CAM Mash Up: This Week (September 11, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on September 11, 2016


Before we get into the week's news from the community management industry, I'd like to take a moment to remember those we lost, and the brave men and women who worked hard to rescue them on September 11, 2001. Today is remembrance day.

This week: from budget preparation to annual general meetings and political campaigns, communities and management companies around the country are getting on with the business of running their communities. Let's take a peek into what that looks like in this week's CAM Mashup!

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!

Budget Season

Oh the dreaded budget season. It is quickly approaching us now that we are nearing the fourth quarter of the year. Be sure you are seeking advice from industry veterans that might be able to save you time, energy and money with some tried and true tricks of the trade! Check them out here! (and don't forget to grab your copy of the CAM Budget Survival Guide here!)


“The presidential race is in full-swing and everyone is gearing up for the home stretch of campaign season. While some people prefer to keep their opinions to themselves, others want you to know exactly who they’re voting for and why. How does all this come into play when you live in a homeowner’s association?” Answers found here!

Online Voting

Speaking of election season, if your community's annual general meeting is coming up soon, now's a good time to consider implementing online voting. There's a lot of misinformation and doubt out there about online voting. If your board is thinking about it and you need to address these fears and concerns, look no further than this super helpful article by CAM attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger.

Make More Mula

Ever wonder how much money you are wasting each time you send a letter out to your homeowners? You might just be surprised to learn how much you are spending and how much you could be saving by switching to email instead! Check out the facts here!


There are so many misconceptions around what it means to be a property manager. Example 1: “As the Property Manager, the Board of Directors transfers their responsibility to me. Incorrect! At no time, does the Board transfer their responsibility to the manager. The buck stops with the board. Period. Carriage return. New line.” More found here!

Back to School

Oh its that time of year yet again. Cooler weather, football games and yes, the start of a new school year. Has your association considered the steps it should take to ensure the kiddos are safe during this time of higher traffic and kids waiting at the bus stops? Checklist found here!


*Image credit: Austin Kirk via flickr

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