Free Remote Software for Nonprofits During COVID-19

With most of us working from home, we’re relying on new ways to communicate, connect, and manage our work. Looking for applications beyond Zoom? Here are some software programs developed to help organizations remain efficient while operating remotely. These resources are currently available for free and will remains so throughout the anticipated duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, making them options for nonprofits. An important note - this list does NOT imply an endorsement by Four Rivers, but we wanted to be sure you were aware of these products should they meet...

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Continue Virtual Exploring with YouTube

In a previous blog post we introduced you to some Virtual Tours of Annapolis and Anne Arundel Heritage Sites. But there’s always more to experience! What better way to further virtually explore our local heritage sites than through YouTube. We collected a list of sites with official YouTube channels below, so you can keep exploring the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Click the site's name to access their YouTube channel, even ours! Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park The maritime heritage exhibits, environmental education programs, and engaging community events held at the McNasby Campus...

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COVID-19 Webinars for Nonprofits

These are unprecedented times. Nonprofits - dependent on membership, donations, and government grants - can be particularly vulnerable during periods of social and economic hardship, even as our missions remain as important as ever. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is fairly recent, a wealth of guidance and resources has been developed for the nonprofit community. Below are a variety of free recorded webinars shared by organizations around the country. Click the title to access each webinar.  Explore some of these ideas as you work to create new strategies for your...

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Mar 27 2020

Take a Small Survey, Make a Big Impact

Looking for a quick way to make a difference? Below, find four surveys for different audiences that are intended to utilize collected information to find the best way to support arts nonprofits, heritage sites, small businesses, and others during and after this pandemic. Take a moment to check the details, fill out a survey, and help guide our community’s crisis response. Maryland Heritage Areas Program COVID-19 Impacts on Maryland's Cultural Heritage Organizations The Maryland Heritage Areas Program and MHT are seeking information about the economic and human impacts of the current health crisis – the...

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History Podcasts to Keep You Informed and Entertained

What's a heritage buff to do when lectures are cancelled and museums are closed? There’s always something new to learn and explore! Podcasts can bring interesting and informative stories to you wherever you are. Here are some history and heritage-related podcasts certain to keep you entertained. Click on the title of each podcast to learn more. Preservation Maryland’s PreserveCast Since launching in 2017, PreserveCast is the most popular historic preservation podcast with a growing group of listeners. Each Monday, your host Nick Redding interviews industry leaders in preservation with an interesting story...

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Explore “African-American Voices, Memories and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail”

This was a project that was executed when our name was "Four Rivers Heritage Area." Anne Arundel County’s Office of Planning and Zoning and the Lost Towns Project developed a “virtual trail” exploring our area’s African American history and heritage in 2019. This resource is entitled, “African-American Voices, Memories and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail.” The online “trail” highlights nearly 200 historic sites about African American life within the geographic area of our original heritage area boundaries. The project was created by local and professional historians, genealogists, and citizens. Funding...

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Try This At Home! We’ve got a “Conversation-Starter” Sheet for Family Time! — “Generation to Generation Activity Sheet”

A few years back (for Maryland Day), Four Rivers developed a "Generation to Generation" activity sheet for families and multi-generational groups to use as a conversation starter, and we think you'll enjoy this "low-tech" activity! We are resharing this as a download, hoping it may come in handy for social-distancing family time! The two-sided sheet has questions for the kids to ask the older folks on the front, and questions for the older folks to ask the kids in turn -- try it and as the conversation flows, add your own! Download the...

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Donated Books on Non-Profit Marketing Offered to Partners

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4=""][/video] Great news! A box full of marketing-related books for nonprofits has recently been donated to Four Rivers, and these are available for FREE to any of our partners on a first-come, first-served basis! The video below highlights the book covers. Please call our office if you would like one -- or several -- of these excellent reads! We can be reached at 410-222-1805 or send an e-mail to [email protected], thanks!...

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