The following resources are designed to streamline the flood of information circulating and to help you and your association move forward in this changing business environment.
ASAE’s COVID-19 advocacy work
World Health Organization
CDC: Mass Gatherings/Large Community Events
Washington Governor: Resource List for Washington State Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Coronavirus
ASAE: COVID-19 Update
CDC: Guidance for Employers
WA State Departmernt of Commerce: COVID-19: Insurance for businesses and events
The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus. For latest information, resources, and guidance related to COVID-19, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website.
The good news is that we've heard from our members that some properties are gracioiusly offering no penalties to re-schedule a meeting later in the calendar year. We are thankful for the WSAE listserve which is helping our members share information - as we are all going through this as a community.
CARES Act Loans for Small Nonprofits
ASAE's Issue Roundup: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Here's the latest
Below are some resources from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation put out yesterday and which they encouraged me to circulate broadly. While the resources are helpful as a starting point for 501(c)(3) organizations, they are not designed to focus on 501(c)(6) and (c)(4) organizations and the CARES Act:
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Making a Difference When it Matters Most
WSAE, Free workshop/webinar - Thursday at 10:00 a.m., March 26, 2020
Moving online: How to transition your live event to an engaging virtual experience
Events Industry Council, Free for the first 1,000 attendees - Tuesday March 31, 2020
10 Best Practices for Communicating About Association Events During COVID-19
Don Neil 360 LiveMedia
CORONAVIRUS: Finding Resilience and Hope, Learn how to get work done when it matters most
Dan Diamond, Nogginstorm
Free Resources to Help Navigate States' Responses to the CoronaVirus - 3/20/202
Permission to Play: Digital Experimentation - March 20, 2020
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF: Now is the moment to shift into a mode of how we can create connections and community in the digital space when we are isolated at home.
Toolkit Tuesday - March 17, 2020
Lynn Edwards shares lessons learned while adapting an 800-person live conference to a virtual platform (in just under one week) in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Practical Tips for Using Zoom - Your Nerdy Best Friend
Shop Amazon for your microphone, light, stand and green screen
ASAE-Endorsed Showstoppers® Event Cancellation Insurance helps provide protection for the loss of revenue or the commitment of expenses due to cancellation, abandonment, curtailment, or postponement of an event. Please note that if you are seeking event cancellation coverage pertaining to Coronavirus COVID-19, this is not available as it is deemed a pre-existing condition and it is specifically excluded from all event cancellation policies.
Event Cancellation/Rebooking Sample Checklist
Before making a go/no-go decision for your meetings and events, Aaron Wolowiec from Event Garde recommends these steps: