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Does Your Association Have a Social Media Policy?

Today’s associations understand the need to convey, and even over-communicate, important information to their members.  To that end, some associations have jumped into the cyberworld with their own Facebook and/or Twitter pages.  Before jumping in with both feet, however, associations should consider adopting a social media policy.  Before putting together such a policy, the board should consider the following:

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Avoiding Negative Media Attention

Avoiding Negative Media Attention


Let’s face it; the media loves to paint homeowners associations as evil, out-of-control miniature governments run by dictatorial boards of directors intent on destroying the lives of the innocent homeowners living in the community. Virtually every news story on this topic, be it newspaper or television, portrays the homeowners association in a negative light, and seldom does the coverage ever present the many positive aspects provided by the homeowners association in helping to maintain the quality of life and home values for those living in the community. It’s also interesting to note how these news reports always seem to increase during legislative sessions when someone in state government is proposing legislation to place further operational restrictions on homeowner associations.

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