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.

60+ Community Association Management Industry Events in 2015

CAM Industry

We've compiled a huge list of 2015 CAM events to encourage you to take advantage of the professional development opportunities happening in your area!

How well do you know the CAM Industry? [A Crossword]

CAM Industry

This crossword puzzle questions your knowledge about the CAM industry and CAM accounting. So try your hand and answer the questions in "How Well Do You Know the CAM Industry?"

CAM Professionals Reveal the Biggest Issues Facing Community Management

CAM Industry, Management Companies

We asked CAM Professionals to tell us what the biggest issues facing the community association management industry are today. This is what they said.

[Infographic] The Growth of Community Associations: From passing trend to everyday America

CAM Industry, Management Companies

Today, millions more homes are now a part of the thriving Community Association Management industry, centered around about 1/4 of all US homes.

Win free tickets to the 2014 CAMfire Conference

CAM Industry, Miscellaneous

Want to win a ticket to the industry's most exciting new event for Community Association Management professionals? We're giving away tickets to the 2014 CAMfire Conference, plus a hotel stay, worth over $500!

The Association Manager's CYA Guide to Avoiding the Courtroom

CAM Industry

For community association managers, the key to avoiding a courtroom battle (or making it go faster) is to CYA with proper documentation.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (May 12-16, 2014)

Management Companies, CAM Industry

Mom, trust, transition, reserves, doorknobs and scaventure: it all happened This week in Community Association Management! Stay informed with the latest news, trends and happenings within the CAM industry.

The Definitive Guide to State Laws Governing Condos and HOAs

CAM Industry

As a professional in the Community Association Management industry, it is more than just a 'good practice' for you to be informed about laws that affect your clients - it is essential.

Community Manager's Minute: Opportunity could knock any minute. Is your resume ready?

CAM Industry, Manager Minute

Julie Adamen knows better than anyone how to help CAM Managers find a job. She tells why we should keep our resumes up to date, and best practices on getting it seen.

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

CAM Mashup, Association Boards, CAM Industry

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!

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

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

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!

Fudging the numbers in Community Association Accounting

Accounting, CAM Industry

The CAM industry is very tight-knit and competitive. News of possible fraud can destroy everything you have worked for. Fudging the numbers in your accounting may save time in the short term, but it can have a very high price in the long run.

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 Mashup, CAM Industry, Technology, Association Boards

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

Looking Ahead: The Future of the CAM Industry

CAM Industry, Management Companies

In an industry that is typically thought of as ‘behind the curve’ in technology and innovation, we have to move up in a hurry if we want to be able to stay competitive.

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

CAM Mashup, Association Boards, CAM Industry

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

What to get the Property Manager who has everything?

CAM Industry, Technology

What on earth should you get the Property Manager, Accountant, or Board Member who has everything? Here are some awesome ideas!

Community Manager's Minute: Who's Responsible for your Education?

CAM Industry, Manager Minute, CAM Managers

Julie Adamen helps you get real about your career growth in parts 3 and 4 of her 12-step program to help you get out of your career funk and focused on your future.

Florida Community Association Managers: Are you breaking the law?

CAM Industry

The Florida supreme court will determine whether 14 scenarios are illegal for Community Association managers to practice.

Community Manager's Minute: Start getting real about your career

CAM Industry, Manager Minute, CAM Managers, Guest Posts

Julie Adamen helps community association managers get real about career growth in the first two parts of her new 12 step program to help you get out of your career funk and focused on your future.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 7-Oct 11, 2013)

CAM Mashup, Management Companies, Accounting, Technology, CAM Industry, Miscellaneous

This isn't nonsense - it's This week in Community Management!: COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY when you are a citizen of PROCRASTINATION NATION! Although the QUESTIONS may be greater than the ANSWERS (especially about MINERAL RIGHTS), TEAM BUILDING is an essential skill to PROVE YOURSELF. And you'd better hurry too, because WBW is JUST ONE WEEK AWAY!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept 30-Oct 4, 2013)

CAM Mashup, CAM Industry

Shutdown showdown, Messy Matters, Bro in Laws, WBW and Dos and donts - what do these things have to do with you? It's this week in Community Association Management!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept 9-13, 2013)

CAM Mashup, Accounting, Management Companies, CAM Industry, Miscellaneous

While PACKING FOR VEGAS I was dancing merrily to the tune of CALL ME, MAYBE when it occurred to me that budget season was upon me. Oh no! It's a CATCH 22 -- I'M UP TO MY NECK in work already!, I thought, and I began to go into a BUDGET FRENZY. The only thing that worked to soothe me was the thought of GOING GREEN. Confused? Don't be. It's this week in Community Association Management.

5 Lessons I learned from a community association management pioneer

CAM Industry, Management Companies

Embarking on the next chapter of TOPS Software, we take a look over our shoulder at the man that made it all happen, and the lessons he taught us.

How Community Association Accounting differs from Business Accounting

CAM Industry, Accounting, Technology

What makes accounting for HOA, Condo and other community associations so different from standard business accounting?

7 Ways Your Community Management Company can Increase Client Retention

CAM Industry, Management Companies, CAM Managers

Keeping your current Condo and HOA communities out of the hands of low cost competitors is hard! Learn 7 ways to make your management company 'sticky'!