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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.
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Virtual Programs for Healthy and Happy Active Lifestyle Communities
May 06, 2020
Chances are, you joined the board at your HOA or condo because you’re extremely passionate about the community and want to improve the experience of the other residents within it. Part of adding value to residents in your community is offering classes and programs for them to participate in to get to know their neighbors and offer opportunities for them to stay happy and healthy. Read on to find some suggestions for great virtual programs for communities like yours.
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Your HOA Board and Coronavirus: 5 Questions to Discuss
Mar 23, 2020
When a disaster or unexpected crisis occurs, what is your board’s responsibility? As associations face the emerging outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to consider the decisions you’re making as a board to ensure that you are keeping your community’s best interest in mind.
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4 Ways to Keep Your Community or High-Rise Safe and Clean
Mar 17, 2020
You love your managed community or high-rise building! But obviously, living in proximity to other people can come with challenges, especially during cold and flu season. As a board member, you want to help keep your residents healthy and your community running smoothly. Read on to learn 4 ways to do that.
What Your Community Association Needs to Know About Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Plans: Keeping Calm in a Crisis
Mar 16, 2020
No board ever wants to find itself in the midst of an emergency, but they happen. Whether you face an outbreak of illness, an earthquake, a hurricane, a fire, the impact of any devastating event can be minimized by good emergency preparedness planning.
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Going Virtual: HOA & COA Web Conferencing
Feb 04, 2020
Given the unprecedented practice of "social distancing," now may be the best time to find the right video conferencing platform for your association.
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Great Service: Community Manager Responsibilities and Goals
Feb 03, 2020
The right support, the right personality and the right set of expectations from your community are critical for your community association management team to deliver exceptional results. Does yours have what it takes?
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5 Reasons Board Members Go Back to School
Jan 08, 2020
You’ve just been elected to your HOA or condo association board. Congratulations! Now you can celebrate...with some time back in the classroom.
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10 Steps on How to Plan a Successful Community Event
Oct 28, 2019
You’re planning an event for your homeowner (HOA) or community association. Congratulations! After the initial excitement comes growing panic, right? Well, not necessarily.
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Slow and Steady: 5 Surprising Benefits of Raising Dues
Sep 17, 2019
It’s that time of year again – budget season is upon us. You know the steps to creating your budget, but what drives your process?