Top 10 Cost Reduction Areas

A detailed analysis of a high potential cost reduction area to a condo or homeowner association that includes, pertinent  background information, alternatives to be considered, and specific recommendations to act upon.  If you are trying to reduce costs in any, or all, of these areas, this information will save you hours, days, and weeks of research time trying to figure out what you could and should do.  These "Quick HItters" are things that you can do to cut costs and eliminate waste NOW by restricting the outflow of all unnecessary spending.
Creating High Performing Condo and Homeowner Associations
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Creating High Performing Condo and Homeowner Associations
The following files are available for purchase and download to your computer.  They represent a very specific area of focus to help you with the affairs of your condo or homeowner association.  The information contained in these documents is offered with the understanding that it does not contain legal, financial, or other professional advice.  Individuals requiring such services should consult a competent professional.  READ THIS DISCLAIMER.
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Control On-Going Costs

Strategically monitor and trim costs on an on-going basis and  prevent unnecessary new costs from creeping into your budget.  A detailed analysis of a the budgeting and risk management processes of a condo or homeowner association that includes, pertinent  background information, alternatives to be considered, and specific recommendations to act upon. 
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Board of Director Policies

Board of Director policies are guidelines and principles  for how the Board members will approach the overall association business and deal with their collogues and members.  Sample policies can be downloaded for customization and use.
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Committee Charters

The committee charter is a document that serves as both guidance and a roadmap for any committee's success.  When used most effectively, this tool clarifies the purpose for the committee's existence and documents the agreements amongst the committee members.  The importance of a committee chartering process can't be overstated. When you invest the time to do a committee charter, you will truly help the committee as a whole be more successful. And you will also be providing a highly valued structure to help individual committee members be less frustrated and more productive.
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Miscellaneous

A variety of useful tools and documents to assist in the management of a condo or homeowner association.
Core Business Processes

Business processes are the steps and procedures that govern how an association’s resources are used to create products and services that meet the needs of its members.  Every organization, including a condo or homeowner association, should have a set of core business processes that allow it to function in an effective and efficient manner.  These processes define a key aspect of the  management and control system and should be well documented, communicated, and understood by all members for them to work properly.  .
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Cost Reduction Project Plan

The book, "How to Reduce Your Condo or Homeowner Association Costs -- Now and in the Future", contains many useful project planning documents and templates.  They are offered in electronic form below.
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Management Company Transition

A meeting design and facilitator guide for a comprehensive 4-6 hour Leadership Transition Meeting between a new Management Company manager and a condo or homeowner association's leadership.
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Management Company  Performance & Feedback System

Are you a condo or homeowner association Board that just gets what you get from your Management Company (MC) … not what you want?  Take charge and increase MC results by using this simple, but effective, performance and feedback system
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Condo/HOA Leadership In Small Doses -
Skill Development

Written by a practitioner, consultant and writer, here are 6 vignettes that deal with topics relating to day-to-day situations that every condo/HOA board member will recognize. Provocative, often controversial, the book targets familiar conflicts and fallacies of leadership and managerial life for associations. It emphasizes how board members can create successful associations by doing the right things at the right time in the right circumstances, and more.
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Condo/HOA Leadership In Small Doses -
Management Company Management

Written by a practitioner, consultant and writer, here are 5 vignettes that deal with condo/HOA Management Company topics that every board member will recognize. Provocative, often controversial, the book targets familiar conflicts and fallacies of selecting, retaining, improving, dismissing a Management Company -- or even whether to use one in the first place.
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