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The Best Deals and Resources for Organizations Dealing with Covid-19

Simon Vreeswijk

Senior Digital Marketer - 23 Mar, 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times amidst a global health crisis, changing the way we live, interact, and work. Its effects are felt around the world, but some are hit harder than others. That’s why companies big and small are stepping up to help out.  

Over the past few days, we’ve been hard at work curating a collection of free resources and deals across all of our app partners to help your business or organization deal with Covid-19. Whether you're a nonprofit or healthcare organization on the frontlines, an educator adapting your curriculum to online, or a small business facing some tough times, here is a list of resources and apps that will help see you through.

For our part, Shift offers a standing 15% discount for nonprofits and educators that may be especially helpful to organizations at this time.

Airtable

Airtable is a cloud collaboration service. Pro plans are currently free for any non-political humanitarian groups working on COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Audible

Audible has the world's largest selection of audiobooks and audio entertainment. While school is on pause, kids listen free.

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Asana

Asana is an application that helps teams organize, track, and manage their work. Asana Business is free for 1-year for nonprofit organizations on the front lines of research & testing of COVID-19.

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BlueJeans

BlueJeans is a cloud video conferencing app. It is currently free for all first responders and NGO's.

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Box

Box is a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. The Business edition of Box is now free for 90-days.

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Calendly

Calendly provides online appointment scheduling software. Right now all videoconferencing integrations are free and the Premium version is free for teams working on COVID-19.

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Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform for creating social media graphics, presentations and posters. They have built coronavirus print & social media resources to help stop the spread.

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Confluence

Confluence is a collaboration software program. Right now teams under 10 can get started with Confluence for free.

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DialPad

Dialpad is a cloud-based business phone system. DialPaid Talk Pro is currently free for 2-months and includes UberConference.

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Discord

Discord is a modern voice & text chat app. The Discord Go Live limit has been increased from 10 users at a time to 50.

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Dropbox

Dropbox is a file hosting service. Dropbox Business is now free for 6-months for nonprofites and NGO's working on COVID-19.

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Evernote

Evernote is an app for note taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. They have put together a free resource titled "Making the Most of Working From Home".

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Facebook

Facebook is a social media and technology company. They have built a business resource hub for managing through and building resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a videoconferencing tool. Right now all G-Suite and G-Suite for Education users can get access to advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities.

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Headspace

Headspace is a guided meditation app. They are offering a collection of free meditations called Weathering the Storm.

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Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service. They have created a "Stay Home" sticker to spread awareness about social distancing.

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Jira

Jira is an issue tracking product that allows bug tracking and agile project management. Right now, teams under 10 are free.

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social network. They have built content and insights to provide information, best practices and resources on working through these changes.

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Loom

Loom allows you to record your screen, voice, and face to create an instantly shareable video. There is now no limit on videos for their free plan, the trial has been extended to 30-days and Loom Pro is free for students and teachers.

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MailChimp

Mailchimp is a marketing automation platform and an email marketing service. Currently MailChimp is free for governments, schools, healthcare providers and nonprofits.

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Messenger

Messenger is a messaging app and platform developed by Facebook. They are providing government health organizations with free services to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that combines chat, video meetings, file storage, and app integration. There is currently no user limit on the free version.

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Office 365

Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft. The Basic version is currently being offered for free for 6-months to organizations.

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Shopify

Shopify a proprietary e-commerce platform. They are currently offering an extended 90-day trial.

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Slack

Slack is an instant messaging platform. Free upgrades for organizations working on research, response, mitigation and media and scientific publications. The 250-user cap on Standard Plan has been removed for nonprofits for 3-months.

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Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is an online community for developers to learn and share​ ​their programming ​knowledge. Their Basic tier is free until June for unlimited users.

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Trello

Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application. Trello is currently offering Business Class for free to educators at K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

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Twitter

Twitter is a social networking service. In order to combat the spread of misinformation, they have created a news feed for the hashtag #covid19 that includes tweets from verified health professional accounts.

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WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging and VOIP service. WhatsApp has built an informative coronavirus information hub.

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Wrike

Wrike is a project management application. Right now, the Professional tier is free for 6-months.

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Zoom

Zoom is a remote conferencing services company. They have removed the 40-minute limit on Basic accounts for students and teachers at K-12 schools.

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We hope that some of these deals and resources will provide some relief to organizations in need. We will update this list over the coming weeks as new aids become available. If you come across any that aren’t currently on the list, reach out to us on our social media and we will add them to the list.