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Being a Condo Association Board Mentor

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You’ve done it.  Several years – maybe even multiple terms – as a Condo Association Board member and you’re suddenly an accomplished veteran.  You have multiple major projects under your belt, and you’ve improved your community – maybe by starting a committee.  Now that you’re a veteran, it is time for you to pass that information on to the new blood and become a Condo...

Three Condo Association Governance Tips

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Governing a Condo can be an exceedingly trying task.  One of the big surprises you’ll face as a new Board member is sorting through what’s important and what is not.  Some things that seem really stupid turn out to be important.  Other things that are obviously important won’t be told to you.  Here are three Condo Association governance tips for new Board members to help you hit the ground...

Managing Condo Association Workflow

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Being on a Condo Board is a challenging job.  You may understand what you’re getting into, but living it is a whole different beast.  Board members have numerous challenges to contend with.  You resolve disputes, create budgets, execute major projects and deal with emergencies.  And as life works, these issues usually come up when you’ve got personal or professional things going on in the...

Learning to Be a Condo Association Board Leader

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You know what you’re getting into and you’ve learned how your Board does its work.  You’ve probably been frustrated with some things, and wondered why they aren’t better, or why things aren’t done the right way.  You have grown, grasshopper.  Now it’s time for you to take the next step in your Association: It’s time for you to be a Condo Association Board leader. Focus on Small Wins A big mistake...

How to Act Effectively as a New Condo Association Board Member

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Learning to be an effective new Condo Board member is a process.  While you may come in with the greatest of expectations and designs, reality is messy and different.  Before anything else, you first need to “learn to learn” – one of the hardest steps.  Now that you’ve got things under control, you’re ready to get work done and make your community better.  Then the question...

Fighting Apathy: Identifying Great Condo Board Member Candidates

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Condo Association Boards have an extremely challenging job when it comes to running their Associations.  They have substantial control over finances and the direction a community goes.  The fear of breaking bad – and resulting horror stories – is very real.  Good Board members hold things in check and grow a community.  In most Condo Associations, a Board has five, seven, or maybe...

The First Steps to Learn to be a Condo Board Member

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New Board members are are a key to fighting apathy.  They come in full of energy, ready to change the Association for the better.  They know what they’re getting into, but how do you get to work?  This article is the first in a series targeted at helping Owners learn to be a Condo Board Member.   Figure Out What the Association is Really Doing You likely joined your Condo Association Board...

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