Upcoming Webinars

K-12 Financing: Communicating for Success Under Today’s Intense Public Scrutiny


In March 2017, following two failed funding measures the previous year, Menlo Park City School District recently passed a local funding measure in Menlo Park, CA. The school district achieved 79% approval of its parcel tax measure after increasing and improving its public engagement to help demonstrate the district’s need, placing the proposal in greater context. Join Menlo Park City School District Chief Business and Operations Officer Ahmad Sheikholeslami on this webinar as he shares how the school district rebounded following its previous failed funding measures to approach passing its latest one strategically.

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Past Webinars

Budgeting for Success Amid Uncertainty


Join municipal leaders Bill Statler, Former of Former Finance and IT Director of San Luis Obispo, CA; Hyun Kim, Finance Director of Boulder City, NV; and Mike McCann, Former Finance Director of Ukiah, CA and OpenGov’s VP of Government Finance Solutions in this webinar recording as they share their strategies for modernizing their governments’ budget planning, from analyzing ongoing monthly and multi-year financial trends, to budgeting strategically to achieve operational stability, to ultimately engaging stakeholders and preparing them success amid uncertainty.

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The Best of OpenGov in 2016


Learn about the most interesting and exciting reports and use cases your fellow finance and government management experts have created this year in OpenGov from this recording of our year-end webinar!

In this video, you’ll hear from some of the top power users and see new ways governments enhance their reporting, budgeting, and transparency with OpenGov.

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4 Ways Technology Improves Council-Manager Relations


Local government elections for 2016 may be over, but when it comes to relationships with the governing body, city and county managers will feel the election’s effects in the months and years ahead. From educating new councilmembers to implementing policy to engaging and informing citizens, managers must build constructive relationships with their elected bodies. Modern technology helps.

Watch this video to see how the cities of Capitola, CA and Sausalito, CA used OpenGov’s management reporting and transparency software to improve relationships with the governing bod

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Internal Reporting Tips & Tricks for Cities & Counties


Watch this video on internal reporting to learn tips and tricks on enhancing reporting from some of our most successful customers. Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and McKinney, Texas have used OpenGov within their organizations for everything from budget to actual reporting, to turnover rates by department. Learn how you can reboot and refresh your internal reporting processes from Trevor from McKinney and Mario from Allegheny County as they demonstrate their OpenGov best practices.

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The Changing Face of Digital Government


Stephen Goldsmith, the former Mayor of Indianapolis and current Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government , joins OpenGov Co-Founder and CEO Zac Bookman and Co-Founder Nate Levine to discuss the challenges governments face in the digital age and how OpenGov helps solve them.

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Unlock Your Accela Finance & Administration
Data with OpenGov


Accela Finance and Administration power-user and government finance expert Charlie Francis demonstrates how you can make your solution even more powerful with enhanced management reporting and robust citizen transparency from OpenGov

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Accelerate Decision Making & Extend the Life of Your Accounting System


This video features case studies from municipal leaders Patti Hetrick and Connie Maxwell on how they are using new cloud-based reporting and analytics software to fulfill their agency’s reporting and analysis needs without switching or upgrading ERP/accounting systems.

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Part II – The Open Data Future: Interview with Joel Natividad

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Editor’s Note: On the eve of the one-year anniversary of OpenGov acquiring open data leader Ontodia, we spoke with Ontodia’s Founder and OpenGov Director of Open Data Joel Natividad about the future of open data....
Stronger Public Sector Budgeting

Stronger Public Sector Budgeting: Webinar Takeaways

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of moderating an incredible webinar about public sector budgeting: “Budgeting for Success Amid Uncertainty.” Veteran Finance Directors Bill Statler (retired from San Luis Obispo, California);...
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4 Ways to Increase Data’s Value: Hoosier User Takeaways

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Earlier this month, eighteen public sector Hoosiers from eight local Indiana governments gathered for an OpenGov user session in Westfield, Indiana's Grand Park Event Center. Together, my colleague, Adam Stone,...