Category Archives: Volunteers

Why are HOAs a good thing?

Approximately 65 million Americans (or 1 in every 5) live in homeowner associations, including condominiums and planned communities in the United States.[1] The number of homeowner association communities in the United States has risen from approximately 10,000 communities in 1970 … Continue reading

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BRIDGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP

If you’re a Baby Boomer serving on your community association’s board of directors, you may have already begun noticing a shift in the characteristics and tendencies of your neighbors (and maybe even your fellow board members).  Don’t call me, just … Continue reading

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Becoming a Champion Board

How can your Board of Directors become the Golden State Warriors of community associations?  While it might seem silly to compare multi-millionaire athletes playing professional sports to volunteer board members of a non-profit corporation, there are a number of similar … Continue reading

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Does Your Association Need a Few More Hands On Deck? Here are 9 Suggestions for Recruiting Volunteers!

  By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Provide social opportunities in the association where people get to know each other and have fun! People want to help people that they know personally. The best way to get volunteers is to ASK! Advertise … Continue reading

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Help! Our Board Meetings are Getting Out of Control with Conflict. What Can Our Board Do?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Unfortunately, board meeting conflict is becoming a common question that our law firm receives. First, it is important to establish that name calling, interrupting and personal attacks should be prohibited at all board and committee meetings. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel About Mandatory Board Member Education? Good or Bad?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. As you may know, in 2013, the State of Florida adopted a new law that requires board members to follow certain “certification procedures”. Under Florida’s law, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the … Continue reading

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Tips for the Community Association President

• The president must set the example and follow all governing documents and rules and regulations. • You cannot do it all. You are the leader and guide, but you must accept responsibility for getting things done. You have been … Continue reading

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