ClearGov Reinvents the Outdated Budget Book as a Modern Web-Based Experience

Digital Budget Book will save governments time and money and allow them to communicate their budget more effectively to residents Maynard, MA (06/01/2020) – ClearGov, a leader in helping local governments modernize their financial operations and communications, announced today that it has launched a new Digital Budget Book SaaS solution. ClearGov’s Digital Budget Book will… Continue reading ClearGov Reinvents the Outdated Budget Book as a Modern Web-Based Experience

Coming Soon: A Better, Faster Annual Budget Book

Starting in June, we’re making budget books more useful. (And cheaper and easier to produce, too.) “Better” and “faster” and “cheaper” don’t often arrive in the same package. But when it comes to the process of building your annual budget book, ClearGov’s groundbreaking new Digital Budget Book software – launching in June – will deliver… Continue reading Coming Soon: A Better, Faster Annual Budget Book

Real-Time Collaboration is a Game Changer for Local Government

Getting everyone on the same page saves time, money, and headaches You kick off every planning and budget season the same way. You export your data from your accounting system, update all the formulas, add in one-time-only line items, change the dates, cross your fingers … and hope nothing breaks. Then you press SEND —… Continue reading Real-Time Collaboration is a Game Changer for Local Government

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

ClearGov by the Numbers: 2019 at a Glance

What a difference a year makes! It’s been another innovative and especially productive year for the ClearGov community. With a lean, but ever-expanding team of talented developers, data wranglers, client support managers, account execs, and marketers, we’ve launched new products and expanded our reach. Today, nearly 300 civic and school customers in 30 different states… Continue reading ClearGov by the Numbers: 2019 at a Glance

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

ClearGov Expands Transparency Suite to Include Flexible Department Dashboards Tool

New department-level reporting capabilities showcase the invisible work local governments do every day to create value for residents Maynard, MA (12/03/19) – ClearGov, a leader in cloud-based technology for local governments and school districts, announced today it has expanded its popular financial transparency platform to include reporting capabilities for departments as well. ClearGov’s new department… Continue reading ClearGov Expands Transparency Suite to Include Flexible Department Dashboards Tool

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

3 Ways to Factor Forecasting into Your Annual Budgeting Process

AI-driven tech is making it easier for local governments to engage in long-term planning As a best practice, the GFOA recommends that all governments regularly engage in long-term financial planning. Yet, when we poll attendees at our monthly budgeting webinars, nearly two thirds say they do “little or no forecasting.” Why? It’s complicated. No really,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Factor Forecasting into Your Annual Budgeting Process