulance drivers unable to quickly order from us,” company CEO Mark King said in a letter. He added that the chain is working with its franchisees to make this service available “where possible.”
Tropical Smoothie Café - Donating 100,000 smoothies to local health care workers and first responders nationwide. Medical professionals and first responders can contact their local Tropical Smoothie shop to have free smoothies delivered to their team.
Stores and Other Services:
Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering 10% off in-store and online to honor military veterans, first responders and health care professionals serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through May 25.
Adidas - Verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members get 40% off their purchases (note: It doesn’t seem that this deal can be used with other promotions or sales). Professional verification is required via ID.me.
Allbirds Health Care Workers - When you shop for shoes, pick out a new pair for yourself, and automatically supply a pair to someone in the health care community. This is the latest after Allbirds donated $500,000 worth of shoes, which is about 5,000 pairs, exhausting the supply of shoes the brand had devoted to this cause. Due to demand, Allbirds has pivoted to a “buy-one-give-one” model. So you can bundle a shoe purchase with a donation that will split the cost of delivering a pair of shoes to someone on the list.
Asics - Medical professionals and first responders get 60% off any full-priced product. You must first create an Asics account using your professional email.
Caliber Collision - The nation’s largest automotive collision repair provider, is offering medical workers and first responders up to $500 in deductible assistance, free rental car (via Enterprise) for those without rental coverage and vehicle pickup/delivery—whether at home or work. Learn more.
Care.com - Frontline workers get a month of free premium access to the company’s services, which include care for kids, aging parents and pets. Free for 30 days.
Cub Cadet and TaskEasy are teaming up to offer a free month of lawncare (two cuts, every other week) to nurses, doctors, paramedics, EMTs, police officers and firefighters on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The service can be reserved at cubcadet.com/heroes. TaskEasy will accept submissions through June 30.
Danform Shoes - Health care workers can use the code SUPERHERO20 for 20% off online footwear purchases.
Down Dog - All of Down Dog’s wellness, yoga and fitness apps are free for everyone through May 1, but the offer is extended an extra two months, through July 1, for health care professionals, teachers and students.
Free Hooks for Masks - Medical friends can get free hooks for masks to make them more comfortable to wear all day long. These are made of acrylic and very easy to sanitize as well as durable to last a long time. Please fill out this form to request any you may need for you and/or co-workers. “No cost to you at all. Any donations made for them will be used to purchase additional material to cut more. We have a long road ahead of us, and I appreciate each of you more than you know!”
HELM Audio has a Tag A Hero and Front Line Hero campaign running. We are giving away two pairs of HELM True Wireless 5 headphones each week until May 31 to heroes working on the front lines to fight COVID19. For those front line workers that don’t win, HELM is offering a 50% off discount through ID.me on their website.
Lovesac - Right now, all medical professionals, first responders, military personnel and teachers can get 40% off their entire order at Lovesac.com.
Medelita - Get 30 percent off scrubs with code: FRONTLINES. Medelita was founded by a PA and complies with CDC guidelines (can be washed in the hottest temperature every single day and not lose durability), and the products have a 365-day warranty.
Nike - First responders and medical professionals (including technicians and researchers) get 20% off (usually this discount is 10%) most items on Nike’s website. The discount can be used up to four times per month, and Nike uses SheerID to verify employment status.
The North Face - Health care workers in the United States get a 50% discount. This can be used for the purchase of non-sale items on thenorthface.com and at The North Face–owned retail stores in the United States. Health care workers can also get a 10% discount on non-clearance items at our outlet stores in the United States. Through December 31. Learn more.
Thrivetalk - Telehealth company Thrivetalk is offering free mental health services for essential health care workers and first responders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit thrivetalk.com/online-therapy for more information and to sign up. For those who aren’t health care workers or first responders and are seeking mental health services, Thrivetalk is currently offering sessions at discounted rates. For example, 45 minutes sessions are $45 (regularly $75), and 60 minute sessions are $60 (regularly $90).
Simple Habit - This well-reviewed meditation app is making its product free. “We’re giving away premium memberships for any individuals who are financially impacted by this pandemic. Memberships are typically $89.99/year and give access to our 150 world-class meditation teachers, therapists and coaches and 2,500 guided meditations for specific situations and moods.” Email Simple Habit at email@example.com to receive your free premium membership.
Sittercity - All those working on the front lines of the crisis are eligible for three free months of Sittercity Premium, which connects families with trusted child care. Free for three months.
Speeko - If you’re a health care or public health professional working on the frontline, public speaking app Speeko wants to offer you a free subscription to the Speeko mobile app (iOS only). This is like “a gym membership for your voice.” Get access to a library with more than 100 activities, ranging from storytelling to giving online presentations. Sign up here.
Trust & Will - We’re offering all U.S. health care professionals who work in public health settings free access to a complete Will-Based Estate Plan, for themselves and their spouses. Enter your information here to receive a code for a free individual or couple’s will valued at up to $129.
Uber - Uber Health will provide transportation for front-line health care workers, both to and from patients’ homes as well as between health care facilities. In the U.S., Uber is partnering with 1199SEIU, one of the country’s largest health care unions, to make sure their members can get to work. They’re also committing 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to first responders and health care workers in the U.S. and Canada, 100,000 in London and 25,000 in Australia and New Zealand.
Under Armour - Right now, Under Armour is recognizing those on the front lines by offering a 40% off discount for military members, first responders, health care workers and teachers. Choose the Military and First Responder Discount at checkout.
Verizon - For new or existing Verizon customers, Verizon will expand wireless unlimited pricing to nurses and teachers. Both join active-duty military, veterans and people who work as first responders who already enjoying this pricing. Wireless unlimited plans will be as low as $30/mo per line for four lines, and Fios 200Mbps internet as low as $34.99/mo. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Verizon has committed $45 million in contributions and donations to non-profits directed at serving students, health care workers, first responders and small businesses.
MassMutual: We’ll protect those, protecting us. We have created the MassMutual HealthBridge program, a free life insurance program to protect healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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