The Big Picture

We need your help increasing our BIG PICTURE

We are in the home stretch of the Big Picture Campaign, our annual opportunity to raise critical funds that support Foundation research and have received a wonderful boost from a Foundation supporter, Marvin Nodiff. Marvin as a member of the CAI College of Community Association Lawyers, has already published two novels and is an active Foundation volunteer.

But enough about Marvin - now is your chance to leave a legacy. Until March 31, 2017, for every $500 gift to our Big Picture Campaign, Marvin will name a character after you in his upcoming novel, which is due out later this spring. This new book peeks into the future, weaving tough issues and colorful characters in a rollicking ride through the landscape of community living.

For this donation, you’ll also receive recognition at CAI’s Annual Conference on our Big Picture banner and you’ll receive a signed copy of Marvin’s book when it is published.

Donate $40, $80, $180 or $300 and we'll include your photo on our Big Picture banner at the 2017 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas and you’ll ensure our resources remain available to everyone living and working in community associations.

Pictures and donations must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

>>Donate Now!

See below for complete donation instructions.

For each donation of $40 or over, we’ll include your photo on our Big Picture banners, displayed at annual CAI conferences. Make your donation by February 24, 2017 and we’ll be sure to include your photo on our banners at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.

From everyone at the Foundation for Community Association Research, and especially our Team FCAR leaders, thank you for contributing to the success of our industry!


Gayle Caginaut, Owner, Caginaut & Company, CPA

Cliff Treese, Owner, Association Data, Inc

Claudette Carini, Chapter Executive Director at CAI Greater Boston Area

Mitch Frumkin, PE, RS, CGP, President, Kipkom

Stephen Marcus, Marcus Errico Emmer & Brooks Marjorie Meyer
Director, Marketing
President & CEO CADRExperts LLC Inc

Drew Mulhare, President, Realtec Community Services, Inc

How to Be Part of the BIG PICTURE

A picture's worth a thousand words, and becoming part of the Big Picture is easy:

Step 1. Donate Now.

Step 2. Enter your donation amount of $40, $80, $180, $300 or $500. In the Designation (Optional); field, please enter Big Picture.

Your pictures will be showcased at the 2017 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition and at the Foundation headquarters.

Step 3. E-mail your picture, company logo, or staff photo to with the subject line “Big Picture.” We recommend sending any files larger than 4MB via FTP, such as

File Specifications

For More Information

Please contact Director of Development Melinda Kelejian at (703) 951-7611 or if you have questions or need additional assistance.

Pictures and donations must be submitted by March 1, 2017.

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