CAM Mash Up: This Week (Apr 7-11, 2014)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on April 12, 2014

This week in Community Association Management

Volunteering, bleeding hearts, water management, empowerment and meetings with the experts. It all happened 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!

Here’s to you, Volunteers!

One of the most thankless jobs in the world is that of a volunteer. These people give up their free time for the betterment of others and simply do not receive the recognition that they deserve. President Obama has declared it to be National Volunteer Week! So, have you thanked your volunteer board members recently?

My Heart Bleeds No Longer

The Internet is abuzz about the recently uncovered Heartbleed Bug, which can reveal your passwords if you've logged in to any of the websites on the 66% of the Internet affected by it. Ouch! That's a lot. Check out this article to learn more and see why TOPS customers remain unaffected by this "Super Bug".

Water Conservation

There is never a time that your HOA shouldn’t be concerned about water conservation. However, during a drought, it becomes even more important. Is your association taking every step necessary to ensure little water is going to waste?

Ladies, this one is for you!

As women, we have overcome many obstacles in the work place over the last century. For that, we should be very proud! However, there are many limitation that we are still placing on ourselves that are holding us back. Thank you Julie Adamen for bringing it to our attention as a reminder in this week’s blog. It’s time we stop placing limits on our own amazing potential!

Florida Forclosure

Yikes! Unfortunately for Florida, they are still ranked number one in the nation when it comes to foreclosures. Over all, Florida was home to nearly 20% of the nation’s foreclosures last year. With that being said, year over year, the overall numbers have been on the decline. Gotta look on the bright side I suppose!

Desalination

Well, this concept is just brilliant! As our most valuable resource becomes more and more scares, finding a solution is becoming incredibly important. This article takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of desalination. Enjoy this fascinating read!

The Smartest Guys in the Room

Sometimes, attending a meeting can feel like you are speaking a different language from everyone else. As community manager, you have to be able to recognize the association's goals and steer them to making the right decision. This hilarious video underscores exactly why the Community Association Manager's role is so important!

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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