CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 day ago

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  • Five Do Nots of Government Website Design

    A user-friendly government content management system (CMS) means non-technical staff are capable of building and editing web pages—an essential component of a high-touch citizen communication strategy. The power and flexibility to edit and update your government website is also an important responsibility. Every update you make to a page or content item reflects upon your community’s b...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 days ago

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  • Go Green this Earth Day with Applicant Tracking Software

    Human resources has traditionally been a paper-laden job function. Not only do paper-based recruitment, employee evaluations, and onboarding procedures lead to slower implementations and depleted physical storage space, they are taking the toll on our environment. This Earth Day make the commitment for your community to convert from a paper-based talent recruitment process, to a cloud-...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 days ago

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  • New Rules of Engagement: Improve Employee Onboarding and Success

    A research study done by Hewitt Associates showed that companies who focused more resources and time on their onboarding processes experienced higher levels of success with employee engagement. Many local governments know that they should be properly establishing and training their new employees, but unfortunately are understaffed and overwhelmed. As a result, instead of properly onboa...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 days ago

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  • Best Practices for Communicating AMBER Alerts™ to Your Citizens

    It’s every parent’s nightmare: their child is missing. Abducted. As seconds tick away, panicked parents fear their child is being taken farther and father away from home, and that the odds of their child being returned safely are growing smaller and smaller. Leveraging the power of our nations’ communities and their engaged, concerned citizens, since its inception in 1996, the national...

CivicPlus

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  • Why Quality Government Web Design is a Key to Municipal Success

    Your municipal website is key to helping your community make a positive first impression and ensure a continually positive experience for engaged citizens. It’s the first place that visitors and tourists will go to learn what events and activities are not to be missed. It’s the first-place prospective new citizens will go when considering their relocation options. It’s also the first-p...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Three Myths About Local Government Communications

    You work hard for your community, and you work equally hard to communicate with citizens all that your administration is doing to impact their lives in meaningful ways. As with all private and public sector entities, despite the best efforts for transparency, some myths prevail. As an organization that has partnered with local governments for over 20 years to help them engage with citi...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Use Your Blog to Amplify Your Emergency and Routine Notifications

    Your blog is a powerful citizen engagement tool. It serves as an easily accessible, authoritative resource for citizens looking for the latest news and trusted information from their civic leaders. As you work to continually enhance your citizen emergency and routine communication strategy, make sure you are fully leveraging your civic blog. We’ve got four ways your blog can help you a...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • 5 Key Metrics in Local Government Human Resources

    You’re confident when it comes to measuring the performance of your employees, but how do you measure the effectiveness of your own human resource strategy? What factors should you consider, and what benchmarks are available to determine the efficiency of your efforts? To help you ensure your human resource efforts are maximizing your resources and working hard to bring the highest qua...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • 7 Ways to Use Social Media with Your Municipal Website in 2017

    Social media has emerged as an effective platform for reaching citizens in meaningful, and engaging ways, keeping them informed about news and events in their communities. Whether you’re just starting to integrate social media into your communications strategy, or are looking for ways to leverage the latest tools and social channels, our list below is sure to inspire creativity and off...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • 7 Things to Know About Local Government Website Accessibility

    The accessibility of your digital content has very tangible implications for citizens living with disabilities. Ensuring local government website is accessible to all citizens needs to be a top priority on your digital marketing to-do list. Whether you are approaching a website redesign, are about to launch a brand new municipal website, or are simply ensuring your current website is a...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Introducing the Latest APIs from CivicEngage

    You never stop working to continually enhance the offerings of your community to meet your citizens’ needs. That’s why we never stop pushing the boundaries of our solutions to make sure they work just as hard as you do. As part of our commitment to offer you the greatest control and flexibility over your local government website, we are pleased to announce our latest application progra...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Three Tips to Effective Local Government Performance Reviews

    It’s time for the performance review to start. Your hands are sweating. You look at your notes nervously and clear your throat for the third time in as many minutes. You’re so anxious—yet you’re not even the one being evaluated. As a human resource manager, your role is to share the feedback gathered during the employee’s performance review process, so why are you so anxious?

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • 4 Benefits of a Community Activity Feature in Your Municipal Website

    It’s time for your community’s annual Easter Egg hunt. Parents and children across your county are thrilled, anticipating another Easter morning spent with friends and neighbors collecting pastel-dyed eggs in brightly-colored straw baskets. You, on the other hand, are sitting with knots in your stomach with a spreadsheet and calculator trying to make your best estimate as to how many c...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Learn to Increase Activity Registrations Using Parks and Rec Software

    The most valuable parks and recreation software platforms are more than just data management tools. They are powerful promotional resources that allow you to market the wide variety of activities, leagues, and classes offered by your community. Learn how to leverage your parks and recreation management software to increase registrations in your community by following our best practices...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Introducing the New Activities Module from CivicEngage

    From soccer league sign-ups to book club registrations at the library to blood-drive information on your intranet, and everything in between, the CivicEngage® Activities module can help you manage all your community activities. Free and included for all CivicEngage clients, this comprehensive module allows you to:

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Citizen Carbon Monoxide Safety and Local Government Communications

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 400 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning not associated with fires. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. Fortunately, while these statistics are staggering, carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable in many cases with proper education a...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Future of Local Government Human Resources

    Local government human resource departments have been misunderstood. They have too often been perceived as transactional role players that only serve to manage compliance documents, move applicant resumes through the screening funnel, while maintaining personnel files. Too often, the true value that human resources brings to local governments hasn’t been properly appreciated because to...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Create Your Crisis Communication Plan and an Emergency Warning System

    Your worst nightmare is that a disaster strikes your community. A flood, a bridge collapse, an act of terror. They are all fears that keep you up at night. Are you prepared to act fast enough? Do you have the infrastructure, staff, and planning in place to ensure expeditious, and informative communications that will reach as many citizens as possible? Don’t wait for a disaster to occur...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Is Your Civic Website Going Out to Bid? Learn What to Ask in Your RFP.

    Choosing a government website designer is an important decision. You’re not just choosing a service provider; you’re choosing a strategic partner and expert advisor to help lead you through the process of creating a tool that will serve as a keystone in your citizen communication strategy. If you’re putting your government website design out to bid this year, and are wondering what que...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • When it Comes to Your Civic Website Content is King

    Today’s digitally-minded citizens are putting down newspapers and turning off cable, while picking-up smart phones and turning on tablets. Your local government website is a key tool to providing citizens with the information they want and need about what’s going on in their community. That’s why, when it comes to your civic website, content is king. Read on to learn the important role...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Using Mass Notification Technology for Direct Marketing to Your Citizens

    “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” When John Wanamaker made this statement, he likely never knew advertisers would still be facing the same dilemma nearly a century later. Fortunately, traditional advertising is no longer the only means available for communicating a message with a target audience. Thanks to advances in technology,...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • 3 Steps to Keeping Citizens Informed When a Tornado Threatens Your Community

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 17 Americans lost their lives in 2016 due to tornadoes. When it comes to these deadly forces of nature, the common causes of tornado-related deaths and injuries involve flying/falling debris, or being picked up or blown by the tornado, two threats that can cause head injuries, chest trauma, or other complications....

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Put Your Civic Website in Your Citizens’ Hands

    Walk down the main street in your community and we guarantee you’ll see more citizens holding smartphones than not. According to, comScore, by the end of 2016, smartphone adoption had surpassed 80 percent of all phone owners. Your digitally savvy citizens are using their smart phones to read news, search for local events and activities, connect with friends and neighbors, and be entert...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 6 Best Practices for an Engaging Civic Website

    To optimize the return on investment for your local government website, you have to leverage it as a tool that will help you accomplish a variety of administrative, and community goals. Depending on the most important initiatives in your community, that may include streamlining internal workflows, increasing citizen participation in civic events, or more efficiently communicating news ...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Leveraging Social Media to Communicate Emergency Notifications

    It’s 6 a.m. and your cell phone rings. It’s the chief of police and he’s called to notify you that one of the largest factories in your community suffered an explosion and has gone up in flames. Emergency responders are on the scene, but battling the blaze could take hours and is bound to disrupt the morning commute of hundreds of citizens. You immediately start to execute your emergen...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 6 Tips for Keeping Citizens Informed About Winter Road Conditions

    A significant number of communities across the country are impacted by winter weather, and the threat of dangerous roads. Whether you are a typically warm and dry community, for whom a few inches of snow is crippling, or a northeast town for whom winter weather road conditions require multiple news updates per day, read these six best practices for keeping your citizens informed this w...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Market your Parks and Recreation Activities

    Let’s face it, Parks and Recreation organizations have limited to no budget for marketing. There’s usually not a department, let alone an individual, responsible solely for marketing. If you are the administrator or activities coordinator for your local government and are looking to gain exposure for your activities, here are five easy and free strategies for marketing your events usin...

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