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Department Dashboards Give Every Unit in Your Agency an Opportunity to Shine

By |2019-12-06T10:08:15+00:00Dec. 05, 2019|Best Practices, Product, School Districts|

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 [...]

ClearGov Expands Transparency Suite to Include Flexible Department Dashboards Tool

By |2019-12-06T10:12:44+00:00Dec. 03, 2019|Company News, Press, Product|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Modern Cities Manage with Legacy Software?

By |2019-11-25T20:30:57+00:00May. 09, 2019|Leadership, Product|

A recent NPR Marketplace segment shines a spotlight on the tech challenges local governments face The word “legacy” is often used to describe something handed down from one generation to the next. It could be money or property bequeathed in a [...]