Save Time And Improve Your Existing GFOA Award-Winning Budget Book
CONGRATULATIONS on being the recipient of a shiny GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award! We know how much work goes into preparing your budget book to meet the GFOA’s extensive list of award criteria.
We also know why it’s a priority for many governments to be recognized by the GFOA for excellence in budgeting, because it:
But what if you could continue to produce an engaging and award-winning budget book in a fraction of the time?
With ClearGov’s Digital Budget Book solution, you can.
Every local government finance department that has ever manually created a several-hundred-page-long PDF budget book knows what a labor of love it is. Is it worth it at the end, when you have a comprehensive, award-winning budget book that tells citizens how every tax dollar is spent? Of course!
But have you ever thought to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way?”
ClearGov’s Digital Budget Book automates much of the budget book process for you. Instead of worrying about the formatting, you can focus on the content — on the strategic information you want to share with your community.
When you use ClearGov’s Digital Budget Book solution, it:
Automates the creation process with templates – Simple, informative, and interactive templates provide a consistent, branded presentation for every page in your budget book: department pages, fund summaries, capital improvement plan, etc.
Creates data-driven charts and graphics, automatically! – Visual elements that support your data are automatically created. Because the budget book is web-based, users can interact with the graphs and toggle between chart types to view data in a way that makes sense to them.
Pre-populates key sections to meet GFOA criteria – The GFOA award criteria has been built into ClearGov’s framework and templates, along with an easy-to-follow checklist. Your digital budget book will auto-create key sections and pre-populate them with data to get you started. Simply add your narrative.
Invites department heads to add context – Cloud-based, real-time collaboration allows department heads to automatically add context, narrative, and strategic goals within the system, instead of back-and-forth emailing.
Provides a better experience for your citizens – An interactive, web-based budget book is a better way to view the budget that is easier to navigate and understand than traditional PDF documents.
Optimizes ADA accessibility, automatically! – Content, font size, and spacing, and visual elements like charts, buttons, and headers use optimized color combinations that are automatically formatted to meet ADA guidelines.
Some states even have mandates around the accessibility of your financial documents. Watch our webinar about CO house bill 21-1110 to learn more.
Watch a quick demo of ClearGov Digital Budget Book, and get ready to make winning a GFOA award easier than ever!