Communication is essential for the harmony of a successful community. One of the best tools for communication between the board and homeowners is a community newsletter because it is an effective way to keep homeowners informed who are unable to participate in monthly meetings. Organizing and creating a community newsletter may seem like a daunting task, but after the initial organization is laid out, the benefits definitely outweigh the time spent. When utilized correctly, newsletters can bring your community together and create a sense of unity, confusion about rules and scheduling, and more.
Organizing a Communications Committee
The first step to establish a community newsletter is to define a communications committee within your HOA. It’s best to have a committee, or multiple people responsible for the newsletter so this task doesn’t fall upon one person. This can be as easy as sending out an email to the community asking for help. Most of the time, people want to be involved in their community and are waiting for something to interest them.
Creating Newsletter Content
Measuring Your Newsletter’s Success
The success of the newsletter will be driven from learning more about what engages your community members. Overall, it’s a great way to increase communication and the relationship between the board and your community and spread awareness, etc. Ask for feedback from time to time from community members to see if their needs are being met by your newsletter and what suggestions they may have to improve it.