How do I start a neighborhood association?

You must first believe that your community can benefit from having an association. This can be determined by identifying an activity, issue or project that neighborhood residents would like to address or work on. Second, you need 2-4 additional residents who share your interests and are willing to build support for the association amongst others in the neighborhood; this group is also responsible for planning the first meeting. Set a realistic goal for attendance. The more residents recruited, the easier delegation of work becomes.

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1. How do people find out whether there is a neighborhood association in their area?
2. How do I start a neighborhood association?
3. How do we determine our neighborhood boundaries?
4. What if the boundaries of my neighborhood association overlap the boundaries of another?
5. Does the City of Winston-Salem have requirements on the formal structure or operations of neighborhood associations?
6. What are some key organizational questions?
7. What is the difference between a neighborhood association and homeowner association?
8. What are the benefits of an organization having a tax-exempt status?
9. How does my organization become tax exempt?