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Communications

  • Good Communication is All About Timing, Platform, and Relevancy October 21, 2017 The modern medium(s) available to transact information in the digital age doesn’t change the need to communicate, they only change the how; and, of course, the speed at which information is distributed and consumed.    Read the article…………….
  • Creating an Electronic Communication Policy for Your HOA September 26, 2017 Your HOA communicates through several different methods, both when you’re communicating with your members and when you’re communicating with homeowners within the association. In order to successfully govern electronic communication methods like emails and social media posts, it’s important that your HOA develop a strong policy for those methods of communication.    Read the article……………..
  • This is the Right Way to Respond to Disaster in Community Association Management September 18, 2017 Today is the first day we have been back in the office since our area was hit by Hurricane Irma. I am thankful that all of us made it through the storm in one piece, and I am especially grateful to have power, Internet, and especially air conditioning!  But many of those affected by Irma, Harvey, Katia and even the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and the earthquake in Mexico are still deep in the thick of dealing with evacuations, ...
  • 5 Tips to Improve Communication with HOA Communities August 15, 2017 Communication is key in any relationship, and Condo and HOA communities are no exception. In order to foster a more peaceful environment, curb violations, and reduce misunderstandings, the board should strive to keep community members in the loop.    Read the article……………..
  • Freedom of Speech is a Hot Topic in Community Associations July 18, 2017 Freedom of speech is a hot topic in community associations. Some of these First Amendment disputes concern the freedom of a property owner to display flags, signs or symbols on their property in the face of board opposition. Conflict between association leadership and members over free speech also spreads into cyberspace. One such case recently made its way up to Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals. On July 21, 2017, the appellate judges reversed part of the trial court’s ruling ...

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Newsletters & the Internet

  • Tips for a Great Condo Association Newsletter November 20, 2017 Having good communications is one of the keys to a successful community Association. There are a variety of ways you can engage with your Owners – whether it is short-form social media or longer-form newsletter. Here are some tips for a great Condo Association newsletter.     Read the article……………….
  • The Benefits Of Homeowner Association Newsletters September 14, 2017 Homeowner association newsletters are a great way to enlighten, inform, remind and encourage. Inviting the membership to HOA events and meetings helps neighbors meet neighbors. Frequent reminders of important rules or architectural policies helps build a friendlier and more harmonious community. Recognizing volunteer efforts encourages others to step up. Newsletters needn’t be long and involved, just relevant. The more you do it, the easier it gets.     Read the article……………
  • Tips for Starting a Condo Association Newsletter September 7, 2017 Communication is one of the most important aspects of a good community. Figuring out how you can effectively communicate, on the other hand, is a challenge. Starting a Condo Association newsletter is a great way for your community to convey information to your Owners. The challenge, as with any product, is ensuring you have good, consistent content.   Read the article……………
  • Copyright Law for Community Associations August 21, 2017 A common issue that community associations encounter is the proper use of copyrighted material. Whenever an association shows a movie or plays music at a common element/area location within the community, it most likely is using material that is protected by copyright law. If the association has not obtained a license allowing it to use the copyrighted material, it may be subject to penalties for copyright infringement.     Read the article…………….
  • How To Create an Effective Newsletter for your HOA February 24, 2017 In today’s hectic world, very few find the time to seek out information concerning news and events in their community; this can sometimes lead to apathy among homeowners. One way to prevent this is to make it easy for homeowners to stay informed, and one of the most productive ways to distribute information is through a community newsletter.  Creating an effective newsletter can be time-consuming work, and that’s why it’s a good idea to utilize the talents of board members ...

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Communications With Owners

  • Transparency Trend Reaches Homeowners Associations (NY) November 16, 2017 The trend toward greater transparency in cooperatives, condominiums and Homeowner Associations (HOA) continues its relentless march. On October 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law amending the state’s Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. This new amendment expands the rights of homeowners in HOAs to inspect the association’s invoices, ledgers, bank accounts, reconciliations, contracts, and any documents related to the expenditure of HOA dues.    Read the article………………
  • Communicating Condo Association Bad News October 12, 2017 Shockingly, it isn’t always rainbows, puppy dogs and chocolate in a Condo Association. Sometimes there are things that go wrong. It might be your air conditioner dying during the hottest week of the year, a crime incident where an Owner was involved, or maybe even worse. In these situations, there is always a human desire to hide the news or hope it doesn’t get out. This is the wrong attitude. Your Owners deserve better – they are Owners in the ...
  • Board Transparency: Consistent Communication Is Key October 10, 2017 Community living – the very basis of co-op, condo and HOA life—is based on the idea of trust. In a community of potentially hundreds or thousands of residents, every resident can’t be involved in the making of every decision. Too many cooks can potentially spoil the proverbial broth. No decision would ever get made in a timely manner.  To make those decisions in a timely and efficient manner, communities elect a board of directors to represent them, and vests that ...
  • Online Communities Can Create Physical Neighborhoods October 4, 2017 Communities are like minds – the more connections, and the greater the flow of information, the better they function. The Internet, and more specifically, social media, is an excellent way to facilitate community building. Simply put, when people are aware of what’s going on where they live, they’re much more likely to become involved.     Read the article……………..
  • Tips for Starting a Condo Association Newsletter September 7, 2017 Communication is one of the most important aspects of a good community. Figuring out how you can effectively communicate, on the other hand, is a challenge. Starting a Condo Association newsletter is a great way for your community to convey information to your Owners. The challenge, as with any product, is ensuring you have good, consistent content.   Read the article……………

Communications With Owners