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Community Managers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Community managers and management companies are the professional backbone of the communities they serve, providing the skills and expertise that are essential to the successful management of associations.  ​ 


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For the latest news affecting your career or your management company, access Commu​​nity Manager here.

​​​​​Learn more about common-interest communities and association management with the 
Community Managers Briefcase.
Community management can be a good fit for individuals with varying knowledge, skills, and qualifications.​
CAI's Internship Guide offers practical solutions for hiring, mentoring, and evaluating internships.


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Health and Wellness​ - The 2021 Community Association Managers Council has made manager wellness a priority this year, organizing three task forces specifically designed to help community managers and board members achieve a mutual goal of mental and physical wellness. This can be accomplished by finding healthy, functional approaches to both your personal and professional life using simple steps.

Scholarship Opportunities - ​​​CAI provides an onli​ne resource to Community Managers who may be seeking financial assistance to further their professional development through CAI's educational course work. Various Chapters throughout the country offer scholarships and details on each of these is located in the Learning Center Menu–PMDP Scholarship Opportunities.​

Promote Your Credential - This resource provides tools for promoting your credentials, including literature and methods for management companies, executives and managers. Promoting your credentials or your credentialed managers may increase your company profile or your value as a manager in the market.  ​

Education Catalog - The annual brochure of continuing education classes available to Community Managers.

Member Discounted Salary Survey - The most comprehensive manager salary surveys for the Community Association Management industry available for a discounted rate. Stop guessing what to offer a new employee or what to ask an employer and get your salary survey today! 

Industry Statistics - ​Looking for statistics to share with your community association? CAI offers the latest comprehensive global, national and state data on community associations and their value. CAI’s website also provides information on how we're advocating for communities and residents, and includes resident data. 

Sample Forms and Templates - Stop re-inventing the wheel! From meetings t​o maintenance, find forms, ​and templates to save you time and money. ​

The Directory of Credentialed Professionals lists those who have earned one of our credentials for managers, business partners, or management companies.