• The Importance of an Annual Audit
    by Josie Flicek on December 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    An audit is the highest level of review of an association’s financial books and records and is typically required to be performed annually by an association’s declaration. Here are three reasons why annual audits are important for your association. It’s a formal method of checking financial records and procedures. As an elected board member, it’s part of your fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the association – and this includes exercising reasonable […]

  • How to Boost Your African Violets by Repotting
    by The Espoma Company on December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Does your African violet look a little too leggy? It can make the beautiful plant look a little sad. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Repotting your plant will give it the boost and refresher it needs to have beautiful blooms again. Even if your plant is healthy, it’s a good idea to repot it once a year with Espoma’s Organic African Violet Potting Mix. Newly purchased plants will also benefit from repotting. Fresh soil will improve aeration and help to retain the right […]

  • 4 Benefits of Well-Funded Reserves
    by Associa Online on December 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Managing an association’s finances and creating budgets that allow a community to preserve market values are key responsibilities for the board of directors. It’s essential that a board budgets for the future repair or replacement of major components in a community reserve fund. An up-to-date reserve fund is critical to the financial management of a community and it’s required by law in most states. But, legal compliance isn’t the only reason you should strive to have a […]

  • Partner Post: 10 Quick Organization Hacks to Simplify Your Life
    by TownSq . on November 29, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    With the holiday season in full swing, you'll likely have some guests. Use these tips from our friends at TownSq to keep your home organized.  Put up hooks for your keys If you’re someone who spends a few extra minutes every morning looking for your misplaced keys- this hack is for you. Find some wall space in your garage, kitchen, or entryway and hang up a simple hook, or get creative with some cute, decorative hooks. If you make it a habit to hang your keys on the hook, […]

  • Quick and Easy Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party
    by Associa Online on November 27, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Hosting a party is a great way to bring friends and neighbors together and celebrate the holiday season. Check out these tips to make planning your party seamless and stress-free! Planning Tip #1: Make it an open house. Consider making your party an open house. Choose one day and let your family and friends know that they can stop by anytime. Guests will appreciate the convenience and you’ll be able to spend more time with the people you love.  Planning Tip #2: Choose a theme. […]

  • How to Host an Effective Board Orientation
    by Ann Williams on November 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Orienting a community association board is no different than onboarding a new team member – the first 90 days are critical to success. Regardless of your role on the community management team, if you take the time to get to know the board members, align expectations and educate the board about their role in the partnership, it will result in greater success for the community. Hosting a board orientation is a constructive way to start the partnership off so we’ve included a few […]