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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Last 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, our community. TOGETHER we can learn, share, and come out of this situation stronger and more prepared.


We are proactively monitoring COVID-19 and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and the Minnesota Department of Health. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page.  All Associations North in-person events in March and April will be postponed, rescheduled or moved to virtual events and Meetup Groups will be cancelled or held virtually. Check the calendar of events for updated details. We will continue to monitor conditions and make updates as necessary.


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]
Sarah Kragness, Education + Project Manager | 651-358-3613 | skragness[at]
Sarah Ruzek, Co-Director, VP of Finance + Education | 651-358-3612 | sarah[at]
Chris Villeneuve, Membership + Office Manager | 651-358-3611 | chris[at]



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 in April.

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
ASAE 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 in jeopardy.


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 same.


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.

Additional Resources

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.