Pandemic Resources for Nonprofits

As we continue to practice physical distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, many organizations are transitioning to remote work, cancelling or postponing events, wondering how to remain inclusive and equitable, and dealing with new anxiety and stress. Groups are also looking for guidance and support regarding water shutoffs, water treatment, and other topics relevant to their work protecting and advocating for our nation’s waters. On this page you’ll find resources on these topics that are top of mind for the network during this time.

The majority of River Network staff work remotely year-round from home offices around the country. Our team is deeply familiar with leading virtual meetings and facilitating connection among remote groups. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions pertaining to remote work. We are here to help!

Have a resource you’d like to share with the network? Let us know and we’ll include it here!

Table of Contents

General Advice & Resource Libraries

Stress & Anxiety

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice

For Extroverts!

Supporting Your Community & Organizing

Working Remotely

River Network Staff Tips and Productivity App Recommendations:

  • Get up and get ready in the morning. This doesn’t have to mean “office ready” unless you’re doing video calls, but getting out of PJs can help productivity.
  • Have a dedicated work area – that is NOT your kitchen table or counter!
  • Try to keep to your normal eating habits.
  • Schedule time blocks on your calendar for uninterrupted time to complete specific tasks or projects.
  • Todoist (app), for tracking work flow and projects.
  • FitOn, (app) for short movement breaks throughout the day. Or, set an alarm for every 50 minutes to remind yourself to get up from the desk and move.
  • Loop – Habit Tracker (app), to help set healthy work at home goals.

Virtual Trainings & Meetings

Water Shut-Offs & Policy

Join River Network’s Drinking Water and COVID-19 peer cohort.

Water Safety & Flooding

Events & Fundraising




Paycheck Protection Program & Other Stimulus Programs

Other key points of the PPP include:

  • Interest rates may vary between lending institutions but are capped at $4 million; first 6 months of payments are automatically deferred.
  • If your organization is able to maintain employment of existing staff for the 8 weeks after the approval of your loan, or if you are able to rehire your employees by June 30, 2020, your loan may be fully or partially forgiven, turning it into a grant.
  • No collateral or personal guarantee required.
  • This program does not apply to 501(c)(4) organizations or Chambers of Commerce.


To download this page as a PDF, click the Resource File link below. Last updated June 12, 2020.

Resource Materials