With Fraud at an All-Time High, Secure Checks Help Deter Fraud & Detect Tampering

Accounting, Guest Posts, Association Boards

High security checks and nine other ways your property management company can be protected from potential fraud. Guest post by Deluxe Corporation

Giving Thanks by Giving Back to your Community

CAM Managers, Association Boards, Miscellaneous

A recent study revealed that generosity can be infectious. However, in Community Association Management, it can sometimes be difficult to put into practice, so I wanted to share with you some stories that are sure to warm your heart and maybe even give you a few ideas.

How to manage, motivate and inspire community volunteers

Association Boards, Management Companies

In the CAM industry, we often talk about how hard it is to GET community volunteers. But one of the things we don't talk about a lot is how to help retain the ones we've got. Let me share with you the lessons I learned from Habitat for Humanity.

A proven method to show community association board members how much you care

Guest Posts, Association Boards, Management Companies

In community association management, building customer relationships, getting your name out there and keeping employees happy are critical to your success.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 28-Nov 1, 2013)

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

This week in community association management - vampires and zombies, pitchforks and torches? We're going to need a 12 step program to get over it!

Safe and Happy Holiday Communications for your community associations

Association Boards

Tips on ways to encourage safety in your communities during the holiday season.

3 Ways to Show Your Worth to Homeowners Before Year End

CAM Managers, Association Boards, Management Companies

Contending with ‘What have you done for me lately?’ syndrome from homeowners and board members in the associations you manage? Here are 3 ways you can prove your worth as a CA Manager!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Aug 26-30, 2013)

CAM Mashup, Association Boards, Miscellaneous

Cameras, Fraud Prevention, What happens in Vegas, Master Policies, Super-Liens and the 7 Deadly Sins. Whew! It's this week in Community Association Management

The Definitive Guide to Community Association Acronyms

Association Boards

If you think AOAO is an ancient battle cry, you need this lighthearted but informative look at demystifying community association alphabet soup.

What to do AFTER your Community Management Proposal is Accepted

CAM Managers, Association Boards, Management Companies

You've worked so hard to win a contract for your new Community Management company. Jeff Hardy discusses next steps AFTER you win the contract.

Community Manager's Minute: Act, Don't React to Micromanagers

Manager Minute, Guest Posts, CAM Managers, Association Boards

Julie Adamen talks about why board members try to micromanage community association managers, and actionable tips to deal with micromanagers.

Preparing your Community Association for Aging in Place

Guest Posts, Association Boards

Many baby boomers are opting to stay put and adapt their homes to accommodate aging. But Aging in Place (AIP) affects the homeowners association or condo association as much as it affects the homeowners.

Community Association Management: The Past and the Future

CAM Industry, Guest Posts, Association Boards, Management Companies

In the TOPS CAM Blog: Industry guru Paul Grucza explores a timeline of the community association industry, and where it is heading.

HOAs in the Media: 5 Scandals affecting community associations in 2012

CAM Industry, Association Boards

2012 was a year rocked by scandals affecting homeowners associations. As we are looking ahead making resolutions, take a moment to reflect on what we learned.

Social Media Primer for Association Managers and Management Companies

CAM Industry, CAM Managers, Association Boards, Management Companies

Community Association Managers should know the legal pitfalls and best practices to put in a social media policy. Guest Post by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq.

6 Reports that Need to be Included in Your Condo and HOA Monthly Financial Packages

Association Boards

To have a true understanding of your communities’ finances, you need to understand what your numbers mean. The answers are in your Month End Reports.