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The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is evolving daily and impacting trade associations and nonprofits across the United States. We are trying our best to stay current with what’s happening in Washington D.C., paying close attention to what’s being done and offered for nonprofits, especially trade associations.

What Every Association Should be Doing Today

In addition to maintaining social distancing and following the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, associations should be actively communicating with members, boards, employees, volunteers, and vendors about the specific impact COVID-19 is having on the association.

In many cases, these communications will likely revolve around the status of scheduled events, seminars, and conferences. Transparency is of utmost importance as those affiliated with your association will be looking for answers. Because this pandemic is affecting the global population and has, unfortunately, hit everyone here in the U.S. pretty hard, people understand the need for scaling back and rescheduling events. Decide how your association will address frequently asked questions in advance and offer members resources and guidance wherever and whenever possible.

COVID-19 Resources for Associations

The following list of resources was taken from the National Council of Nonprofits.

Funding

Federal

 

Technology Tools for Remote Work and Events

Stansfeld, LLC Is Here to Help

During this time of uncertainty, Stansfeld is here to help. If your association is struggling to weather this storm, contact us today for a free 30-minute strategy session. Whether you’re trying to understand which funding program would best fit your organization, or you’re struggling with messaging to your membership base, we can help. Don’t let the days and weeks continue to go by without a plan. Let us help guide you through these uncertain times and help minimize the negative impact COVID-19 is placing on associations across the country.