Technology expedites the work of community association board members, managers, and attorneys. Technology allows us to fully consider detailed documents before convening for in-person meetings and, in some circumstances, to request board decisions in lieu of meetings. With a few clicks, we can send project bids, opinion letters, and summaries of accounts by e-mail, and post important announcements on association websites. For these and other purposes, technology can positively serve your community associations. But community association leaders must tread carefully when using technology, particularly e-mail, for association business. Board members must keep in mind their fiduciary duties to their community associations before hitting “send” to avoid getting themselves and their associations into heated disputes and potential legal binds.
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