Websites that Helped Us Navigate COVID-19

Lots and lots and lots of links, pdfs, and videos to read (and no time to do it).

We have started to list all the resources we have found helpful in one way or another responding to this crisis. As it affects client families, board members, staff, fundraising, corporate partnerships and donors its a wide range of topics to monitor.

If you see one you think we should add – please email me and we will add.

COVID-19 and People

  1. Is It Ethically OK to Order Delivery During a Pandemic- – WIRED
  2.  How to maintain employee engagement and productivity during COVID-19 – MaRS Startup Toolkit
  3. We need to urgently consider equity in our coronavirus response
  4. The Coronavirus – Pandemic, Quarantine & Workplace Issues – Minken Employment Lawyers
  5. Managing COVID-19 in the workplace – Miller Thomson LLP
  6. 7 key questions for employers dealing with COVID-19 – Canadian HR Reporter
  7. People practices and operations during COVID-19- Useful resources list
  8. More coming

COVID-19 and Philanthropy

  1. Fundraising Amidst a Global Pandemic – NonProfit PRO
  2. Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak- Resources to Help Nonprofits – The Chronicle of Philanth
  3.  Fundraising During the Corona Outbreak- Answers to 5 Pressing Questions – The Chronicle of Phila
  4.  4 Ways to Engage Major Donors During the Covid-19 Crisis – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  5. The Coronavirus Concern- What Nonprofits Need To Know – DonorDrive
  6. AMAZING Summary COVID-19- Resources for Canadian Fundraisers (Imagine Canada) – Google Docs
  7. Free Grant Connect for Canadian Charities – GC Community Edition COVID19 – Imagine Canada
  8. COVID-19, Income Inequality and the Call for Philanthropy
  9. More coming


  1. COVID-19 and the charitable sector
  2.  6 Steps for Grant Makers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover From Coronavirus Spread
  3. COVID-19⁠—Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do
  4. The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Prove Why Donor-Advised Funds Serve Society Well
  5. Nonprofits on the front lines of COVID-19


COVID-19 and Furniture Bank Operations

  1. How Long Can The Coronavirus Live On Surfaces- – Shots – Health News – NPR
    Or make a bleach-based spray yourself. You can make a DIY cleaning spray by mixing 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water, according to the CDC.”


COVID-19 and Communications

  1. Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis
  2. COVID-19- Charity leadership faced with hard decisions in the face of an unprecedented pandemic
  3. More coming

Remote Working Tools & Tech

  1.  How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind – WIRED
  2. Great Summary Your coronavirus emergency kit- How to work from home effectively – Coronavirus pandemic News –
  3. More coming


COVID-19 General Fact Checking of the Crisis

  1.   COVID-19 in Canada –
  2.  COVID-19 Canada
  3. Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” – Washington
  4. More coming


Best Visualizes for understanding COVID-19

(For all visual learners who do not have time to read every word)

GIF displaying the impact of social action to stop the spread of COVID


GIF illustrating how our approach to COVID will maintain or break healthcare system capacity

More to explore:

Volunteer Profile – Lena B

Client services volunteer Lena shares how she discovered Furniture Bank – and why she continues giving back to the community. “Hi, my

IKEA Event 23 24 April

IKEA’s Together for Earth Month

Creating Circular Economy The relationship between IKEA and Furniture Bank started with a meeting between Melissa Barbosa (IKEA) and charity partner Annalee