Tips to Minimize HOA Board Meeting Mayhem

Mar 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

For many people, meetings are a fact of life. Whether it’s an HOA board or member meeting in your homeowner’s association, a volunteer meeting at your child’s school or a department meeting at work, being adept at participating effectively and managing meetings is a useful skill.

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Tips to Improve Your Monthly HOA Board Meetings

Mar 17, 2021 9:33:57 AM / by HOA Manager

In any organization meetings often seem like a necessary evil. Many people feel like they go to meetings to discuss what they met about at the last meeting or that they simply turn to mayhem and nothing gets resolved. But it doesn’t have to be this way, especially in your homeowner’s association.

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3 Helpful Resources to Support an Effective HOA Board Meeting

Mar 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

How would you define an effective HOA board meeting? Most people would see it as time spent efficiently, where issues are addressed, reasonable business decisions are made, and action items are assigned, in an atmosphere of respect and collaboration.

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What is an Official Meeting: In 200 Words or Less

Feb 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Board meetings, executive sessions, and membership meetings are the most common in an HOA. They require a quorum to be present to qualify as an official meeting. The governing documents for each association define a quorum, typically in the Bylaws.

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Steps to Take When HOA Board Members Can’t Make Decisions

Jan 20, 2021 2:12:50 PM / by HOA Manager

Some HOA boards have the need to discuss things ad nauseum and yet never come to a decision. It can be extremely frustrating when the same topic comes up on the agenda month, after month, after month, and after hours of discussion, nobody's willing to say either yes or no. They either need more information, want to hear from so-and-so who's not there, or avoid the topic altogether. So how can decision-making be improved for your Board?

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Questions to Ask if You're Considering HOA Board Candidacy

Oct 26, 2020 4:32:05 PM / by HOA Expert

Being a board member does necessitate a serious commitment of time and energy, but it will be a fulfilling experience. If you're considering running for your HOA board, ask yourself the following questions first.

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Frequently Used Terms You’ll Hear at an HOA Board Meeting

Sep 23, 2020 9:21:47 AM / by HOA Manager

Have you ever attended a meeting and had no clue what was going on? It’s an awkward position to be in, especially if you're trying to understand and contribute to the conversation. Be in the know and wow your board members when you attend your next HOA board meeting by reviewing these common terms that are sure to come up.

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How an HOA Board Can Ask for Member's Help as Inspectors of Election

Aug 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

It’s that time again in your homeowners association – time for the Annual Director Election. To be proactive and try to drum up participation from the membership, the HOA board may want to send out a notice to the members asking for volunteers to assist in this process. 

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How to Actually Get Things Accomplished at Your HOA Board Meeting

Jan 20, 2020 9:28:01 AM / by HOA Manager

It’s a new year, and that means a new round of board meetings.  Since the Davis-Stirling act requires that HOA board meetings take place, you might as well take part in achieving the best and most successful meeting possible.

HOA board meetings are a golden opportunity for community members to know the issues that impact one of their most treasured investments - their home.  The following six tips for meetings can help. 

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How to Prepare to Present Your Great Idea to the HOA Board

Dec 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

You live in a homeowner’s association. You have a great idea. You’re not on the board, and elections are months away. What next? Present it! Presenting a good idea, whether to the HOA board, a boss, or anyone else in the position to approve it, isn’t about them or you -- it’s about the idea.

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