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Associa Executives Share Love of Reading for Read Across America Day

Posted by Staff Writer on Mar 2, 2017 10:16:40 AM

Associa Supports Kids is celebrating Read Across America Day by sharing the love of reading. But instead of just telling kids how important it is to practice this skill, our leaders to show it. For the fourth year in a row, the Associa executive team will share their favorite Dr. Seuss books with children at a local elementary school. They’ll be joined by ASK mascot Scout, who will also share his own adventure books about staying active and being safe. 

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Topics: Community Living

Infographic: Associa Cares 2016 Heart Strings Giving Report

Posted by Staff Writer on Feb 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Associa Cares set a record for the most families assisted in a single year in 2016. From victims of wildfires in Canada to fallen and injured police officers in Texas, we were able to help communities across North America in the wake of disaster. And it's all thanks to the fact that our donors doubled their contributions from the year before.

The infographic below provides specific stats that demonstrate how Associa Cares, our employees and concerned citizens worked together to make an impact in 2016. 

To learn more about Associa Cares, watch this video. And to donate or request assistance, visit

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Topics: Community Living

6 Essential Skills Board Members Should Master

Posted by Staff Writer on Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve chosen to dedicate valuable time to serving as a board member, giving the job your best effort may require you to refine certain skills or learn new ones. But between your limited time, big buzzwords and best practices, it can be hard to figure out exactly which skills you should cultivate to make an impact in your community. To find out which ones are most important to master, we reached out to our leaders from across globe to identify the most essential skills board members need in order to be successful. Read their responses below.

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Topics: board members, Community Living, board member skills

The Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Posted by Staff Writer on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As North America’s largest community association management company, we strive to provide the most useful resources to board members and homeowners. We share content about home maintenance, gardening, community trends and more, but when it comes to what you, our readers, enjoy the most, it’s the articles that teach you how to better serve your community. Thank you for allowing us to be your trusted partner when it comes to finding resources to help support you as a board member and strengthen your community. You can look forward to even more useful articles from our experts and partners to help you achieve your community’s goals in 2017.

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Topics: Community Living

Ten Key Items that Should Be on Every Community's Annual Calendar

Posted by Staff Writer on Dec 8, 2016 11:48:45 AM

MKTG-16-1268_Annual Calendar Blog Post Graphic-01.jpgAs a board member or the management company for an association, do you have all your ducks in a row for the new year? With the holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get distracted. However, it's important to take the time this month to look beyond December 31, and determine if your programs are ready. One of the best ways to prepare your association for the new year is to create an Association Calendar and include, at a minimum, the items listed below.

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Topics: Community Living





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