Good Pages Make Good Neighbors

In a digital age where people are more likely to connect online than in person, it’s completely possible to live in a community and never see your neighbors. Many community associations are turning to Facebook to strengthen community ties and share information with residents.    Read the article…………….

Online Communities Can Create Physical Neighborhoods

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.    […]

Facebook Vs. Nextdoor. Why Your HOA Board Needs to Know the Difference

Did you know that almost 50% of Americans don’t know the names of their neighbors? (Reference: CAI – July 2017 Newsletter)  As an HOA management company, it’s our responsibility to support and encourage communication within the community association. We have always encouraged getting to know your neighbors.      Read the article…………….

Are HOA’s Liable for Online Comments? The Answer May Surprise You.

Before you jump right in, please reference our Social Media in the HOA, Part 1, which is a quick lesson on different platforms HOA’s are typically using as online forums!  Are HOA’s liable for what’s posted in online community forums? Well, it depends. We have outlined 3 quick tips on protecting yourself, and your HOA […]

Social Media Best Practices for HOA’s

With the growing use of social media and its unique ability to bring people together, most businesses, including HOAs, are using various platforms to more effectively do business. As an HOA, your board should explore the use of social media platforms to foster communication, establish neighborly connections, and strengthen the sense of community. But, before […]

Freedom of Speech is a Hot Topic in Community Associations

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 […]

Communities Are for Sharing — The Sharing Economy and Your HOA

Sharing helps foster a sense of community, online or in your neighborhood. Today’s economy is all about sharing. The Internet and social media have changed the way marketing, networking, and friendships happen. It’s actually a brave, new world of sharing out there.   Read the article…………….

Social Media and Community Associations

If you live in a community association, serve on its board or manage a community association, you probably have to deal with social media. Gone, for the most part, are neighborhood newsletters sent out through the mail, or simple notifications of events on a bulletin board in the clubhouse. Most communities have a Facebook or […]

Social Media and Your Community: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How to Choose

Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat, oh my! Today, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t use some form of social media to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether they are posting updates on their daily life, sharing articles and pictures of interest to them, or just seeing what others are up to, social […]

7 Social Media Safety Tips for Your Homeowners Association

Social media has many benefits. It allows you to maintain connections with friends and neighbors in your homeowners association, make new contacts, build support networks, express yourself, and share your interests. However, information should be shared with caution to protect yourself and your family. Learn more in the tips below.   Read the article…………

3 Social Media Tips for Your HOA

Social media can be a great tool for any association, but only when used correctly. If you never post anything or only post basic information about HOAs in general, your homeowners won’t be interested. You need to make your accounts more personal and fun. Check out these three tips that can boost homeowner interest and […]

How HOAs Can Use a Social Media Strategy to Strengthen Community Engagement

Social media can be a phenomenal marketing and communications tool for your homeowners association and community – a great way to inform residents, build relationships, keep them connected and strengthen their loyalty. But what may be surprising is that using it effectively involves a whole lot of social media strategy.    Read the article………….

Social Media: HOA Friend or Foe? How to Avoid Problems

Technology has impacted and changed our world to be immeasurably different from 20, or even 10 years ago. Social media is a tool that, for better or worse, touches countless areas of society. So why should an HOA board not use social media to our advantage and immediately communicate with all of our HOA members […]

How to Communicate With Your Residents – Method # 3 – Over Social Media

Social media is one of the least preferred communication methods by HOA residents, especially among residents 45 and up. Except for residents 18 to 24, it is the least popular communication method, but it’s still important to have a social media presence and be able to communicate via social media, so, in this series, we’ll […]

Community Associations and the Social Media

Many of our associations are asking us about the liabilities associated with the use of a website, or with the use of an association Facebook page. Yes, even some are asking about Twitter, Instagram and other types of popular accounts. Social media platforms are catching on in many associations.   Read the article………..

Social Media: Is It Discoverable?

Many people routinely document their lives through interactions on social media forums such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or some other social media site. With social media becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, the content of social media has inevitably become valuable to litigation. While you may be shaking your head and […]

Building Social Media at Your Community Keeping a Co-op’s or Condo’s High Profile

Social media impacts just about everyone…few escape its presence in personal life or the business world. Whereas Facebook was once a leading platform for millennials, the portal has increasing appeal to the aging demographic, especially in lieu of Twitter and Instagram. Regardless of the chosen medium, social media has redefined 21st century communication, doubtlessly.   […]

Building an Online Community Website? Facebook? Twitter? What’s Hot, What’s Not

Social media is the means of fostering a community digitally and sharing information among like-minded people.  Or is it? Yes and no. For condo associations in New England, the trend seems to be websites, private groups, and web portals with only the occasional community opting for social media (namely, Facebook).       Read more………

Advantages and Challenges of Internet Communications in Community Associations

Whether it takes the form of well written letters, memos, emails, or even an old-fashioned conversation, the ability to communicate effectively is often the difference between having an impact on your audience and having your message simply fall upon deaf ears. Community websites, email, and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have added […]