TANGO Founder's Forum - April 2020
How TANGO is Helping our Members
Managing Principal, The Schuster Group
President & Founder, TANGO
I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.
These are challenging times, we are all fighting an invisible enemy with much uncertainty about what the future holds. As helpless as we sometimes feel, we at TANGO have been doing our best to mobilize resources to help nonprofits through this crisis.
We have spoken to our Partners and they are all working, albeit remotely. Their commitment to serving the sector through their business endeavors hasn’t changed. If this crisis has put financial pressures on your organization I encourage you to speak with us and our Partners.
TANGO has created scale by aggregated 160,000 people that work in the sector, this enables us to create programs and resources that represent true value in the marketplace. We all genuinely believe in the philosophy of “doing well by doing good”. If there ever was a time for us to do some “good” it’s now! We stand ready to help anyway we can.
Here is a list of how you can look to us for support:
New TANGO Prescription Drug Discount Card:
We have a free program for all nonprofits to help their employees and friends save up to 75% on their prescriptions. The COVID-19 crisis has brought unexpected financial pressure to many. This card will bring significant savings to all that use it. If you would like a free supply of cards for your employees, friends and stakeholders please let us know. Click here to learn more.
PPE Preferred Ordering:
TANGO has partnered with The Kennedy Center in Seymour, CT to get the word out on an aggregated purchasing program for high quality PPE. We would like to recognize Rick Sebastian, CEO of the Kennedy Center for spearheading this program to help nonprofits access this needed equipment. To learn more click here. TANGO’s Founder, The Schuster Group will also be purchasing some equipment to donate to nonprofits in need.
COVID-19 Resource Center:
There is so much information out there it can be mind boggling. We have aggregated credible information on legal, hr and regulatory topics for our members to access. We thank our many Partner’s for their help in creating this comprehensive resource. To access click here.
Weekly Webinar Series:
One of TANGO’s missions is to provide ongoing business oriented education. This commitment has been accelerated as we all work through this crisis. Please join us each week for a topical conversation with our experts. This coming week we will be highlighting The Schuster Group team as they present “COVID-19 Insights for Retirement Plan Sponsors Webinar” please join is on 4/16 @ 2:00. To see our upcoming calender click here.
Giving Back To Those On The Front Line:
As we all know, our healthcare workers are at the forefront of this health crises and are working around the clock assisting those in need. We thought it would be nice to put together a very simple program where our Members, Partners and Families can send in letters of thanks to our Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare staff. Sometimes a simple note of thanks, (showing that you care) can be a strong form of support. For those of you who have kids, this would be a nice project for them while they’re at home and out of the classroom to draw a picture with a note to send in. This request is not time consuming and once again it can be very impactful, so please consider taking a moment out of your day or night to contribute.
Please send your letters to 135 South Road – Farmington, CT by 4/20 and the letters will then be distributed to our local healthcare workers. Please see full details here.
Thank you and stay well,
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