5 Dangers to an Ethical Process

Anyone can end up making unethical decisions, and board members on an association are no different. However, it’s important to keep the process ethical, so decisions can be made that benefit the community as a whole. Check out these five

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HOA’s Should Adopt a Board Code of Ethics

While it’s certainly not mandatory, the board of directors for your homeowner’s association (HOA) should think seriously about implementing a code of ethics, which would serve to aid in the management of the HOA, as well as help community members.

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HOA Board Code of Conduct

As a member of a volunteer homeowner association board, it’s important to codify the goals and behaviors an effective director should strive for. It not only serves as a constant reminder for those that are serving but can also help

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Community Association Code of Ethics to take it from Good to Great

Community Association Institute put together Principles for Community Association Success. We’ve highlighted some key information from that resource guide in this article which is part 3 of a 3 part series. Part 1 covered Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners which

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Conflict of Interest: Better Safe Than Sorry

With ethics and governance being such a hot topics in the corporate and political world, you won’t be surprised to hear that condominium corporations are no stranger to these concepts. Directors must be conscious of the standard of care expected

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Transparency concerns plague Columbia Association (MD) ethics investigation

Shameful, disappointing and dysfunctional were words used by Columbia residents Monday evening to describe the Columbia Association Board of Directors’ decision to close a meeting to investigate an ethics charge against one of its directors.    Read more…….

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CAI Best Practices: Ethics

Simply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing”

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Condominium Boards and Ethics: The top 5 reasons that your Association needs a Code of Conduct

Condominium associations are largely governed by volunteer directors that receive little training with respect to their fiduciary duties and potential ethical issues that they may face. Each director has a fiduciary duty of care and duty of loyalty to act

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Commitment to Good Service Form

The following document is really a “Code of Conduct” with a less offensive name. Why change the name? Because “Code of Conduct” sounds offensive. Incoming board members might balk at signing something that sounds like a set up for punishment

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Honey Bees and Ethics

“When I put the bees in, I knew it probably would be against the covenant, but I knew it was going to be a safe situation and if it wasn’t, I was going to remove them. I was bending the

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Volunteering means you don’t get paid to support candidates

That would seem to be self-evident, but this being South Florida, it all depends on how you define the words. It’s the right, and I believe the duty, of every citizen to do research and choose candidates to support, by

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Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members

This model code of ethics is not meant to address every potential ethical dilemma encountered by a community association board member, but is offered as a basic framework that can be modified and adopted by any common-interest community.    Read

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