Community association board members are always looking for ways to increase the membership’s engagement. But with so much on your plate, it can be tough to find the time and energy to come up with new ideas—but we’ve got you covered! Here are 3 surprisingly easy ways to get started:
Host a Social Event
Events are a great way for neighbors to meet each other. Especially after the pandemic prohibited face-to-face interaction, many people are craving human interaction. Organize game nights, potlucks, or charitable events and invite the whole community! We put together a list of 7 great fall events on our blog!
The best part about event hosting is the opportunity it creates for volunteers to showcase their amazing skills. Maybe you need a someone to cook a feast, or an artist to create promotional flyers. When someone volunteers the first time, they’re more likely to continue to engage and volunteer again.
Publicly Thank Volunteers
It may seem like a no-brainer, but publicly thanking volunteers once the job is done serves to validate their work and keep them coming back to help the association with whatever comes next. You probably own a website, forum, or social media page where information is disseminated to the entire community. Feature one of your hardworking volunteers in a special post! And that brings us nicely to our final point:
Stay Connected Through Social Media
As a homeowner’s association, one of the best ways to stay connected with your residents is through social media. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter provide an easy way for homeowners to participate in the community and stay up to date on all the latest news and events. Promote community activities and update residents on the neighborhood’s latest news.
Hire an Association Management Company
We get it. Keeping your residents engaged can be increasingly difficult. However, association management companies are incredibly helpful in this area. By freeing up your community association board from the everyday mundane tasks, board members can be more intentional in connecting with their neighbors and fostering community. At Ardent Residential, we make you look good and keep things running smoothly. To learn more about how our communities are more engaged with their association boards than ever, contact us today at www.MyArdent.com/contact.