Doing “Online” Better

Doing “Online” Better

Burke Nielsen Homeowners nowadays expect to find the information they want, when they want it without too much effort. With almost all homeowners having access to the internet and email and about 75% using some form of social media, the way homeowners get information has changed. It’s no surprise that today, the tried and true newsletter of the past, quickly finds it’s way to the recycle bin with the rest of the junk mail. Read More... [et_social_share]
Solving the Social Media Problem

Solving the Social Media Problem

Why does social media so frequently go sour in HOAs when it works great in most non-HOA neighborhoods? Can the problem be solved? Or should community associations just avoid social media altogether? These problems can be resolved and the risks can be mitigated. If done right, social media can be the best way to communicate in your community. Read More... [et_social_share]
Dissident or Fake HOA Website:  Is Free Speech Really Free?

Dissident or Fake HOA Website: Is Free Speech Really Free?

While technology has many advantages, the internet and social media has led to a decline in human interaction between neighbors. For as little as $0.99, anyone can create a website. Many homeowners associations are behind the times and have not yet created their own HOA website, let alone registered for a HOA website domain name. Accordingly, when neighbors are not neighborly, and tempers flare, the creation of a dissident website (fake HOA website) using the name of the homeowners association is becoming an increasing popular way for members to voice their dissatisfaction. What should a homeowners association do when this happens? Read More... [et_social_share]
Social Media — Risk vs Reward

Social Media — Risk vs Reward

John Richards While HOA social media definitely has its rewards, there are many who perceive it as too big of a gamble. The drawbacks can be hard to quantify, but basically come down to the potential for misuse.From simple communication, to events, feedback and more, there's nothing like social media for building a sense of community and keeping everyone up to date. As long as membership is verified and secure, and the above considerations are put in place, there's no reason why social media can't be remarkably useful in your HOA. Read More... [et_social_share]
Is Social Media Making Your HOA Less Social?

Is Social Media Making Your HOA Less Social?

Meredith Pond Social media was invented to help people connect. But virtual connections can be hollow and unfulfilling. Wouldn’t it be nice if social media actually encouraged real, healthy, and personal human interactions? It can. Imagine that. Real people doing real stuff — together. Your HOA's social media can — and should be — the catalyst for all things warm and neighborly, resulting in thriving, happy communities. Try it! Humanity will thank you. Read More... [et_social_share]
Always Connected, But Never Connecting

Always Connected, But Never Connecting

Meredith Pond Ahhh, technology. We love it — and for good reason. It makes life easier, gives us instant access to information, and it keeps us connected… at least in theory. You probably have friends and neighbors on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. But can a “like” or a comment on someone's status replace the fulfillment of a handshake or personal conversation? No way. Read More... [et_social_share]

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