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9 Ways to Improve Board Communication from Within
Mar 08, 2021
Since you’ve generously offered your valuable time to serve on your HOA board, you no doubt have your community’s best interests in mind and want to put forth your best effort.
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Connecting with Your Community: Communication Best Practices
Feb 12, 2021
Effective communication fosters better relationships among board members, your residents and property management company, and keeps all parties well informed. Here are the 4 components of a successful communication plan that create effective outreach to all members of your community.
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Property Management Transitions: Smooth Staff Changes
Dec 15, 2020
Sooner or later, most community associations face staff changes. If your community has a great manager, you probably want them to stay forever. But how realistic is that?
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Maintenance and Repairs vs. Capital Improvements – What’s the Difference?
Oct 12, 2020
Maintaining your buildings’ assets is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The common areas require a broad range of routine maintenance and repairs to keep them looking good and operating smoothly.
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Coronavirus HOA Communications Strategies to Residents
Jul 15, 2020
Developing a comprehensive HOA communications strategy during this pandemic will help your board members and management team inform the community in a timely manner.
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Keeping Your Budget Healthy in the Age of COVID-19
Jul 05, 2020
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Socially Distant Celebration During COVID-19
Jun 24, 2020
Learn how community members are making a difference in their communities with socially distant celebrations during COVID-19 spring holidays.
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COVID-19: Making Virtual Connections in Crisis
May 27, 2020
Learn how associates, residents and board members are making a difference in their communities with interactive online activities, during COVID-19.
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“Be Genuinely Helpful”: Giving Back to Our Communities
May 20, 2020
Learn how associates and residents are making a difference in their communities, providing grocery delivery and food delivery, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Updating Your Community Emergency Preparedness Plan for Pandemics
May 19, 2020
In the past, when planning for emergencies, a global pandemic was likely not on your list. While most board members did not anticipate a pandemic as something that needed a plan before COVID-19, it's now clear that communities need to develop a plan to address this and any future pandemics. Read on to learn how to build a community emergency preparedness plan with a possible resurgence of coronavirus and other potential pandemics in mind.
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Making a Difference One Face Mask at a Time
May 14, 2020
Learn how associates, residents and board members are making a difference in their communities, one face mask at a time, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Keeping HOA and Condo Common Areas Clean During the Coronavirus Pandemic
May 08, 2020
During these unprecedented times, residents are spending the majority of their time at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves and their loved ones from infection. One of their primary contact points with the outside world is in your HOA or condo common areas, where they can be at risk of contact with lingering coronavirus or even spread existing virus to other areas of the property. Read on for a comprehensive list of places to clean and how to clean them.