Coronavirus (COVID-19) ResourcesLast updated 4.1.20
Associations North is here for you and committed to providing resources to help you stay informed and protected during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our greatest resource is YOU,
TOGETHER we can learn, share, and come out of this situation stronger and more prepared.
To Our Allied Members + Hospitality Community
We are here for you. We are all in this together and you are definitely in our hearts. We are thinking of you all and working to bring additional resources as part of your Associations North membership.
Additionally, Associations North staff
will be working remotely with full capacity to serve members.
Associations North Staff Direct Contact
Angela Kisskeys, Co-Director, VP of Operations + Communications | 651-358-3610 | angela[at]associationsnorth.com
Sarah Kragness, Education + Project Manager | 651-358-3613 | skragness[at]associationsnorth.com
Sarah Ruzek, Co-Director, VP of Finance + Education | 651-358-3612 | sarah[at]associationsnorth.com
Chris Villeneuve, Membership + Office Manager | 651-358-3611 | chris[at]associationsnorth.com
Here are some of Associations North priorities for the near future:
1. Marketing + Membership Summit - Thank you for your support in postponing this event. We are working diligently to bring you an engaging virtual experience on marketing and membership needs at your association, coming
2. Bringing Connection + Community to Members - One of the benefits of in-person meetings is sharing with peers. Since face-to-face interactions are not possible for the short-term, we will be creating opportunities for
you to take advantage of your Associations North membership remotely. This may include webinars, live chats and Zoom meetings for our members and volunteers. We’ll share more details as soon as they are available.
3. Re-Imagined Solutions Conference - At this time, this event has been postponed. The Re-Imagination Task Force has been hard at work to bring a new event focused on transformational education, curated connections and
engaging experiences. We will continue to share details as they develop.
Assessing Impact of Coronavirus on Associations
Associations North has participated in Association Laboratory's global study assessing the current and future impact of the coronavirus on trade and professional association finances and strategy. We will share results as soon as available.
Emergency Aid + CARES Act Resources
ASAE’s Urgent Appeal to Congress for Emergency Aid
sent an urgent appeal to Congressional leaders to again advocate
significant, emergency financial support to the association and
nonprofit communities. ASAE specifically requests $25 billion in capital
assistance for our sector, as many organizations and their missions are
WE ENCOURAGE YOU to add your organization's name by Thursday, April 2nd at 12:00 pm EST to
help ensure associations and nonprofits – as well as their employees
and constituents – are secure throughout and beyond this crisis.
Associations North has completed this and we encourage you do to the
The following resources are designed to
streamline the flood of COVID-19 information circulating and offer
guidance to help you and your association move forward in this changing
business environment. If you have any questions or would like to
share what your organization is doing, please contact us
FOR YOUR TEAM + Remote office
Many organizations have asked employees to work remotely during Coronavirus. This can be a new work style for many and pose both benefits and challenges. Here are some resources to embrace this new working environment, tips to make sure
your team is working effectively and navigating a virtual workspace.
We'd love to see your team!
Send Associations North a picture of your team working remotely, we'd love to feature you on our social
media and showcase the association community.
Member CONNECTION + communities
Check out the following options to get answers to association questions, share information with peers, or simply engage in an association conversation.
These are not for political discussions, commercial information or job/employee searches. Additionally, Associations North complies with all antitrust laws and reminds all users to guard against activity that could be construed as a violation of antitrust laws.
Sign up for one of the following community options:
Web chats + virtual conversations
Tuesday, March 24 | Working Remotely
Overnight, many of our teams are working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Join us for an informal conversation with Association North members that have embraced working from home prior to social distancing. Uncover tips and
tricks to get set up, maximize your workday, communicate with colleagues and more.
On Demand Recording | Follow-up Resource
Thursday, March 26 | Event Cancellation Considerations
Each day more associations are having to consider the future of upcoming events, whether this is canceling, postponing or rescheduling live events and conferences. Hear from three associations that have grappled with this tough decision. What deciding factors were examined, how are they proceeding and what’s next?
On Demand Recording
Tuesday, March 31 | How to go virtual while still creating an engaging experience
Associations North is partnering with other Society of Association Executives in the country to provide a virtual co-creation event on how to go virtual (while still creating an engaging experience).
Details + Register
Event + conference Resources
As many associations and meeting planners adapt to postponing, cancelling or offering a virtual conferences and events, there are necessary steps to take to ensure proper delivery to your attendees. Find resources on cancellations,
contract tips, communications plans and more.
Below are additional resources to help address general COVID-19 questions and concerns, tips and tricks for parents, activities and educational resources for children insurance, human resources, legal, as well as addressing the importance of mental
health and wellness.
Center for Disease and Prevention
World Health Organization
Events Industry Council
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Meetings Mean Business
With so much uncertainty, the feelings of anxiety, fear and even panic are real. Taking care of your mental health and wellness are very important during these uncertain times.