By Fred Bartz
Morgan Hill, HOA Board President, Temecula, CA

Like so many businesses and associations, 2020 has been a year full of unanticipated circumstances and challenges. I recently became aware of the impact that COVID-19 is having on the fundraising efforts to support the California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC). With a significant number of the in-person fundraising events being cancelled or postponed, the Buck-A-Door (or More) Campaign is the main fundraising effort remaining.

As a CAI-CLAC Delegate with the CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter, I am sharing three simple ways for everyone to support CAI-CLAC during these challenging times.

  1. Spread the word to community associations. You can help by informing associations of CAI-CLAC’s current challenges and how they can help. Like all of us, CAI-CLAC is adjusting to the new world due to COVID-19; however, the state legislature has not taken much of a break on introducing legislation that could negatively impact the communities we support. There continues to be many bills CAI-CLAC is tracking, including two that could have significant consequences to CIDs. 
  1. Engage business partners. In addition to homeowners, I have also contacted association management companies and company executives to explain the extraordinary need at this time for funding CAI-CLAC’s efforts, as management companies have access to all of their clients, which I don’t have. Our collective network would have a significant impact! You can help by engaging business partners to increase our impact.
  2. Empower community association managers with information. We can also help by providing information on Buck-A-Door to managers for upcoming board meetings. While most HOA meetings are not taking place in-person, many are occurring virtually and able to email materials to board members. Let’s all do our best in asking community managers to put the Buck-A-Door fundraising subject on the next agenda for their Board members to consider.

We hope you’ll consider supporting the Buck-A-Door Campaign and helping us spread the word to more advocates. To learn more or to make a donation, click here.

More About CAI-CLAC
The California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) is a volunteer committee of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), consisting of homeowners and professionals serving community associations. This committee focuses on creating positive relationships with state legislators to provide a voice for the approximately 50,000 common interest developments (CIDs) in the state of California. Through these relationships we create open channels of communication regarding legislation affecting CIDs. Learn more here.

Thank you to Fred Bartz, Morgan Hill, HOA Board President for submitting a guest blog post on behalf of the Buck-A-Door Campaign and your continued support.


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