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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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

How to get actionable feedback from your constituents

Don’t you love having scientific survey data from citizens?
Don’t you hate the major effort and expense to do surveys?

Good survey data makes everyone’s job easier. No more guessing what citizens want and why. No more speculation and disagreements among officials. But professional surveys have always been a ton of work for governments. From drafting questions to collecting input to calculating and reporting results, they can take months of staff time and calendar time (plus tens of thousands of dollars for consultants).

What if there were a way to do professional scientific surveys 95% faster, cheaper and easier?

The folks from FlashVote will present some best practices around gathering information from the public, and demonstrate their survey service in this free webinar. You’ll learn how to use surveys to poll, engage, inform and measure performance. Join us!

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Aug
31
10:30 AM10:30

Video Streaming & Archiving for Local Government

If you've wanted to start live streaming and recording your meetings but haven't known where to start, this webinar is for you. 

The Open Media Project provides easy, affordable software to help governments engage with their communities. Special districts serving less than 5,000 citizens can use a world-class, enterprise grade video streaming platform that is web and mobile compatible—for free. Discounts are provided to governments serving larger populations. 

This 30 minute webinar will show you how easy video can be. Learn more about the Open Media Project, or register below and learn more on August 31st!

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Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

Streamline Web Client Webinar

In this free webinar we'll go over some of the new features we've rolled out recently including the new automatically publishing transparency widget, board meeting sorting by year and meeting dashboard improvements, teaser and subteaser displays, and more. We'll also leave time for answering any questions that come up. If you're a Streamline Web client, please join us!

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

How to Communicate Effectively Using Popular Online Tools

It’s important to keep in touch with your constituents, but the number of options to do
so can seem overwhelming. At this webinar we’ll talk about some of the tools agencies are using to connect with their communities and which tools are appropriate for different situations and types of communication. What needs to go on your website? How often should you send emails? Should you be using Facebook or Twitter to make important announcements? How can you effectively use polls and surveys to learn what matters most to your constituents? We’ll discuss this and more on this informative webinar.

Note: this webinar is hosted by CSDA, so registration and payment is required via their website.

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

CA SB 272 Enterprise System Catalog Webinar

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 of last year.  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, we have a free tool that can help. 

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. Lastly, the Catalog needs to be updated annually. 

It’s important to note that every single local government agency (cities, counties, special districts) 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. 

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
29
10:00 AM10:00

Making Good Technology Decisions for your Organization

If you don’t have the budget to hire a consulting firm to help determine priorities when making decisions about technology adoption, or you’d just like to understand the process better so that you can choose a good partner / vendor, this free webinar is for you.

The folks from Digital Deployment and Streamline will lay out a discovery process that includes identifying “audiences” (or stakeholders), getting to the “why” of what you’re hoping to accomplish, and methods to clearly identify what is required for a successful adoption of any new system you’re considering. What are the thresholds that require going out to RFP, and what’s the easiest way to develop an RFP? Whether it’s new technology for email, customer tracking, invoicing, or your website, this session will give you the tools to make good decisions when it comes to choosing technology.

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Everything Special Districts Need to Know About Online Compliance

Join us for this free one hour webinar where we'll go over everything special districts need to know about online compliance including the Brown Act, Public Records Act, SB 272, Section 508, and more. We'll talk about best practices for publishing content that can help save you time and money on PRA requests, thanks to a new law that passed, and how you can use email communications to keep in contact with your customers and community. There will also be plenty of time for questions.

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May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful tool to help you track site visitors. Learn how to set it up, and how to leverage it to learn what pages visitors spend time on, the devices they use to visit your site, and get ideas about how to improve content for a better user experience. Digital Deployment's Web Strategist, Lindsay Hardy, will be presenting this free webinar.

Here’s a quick list of the topics we’ll cover:

• Baseline stats – Visits and engagement.
• Acquisition – Where are your visitors coming from?
• Devices – How are visitors viewing your website?
• Top Content – What pages are your visitors most interested in?

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May
2
11:00 AM11:00

Streamline Web for Fire Organizations

Streamline Web is a great solution for fire organizations, allowing them to focus on what they do best: put our fires and protect the public. This webinar will demonstrate the simple-to-use content management system designed to help agencies track meetings and trainings, publish content for the public, and get back to work! We'll do a general demonstration and include case studies of agencies currently on the platform, and offer free site setup for everyone who joins.

11am Pacific / 1pm Central

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Streamline Client Webinar

This is a great opportunity to get a refresher on the various Streamline features as well as getting tips on how to make your site look amazing! In this webinar we'll spend some time going over the powerful functionality of teaser customization, tips for landing page beautification, and spend some time talking about how Groups and Meetings magically work. There will also be time for questions, so get them ready! You can submit questions in advance, when you register, or during the webinar itself.

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Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

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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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Streamline Web for Missouri Local Government Agencies

Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate the meeting dashboard, which helps you manage meetings and see when agendas and minutes have been uploaded and automatically publishes them for the public; agenda reminders so you never forget to get your agendas online before an upcoming meeting, and the transparency dashboard that can help Missouri agencies track their progress. Let us show you how Streamline Web can help your agency be transparent without making your life more difficult!

Streamline® Web features at-a-glance:

  • Agenda reminders and meeting dashboard
  • Mobile-friendly and Section 508 compliant
  • Full control over your content, menus and layout
  • Unlimited hosting and support, free training
  • Affordable monthly fee, no up-front costs
  • Risk free: no contracts, cancel any time

Every webinar attendee will be offered a free trial with free site setup!

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Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

The Art & Science of SEO

Streamline's parent company, Digital Deployment, is holding a webinar on search engine optimization (SEO) Wednesday, March 29th at 11am Pacific.

From Mac Clemmens, Digital Deployment CEO:

85% of people looking for information online start their journey using a search engine, but with so many results, how can you make sure your site stands out? Do you know how people are finding your site and why they’re visiting? In this presentation, we discuss search engine optimization, including how to make your digital presence more public-friendly and improve the reach of your programs and services. This one-hour talk will help you better communicate with the public and other key audiences, regardless of what website platform your agency uses.

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Streamline Web for Oregon Special Districts

Learn about Streamline Web—the tool that makes having a website easy for special districts in Oregon. Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate features like the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, transparency best practices tracking, and answer any questions that come up. We'll also explain how our dedication to "having your back" is expressed through unlimited hosting and support, and district-focused feature development.

Every attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us.

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Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Streamline Web for California 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 California-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 CSDA members receive special discounts.

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Streamline Web for Oregon Special Districts

Learn about Streamline Web—the tool that makes having a website easy for special districts in Oregon. Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate features like the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, transparency best practices tracking, and answer any questions that come up. We'll also explain how our dedication to "having your back" is expressed through unlimited hosting and support, and district-focused feature development.

Every attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us.

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Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Streamline Web for Special Districts

Learn about Streamline Web—the tool that makes having a website easy! Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate features like the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up. We'll also explain how our dedication to "having your back" is expressed through unlimited hosting and support, and district-focused feature development.

Every attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us.

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Jan
17
2:00 PM14:00

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 the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up. 

We'll be attending the SDAO annual conference in February, and would love to show you our platform in advance. (Although we look forward to meeting you there!)

Every webinar attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us, and SDAO members receive special discounts. 

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Dec
13
2:00 PM14:00

Streamline Web for Special Districts

Learn about Streamline Web—the tool that makes having a website easy! Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate features like the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up. 

Every attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us. 

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Client webinar: getting the most out of Streamline Web

A webinar for current clients to ask questions and learn tips & tricks to get the most out of the Streamline Web platform. We'll go over recent updates, new features, and some of the more advanced ways to create great looking pages. We'll talk about email lists and easy ways to keep in touch with our communities. We'll also answer any questions that come up about online compliance.

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Everything California Special Districts need to know about online compliance

If you missed our presentations at the CSDA annual or board secretary conferences, join us for this free one-hour webinar where we'll go over everything districts need to know about online compliance—even if you don't have a website. We'll talk about the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and the new requirements of SB 272, 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 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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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Streamline Web

Learn about Streamline Web–the tool that makes having a website easy! Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate features like the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, and streamlined transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up. Every attendee will be offered free site setup for joining us. 

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Aug
30
11:00 AM11:00

Streamline Web for Oregon Special Districts

Learn about Streamline Web–the tool that makes having a website easy! Join us on this free one hour webinar to learn about the incredibly easy to use, affordable content management system specifically designed for local government. We'll demonstrate features like the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, and streamlined transparency dashboard, and answer any questions that come up.

 

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Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Webinar: Streamline Web

Learn about the tool that makes having a website easy! Join us for this one hour webinar to learn about the meeting dashboard, agenda reminders, and the incredibly easy to use content management system specifically designed for local government.

Note: all times are Pacific.

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Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Illinois Laws, Transparency and Streamline Web

3pm Central (1pm Pacific)

Bills are currently being considered by the legislature that will affect Illinois special districts. HB 5522 amends the Open Meetings Act, and requires a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1 million or more to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, specific transparency-related information. HB 4501 could turn over control of special districts to the counties they reside in. There's never been a better time to make sure your district is online and transparent!

Join us on this free webinar to learn more about the requirements, and to see a demonstration of our affordable website tools that help with compliance.

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