Tag Archives: organizations

Community Associations and the IRS

We often get asked whether community associations can or do qualify as 501(c) organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.  Sometimes the question arises because the association derives too much income from sources other than assessments to file IRS Form 1120-H, and it is looking at way to...

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Is Your Association Prepared for Natural Disasters?

Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes.  It could be a tornado, a flood, Superstorm Sandy, or a wildfire.  Regardless of the type of disaster, the devastation and loss is often overwhelming.  Nothing can fully prepare someone to handle the emotional impact of a natural disaster.  However, with some thought and planning before...

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Rallying the Troops

Rallying the Troops

Volunteerism is the foundation on which community associations base their operation and support. Volunteering is a calling for many. It is a commitment of time and effort with a purpose. The quest for volunteers and keeping them motivated are endless tasks, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Organizations that have been successful in the call for volunteers have been effective in their recruiting methods by making a personal appeal to each and everyone they contact to join. Continuous announcements to solicit support are sent through newsletters, websites, emails and notices. The communication clearly identifies the need of the organization in a positive and enthusiastic manner. After a while, participating becomes contagious.

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