Keeping everyone in the loop is key when it comes to making sure your HOA members enjoy being part of your community as much as possible, but it is not always easy to make sure that everyone gets the memo about every piece of information that may be relevant to them.
Creating a weekly, monthly, or quarterly newsletter can be an excellent solution for making sure everyone knows about events that may interest them, policy changes that affect them, and other announcements. Whether your board creates this newsletter on its own or invites members to contribute, it can be a helpful tool for helping everyone get the most out of being part of your community.
Here are some of the most significant benefits of starting a regular newsletter for the members of your HOA!
Create a Sense of Community
Part of choosing to live in a neighborhood with an active association is a desire to connect with neighbors at a higher-than-average level, and creating and distributing a newsletter is a simple way to start conversations and give your members the information they need to get the most out of being involved in something more community-oriented than a typical neighborhood.
While neighbors who are not part of an HOA can certainly get to know one another and enjoy spending time together, a regular newsletter that keeps everyone connected can go a long way toward helping your members feel like part of a stronger community that prioritizes making the entire neighborhood the best place to live that it can be.
Share Relevant Information
Keeping homeowners informed about everything that is happening with your community is an important step in maintaining transparency and making sure everyone has the information they need to participate in events, adhere to recent policy changes, and share their thoughts about ways your board can make your community even better is one of the most efficient ways to keep everyone in the loop.
Rather than relying on word of mouth, which may inadvertently or intentionally leave some members out, sending a newsletter to every member of your HOA by mail or email is one of the most reliable ways to make sure everyone knows what is going on.
Keep Your Community Active
Some HOAs rarely accomplish more than regulating the appearance of their neighborhood, but associations that are more active are often more enjoyable to be a part of.
Having a reliable method for communicating with every member of your HOA makes it significantly easier to organize parties, fitness classes, book clubs, craft clubs, and a wide range of other social events for your community.
By including information about upcoming events in each edition of your newsletter, you can make sure that your entire community knows about the opportunities that are available to help them get even more out of where they live.
Create a Sense of Ownership to Empower Your Members
Not every member of your association may enjoy being told what to do with their property at all times, but doing what you can to help create a sense of ownership among your entire community can be a helpful step in increasing their personal desire to make it the best it can be.
Neighbors who do not know each other well or communicate often may be less likely to care about how their collective living space looks and functions, but using a newsletter to promote events encourages them to spend time together and reminds them of what drove them to join an HOA in the first place can increase their interest in improving the entire neighborhood.
At RealManage, we are here to help HOA boards make decisions that make being a member even more worthwhile.
Having a reliable method for staying in touch with every member of your association is key when it comes to building an enjoyable community, and we are here to help you create an HOA newsletter that keeps everyone on the same page.
Contact us today to learn more about the perks of using a newsletter to share information about your HOA with your community or to get started!