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Why is Clear Vision Step 1 to Community Engagement?

Posted on Tuesday July 17, 2018

What do you want your community to be? You need to know to be able to best engage your residents. Learn why vision and engagement go together.

How to Host an Annual Meeting Your Homeowners Will WANT to Attend

Posted on Thursday July 12, 2018

Annual meetings don't have to be boring! Learn how your community association board can entice your homeowners into attending with easy tips.

Why Millennials Matter to the Future of Your Association

Posted on Sunday July 01, 2018

Millennials are the fastest growing group of home buyers in the US. Learn why you need to get this important demographic involved in your association today.

5 Ways Your Board Can Improve Communications

Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2018

How well your board communicates has a tremendous impact on your community association. Great communication can lead to better relationships with residents – both homeowners and renters – and helps build a stronger sense of community.

Is Your Board as Effective and Healthy as It Can Be?

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018

Whether you are a board member who wants to ensure your board is doing everything it can to succeed or a resident who wants to get involved in the governing of your community, we have identified the best practices that can help you get the answers you need.

How to Be an Effective Association Board Secretary

Posted on Monday June 11, 2018

Every board of directors, whether for a Fortune 500 company or your community association, needs a great secretary. The secretary is responsible for maintaining those records accurately, including meeting minutes, bylaws and membership records.

Board Meeting Basics for HOA Board Members

Posted on Tuesday June 05, 2018

Regardless of how you feel about them, board meetings are more than just something your community association chooses to do. They are something your community association must do. Board meetings are crucial to the governance of your community association. If they aren’t run effectively, chances are your association won’t function well either.

Make Sure You Have These Five People at Your Board Meetings

Posted on Friday June 01, 2018

It takes a lot to build a great community: you need committed residents, a dedicated board of directors and a clear understanding of everybody’s roles and responsibilities. This understanding will make the board more effective and cohesive, leading to a more enjoyable community with greater resident satisfaction.

Community Management 101: Top Tips for Board Members

Posted on Thursday May 24, 2018

Whether you’re a new or current board member, you can avoid major issues and make your term more fruitful, rewarding and, above all, effective by following these 9 tips for board members.

Eight Roles You’ll Master as Community Association President

Posted on Tuesday May 15, 2018

Serving as a homeowner or community association board president is an honor, a privilege and an experience that many across North America take great satisfaction in. But before you make the leap from resident to board member, it’s key to understand exactly what you’ll be getting yourself into, and we can help. The good news is, the variety of tasks and skills that the position entails certainly keeps the job interesting!

 

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