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So far Michelle Martineau has created 29 blog entries.

Tuesdays with TED: September Edition

By |2019-12-31T17:08:16+00:00Sep. 24, 2019|Leadership, Tuesdays with Ted|

The power of collaboration: from crowd-sourcing pest control to anthropomorphizing your accounting software Grab a coffee (or pumpkin spice latte, if that’s your thing), it’s TED time again. One Tuesday a month, the ClearGov Blog team shares short TED Talks [...]

Making Democracy Work Better (on the Boulevard)

By |2019-10-22T16:08:33+00:00Sep. 12, 2019|Product|

My kingdom for an online project page There’s a nice, tree-lined, highly trafficked, three-mile loop just down the road from my house that attracts walkers, joggers, bikers, and a handful of gazelles (multitasking parents that run eight-minute miles with twins [...]

Tuesdays with TED: August Edition

By |2019-10-22T16:10:41+00:00Aug. 27, 2019|Leadership, School Districts, Tuesdays with Ted|

What you can do with 30 days, 3 years, and a little wishful thinking It’s TED time again. One Tuesday a month, the ClearBlog team curates a small, satisfying sampling of talks that we think you may find relevant. Welcome [...]

PSA for Local Governments: There’s Something Missing from Your Financials

By |2019-11-25T20:30:45+00:00Jul. 01, 2019|Product|

(...and you’ll never get public consensus without it) At ClearGov, when we talk to local governments about transparency, we often hear a familiar refrain, ‘Thanks, but we’re already very transparent. We post our annual budget right on our website for [...]

Newspaper Closures Affect Local Government and the Public Bears the Burden

By |2019-11-25T20:30:36+00:00May. 28, 2019|Leadership, Product|

The decline in local reporting means fewer watchdogs, a less informed electorate, and higher financing fees These days fewer and fewer residents show up at public meetings, an occurrence we’ve lamented in this space before. More troubling perhaps is the [...]