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Community Disaster Plan

Every community could be affected by a natural disaster and should have a Community Disaster Plan in place. This guide includes helpful tips compiled from community association industry professionals to assist in developing your Association’s customized disaster plan. A well-designed disaster plan includes safeguards against future risk and minimizes economic and property loss. Click Here...


Three practical lessons to make EVERY board meeting productive.

There is a lot written about the mechanics of meetings, like notice requirement, quorums, using parliamentary procedure, delivering committee reports and handling open forums. Our experience shows three practical techniques to create an effective meeting. Guide, not control the meeting, by sticking to the agenda and limiting ancillary discussion of topics. Schedule time allotments for...


6 Tips to Prevent Delivery Package Theft

Request notifications on your deliveries, via phone, text message or email. Monitor your packages in transit and upon delivery. Always require a signature on your deliveries to ensure packages are never left unattended. Consider sending deliveries to an alternate location where someone will be able to receive them, or to the shipping companies pick up...


CommunityPro Portal

Compliance, financials, administration, communication… These are just a few of the issues board members volunteer their time to manage. However, with the right tools and management company, board members don’t have to be overwhelmed. The Sentry Management Family of TECHNOLOGY.  Services are designed to offer homeowners’ associations and their boards the resources needed to easily...


Tips for Running Effective Annual Meetings

Your Annual Meeting or Annual Members Meeting is more than just a normal meeting. This meeting is required by law for every corporate entity, even if considered a “non-profit” corporation, and following the particular rules of these meetings is very important. All annual meetings are guided  according to bylaws or statute for not-for-profit corporate act...


Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Disaster Preparedness… Proactive Not Reactive There is always the possibility that a disaster may affect your community.  Whether it be a tornado, a flood, a hurricane, snowstorm, duststorm or human related disasters, it is better to have a plan to handle it before it happens than to react after it happens. Many Boards of Directors...


Developing Pet & Service Animal Policies

One of the toughest issues for homeowner associations and condo associations is how to handle pet policies. Before you can establish policies, you should understand the differences between “common household pets” and “service animals” (also known as “assistance animals” or sometimes “therapy pets”.) Pet Policies For common household pets, the associations can develop their own...


6 Tips to Prevent Delivery Package Theft

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is when most parcel thefts happen.

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Three practical lessons to make EVERY board meeting productive.

Our experience shows three practical techniques to create an effective meeting

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Community Disaster Plan

Every community could be affected by a natural disaster and should have a Community Disaster Plan in place.

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CommunityPro Portal

CommunityPro® is an easy way to make payments, access association documents, view account history, stay informed and more.

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Ways to Communicate

An Association is made up entirely of own- er-members. The greatest challenge an Association faces is communicating effectively with members. Ensuring that community members understand the roles of both the Board and the management company should be a top priority.