You’re likely navigating a whole new set of challenges these days. And more than ever, the quality of your online communications and connections can make all the difference. We hope in a small way, providing the following resources, stories, and community efforts will help you navigate the challenges and changes we’re facing.
We’ll keep this space updated as the situation unfolds and as we continue to work on initiatives aimed at helping you create strong online communities.
From templates to empower your essential communications to resources and tips for getting online, we’re creating new learning materials aimed at supporting your critical business efforts, staying connected, and mobilizing your online communities.
Get Back to Business
Find templates to help you communicate your new operating model and get people back in the door.
How to Go Contactless with Your Business
Everything you need to implement touchless business practices, from digital menus to contactless payment options.
As a bonus, Adobe customers, now have exclusive access to a 30% off Square Reader for contactless and chip offer. Use code ADOBE30 at checkout. Terms apply. For additional resources from Square, visit Square’s Resource Hub.
Staying Safe and Connected During Coronavirus
Find templates for sharing critical, factual information, keeping your business running, and connecting with others online.
Resources for Moving Your Programs Online
Learn how one small martial arts studio moved their entire class schedule online in a matter of days, and how you can too! Plus, distance learning guides for educators.
How to Form a Community Volunteer Group
Learn how one organizer mobilized her neighborhood to safely care for its at-risk community, and get the templates to start your own local volunteer group.
Job Searching Support
Looking for a job is never easy. Here are expert tips on crafting the best resume, writing an effective LinkedIn headline, and how to create a LinkedIn cover photo that creatively showcases your skills could help give you the edge.
8 Brilliant Ways to Make Money from Home
Entrepreneur coach Ryan Robinson covers eight profitable projects and jobs you can start from home.
Six months free — Microsoft 365 Business Basic
We are providing access to Microsoft 365 Business Basic for six months free with a new annual subscription. Chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place with Microsoft Teams, and get access to 1TB of cloud storage (per user) and web versions of Microsoft Office apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. New users can sign up here!
Watch this space for an updated list of offerings and resources. Have a suggestion? Need something specific? Please provide feedback here.
Opportunities to Learn and Have Fun
There’s no way around it. This situation is, at best, destabilizing. And at worst, catastrophic for many worldwide. While we each do our part to help frontline workers and protect at-risk populations by practicing social distancing, we’ve rounded up activities and projects to help you stay creative and connected during these stressful times.
30 Creative Things to Do While Physical Distancing
Creative, soul-soothing things to do whether you’re sheltering in place alone or with your family.
Sharpen Your Design Skills with Nicte Cuevas’s IGTV Tutorial Series
Spark ambassador, small business owner, and design coach has created over 100 Adobe Spark tutorials
Join Spark’s Creative Fitness Challenge
Let Adobe Spark product manager and branding coach Veronica Belmont help you whip your marketing shape. In this series, get 10 tutorial videos and accompanying prompts that will help you build a strong brand online.
@AdobeSpark on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
We’re amping up our social media presence. Connect with us on any of these platforms by tagging us or using the hashtag #AdobeSpark. We love to re-share great content to spread creativity.
Introducing Spark Live!
We’re hosting virtual chats and activities with Spark ambassadors, Adobe product leaders, and other interesting folks via live streams on @adobespark’s Instagram Live at 11am PST on Tuesdays. Check out our current schedule:
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Hello September! 🍂 We’ve got a brand-new line-up of experts & thought leaders to help you start the Fall season strong. Whether you’re sprucing up your marketing strategy or trying something new in the virtual classroom, tune in Tuesdays at 11am PT/2pm ET right here @adobespark all month long for tips to take your goals to the next level. ✨🚀 Spark Lives in September Featuring: @tanyaavrith @msclaragalan @kaewhitaker @martinhoangdesigns @ayinde @macandyease
Have an idea for a live stream? Want to host one? Send us an email at AdobeSparkLive@gmail.com.
More Relief Efforts from Adobe
Spark is proud to be part of the Adobe family, which is dedicated to partnering with other companies and organizations to provide emergency response support. Adobe recently announced a $3 million commitment to trusted organizations that are providing vital assistance to our neighbors – locally and globally. Read more about these donations.
In addition, Adobe is immediately implementing a number of customer-friendly programs intended to provide continued access to vital business tools, including helping educators facilitate distance learning through greater access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps and free distance learning resources.
Thank you for being a part of the Spark community. Your creativity inspires us daily.
The Adobe Spark team