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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

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks 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

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Generated 3 weeks 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...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • CivicPlus Enhances its Emergency and Mass Notification Solution with Regroup

    CivicPlus has announced that it will be enhancing its CivicReady emergency and mass notification solution through a partnership with Regroup Mass Notification (www.regroup.com), the award-winning leader in mass notification technology. This partnership will allow CivicPlus to exclusively leverage the Regroup emergency and day-to-day notification platform in the local government space.

  • 5 Ways to Optimize Your Employee Performance Management Workflow

      How much time do you spend during the year tracking down managers to complete employee performance reviews? When paperwork and evaluation forms are submitted late, incomplete, or inconsistently, what excuses do you hear?

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Stay Informed: New I-9 Form Requirements for Civic Employers

    Effective Sunday, January 22, employers are required to utilize a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9. To ensure you are prepared to successfully meet the latest compliance requirements, read on for everything you need to know about the new form changes.

  • Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes When Recruiting Local Government Employees

    Your local government administration is the cornerstone of your community’s success. You need the right people in your leadership, who are committed to the betterment of your community, and who share a commitment to setting and achieving goals that will move your community forward. Hiring the right people starts with recruiting the right people.

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • CivicPlus Adds Recreation Management Software to its Integrated Product Suite

    CivicPlus, the nation’s leader in government website design and technology, has announced that it has acquired Rec1, a leader in recreation management software for local government parks and recreation departments. The acquisition will expand CivicPlus’ product portfolio, strengthening its offering as a comprehensive solution provider for municipalities.

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • The 6 Hottest Trends in Web Design You Can Expect to See in 2017

    Content focused. Animated. Personalized. Colorful. These are just some of the terms that will define web design in 2017. If you think your local government website can’t take advantage of the latest, modern, eye-catching trends, think again. This year’s list of top trends offers something for everyone, including easy-to-implement design updates that can take your municipal website from...

  • Five Ways Communication Managers Benefit from Mobile Access to their CMS

    Your community doesn’t run on a nine-to-five clock. That means that unlike your counterparts in the private sector, you don’t have the benefit of shutting down your computer and going offline at 5 p.m. Local government communication managers are responsible for the dissemination of important local news and information, whenever that news breaks, even if it’s before 9 a.m., after 5 p.m....

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 5 Key Features in a Mobile Local Government Content Management System

    How many times last month did you receive an afterhours call from your County Executive requesting an update to your civic website? How many emails did you receive, before you even reached your desk, noted with an urgent status and all caps in the subject line? How many weather alerts needed to be sent out on weekends? Now think about the amount of stress you felt staying late at the o...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Top 2017 Communication Trends for Public Information Officers

    If your local government communication goals involve leveraging the latest tools and technology to keep up with current trends, then we have everything you need to start planning for 2017. The past decade has seen a significant paradigm shift in the ways that local governments communicate with citizens thanks to the proliferation of mobile technology and the widespread adoption of soci...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 7 Tips for Choosing a Local Government CMS

    How long does it take you to update a paragraph of text on your municipal website using your current local government content management system (CMS)? Ten minutes? An hour or two depending on whether the system is being glitchy? Two days because you have to outsource it to a third-party web programmer with HTML skills? If so, it sounds like you need a new CMS.

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • The Advantages of Mobile Computing for Local Government

    It’s 8:47 a.m. and you’re scheduled to present in front of your county legislature at 9 a.m. sharp. You’re standing in the hallway outside the chamber door and see an email pop-up on your smartphone from your County Sheriff with updated statistics for your presentation. The Sheriff explicitly requests that the data in your presentation slides be updated before you present at 9 a.m.

  • IPAWS: Providing Maximum Citizen Reach During an Emergency

    Communities across the nation are under, what often feels like, the constant potential for danger from a variety of threats. In 2015 alone the United States saw:

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 4 Key Metrics to Analyzing Your Municipal Website Performance

    The days of set-it-and-forget-it website design are long gone. Today, your municipal website is a constantly evolving entity. As you and your staff work together to enhance and improve your municipal website by adding pages, updating content, and embedding images and videos, you’ll need to perform an analysis to better understand how your updates are impacting your citizens’ ability to...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • How to Foster a Culture of Preparedness

    It's 3 a.m. and the tornado siren goes off in your community. How do you react? How do your neighbors, friends, and fellow citizens react? Do they immediately know, without hesitation, what to do and where to go? Do they know the location of the nearest shelter? Do they know how to access local emergency information? 

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Best Practices for Getting Citizens Subscribed to Your Mass Notification System

    When an emergency happens in your community, the local government is likely the first to know, and your citizens will expect you to keep them informed with instructions, safety plans, and recovery updates. Using a mass notification solution is one of the best ways to keep citizens safe, but first you need your citizens to subscribe to receive alerts.

  • How to Keep Citizens Informed when Temperatures Drop

    If your community is in a climate that will be seeing dipping temperatures this winter, then it’s time to start planning your citizen communications. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, winter cold results in more than twice as many annual deaths as does summer heat. Cold weather also accounts for more deaths than floods, severe storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and li...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 4 Common Job Ad Mistakes

    Is it possible that you are missing out on potential job candidates, because your job ad is setup in the wrong way? When you learn more about job ad writing, you will see a few major mistakes that are common among the postings. Remember that the goal of the ad is to help applicants see why they want to work for your community, and this is your chance to share the right information abou...

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Three Reasons Why Local Government Websites Must Be Search Engine Friendly

    Local government websites, along with websites belonging to state and federal department and agencies, have an inherent search engine ranking advantage over other kinds of websites. This is because Google, Bing, Yahoo and the other search engines believe that, all else being equal, government websites contain more trustworthy, reliable, and useful public service-related content than we...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • Four Ways Your Local Government Can Communicate What You Have to Offer

    These days, local governments are increasingly expected to do more with less. However, local governments can’t carry out their vital work if they fall victim to being the best kept secret in their city.  Unfortunately, that’s what happens when citizens don’t know what their local government has to offer. As noted in the book Local Government Management: Current Issues and Best Practic...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • CivicPlus Clients Win Top Digital Cities Honors

    The results are in for the 2016 Digital Cities awards competition. Among this year’s winners are three CivicPlus local government clients: Durham, North Carolina, Roanoke, Virginia, and Tamarac, Florida. Each local government has earned a first-place nod in its population size category. This year’s top ten have been recognized for producing local government websites that focus on trans...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • How to Balance Security with Citizen Engagement on Your Local Government Website

    It goes without saying that strong enterprise-grade security is essential for your local government website—especially because hackers are increasingly targeting public sector websites with a flurry of cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, trojans and viruses. Even a relatively minor breach or infection can lead to thousands of dollars in investigation and remediation costs, not t...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • Five Key Problems Local Governments Have With Their Recruiting – and How to Fix Them

    Many industries—such as data analytics, cyber security, pharmaceutical, and so on—have much more demand for labor than the available supply. While trying to win the war for talent isn’t unique to local governments, many are ramping up their hiring to accommodate recent nationwide economic growth, but they’re struggling to find and retain the right people. Generally, the problems are ro...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • The Value of a Demo When Choosing a Government Website Design Solution

    You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive, and you wouldn’t buy a house without a walk through. When it comes to making an in investment in a content management system (CMS), using taxpayer dollars, the same amount of consideration should be made. Before purchasing a local government content management system (CMS), take the time to view a demonstration of the system–-both the admini...

  • 5 Ways that Website Content Management Should be Customized for Local Governments

    The first and most important thing that local governments must know before launching a website redesign project is this: the vast majority of website content management systems (CMS) available on the market are not designed for the robust, sophisticated, and specialized needs of local governments. 

CivicPlus

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • How a New Local Government Website Keeps Citizens Happy

    In addition to providing essential services and solutions, local governments are also tasked with another, and sometimes even more challenging mandate: they must play a key role in inspiring keeping citizens them happy. Here are five key ways that a new local government website can be a big piece of this puzzle:

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • 3 Procurement Methods for Finding a Local Government Website Design Partner

    For local governments, sourcing and contracting any large-scale project can’t be done without weighing and considering several factors. You’ll need to establish a timeline, determine a budget that will maximize tax payer dollars, and most importantly, choose a trusted vendor that can ensure a high quality final product or solution.

  • How to Protect Your Local Government Website from Being Held Hostage by Hackers

    News headlines are increasingly telling the stories of local government websites being held for ransom by cybercriminals. This frightening trend has civic website administrators and their solution partners on high alert, as hackers are constantly searching for ways to infiltrate and damage civic content. Every local government needs a safety plan in place to protect their citizens, and...

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • The Top 5 Priorities for a New Local Government Website

    Across the country, hundreds of local governments have come to the realization that their website isn’t doing enough heavy lifting on three levels: it’s not effectively and fully serving the needs of citizens, it’s not making internal operations more efficient and streamlined, and it’s not putting the city they serve in the best possible light.

CivicPlus

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • The Top 15 Widgets and Modules that Every Local Government Website Should Have

    Thanks to the proliferation of digital technology, today's citizens are expecting digital interactions that they experience with their local governments to be similar to those they have with private sector organizations. Meaning they want useful tools, mobile access, easy to navigate digital content, and online tools that help them accomplish important tasks. While there are many piece...

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