Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Streamline Web product demo

30 to 45 minute webinar to show off some of the great features Streamline offers special districts and other local government agencies. We'll go over the meeting dashboard and customizable agenda reminders, transparency prompts, and our super easy to use content management system. Attendees will be able to sign up for a free demo site with no obligation.


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May
14
10:00 PM22:00

SB 929: January 2020 website posting requirements for California special districts

A bill that requires all independent special districts in California to maintain a website was signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2018, and gives districts until January 2020 to comply. State Sen. Mike McGuire’s SB 929 – the Special Districts Transparency Act – requires every independent special district in California to create and consistently maintain a website with specific and detailed information including meeting agendas, clear information on the district’s budget and expenditures, compensation reports, information on how to contact representatives of the district and more.

Join our free webinar to learn how to comply easily, without spending your entire technology budget. We’ll also share information about discounts and scholarships available, and attendees will leave with handy checklists to help with compliance.

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Jan. 2020 California Website Requirements for Special Districts

A bill that requires all independent special districts in California to maintain a website was signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2018, and gives districts until January 2020 to comply. State Sen. Mike McGuire’s SB 929 – the Special Districts Transparency Act – requires every independent special district in California to create and consistently maintain a website with specific and detailed information including meeting agendas, clear information on the district’s budget and expenditures, compensation reports, information on how to contact representatives of the district and more.

Join our free webinar to learn how to comply easily, without spending your entire technology budget. We’ll also share information about discounts and scholarships available, and attendees will leave with handy checklists to help with compliance.

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Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Streamline Web product demo

30 to 45 minute webinar to show off some of the great features Streamline offers special districts and other local government agencies. We'll go over the meeting dashboard and customizable agenda reminders, transparency prompts, and our super easy to use content management system. Attendees will be able to sign up for a free demo site with no obligation.

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Feb
20
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 8: What’s actually happening on your site?

In our last module of the group, we’ll go over Google Analytics and how to track online visitors’ behavior on your website, giving you valuable insights on the sections you should be putting your efforts into.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Achieving transparency isn't as hard as it seems

In partnership with CSDA (the California Special District Association) and SDLF (the Special District Leadership Foundation), we’ll be presenting information on how California special districts can achieve various levels of transparency … in a surprisingly straightforward fashion.

If your district is interested in being transparent but you aren't sure where to start (or where transparency ends!), this webinar is for you. We'll demonstrate the various levels of transparency–from the bare minimum required for online compliance in California, to the full transparency certification guidelines from the Special District Leadership Foundation–and share tips and tools that will make achieving transparency easier than you may think.

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Feb
13
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 7: Making your website Section 508 compliant (aka legal!)

This module will explain the requirements of Section 508 that apply to website accessibility for visitors with disabilities, and share testing resources you can use to check your site.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Feb
6
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 6: How social should districts be?

Social media overview, including statistics, tips, and potential pitfalls for special districts using social media to engage their communities.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Jan
30
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 5: Finding content matters–content tips, and making PDFs searchable

It doesn’t make sense to bother writing content if no one ever reads it. In this module we’ll go over some guidelines that will ensure your content is found, including how to make searchable PDFs.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Jan
23
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 4: Tips for writing good website content

Online attention spans are getting shorter, so it’s important to understand how people consume information online. This module will provide some fun statistics and tips for getting the attention you deserve.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Jan
16
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 3: Moving pictures–video resources for local government

If you’re considering using video to stream meetings or promote your district, this module will cover a few of the options available, including some that are free.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Jan
9
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 2: A picture is worth a thousand words

In this session we’ll explore free resources for images and icons, and talk about making sure your images are accessible for visitors with disabilities.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Jan
2
10:15 AM10:15

Website Bootcamp week 1: Why bother making your website awesome?

Websites matter, and are especially important for special districts. In our introductory get together we’ll talk about why, and briefly explain the upcoming modules.

This is part of a weekly series of 20 - 30-minute webinars on everything you need to know to improve your agency's website, no matter what platform you use … with very little sweat involved. :)

10:15 am, eight Wednesdays in January and February 2019. Registrants will have access to recordings of any modules in case they can’t attend a particular week.

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Dec
11
10:00 AM10:00

SB 929: new California website requirements

A bill that requires all independent special districts in California to have a website was signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2018.

State Sen. Mike McGuire’s SB 929 – the Special Districts Transparency Act – requires every independent special district in California to create and consistently maintain a website with specific and detailed information including meeting agendas, clear information on the district’s budget and expenditures, compensation reports, information on how to contact representatives of the district and more.

Join our free webinar to learn how to comply easily, without spending your entire technology budget.

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Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Free webinar: Florida special district online compliance

It can be challenging to keep up with online compliance in Florida, let alone ADA / Section 508 requirements. We’re passionate about helping special districts with online compliance, and are excited to partner with the Florida Association of Special Districts to provide a customized website solution to help with the specific requirements districts face in Florida.

Join our free webinar to learn how to comply easily, without spending your entire technology budget.

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

SB 929: new California website requirements

A bill that requires all independent special districts in California to have a website was signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2018.

State Sen. Mike McGuire’s SB 929 – the Special Districts Transparency Act – requires every independent special district in California to create and consistently maintain a website with specific and detailed information including meeting agendas, clear information on the district’s budget and expenditures, compensation reports, information on how to contact representatives of the district and more.

Join our free webinar to learn how to comply easily, without spending your entire technology budget.

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Streamline Web for Oregon Special Districts

Free webinar: website platform for special districts

We've partnered with SDAO to provide a tool that helps Oregon special districts manage their websites easily and affordably. Join us on this free webinar to learn more about features that can make your life easier including a meeting dashboard, transparency dashboard, and posting reminders.

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Everything special districts need to know about online compliance! 

Please join us for a free one-hour webinar where we'll go over everything California districts need to know about website compliance, including the four posting requirements and two formatting requirements. We'll talk about the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and the new Enterprise System Catalog requirements for SB 272, how to test your site for Section 508 compliance for visitors with disabilities, and more.

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Free webinar: Compliance with SB 272–create your Enterprise System Catalog

Hopefully, you’re aware of the addition to the Public Records Act (PRA) that requires all local government agencies to publish a catalog of “enterprise systems” by July 1, 2016. With any luck, you’ve already taken care of this, and are ready to update your catalog, which needs to be done annually. If you haven’t created the catalog yet, or just have additional questions, we can help. Join this webinar to get all of your questions answered! 

It’s important to note that every single local government agency (city, county, special district) needs to comply with this requirement. There is no exemption for size or budget. There is no exemption for agencies with no enterprise systems or software. 

SB 272 (Hertzberg) added a new mandate to the PRA which requires every local government agency (except educational agencies) in California to inventory all software systems the agency uses to determine which need to be included in their published Enterprise System Catalog. Once that is done, the catalog itself has to be created, listing all systems that aren’t exempt—then a link to the Catalog needs to be added to the agency’s website, and a copy available wherever your board meets. It has to be updated annually. 

The bill text is pretty confusing, so we worked with CSDA, CSAC, and the attorneys who vetted the language to create a free, easy-to-use tool that will help you comply. On this webinar we'll walk through the tool and answer any questions you have about compliance. 

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Everything You Need to Know About Online Compliance: a free webinar for CSDA trial members

Staying up to date on all the laws and regulations governing special districts can be a real challenge. Are you certain your website is meeting the latest mandated requirements? Did you know that certain violations of website requirements put your district out of compliance with the Brown Act? 

Trial members of CSDA have access to all CSDA resources, including a free webinar June 13th to help clarify website requirements for special districts. We'll provide compliance tips, discuss the content districts are required to publish (including requirements that apply even if you don't have a website), and share tips that could save your district money when fulfilling public records act requests. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the experts, and you'll be provided with handouts you can take back to your district or share with your peers to help you stay compliant. This free webinar is beneficial to all special districts, whether you have a website or not.

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

Website Compliance for Special Districts

Please join us for a free one-hour webinar where we'll go over everything California fire districts need to know about website compliance. We'll talk about the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and the new Enterprise System Catalog requirements for SB 272, how to test your site for Section 508 compliance for visitors with disabilities, and more.

We'll also go over methods of publishing content that can save your district time and money on PRA requests, thanks to a new law that  was just passed. Lastly, we'll touch on the importance of using email communications to keep in contact with your customers and community–before it's time to communicate things like rate increases or other potentially unpopular subjects.

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May
3
11:00 AM11:00

Fire District "Website While You Watch"

Streamline sites are designed to give you full control over your content, making it easy for staff or volunteers to make updates and keep your district in compliance with State and Federal mandates, so you can spend your time on more important things. In this webinar we’ll choose one fire district in attendance and build a free demo site for them in less than an hour. 

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May
3
9:30 AM09:30

Website Compliance for Special Districts

Please join us for a free one-hour webinar where we'll go over everything California fire districts need to know about website compliance. We'll talk about the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and the new Enterprise System Catalog requirements for SB 272, how to test your site for Section 508 compliance for visitors with disabilities, and more.

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Mar
23
12:30 PM12:30

Creating Custom Reports and Dashboards in Google Analytics

Last summer our parent company, Digital Deployment, hosted an introductory webinar to walk through the basics of Google Analytics and show a few of the things the strategy team looks at when they evaluate a website. Since then we’ve gotten a lot of feedback from clients interested in learning more about Google Analytics tools and advanced features, so this time around Digital Deployment's Lead Strategist Lindsay Hardy will focus on how you can create custom reports and dashboards for your organization.

Sign up here and join us March 23 at 12:30 pm for this 1 hour advanced webinar.

If you’re just catching up, you're welcome to watch a recording of the prior webinar, Intro to Google Analytics to learn the basics.

See you there!

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Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

Streamline Web for Special Districts

Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for special districts, including district-specific features. We'll demonstrate the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up. 

Every webinar attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us, and members of our partner organizations receive special discounts.

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Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Streamlined Website Compliance

Free webinar for CSDA members!

More than 100 districts use Streamline's website building tool to help them stay compliant with changing state and federal online requirements. In this webinar, they will demonstrate the platform built just for special districts, including the meeting and transparency dashboards, agenda posting reminders, full content management capabilities, and more. 

Register on the CSDA website >

Not a CSDA member? Contact us if you'd like a personalized demo!

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Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

How to check if your website meets new Section 508 accessibility standards (coming January 2018!)

On January 18, 2018, all local government organizations must meet new federal guidelines for website accessibility defined in Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.

Just as buildings must have wheelchair ramps, websites must also accommodate those with visual and other disabilities. Fortunately, it’s easy to check if your site meets these standards. We’ll walk through these new requirements, and we’ll show you how to use free testing tools to verify your level of compliance with both current and upcoming standards.

This 45-minute webinar is designed for district general managers, staff, and board members.

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Best Online Tools for Special Districts

What are other districts using for online bill pay? Surveys and polling? Newsletters and email communications? Website development and hosting? Reporting issues or problems in the district? And what do these tools cost? In this talk, we’ll go over some of the best online tools for districts: everything from empowering citizens to report graffiti to getting engagement and fast input on upcoming board decisions. Specific case studies and examples will be included, so attendees can leave with a concrete understanding of what other districts have done to solve specific problems.

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Beyond Website Basics

Ready to look like a website pro? This webinar is based on our recent talk at the CSDA Annual Conference and is applicable to anyone with a website, regardless of the platform you use. We’ll share some easy-to-use resources and guidelines to improve your district’s website, including: 

  • free professional photography and icon resources;
  • tools for converting Word files to PDFs and scanned PDFs to text files for searchability (necessary for compliance with new state mandates);
  • testing tools that help ensure you're compliant with federal guidelines for visitors with disabilities;
  • tracking tools like Google Analytics to help you understand which pages are most popular on your site and what your users are really looking for;
  • content guidelines for search engine optimization to help your district rank well for subjects important to you;
  • and engagement tools for email, voting, and polling to help you learn what matters to your constituents.

This will be a general overview of many tools so we'll make sure to make time for questions. We'll also provide a handout to registrants with all the resources we showcase in our talk, so be sure to register today!

We hope you'll join us Tuesday, November 7, 10:00am – 11:00am.

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Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Streamline Web for Oregon Special Districts

Oregon districts! Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for special districts, including Oregon-specific features. We'll demonstrate this unique website builder including meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, and transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up. 

Every webinar attendee will be offered free site setup and 2 months free for joining us!

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