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HOA & Community Management Software & Services

You’re a leader in your association because you care about your community. The professionals at Community Association Management  Enjoy the community pride that well maintained yards, streets, and entrance ways can generate without being the neighborhood nag.

Community Association Management has an entire suite of services from web-enabled software for the do-it-yourselfers to fully staffed and...

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HOA & Community Management Software & Services

Community Association Management works with dedicated community leaders to do the very best for their neighborhoods. We strive to continually build, manage, and enhance your community’s growth towards a bright future. With Community Association Management, create a community you’re proud to show off.

Community Association Management knows that each community is unique and special to homeowners....

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10 Tips for improving Board Discussions

  1. Stay engaged.  Avoid Side Conversations and other distractions
  2. Listen with an open mind.  Try to understand others' perspectives
  3. Consider two or more alternatives simultaneously
  4. Don't debate-discuss
  5. Separate facts and opinions: Discuss the facts. Vote your opinion
  6. Address interests, not positions.
  7. Move the deliberations forward.  Don't repeat what has already been said.
  8. Judge ideas, not people.  Phrase feedback constructively.
  9. Identify options on which the...
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Conducting Meetings

It’s the monthly board meeting, and you’re meeting in the kitchen of the president’s home. The first item on the agenda? Chaos. As the secretary reviews the minutes, Little Jimmy, the president’s three-year-old son, bangs a drum and parades around the table. Older son Joey fights with his sister over the television, which is only slightly louder than an Apollo moon launch. Freida, the treasurer, continually leaves the table to grab doughnuts, while Fred, a homeowner whose voice is actually louder than the TV, lobbies for approval of his Brady Bunch garden gnomes. With each interruption, the discussion strays to new and unrelated topics–when Freida explains the relationship between pet problems and UFO abductions, the president searches for the agenda, which, unfortunately, was eaten by the dog. Finally, after four hours and 16 minutes, the meeting adjourns, due to a lack of additional doughnuts.

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