CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 11-15, 2013)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on November 16, 2013

This week in community association management

What do mustaches, holiday cheer, control freaks and building houses have to do with community management? It's this week in Community Association Management! 

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and feel free to share it too!

Habitat for Humanity

So, here at TOPS, our employees dedicated this entire week to volunteering for Habitat for Humanity! What an experience! Our Marketing Manager, Andrea Drennen relates her experience as a volunteer to bring you a few tips on how to motivate and manage your own community’s volunteers.

Spare Rooms for Spare Cash

Plenty of homeowners are turning to to offer up their spare rooms for a little extra cash. While this can be great for the homeowners, the extra people and traffic in the community may pose a problem in the HOA. Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq. raises the question and talks about how this phenomenon affects community associations.

FHA Certification

Can your association be sued for failing to obtain FHA certification? HOA Law Blog says maybe, if your boards don't document well. Then, Eric Boucher hilights how getting FHA certified can help an association.

Holiday Cheer

As you’re writing, addressing, sealing and stamping this holiday season, make sure you don’t forget about one very important group of people--your customers! And as a management company, that means sending Holiday cards to your board members!

It will all work out

I loved Julie Adamen’s blog this week about her personal journey from being a control freak to living a life based around the motto “What must be, shall be.” A very fitting article to keep in mind for the upcoming holiday season!

Movember, Anyone?

So your board is financially contributing to a charity? Are these out of the ordinary expenses justified? This article will help clarify any confusion you might have regarding your association's donations. (growing a mustache is still free! See howyou can help promote men's health at

Remembering Orlando

Did you attend the TOPS User Conference in Orlando last month? If so, look for yourself in this fantastic video showcasing the event! And if you didn't attend, watch this to see what you missed out on - there's always next year!


Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below!


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