Communities prepare for holiday cheer by establishing committees, selecting unifying themes, and engaging residents in the planning and decoration process. Guided by inclusive signage, these efforts create a warm and inviting atmosphere and promote a sense of belonging, fellowship, and unity.
Community association activities and events build connections, strengthen relationships with neighbors, and are a lot of fun. From the small to the extravagant, good community activities and events require planning, flexibility, and communication. Party on with these tips.
For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives. Our society and communities have sustained great damage from multiple ruptures of the social fabric. It’s time for community associations to rebuild trust and bring neighbors back together again.
Creating community spirit and building neighborly connections is a long-standing attribute of community associations. One community in Northern Virginia is taking a simple, old-school approach that’s proving to be a recipe for success: a block party trailer that is stocked with tables, tents, and drink tubs as well as a karaoke machine, sound speaker, sports equipment, and throwback games including hula hoops, a giant Connect 4, kickball, and dodgeball.
Motivating volunteers requires fostering participation and communicating opportunities. Follow these four strategies to boost volunteer engagement in your community.