ClearGov Awarded Grant through Knight Foundation’s Innovative Prototype Fund

We are excited to announce that ClearGov has been selected as one of twenty recipients of the Knight Foundations Prototype Fund grant. The Prototype Fund is quite unique in the world of grant-making as it invests in early-stage concepts versus established organizations. Almost akin to a non-profit business accelerator, the fund is focused on providing… Continue reading ClearGov Awarded Grant through Knight Foundation’s Innovative Prototype Fund

ClearGov Advances Municipal Benchmarking by Incorporating Home Values

At ClearGov we believe that numbers by themselves rarely tell the full story. One must understand how each number relates not only to its respective historical figures, but also to its peers. With this in mind, we decided to build peer benchmarking into the DNA of ClearGov. We were told countless times that municipal benchmarking is difficult. “There… Continue reading ClearGov Advances Municipal Benchmarking by Incorporating Home Values

Open Data is Just the First Step

While the idea of Open Government has been around for centuries, it hasn’t been until the last decade that we’ve witnessed the emergence of true and widespread governmental transparency.  The concept that citizens should have the right to access the internal documents, finances and operational workings of government actually dates back to the “Age of… Continue reading Open Data is Just the First Step

ClearGov Announces Enhanced Town Financial Benchmarking

ClearGov was developed to help the average citizen better understand how their tax dollars are being put to use.  A major element to this mission involves benchmarking town’s finances.  In other words, how do you know whether $35 million spent on your town’s education system is a proper figure without a point of reference.  Benchmarking… Continue reading ClearGov Announces Enhanced Town Financial Benchmarking

ClearGov launches to help average citizens better understand their local goverment

While looking through my finances in early 2015 it struck me as to how much I was paying in property taxes every month.  At one point in my life this would have been more than I paid in rent on a monthly basis.  Yet I never really questioned where this money went or how it… Continue reading ClearGov launches to help average citizens better understand their local goverment