At this virtual meeting MassLandlords staff will ask you to help us construct the "hardship waiver" process. A dues increase is on the horizon.
After seven years without a dues increase, MassLandlords will be switching from "per person" pricing to "per units owned or managed." Our benefits get better the bigger you get. A landlord with ten units, for example, will save ten times as much at Home Depot as a landlord with just one unit. A landlord with 100 units, for example, will be able to give their whole team logins, have them all on the message boards, and get them all certified.
The pricing structure will have a "base dues" that everyone must pay regardless of size and a "per unit" component. These have been set by the Board of Directors. But what if your business has fallen on hard times? How are you supposed to climb out of it if you can't afford to be a MassLandlords member?
This collaborative event will go in the following order:
- Short presentation on MassLandlords growth, last twelve-month financials, and needs.
- Short presentation on new pricing plan, including adjusting dues up and down by region.
- Moderated discussion on how to evaluate hardship for reduced dues
Attendees will leave having learned and contributed: Why and how will MassLandlords be changing dues? How can all landlords benefit from MassLandlords membership regardless of their current circumstances?
This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,200 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Networking time will be moderated by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. He became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers.
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Open to attendees statewide
You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are.
Thursday, September 9th
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm Business Update
- 6:00pm What if I can't afford membership dues?
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
Participation is Easy
We have two formats of online events:
- Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
- Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.
Our virtual registration desk is open for all events one hour starting 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Call 774-314-1896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for live, real-time help signing in and using your technology.
If joining a virtual meeting, please use the zoom "test audio" feature. You will be allowed to talk to others if your microphone is good and there is no background noise. We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone or who don't want to be heard can type questions.
Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)
We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.
- Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.
Password will be emailed and viewable online.
Topic: What if I can't afford Membership Dues? Virtual Meeting September 9, 2021 Time: Sep 9, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87301779538 Meeting ID: 873 0177 9538 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 873 0177 9538 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kclXNikQqC
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
- Contemporaneous participation:
- Public: $10
- Members: No charge, registration required
- Premium Members: No charge and no need to register. Click here for meeting details and password.
This event will not be recorded.
Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Membership Dues.
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