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 airbnb.com 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.
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!
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 http://us.movember.com/)
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!
Since receiving her BS in Marketing, Brianna Sturm has perfected the art of event management. She uses her powers for the greater good in her role as executive assistant to Mike Hardy, President of TOPS Software. Bri is also the official morale officer at TOPS. When she's not posing with fake mustaches and glasses, she keeps everyone upbeat with her humorous poetry readings.