Fighting Apathy in a Condo Association

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One of the biggest drivers – if not the biggest driver – of failed Associations is apathy.  If an Association’s Owners don’t care about their community and don’t pay attention to what’s going on, no amount of government oversight or CC&Rs will make a difference.  You need people engaged in order to be  fighting apathy in a Condo Association.

Engagement is a full-contact team sport.  It requires the participation of all players in a Condo Association – Owners, Board, and Management.  It is something you must practice as a Community in every meeting, and it must be a part of your DNA.  There are many ways to approach the situation, but the key is you cannot give up. To help your community with fighting apathy in a Condo Association, we have a number of articles targeted at Management, Owners, and the Board.

Apathy is the rot that will destroy an Association.
Apathy is the rot that will destroy an Association.

Articles for Owners

The bulk of fighting apathy rests with Owners.  This is because Owners are the ones who make the biggest difference in a Condo Association.  Existing Board members have their voices heard because they are already on the Board.  Management works for the Association, but the Board is the direct line they have.  Thus, it is the Owners who ultimately must craft the Condo Association they deserve.  This isn’t meant to blame Owners, but rather stress the importance of their participation.  Specific articles for Owners for Fighting Apathy in a Condo Association include:

Be a Better Condo Association Owner in Minutes

Building a Network of Involved Condo Association Owners

The Importance of Owner Feedback in a Condo Association

Leading a Condo Association Resistance Movement

Get Involved in Your Condo Association 

New Members on Condo Association Boards

Articles for Board Members

The Board is the guardians of the galaxy. Or at least of the Association.
The Board is the guardians of the galaxy. Or at least of the Association.

Board Members have the biggest responsibility when it comes to fighting apathy in a Condo Association – because they are the ones most likely to be the victims of it.  If a Board doesn’t see Owner engagement for long periods of time, it becomes easy to discount the Owners who elected them.  This can lead to Boards breaking bad.  Boards must keep in mind the power and responsibility they have towards making their Association a better place.  Specific articles for Board Members for Fighting Apathy in a Condo Association include:

Protecting Board Powers in a Condo Association

Four Reasons Serving on Your Condo Association Board is Good for You

Condo Board Get to Yes Stretch

Identifying Great Condo Board Member Candidates

Articles for Management

Management has the toughest job when it comes to fighting apathy.  Management are the only part of the Association that gets paid for their work.  However, this can also make it hard for them to speak truth to power.  However, as paid members of the Association, Management has a strong ability to help craft and shape the Association’s behaviors.  Specific articles for Management for Fighting Apathy in a Condo Association include:

Managing Respect in a Condo Association

Manage a Condo Association Like You Live There

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