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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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YouTwitFace-Social Media and HOA’s

YouTwitFace – Social Media and How it Relates to Your Homeowners Association

What do you get when you put “YouTube,” “Twitter,” and “Facebook” together? YouTwitFace. That may be a running joke in my household, but six or seven years ago uttering the phrase “friend me” or “follow me” would likely produce a bunch of blank stares.  Now, friend requests on Facebook and follow me requests on Twitter are commonplace.  Communication methods have expanded beyond the telephone, the letter, the fax, and even the email to an entirely new level of conversation through what is called social media.(Read whole news on source site)

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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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