It varies, good question. Three tips: Get involved in HOA leadership. It is often easier to work from the inside. Second, try to designate the CG as part of recreation or landscaping, ‘marketing’ it as an amenity that improves looks and quality of life (and home values.) Most essential, don’t do it alone - recruit allies within your neighborhood to plan and act with you. CGs can help change the world, and many HOAs certainly could use some changes beyond gardening policies. CGs with their many benefits are a good place to start making them more responsive to homeowners.