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Self-Management: A Guide for the Small Community Association 2ND Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0944715666
ISBN-10: 0944715664
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Community associations are unique entities—part corporate business, part government municipality, part social club. Governing and managing these hybrids is no small challenge—even in the smallest of associations. Most community associations assign the policy setting to an elected board and assign the management of day-to-day operations to a professional manager. For a few associations, however, these differing functions are combined in one extraordinary group of dedicated people—the self-managing board. These are highly committed individuals who make countless sacrifices on behalf of their communities, and it was for them that Self Management: A Guide for the Small Association was first written.

Whether you’re self managing a condominium, cooperative, homeowner association, or other mandatory-membership community association, this guide is intended to help you fill the dual roles of governance and management without the benefit of professional management services.

The second edition of Self Management has been significantly expanded to include additional information on nearly every topic covered in the first edition. Nevertheless, it is, as the name states, a guide. It doesn’t attempt to be a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of a self manager’s responsibility, but it does contain enough basic information to get you started in the right direction. If this guide makes you aware of the nature and scope of your responsibility, if it helps you avoid problems, if it makes your job just a little less formidable, it will have accomplished its purpose.

As in so many endeavors, education will be a key ingredient in your success as a self manager. Reading this book is a good first step. At the end of each chapter you’ll find information about related resources that will continue your education. Many of the recommended resources are GAP Reports—Guides for Association Practitioners. That’s what self managers are—association practitioners. As this second edition of Self Management goes to press, there are 28 titles in the GAP series, and more are planned for the future. Possibly one of the best and most comprehensive guides to self managing an association would be a complete set of these reports.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) also provides other educational resources for those who are self managing their community associations, and you’ll find more information about CAI at the end this book.

The principles and information contained in Self Management are relevant to all community associations regardless of their size. Some small associations employ professional management services and some large associations function very successfully with volunteer managers. Regardless of your situation, this guide will be extremely useful.

Numerous experts in all areas of community association management contributed their expertise to the content of this guide. It represents the combined wisdom of managers, accountants, attorneys, reserve specialists, engineers, insurance specialists, and parliamentarians—all of whom are recognized leaders in the community associations industry. Their shared expertise will make your job a little easier and your experiences more enjoyable.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Community Assn Inst; 2ND edition (October 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0944715664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944715666
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,931,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I live in an eight unit condo building, and was looking for a book to help bring order to our Board. This book is a good place to begin. Easy to read, easy to understand and well organized for reference. The author also lists other resources for further exploration. The appendices were rather disappointing though - can we have a sample agenda? Meeting notice? Bid summaries? Treasurer's report? Also, I just can't understand why it is [so costly]. For [that price], they should include a CD with templates of condo materials. I would have given this book four stars if it had been [half the price]. Five if it had better sample communications. However, I must say, that after searching for a simple book of guidelines, this was the best springboard.
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Has some good information, but much to expensive for what it offers; has very few example forms to carry out the suggestions that it has. Try "The Homeowners Association Manual," instead--you'll get much more bang for your buck.
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