TAKE ACTION!

Our Florida Legislative Alliance Delegates have provided for us a resource on what the legislative process is, how we in our community can learn how to take action, with proper contact information. Download the information packet here!



Special Needs Pet Document
Click here to download the PDF to share with your Board.

By: Steve Thompson 1/2013
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"Surface Water Management Issues and Obligations for Community Associations"
Presented by: Ross Morton, District Ombudsman
Southwest Florida Water Management District
ross.morton@swfwmd.state.fl.us
941-915-5521

Regulatory Contact Information

Information on Stormwater Systems

Information on Distric Permitting


Project Checklists

"Contracts, RFPs, and Specs" - Handouts (PROJECT CHECKLISTS) from Gretchen Stricker, CMCA can be downloaded HERE.


BOARD MEMBER EDUCATION RESOURCE - DBPR WEB PAGE LINK

Board Member Education
 information is available! For more info, click the link below:

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/lsc/condominiums/BoardMemberEducation.html



Crime Prevention For Your Association
Tips Owners and Associations can utilize to protect themselves and their property.
 
Presented by:Vincent Delgato, President of Bay Oaks Condominium Association and Retired Erie County Sheriff's Department Technical Sergeant

Download PDFs from presentation here

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Prepare for a Hurricane: CAI National Website Resource

Hurricane Preparedness Resource Page! Learn more about disaster preparedness and recovery.
The pages provide generic information that was developed initially in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but it’s pertinent to any disaster—hurricanes, inland flooding, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes and so on. You are encouraged to share this information with members and others.

Video Update: SCGOVFYI (click on the link to open video provided by Sarasota County Government)


CAI: Your Resource for Jobs in Your Market!

CAI National has a job market on their website and link to it.

Whether you are currently seeking employment, or you are an employer looking to recruit your newest member, please check out the link below:

http://www.caionline.org/career/Pages/JobMarket.aspx

 


DISASTER PLANNING RESOURCES

"When disaster strikes, having a plan and being able to put it into immediate action can mean the difference between staying open to service the needs of your customers and community or shutting down for a few days.

Following a disaster, statistics show ninety percent of companies fail within a year unless they can resume operations within five days. Having a plan can ensure that you’re back in business quickly and able to provide products and services to your community..."

Read more: http://www.preparemybusiness.org/planning



SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES


SPAM
http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs20-spam.htm

Federal Anti-Apam Policy

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/05/canspam.shtm

http://www.spamlaws.com/spam-laws.html

 

Examples of Wonderful Social Media Policies

http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies.php 

 

Facebook Pages Resources

http://on.fb.me/hImqIH

http://developers.facebook.com/


Ads

http://www.facebook.com/adsmarketing/


Best Social Media Content on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/marismith

http://www.facebook.com/smexaminer?ref=ts

 

Facebook Groups –How to Create a Group Page

http://www.developers.facebook.com/help/?page=18831

 

LinkedIn

http://learn.linkedin.com/what-is-linkedin/

http://learn.linkedin.com/

http://www.hubspot.com/linkedin-for-business-marketing-hub

 

Twitter

http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics

https://twitter.com/signup

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/t/about_youtube

 

Demographics/ Research Studies

http://www.emarketer.com/blog/

http://pewresearch.org/

 

Best Use – Logo/ Amazing Statistics

http://logonerds.com/contact/

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/11414/12-Mind-Blowing-Statistics-Every-Marketer-Should-Know.aspx

 

QR Code Generators

http://www.jumpscan.com/

http://www.beqrious.com/

http://qrcode.kaywa.com/



Best Practice Reports

 

  • Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the CAI Research Foundation are dedicated to conducting research and acting as a clearinghouse for information on innovations and best practices in community association creation and management. As part of the newly developed Best Practices project, operations related to various functional areas of community associations - governance, resident involvement and conflict resolution, and reserve studies/management - are available here. Please feel free to email these reports to your colleagues, or copy and distribute them at staff or board meetings.

 
Committees/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Information about the various working Committees in the West Florida Chapter. 
 Committee Descriptions

Breakfast Program
Business Partner Education
CA Day Trade Show
Golf
Homeowner Education-coming soon
Manager Education
Membership
PR & Marketing-coming soon
Social
Technology-Coming Soon
Wire

 
Education Opportunities

BOARD MEMBERS!  
CAI OFFERS FREE EDUCATION FOR YOUR
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

(Below is information about opportunities through CAI to acquire your Board Member Certification in 2012-2013


2013
Owners Forun- Sarasota- Pine Shores Presb.Church (May 9, 2013)
Owners' Forum - Venice Community Center (December 12, 2013)



What is the certification? How do I obtain it? Do I need it?

Questions and Answers can be found at this website:

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/lsc/condominiums/BoardMemberEducation.html


 
Membership Applications
  • Want to become a member of CAI? Choose the application that best suits you.

 
Professional Management Development Program (PMDP)
  • The PMDP consists of three levels of courses designed to give new managers a knowledge base and experience managers a deeper understanding of all aspects of association management. Courses focus on such topics as insurance, finance, leadership, governance and communications. For More information on courses click here.

 

The University of Florida/IFAS Sarasota County Extension Service

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Community Associations Program offers on-site landscape walk-through and other educational programs to managers, officers and board members of community associations. To learn more, visit http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/comoutreach.shtml  The web page also provides links to educational Publications produced for community associations, issues of the Palm Prints newsletter, and other educational programs offered by Extension.


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