Are you really willing to stand out from the crowd?

Have you ever thought to yourself, Now, these are my people?  Do you remember the warm and fuzzy feeling that came from being seen, understood, and connected? Now think about what made you similar to those people and what made you different.  I’m willing to bet that even if your life experiences were very different,…

Freelancers Hub is closing its physical space

The past few months have been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, including the Freelancers Union and its partners. The global crisis has forced us all to make some tough decisions. Today, the decision was made to permanently close the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, home to Freelancers Hub. We’re proud of all…

A one-day initiative is offering free headshots for job seekers

On Wednesday, July 22, more than 200 professional photographers will be taking free headshots for people around the country who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative will create 10,000 headshots in every state in the country, providing a crucial service to those in the job market who use…

Help us understand the face of Freelancers Union today

Today, Freelancers Union is launching an ambitious new study with researchers at Old Dominion University and the University of Minnesota, all about YOU. Over the past 10 years, the freelance workforce has grown steadily, with more young people choosing freelance work over traditional employment in 2019. In just the three months of my tenure as…

Marketing yourself mindfully during a recession

As a business coach for creative entrepreneurs and freelancers, two of the biggest challenges creatives tell me they struggle with are marketing and sales. So, when the coronavirus hit us like a bolt from the blue this March, and as unrest across the country continues to magnify the deep wounds of oppression and injustice, I…

A not-at-all-comprehensive list of resources for Black freelancers

This is a community-supported document. If there are other organizations you’d like to see featured here, please email a short description of their work to community@freelancersunion.org. Get Support Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Small Business Relief Grants This coronavirus relief program is specifically targeted to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access…

How freelance writers are stepping up for each other

When I left my full-time media job in November and went freelance, I was excited about the possibilities of writing what I wanted, when I wanted, for who I wanted. After all, I watched so many people go through media layoffs only to secure dream gigs and book proposals shortly after. And while it could…

Postmates x Frontline Foods

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the privilege of working with Feed Hero Nurses and World Central Kitchen to deliver meals to healthcare workers and those in need. Today, we’ve added Frontline Foods to the list of amazing partners. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that provides food from local restaurants to frontline workers…

Postmates + GivingTuesday

Postmates has always been uniquely positioned to help move food to people who need it. In 2019 we scaled the power of our product through our Civic Labs program, FoodFight! The program helps rescue excess food from Postmates partner restaurants and deliver it immediately to local shelters in over 600 cities across the United States,…

LA Dodgers + Postmates FoodFight! Relief Effort

We are proud to continue to partner with the LA Dodgers on Postmates Live and beyond. We recently joined together with The Dodgers, Dodgers Foundation, iHeartMedia and Mastercard to support a fan-favorite local restaurant, Giamela’s, and with our program FoodFight! are helping to feed those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The baseball season may…

Expanding Project DASH to serve vulnerable communities in the face of COVID-19

By Sueli Shaw and Bunge Okeyo, Social Impact Launched in 2018, our flagship social impact program Project DASH uses the DoorDash logistics platform to tackle challenges like hunger and food waste. Over our first two years, in partnership with food recovery organizations, we’ve powered the delivery of over two million pounds of food to hunger relief…

Join the Freelance Mutual Aid Circle

This article is reproduced with the permission of our partner, Trupo. The pandemic has left many of us feeling isolated, right when we need a sense of community the most. It can be hard to feel connected to other people at the moment, to know where to go if you need financial aid or want…

Delivering Support to Those Who Need it the Most

Postmates is dedicated to supporting organizations that are helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Through our dedicated team called Civic Labs, we’ve been working on several initiatives, and today we’re proud to highlight some of their great efforts. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the latest efforts we are working on. You can help…