March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the novel coronavirus is a pandemic. Disrupting the global supply chain and causing the cancelation of events and meetings, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting associations and their members.

Yesterday, at my Visionary Leadership Academy, senior executives representing 17 associations, a global association management firm and I put together a checklist to help guide associations in their response to the coronavirus. This checklist is not intended to replace legal advice. Suggestions for additions to the checklist are welcome. If you have an idea or have an interest in exploring help in crafting your coronavirus response email me at

Download the COVID-19 Checklist for Associations here.