Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated May 14, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation progresses—certainly making for unsettling times—we learn more each day which allows us to establish a plan for moving forward.

Like you, we’re following advice and guidelines from our partners at ASAE, the CDC, and the CA governor’s office surrounding precautionary measures. The health and wellbeing of our staff, attendees, and community comes first, which is why, as of March 16, 2020, we decided to postpone all upcoming in-person events until further notice. The ELEVATE Annual Conference will be rescheduled. The CalSAE staff is also working remotely with full capabilities to serve our members. Please refer to our staff webpage for direct contact information. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming virtual experiences including Couch Chats, webinars, Virtual Summits, Learning Labs. More details regarding Seasonal Spectacular and ELEVATE Annual Conference will be available in the coming months. Please stay tuned.

Our top priorities for the near future are to support you in staying connected and provide practical resources. Now is the time for us—as leaders of hundreds of industries and professions throughout California—to provide steady, thoughtful, and hopeful guidance. If you have any questions or would like to share what your organization is doing, please contact us at



Associations must act now! We've partnered with ASAE to ensure associations are fully included in relief measures regarding COVID-19. 501(c)(6) organizations were left out of key provisions of the CARES Act. We are now focused to ensure trade and professional associations are included in the new phase four relief package under consideration in Congress.

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Association Impact

Here's a snapshot that shows the impact COVID-19 is projected to have on associations throughout the state and nationally. Data presented were taken from a CalSAE member survey conducted in March 2020 and through a partnership with Association Laboratory.

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Webinar Recordings

Legal Governance Challenges for Associations During a Pandemic May 13 (ASA)
Featuring real-time, practical advice and guidance, best practices, and suggestions for avoiding pitfalls presented by Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq.

Recording & Resources

CARES Act Resources for Associations & Legal Strategies for Association Meetings April 23 (GSAE)
Webinar featuring one of the nation’s leading association attorneys, accomplished author, lecturer, and commentator on association legal matters, Jeff Tenenbaum, Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC.


Adding Member Value in the Time of COVID-19 April 6 (ASA)
Featuring stories from 15 different associations across the US and how they have responded to the current crisis.

Recording & Resources

Navigating the Effects of COVID-19: Your HR, Legal & Finance Questions Answered March 26 (CalSAE)
A panel discussion including an attorney, CPA, bank SVP, and HR expert.

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Couch Chats

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for many industries, and associations have not been immune. Couch Chats are facilitator-led Zoom conversations designed to allow you to connect with your peers virtually to discuss the changing business environment. If you have questions or would like to share practices that have worked well for you and your organization, please join us. Registration is complimentary. Discussion topics and target audiences for each chat may vary.

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MyCalSAE Discussions

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