7 Best Practices for Promoting Capital Improvements in Your Community

How to get your local government’s next big project on everyone’s radar Quick philosophical question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? More importantly, if you announce a capital project at a town meeting and no one is around to hear it,… Continue reading 7 Best Practices for Promoting Capital Improvements in Your Community

Account System Integrations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Local governments across the country are adopting modern, cloud-based SaaS solutions – especially financial applications – in record numbers to help them operate more efficiently. Many of these SaaS applications provide enhanced functionality and/or better point solutions over and above the applicable modules available via legacy accounting/ERP systems. So, local government leaders and IT staff… Continue reading Account System Integrations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

ClearGov Announces First Annual Govie Awards and Winners

At ClearGov, one of our driving passions is helping local governments not only streamline their budgeting process, but also clearly communicate their long-term strategies to citizens. There is nothing more rewarding than to see local governments use our platform to transform their annual budget process and improve their transparency! To celebrate these successes, we launched… Continue reading ClearGov Announces First Annual Govie Awards and Winners

Local Government Budget Officials Everywhere: Sorry, Excel… It’s Not Me, It’s You

A government’s budget is one of the most important documents it produces, and it’s understandable that officials are protective of their budget process when so much time and effort goes into it every year. But just because you’ve always done something a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the most efficient way. In fact, sometimes in… Continue reading Local Government Budget Officials Everywhere: Sorry, Excel… It’s Not Me, It’s You

How Local Governments Can Leverage Social Media to Help Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

Three free ways to reach and engage more residents — FAST Local government is often the first line of defense in times of emergency and arguably never more so than in the wake of a global pandemic. In uncertain times, being a clear, calm, and trusted source of truth — and disseminating that truth to… Continue reading How Local Governments Can Leverage Social Media to Help Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Transparency Center

Citizen engagement best practices for local government and schools You’ve published your Transparency Center, now what? First of all, give yourself and your team a pat on the back. Good on you for getting your financials posted in an easily accessible format that everyone can understand. It’s a smart move and one that will more… Continue reading 6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Transparency Center

5 Issues on Local Governments’ Radar in 2020

Helpful links for civic leaders looking to make a difference Sure, we’re already nine days into the New Year, but there’s no statute of limitations on well wishes, so … Sláinte! The holidays are over and you’re back at the helm — hopefully recharged and ready give 2020 all you’ve got. Same here. That said,… Continue reading 5 Issues on Local Governments’ Radar in 2020

Department Dashboards Give Every Unit in Your Agency an Opportunity to Shine

Demystifying day-to-day operations to drive public trust, build consensus, and improve outcomes Many local governments and school districts maintain dedicated pages on their websites for the numerous departments they manage. Too often however, these pages merely house the basics: hours of operation, contact information for key staff, and assorted downloadable PDFs. While that may be… Continue reading Department Dashboards Give Every Unit in Your Agency an Opportunity to Shine