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Types of Committees – Part 2

Welcome back to our two-part series on committees. In the first post, we talked about how committees can benefit an HOA and how to organize them effectively. Today we are going to highlight the various types of committees and hopefully

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The Value of Committees – Part 1

A well-managed community is a full time job, but it doesn’t have to be a burden. Instead of burdening the board and community managers with every HOA need, consider using volunteer-based committees. Like board members, volunteers from your community have

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Keeping condominium owners in the loop: How to use communication committees effectively

It’s one of the most common complaints in condos — poor communication from the board or management to owners. Complaints of “We don’t know what’s going on!” or “We are paying the bills and you keep us in the dark!”

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How to Start a Condo Association Committee

Next to the Board of Directors, Condo Association Committees have a significant impact on an Association. They are extremely valuable for both the Board and Owners. For the Board, they serve as a mechanism to pursue important, but lower priority

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How to Get Involved in a Condo Association Committee

Many Owners want to get involved in their Condo Association, but they don’t know where to start. Condo Associations are daunting and often have an ill repute. Condo Committees are a great way for you to start giving back to

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3 Benefits of Having an Architectural Review Committee

HOAs often have many different committees to help maintain standards throughout the community. One possible committee is the architectural review committee, which helps homeowners understand what types of changes to their home and yard are, and are not, allowed. If

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Committee Commitments in Your HOA

The strength of a homeowner association lies in the effective volunteer efforts of its members. While the heavy lifting often falls on the board of directors, committees can help lighten the load by focusing on specific tasks assigned by the

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HOA Committees Need Leadership

HOA Board members cannot maintain everything in the community by themselves. Committees are a Board’s best friend and an important part of running a successful association. Ad-hoc and standing committees provide opportunities for residents to get involved. They also create

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HOA Homefront: Should directors serve as chairs of committees?

Q. Our HOA directors regularly nominate themselves as chairs of respective committees within the community. Needless to say, pet projects of individual board members get funded, while other committee groups not on the board scrape by.   Read the Q&A…………..

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The Importance of Committees in a Homeowners Association

Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” In order to effectively run a homeowners association, an HOA board, even if it has a manager, can’t do everything. It needs the help of

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Architectural Review Committees: When Silence is Not Golden

Although summer is the most popular season for construction and it is quickly coming to a close (I am not ready to admit it’s over), architectural review committees (“ARCs”) operate year-round to review and respond to architectural review committee applications.

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6 Tools to Fine-Tune your Committees

1. Do you have a Code of Conduct for the Committee Members? It could be the same one for your Board of Directors. 2. Is there a clearly defined Charter for the committee? It should include:    Read the article………..

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Committee Do’s and Don’t’s

Committees can be the lifeblood of an association. They can be the best thing since sliced cheese or your worst night mare. I was contemplating why some committees are a blessing while others are a curse and came to the

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Landscape Committees Embracing the Challenge, Improving Curb Appeal

No matter the size of community, one of the goals any condo or HOA has for their landscaping plan is to increase owner enjoyment of the property and enhance their investment purchase.  Larger complexes often have a landscaper in house,

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Spring Projects Create Work For This Architectural Standards Committee. Are You Ready?

Q. It is springtime and a few creative and industrious neighbors are out erecting fences and sheds as others have done in the past without requesting the permission of the Association. We are a 24 home association that recently elected

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Landscape Committees – Embracing the Challenge, Improving Curb Appeal

No matter what the size of your community, one of the goals of any condo or HOA’s landscaping plan is to increase owners’ enjoyment of their property and enhance the value of the investment in their home. Larger condo complexes

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Committee Members

Give committees well-defined missions and trust them to do their jobs. You might just find they’ll take budgeting, design review, landscaping and more off the board’s plate.   Read more………

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Five Tips on the Pitfalls and Practicalities of Using Committees

Committees can be an excellent resource for HOA, condo and co-op boards – using committees increases the scope of the work that a board can do by increasing the number of people available to investigate the issues. Committees also are

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Manager’s Wisdom: 5 Keys to Effective Committees in Condo and Homeowner Associations

This is the third post in a series of monthly posts called Manager’s Wisdom – a compilation of ideas and thoughts from Campbell’s best and most experienced managers on specific topics.  Today, we are sharing what our managers believe are

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Volunteer for an Association Committee

Committees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our

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Why Have a Landscape Committee?

Opinions on landscaping are like noses. Everybody’s got one. And they usually wait to express them until after you’ve done your annual landscaping plans. Improving the landscaping is one of the most popular reasons for homeowners to run for the

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A Guide About Setting Up, Running, and Managing HOA Committees

Homeowners association board members and community managers are not the only members who help to maintain a community; committees are also a very large part of the entire process. Formed by volunteer members of the community and assigned by the

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How to work with an HOA architectural committee

The challenge to any Architectural Review Committee (ARC, ACC or ARB) is to make the review process an added value to the homeowner so that the product at the end of the process is better because of it. This requires

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HOA: Mother Lode Commitees

Committees are an untapped gold mine available to a homeowner association board. Besides benefitting the board by spreading the work around, committees are an excellent training ground for future board members. Members that are reluctant to step up to a

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How a Committee Can Help

As a volunteer organization, a community association faces the unusual challenge of running a corporation with part-time leadership. Volunteer homeowners have varied experience and limited time to dedicate to their roles.  Read more…..

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What is the purpose of a committee?

Members of an association often have tasks that require more in-depth study by a small group. That’s where a committee comes in.  Read More……

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Governance Guidelines

There are basic expectations that apply to virtually any common-interest community. With this in mind, the Center for Community Association Volunteers developed the Community Association Governance Guidelines – 12 principles that can help association board members increase harmony, reduce conflict

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