Being aware of all the possible changes the future can bring is always a daunting task--after all, none of us are psychics (though if you are, please let us know). But it is always a good idea to be prepared for the future, especially for your Condo Association or HOA. This week's CAM Mash-Up includes the importance of keeping your electronics up to date, and ways to stay on top of that,along with what to do if a topical storm comes your way.
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 please share it too!
Party Like an HOA
"It's summertime and many condominium and homeowners associations across the country are looking to throw a nice summertime get-together for everyone in their community to enjoy. The challenge for many HOAs is figuring out what type of party or event the residents in your community will enjoy."
This article gives the best ideas to get your community together. From pool parties to radical cookouts, find what fits your needs best.
Technology Goes Grey, Too
Trying to save money on IT work by using older technology can end up costing you more in the long run. This article says the lack of updated hardware can make it easier for hackers to reach your business. Being aware of the risks can help prevent them altogether.
Let Your Computers Do the Work For You
"When you know what processes you currently have in place, you can begin streamlining them by automating the repetitive actions, and eliminating the unnecessary ones. One of the first things that can be done is creating a workflow.
How can your management company balance these demands with the rising costs of doing business?
Hurricanes can cause devastation like no other and we all know safety is of the utmost importance. Make sure your HOA is prepared for any oncoming storms with this guide. Making sure easy repairs are completed, and that you have read your insurance policies, are only some of the ways to make sure you're prepared for any disaster.
Keeping a Referee Out of Your HOA Meetings
"Menacing faces glared at the speaker in front at the head table. Is this a description of the latest episode of the Jerry Springer Show? No, it’s just another dysfunctional association board meeting."
Keeping the tension out of the board room is as important as the meeting itself. This article understands the issues this can sometimes cause and gives a few ways to fix it, without channeling any Maury-styled theatrics.
Do You Have Big News This Week?
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