Empty Seats on the Board? Try These Volunteer Recruiting Methods that Actually Work

Association Boards

Follow these steps to find and keep great volunteers for your community association boards

Respect, the Trust Barrier, and Why I'll Fire My Clients

CAM Managers, Association Boards, Association Living, Customers, Industry Resources

It's not every day that you have to "fire a client," but sometimes, it's an unfortunate reality. Find out why James Long is prepared to cut the cord when that time comes.

Everything You Need to Know About Condo & HOA Websites in Florida

Association Boards, Featured

New statutes passed in 2017 will take effect January 1, 2019. Is your Condo/HOA website compliant? Do you have one? If not, you need one! See what else you'll need to follow the law in Florida.

Measuring the Health of Your Community Collections Process

Accounting, Association Boards, Featured

A poor collections process can result in higher dues, special assessments, loss of amenities and even being turned down for loans. What grade is your community?

When Should You Audit Your Association's Documents?

Association Boards, Association Living

Don't get blindsided by lax language in your governing documents. Avoid the legal headaches by auditing your community association's governing documents regularly.

Keeping Condo Conflict Out of Court: The Benefits of Mediation

Guest Posts, Association Boards, Featured

Kat Marquis gives her insight into the ways mediation can save your community association time and legal fees.

Common Misconceptions of Community Association Management

Association Boards

There are many misconceptions homeowners form about Community Associations. What are they, and how can you combat them?

What Apple's fight With the FBI Has to do With Your Board of Directors

Association Boards

Apple is embroiled in a major ethical dilemma, something community association boards of directors experience on a smaller scale all the time.

Less is More: How to Prevent Decision Paralysis in Your HOA Boards

Association Boards

Condo and HOA Boards frequently experience decision paralysis. This causes agenda items from meetings to show up month after month without being resolved. How can community association managers prevent this?

The Key Ingredient for a Successful Self Managed Community Association

Association Boards, Technology

Looking from the outside, community association management looks easy – anyone can do it, right?

Surviving Community Association Budget Season [Free eBook]

Accounting, Association Boards

The most feared two words in community association management: 'Budget Season' You want to do more than just survive. You want to THRIVE. How? Find out here.

The Best Advice I Ever Got on Building Community Came From the Back of a Chipotle Cup

Association Boards

Who knew that going to lunch could teach a valuable lesson on building community for your homeowners associations?

Are Your Boards Dropping the Ball? How to Keep Up. [Free Action Item Worksheet]

Association Boards

Every community association board of directors has a lot to keep track of. An Action Item Worksheet helps reduce meeting times and keep everyone on track.

Turn Your Association's Welcome Packet into a Chocolate Soldier [Free Template]

Association Boards

Your community association welcome packet is one of your best weapons to combat negativity. Is it past time you updated yours?

Is Robert's Rules too Restrictive? Consider Martha's Rules of Order for Meetings

Association Boards

Some community associations are feeling constricted by the structure of Robert's Rules. Here is an alternative designed for community housing and as simple as a thumbs up.

HOAs in the Media: Scandals Affecting Community Associations in 2014

CAM Industry, Association Boards

2014 was a year rocked by scandals affecting homeowners associations. As we are trying to keep New Year's resolutions, take a moment to reflect on what we learned.

Why Your Community Needs a Written Delinquency Policy

Association Boards

Without a properly researched and documented delinquency policy, your condo or homeowners association is in danger of going unprotected when handling collections for delinquent assessments.

How to Avoid the Annual HOA Meeting from Hell

Association Boards

Nobody wants their HOA's annual meeting to wind up on YouTube in the category "HOA Meetings From Hell". Learn how to turn a bad meeting around with these tips.

What Keeps CAM Management Interesting?

Manager Minute, Guest Posts, CAM Managers, Association Boards

In this installment of videos, Julie Adamen talks about what keeps CAM Management interesting and suggests a simple way to keep members involved.

Why Community Associations Look for New Management

Association Boards, Management Companies

Why do community associations look for a new property management company? The answers can provide the insight you need to gain a competitive advantage.

Raise a Glass to the Community Association Board

Association Boards

It's time to recognize the community association board members who volunteer on the board of their condo, HOA or co-op. We have some ideas on ways to say thanks!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Feb 10-14, 2014)

CAM Industry, CAM Mashup, Association Boards

This Week in Community Association Management: We show a little love for community association management with stories both serious and hilarious, plus some free bonus CAM themed printable cards!

Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand have some advice for your Property Management Company

Association Boards, Management Companies

Has the bloom of your relationship with long-term clients worn off? Save your relationship with your community association boards with these helpful tips on ways to remind them you still care.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Feb 3-7, 2014)

CAM Industry, Accounting, CAM Mashup, Association Boards, Management Companies

This Week in Community Association Management: Combine an improved economy, optimistic CEOs and green communities with taxes, foreclosures, dysfunction, and poor accounting practices and you get the roller coaster that was this week in the CAM industry. Put your hands in the air!

In the Media: Scandals affecting community associations in 2013

CAM Industry, Association Boards

We can learn a lot from scandals. These are just a few of the outrageous stories surrounding condo and homeowners associations in 2013.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Jan 6 - 10, 2013)

CAM Industry, CAM Mashup, Association Boards, Technology

The cloud, the board, the kudos and the poop - what do these things have in common? It's this week in Community Association Management!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 16-20, 2013)

CAM Industry, CAM Mashup, Association Boards

Thank yous, Hoarders, Trees, Cars, Careers, Lights and Humbugs. What do these things have in common? It's this week in Community Association Management!