Community Organizing Tips How to Attract HOA Volunteers
Community Organizing Tips• HOA struggle with attracting volunteers• Members fail to participate for a variety of  reasons:...
Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #1:Communicate the importance ofparticipation to HOA members• Homeowners...
Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #2: Clearlyand regularly explain what the boarddoes• Members need to und...
Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #3: Alwaysrun the board professionally and like abusiness• Most members ...
Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #3: Alwaysrun the board professionally and like abusiness• Meetings must...
Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #4: Create aformal recognition system for volunteers• Everyone likes to ...
Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #5: Host socialevents to create a more comfortableenvironment• Homeowner...
Community Organizing Tips• Volunteering for HOA is fun and rewarding  and is essential to building strong  neighborhoods• ...
Community Organizing TipsAbout the AuthorSusan Williams is Vice President, BusinessDevelopment and Marketing at AAMCommuni...
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Community Organizing Tip: How to Attract HOA Volunteers

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In community organizing, most homeowner associations (HOAs) struggle with attracting volunteers. Many members fail to participate in their HOA for a variety of reasons. For example, they may think they don’t have the time, experience, capabilities or desire. However, the HOA may not be doing all it can to bring new volunteers into the fold. Learn more about Community Organizing by visiting http://www.AssociatedAsset.com/.

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Community Organizing Tip: How to Attract HOA Volunteers

  1. 1. Community Organizing Tips How to Attract HOA Volunteers
  2. 2. Community Organizing Tips• HOA struggle with attracting volunteers• Members fail to participate for a variety of reasons: not have any time, experience, capabilities or desire• HOA may not be doing all it can to bring in new volunteers• The following are organizing tips to attract volunteers to a number of roles
  3. 3. Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #1:Communicate the importance ofparticipation to HOA members• Homeowners don’t understand the consequences of volunteer shortage• Board needs to reiterate the legal quorum requirements
  4. 4. Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #2: Clearlyand regularly explain what the boarddoes• Members need to understand what the board accomplishes• If homeowners have no idea what the board does, they won’t be motivated to be involved
  5. 5. Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #3: Alwaysrun the board professionally and like abusiness• Most members lives are busy and have no room for dealing with member friction• It’s up to HOA board to curb bad behavior and promote professionalism• Meetings should run with an agenda in a businesslike manner
  6. 6. Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #3: Alwaysrun the board professionally and like abusiness• Meetings must not be allowed to go on indefinitely• Two hours usually provides ample time for organized, decisive board meetings
  7. 7. Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #4: Create aformal recognition system for volunteers• Everyone likes to feel appreciated for contribution they’ve made• All levels of membership be recognized for efforts• Acknowledgement should take place at every available opportunity• Appreciation must be shown even with smallest tasks
  8. 8. Community Organizing TipsCommunity Organizing Tip #5: Host socialevents to create a more comfortableenvironment• Homeowners will be more apt to volunteer if they know their neighbors• Board can host socials such as: potluck dinners, pool parties, ice cream socials, etc.• If HOA is large, board may decide to have socials in more intimate gatherings
  9. 9. Community Organizing Tips• Volunteering for HOA is fun and rewarding and is essential to building strong neighborhoods• By following organizing tips, HOA can attract volunteers for many projects and positions• AAM works the largest homebuilding and community development companies in the United States• AAM is dedicated to delivering total peace of mind to the Boards of Directors and homeowners in the communities it manages
  10. 10. Community Organizing TipsAbout the AuthorSusan Williams is Vice President, BusinessDevelopment and Marketing at AAMCommunity Management, one of Americasmost-respected Homeowner Association (HOA)management companies. Learn more aboutCommunity Organizing by visitinghttp://www.AssociatedAsset.com/.

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