2017 Annual Board Appreciation Seminar and Tradeshow
Collins Management is excited to announce that our Board Member Appreciation and Education Seminar will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. We want you to attend this free seminar not only to provide valuable education to Board members, but also to show you our appreciation for your continued business. Without you, there is no “us”! Continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served, and there will be lots of vendor sponsored door prizes!
As in the past, the seminar will be held at Hs Lordships at the Berkeley Marina, a venue with great food and stunning views.
Like before, we have invited our favorite vendors to participate in a mini-expo. This is an opportunity where attendees can put a face to some of the vendors we have worked with for so many years and personally meet them, so please have your questions ready because we are doing it again! As always, the vendors will come with goodies to be given away as door prizes.
We are thrilled to provide you this unique learning opportunity and would really like you to attend if you are able, so please save the date (Soon you will receive an email with a R.S.V.P.).
Collins-mgmt.com now Optimized for Smartphones
Thousands of homeowners access our website each month, 60% of them using a smartphone. To adapt to this trend, we optimized our website for smartphones and tablets. Most of our clients already subscribe to the web portal service, but for those that do not, we will be waiving our start-up fees for new clients in January of 2017. Our secure web portal allows homeowners to pay HOA dues, issue maintenance requests, download HOA documents, update their contact info, check their payment history, and more.
Board Member Training
Collins Management remains committed to Board Member education, most notably through our Annual Board Member Appreciation and Education Seminar, scheduled for March 18 at Hs Lordships in Berkeley. This year, we will continue hosting a series of New Board Member Training Sessions. These intimate sessions will provide new Board members with the tools to be successful as volunteer directors.
Collins Management Takes Part in Fundraiser for the Strive for Change Foundation
Paul Collins, Julie Collins and Sue Nieters were recruited by Strive for Change Board Member Sharon Collins and founder Les Ellis to volunteer time to make the Fantasy Junction Fundraiser on October 11th a great success. Strive for Change Foundation (formerly the 1200 Foundation) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting innovative local programs that help the working poor in the East Bay achieve economic self-sufficiency. For more information on the event and Strive for Change, please click here.
Management companies are legally required to disclose whether their managers are certified. However, there is no minimum standard for manager certification, and many management companies have adopted the less expensive and easily achievable "CMCA" certification offered through CAI. We are proud to report that all of our managers are certified with the prestigious Certified "CCAM®" (Certified Community Association Manager) through the California Association of Community Managers (www.cacm.com). We believe that skimping on manager training is not a good business strategy. Our managers also go through a lengthy, industry leading, training process
We are one of the few management companies in Northern California to earn the "ACMB®" (Accredited Community Management Business) through CACM®, which requires a rigorous review of all our business practices including a full CPA audit of our accounting systems. The ACMB designation conveys that our firm has committed to the highest ethical standards, utilizes necessary internal financial controls and risk management practices, and implements industry best practices in how we deliver service to our clients.