HOAs (Home Owners’ Associations) and civic clubs are usually on strict budgets and have to account to their boards and the residents they represent for every penny they spend. But consider how much time and energy your HOA or civic club could save if it just had an online presence.
Here are some common components of a typical HOA or civic club website:
- Downloadable Documents (such as current Bylaws and Deed Restrictions)
- Calendar of Events
- Ability to Pay Monthly or Annual Dues Online
- Monthly Newsletter Download and Distribution
- Amenities Available to the Residents and Rules on Using Them
- List of Current Elected and Appointed Officers, Directors, and Chairpersons
- Contact Form
- Social Media Contacts
- Private Members-Only Area (for such things as Board meeting minutes and membership directories)
Having any one or all of these elements in place will ensure that your residents are kept abreast of all relevant happenings in their neighborhood. This is especially important for new residents who naturally have a thousand questions about their new community. A handy clearinghouse for answers to such questions — coupled with a quick and easy way for them to reach out to their board — makes the board members’ lives a lot easier too.
Here are some examples of HOA and Civic Club websites we’ve built highlighting some of these features.
If your civic club or homeowners’ association needs a website or even just a website makeover, contact us for a quote. A Pixelita Design is more affordable than you think!
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.