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Tech Tips (for the not-so-tech-savvy)

on May 28, 2020 By | Chris Ryan | 0 Comments | Streamline Updates
Learning technology can be such a long and dedicated process that it’s easy to assume everyone has the same knowledge you do. Things that a lot of techy folks think are basic might in fact be known by only a lucky few. From things like shortcuts that make browsing the internet easier, to how to select and manipulate large amounts of files at once, to “hidden” computing features like copy/paste. These tricks and tips aren’t obvious, but are really helpful for technology users to know.
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Polk County Fire #1 combines guerrilla marketing with online tools

on May 18, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Social media Websites Crisis communication
One of our favorite customers (ok, you’re all our faves, of course) reached out with an amazing guerrilla marketing story: Fire chief Ben Stange of Polk County Fire #1 decided to purchase a few hundred yard signs for his community that read, “Stay Home. Save Lives.” He knew this was a chance for his department to stay visible and connect with the community during a time when people were feeling really isolated. But how to distribute them during Oregon’s stay at home order?
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Using Zoom Meeting to hold remote special district public meetings

on May 5, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
We’ve been working to help so many public agencies figure out how to hold remote public meetings using Zoom that we decided to host a webinar and write our own guides. The first one was on Zoom Webinar, this series is focusing on using Zoom Meeting without the Webinar add-on.  Between watching our webinar and downloading the guide, you'll have this in no time!
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Special District online forum is ready - join your peers

on May 1, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
We’ve been working exclusively with special districts across the country for over five years now. One of the reasons we chose to serve special districts is because it’s a highly collaborative, peer-driven space. We also believe very strongly that as the most local form of government, special districts represent the true expression of a healthy democracy.
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Streamline Live! - Quarantine Edition

on April 30, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Streamline Updates
We just finished up our second quarterly Streamline Live! webinar, where we announced some exciting new products and handed out quarantine-themed customer awards. We also held a mock public meeting (wearing ridiculous wigs, of course) to try and decide which remote meeting option was best for our imaginary district.
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Using Zoom Webinar to hold remote special district public meetings

on April 16, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
We’ve been working to help so many public agencies figure out how to hold remote public meetings using Zoom Webinar that we decided we’d write our own guide!  Note that we aren’t affiliated with Zoom in any way - not even as a reseller or referral partner. Just trying to help! We are focusing on the Zoom Webinar product (even though it’s a bit more expensive than just using Zoom Meetings) because it gives you much more control over public participation.
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How do you recite the pledge of allegiance in a remote meeting?

on April 7, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
We've fielded some questions around how to handle the pledge of allegiance, if you are used to starting your meetings by reciting it but are now required to meet remotely. Having multiple people on speaker trying to recite the same thing aloud from different locations can be a bit disorganized.
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Holding Remote Public Meetings for Special Districts During a Crisis

on March 27, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
We’ve received many requests to help our special districts communicate the need to host public meetings remotely for the foreseeable future. We hear you, and are developing content that should help you in various situations. Read on to learn more about how to help your community adjust to the new normal. We will continue to update our blog with additional communication ideas over the coming weeks.
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Special District Internal Team Collaboration

on March 24, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
If your organization is moving to remote collaboration for the first time, these tips will help!
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FAQs for special district remote public meetings

on March 20, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Crisis communication
Updated April 22, 2020 We have received many requests for help communicating our special district’s need to host public meetings remotely. We will continue to update this FAQ page with additional information over the coming weeks.
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