Since 2014, I have been on my condo association's Board of Directors and our community's newletter editor/writer/graphic designer/layout creator, chief cook and bottle washer for our Greenpointe II community of 245 homes. In the early days I was publishing a quarterly print/mailed newsletter. The quarterly schedule plus the cost of printing and the untimeliness of a quarterly newsletter was not serving our community well. About four years ago we decided to go digital with Constant Contact. The cost has actually been lower than print, plus we were able to become very timely with news and content that is important to our community members. The fact that I can create and distribute editions in as little as a day when urgent information must be communicated is a fantastic advantage over print. And I can do it all on my home desktop. The CC database is a bit limited regarding its sorting capability (I can't sort by home address within CC to update resident's coming and going, and have to export to excel), but otherwise the graphic/text construction tools are very friendly. And the reports provide excellent data. Now if we can just persuade those last few co-owners to finally get on line!
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