Residents Get Social – and Informed
HOA Message Board
Poor communication and misinformation are usually to blame. Lucky for you, your HOA Website brings more happy with communication tools like our robust Message Board. Better communication reduces conflict and boosts the happy. It’s the perfect compliment to your Glady website, and it’s included at zero charge.
Engaged homeowners are happy homeowners.
Happy homeowners complain less
Fewer complaints make managers happy.
"My boards also like the message board, which makes it possible to post announcements, updates, and other board communications and keep residents involved and aware of what is happening in the community. Residents can respond to posts or make new ones, asking questions and voicing their opinions, and that feedback is essential to good board relationships. "
HOA Website Questions
Q: This Message Board sounds great! How do I get one?
A: You don’t have to do anything special to get your very own HOA message board. It’s included with your Essentials package (see our pricing).
Q: People can be nasty. Do I have to play moderator?
A: Nope! Most people use anonymity as a cozy blanket for airing their anger management issues. But with Gladly, nobody is anonymous. This will keep most people from breaking the simple rules they agreed to when they signed up. And with a large enough group, the good guys (which are the vast majority) will help keep trolls in check.
Q: Will people really use this?
A: If you’ve tried newsletters, you know they don’t work because nobody reads them. But social forums, like our Message Board, DO get read. Why? Because it’s faster, easier, and more fun. Best of all, the masses get the message without a lot of effort from you.
Q: Can’t I just use Facebook or Nextdoor?
A: You could. However, most HOAs are hesitant to do so because it turns so quickly into bad information mixed with complaints and infighting. This not only causes hassle for you, but can even cause legal trouble. It’s too easy to be anonymous, resulting in a free-for-all for gadflies that nobody else wants a part of. HOAs are more complex than typical neighborhoods, and they have unique reasons for needing to keep the peace. Gladly’s Message Board comes with a website, document management, dues payment, and calendar reservations that can help keep residents engaged.
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