Leadership

7 Best Practices for Promoting Capital Improvements in Your Community

By |2019-11-25T20:29:58+00:00Nov. 12, 2019|Best Practices, Leadership, Product|

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 [...]

Municipal Website Accessibility Matters

By |2019-11-25T20:30:09+00:00Oct. 29, 2019|ADA, Leadership|

Making Your Municipal Website ADA-Friendly October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). As it happens, we’ve been wrapping up round #2 of behind-the-scenes updates to ClearGov.com in an effort to make the site more accessible to people with disabilities [...]

3 Ways to Factor Forecasting into Your Annual Budgeting Process

By |2019-10-17T14:07:48+00:00Oct. 16, 2019|Leadership, Product|

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, [...]

Tuesdays with TED: September Edition

By |2019-10-22T16:08:16+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 [...]

ClearGov Launches First Client Advisory Board

By |2019-10-22T16:10:24+00:00Aug. 29, 2019|ClearGov Communities, Events, Leadership|

Engaging in the candid conversations that help shape our solutions and drive innovation We recently invited a sampling of our most active clients to participate in a newly established Client Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB will meet biannually to discuss [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]