• Partner Post: Virtual Event Ideas for Your Community
    by Coming Home by Associa on July 2, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are searching for ways to social distance and still feel a sense of community. Luckily, with several videoconferencing platforms out there, it’s easier than ever. Bring the residents in your community together virtually with these fun event ideas.Exercise ClassesSpending more time at home doesn’t mean we have to slack on our physical activity. Encourage your community to stay active by offering an online group exercise class like yoga […]

  • HOA 101: Understanding the Role of the Board Treasurer
    on June 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    To function correctly, a homeowners' association (HOA) must have a board of directors that's authorized to act on a community's behalf, create and enforce community guidelines, and maintain shared spaces. Generally, the HOA board has four officer positions: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Each officer has specific duties and responsibilities related to the operation of the association. Read on to learn more about the role of the HOA board treasurer.What does the board […]

  • Partner Post: Tips for Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in Pools
    by . on June 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    As pools begin to open for the summer in some areas of the U.S., community association managers and boards of directors are responding to residents’ concerns about being able to maintain social distancing and enjoy swim time safely.Community Associations Institute created the Healthy Communities guide, a summary of practical advice adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to help board members, community managers, and […]

  • New Board? How to Make the Transition as Smooth as Possible
    on June 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Typically, board transitions happen after elections at a homeowners’ association (HOA) annual membership meeting. Voted in by community members, new directors volunteer to take on the duties of the board and the great responsibility that comes with it. Knowing the weight of the role, it’s important the transition of old board to new board is as smooth as possible. We asked those with first-hand knowledge for tips to help make the transition a success. Here’s what our two […]

  • Partner Post: Blooms for Butterflies for National Pollinator Week
    by Centurion , on June 18, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Twelve years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a designated "National Pollinator Week" in June. This year, the Pollinator Partnership has designated June 22-28, 2020 the week to bring awareness to the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. National Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration.As someone who cares about the earth, now is the perfect time to plant some of pollinators’ favorite flowers and fun ways to get the kids outdoors and learn about […]

  • Featured Ebook: Summer Maintenance Guide
    on June 17, 2020 at 3:27 pm

     For homeowners’ associations (HOAs) across the country, the heat of summer can significantly impact building structures, roadways, landscapes, and much more. While we can’t predict what the weather will do from one day to the next, we can share a few tips to prepare your association for whatever changes the elements may bring. With more than 40 years of experience in community management, Associa has helped HOAs keep their communities properly maintained for decades. […]

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