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Too Many Packages? How Your High-Rise Can Manage the Holiday Rush

Posted on Thursday November 02, 2017

The holidays are almost here!  Online shopping has become a common way to find the perfect gift while saving time and money, and avoiding having to fight the crowds at the mall, all from the comfort of your couch. The biggest concern people have with online shopping is, of course, wondering, “Will it get there on time? Will it get there safely?”

How Can Our Association Board Avoid Common Mistakes?

Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

It takes dedication and commitment to your community to want to run for the board of your association. You want to help your community grow and thrive. Even the best-intentioned board members can make mistakes. Being forewarned is being forearmed. The mistakes that board members make the most often are ones that can be addressed quickly, or even avoided completely! Read on for some of the most common pitfalls and how to handle them. 

How Can We Establish Board Member Succession in Our Community?

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017

A critical part of a successful corporate strategy is to plan for the future and think about succession: Who will lead down the road? Who has the ability and willingness to step up when the time comes? To make sure a solid plan for succession is established, team members who have the potential to lead are identified and then groomed for future, higher-level positions. 

The Best Association Board Treasurers Have These Qualities

Posted on Thursday September 07, 2017

Your community association board members have a lot of responsibilities and serve many leadership functions. One of the most important responsibilities the board has is to maintain the financial health and stability of the association, and that falls largely on the board treasurer. Although the entire board makes decisions about budgeting, investments and other money matters, it often falls on the treasurer to analyze and understand financial statements, and explain them to the rest of the board. 

How to Be an Effective Association Board Secretary

Posted on Friday September 01, 2017

Every board of directors, whether for a Fortune 500 company or your community association, needs a great secretary. Boards are required, by law and by governing documents, to maintain certain records for the sake of transparency. The secretary is responsible for maintaining those records accurately, including meeting minutes, bylaws and membership records.

Eight Skills Community Association Board Presidents Should Master

Posted on Tuesday August 15, 2017

Are you considering volunteering to serve as the president of the board for your homeowner or condominium association? Before making that leap, we can offer you a picture of the range of tasks that the position entails. The good news is that the variety keeps the job interesting! 

Creating the Right Dynamics in Your Association Board Meetings

Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

The greatest strength of your board is the diverse perspectives of all of its members. Unfortunately, sometimes this can also present the biggest challenges in meetings. Creating and maintaining the right dynamics at those meetings will help your association board conduct business smoothly and efficiently. 

The People You Need Leading Your Association Board

Posted on Thursday June 22, 2017

What are the key ingredients of a great community? Combine committed residents, add a dedicated board of directors and blend in a clear understanding of everyone’s roles and responsibilities, and you have the recipe for success. 

Seven Tips for Finding the Right Reserve Study Firm in Georgia

Posted on Friday June 09, 2017

A reserve fund is exactly what it sounds like: an account in which money is reserved for emergencies or capital projects. Reserve funds are created in order to anticipate your association’s future and help you prepare for unexpected expenses.

Keep Your Community Safe and Cool: Summer Water Safety

Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017

Fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and other refreshing water sports are a key part of summertime in Georgia. With so many beautiful lakes, including Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell and Lake Oconee, as well as rivers like the Chattahoochee and a plethora of lovely swimming pools in high-rises and resort communities, Georgians have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water throughout the summer months.

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