Category: On The Board

Board Operations Board Optics
2019 February Board Optics

Community association and co-op boards typically consist of elected volunteers whose job is to serve the best interests of the community in day-to-day decisions both big and small. In an ideal world, every board would live and die by its fi…

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Board Operations Diversifying Your Board
2018 November Diversifying Your Board

A democracy fares best when its governing bodies are proportionally representative of its constituents – regardless of scale. Much like federal, state and local governments, community association and condo boards are democratically-elected …

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Law & Legislation 6 Big Things Attorneys Wish Boards Knew
2018 November 6 Big Things Attorneys Wish Boards Knew

Whether you serve on the board of a community or homeowners’ association or that of a condo building, chances are that you and your fellow members are volunteers. Perhaps you’re fortunate enough to have a board member on your team with prof…

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Board Operations Improving Meeting Effectiveness
Print Edition Improving Meeting Effectiveness

Maybe it was a bad day at work, the dog had an accident on the carpet, or a disgruntled call was received from the school principal. Whatever the reason, there are times when the last thing a condo association board member or resident wants…

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Board Operations Board Dysfunction
2017 October Board Dysfunction

A community association or HOA is only as strong as its board. This is the elected body that will make all of the official decisions on behalf of residents – for a while, at least. Ideally, this term will fly by, as a benevolent and harmoni…

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Board Operations Board Roles & Responsibilities
2017 October Board Roles & Responsibilities

The beating heart of a community association or HOA is the board of directors.  According to, the role of that body is as follows: “The association has responsibility for its common elements as well as the management and…

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Board Operations Board Elections
2017 October Board Elections

A community association or HOA is both a communal living environment and democratic institution, governed by an elected board that has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the association as a whole. The board itself is governed…

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Board Operations Board Resources
2017 August Board Resources

Most condo association and HOA board members can use all the help they can get when it comes to understanding the rules, laws, and other factors that guide how they will help govern their community. Senior board members are a terrific sourc…

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Board Operations Attracting New Board Members
2017 August Attracting New Board Members

A community association, condo, or HOA can run like a well-oiled machine with all the moving parts complementing each other and contributing to positive community spirit, growth, and robust property values, while assuring a high quality of …

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Board Operations Efficient, Effective Meetings
Efficient, Effective Meetings

Regardless of whether you live in a large community association with a thousand units, a small self-managed one with a dozen, or an HOA with just a few, board meetings can be both a chore and a headache. From owners getting up on their soap…

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