CAM Mash Up: This Week (Mar 14 - 20, 2016)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on March 20, 2016


This week the CAM industry focused on how we can improve life in the community. From helping the board to work smarter, to avoiding lawsuits, to preventing rule whack-a-mole, to leveraging mass buying power, we had it all 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 please share it too!

Working Smarter

"When meetings at your community association run on for hours. When unexpected bills mount up. When civility has been forgotten. It's time for board members to work smarter, not harder. Here are a few strategies that will help associations save time and money, so board work won't be such a chore."

Apple and Your Board

When a big corporation like Apple defies the government over ethical concerns, the world sits up and listens. Community association boards must be willing to make difficult ethical decisions too. See what Apple and the FBI has to do with your board of directors.

Kids and Communities

Do you manage a community that restricts common area activities based on age? You might be opening yourself up for a lawsuit. Donna DiMaggio Berger gives some great advice on what you can and cannot restrict when it comes to age.

Rule Whack A Mole

Ever feel like the board is just playing whack-a-mole with the rules? An incident pops up, and they whack another rule down. How can you stop the cycle? Get some common sense guidelines here!

True People Skills

Thinking of hiring a promising new candidate? Community Association Management requires great people skills. One foolproof way to make sure they are going to treat people right? See how they interact with the wait staff.

Buying Power

One of the advantages of living in a community is the power of the many. Specifically the buying power. Just like big box stores, vendors and service providers will often provide better prices for bulk purchases. Here are some things you might consider buying in bulk for your communities.


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