Tis the season for agency budgeting. So we thought now would be great time to share some past work from the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) PM Magazine: they put together a 6-step, “systems approach” to organizing the budgeting process. Their framework aligns nicely with what we’ve seen in our own partner agencies.
6 Steps to Agency Budgeting:
Input – gathering feedback from all stakeholders
Preparation – an audit of needs and wants versus historical data
Output – available funding versus allocation of resources
Feedback – gaining approval and insight from all those impacted
Operating Environment – influential assessment by political, economic, social and legal environments
Future – forward thought process and momentum
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Do you have ideas to communicate with your community members but need help deploying technology that will create better efficiencies?
Start with defining how you and your organization view citizen engagement and why it is important; this will help you develop more effective strategies. TransformGov.Org has published an executive summary on their recent research on the benefits and impacts an organization can have on its community when the parameters are clearly defined and everyone is executing effectively.
Get the summary here.
Comcate is implementing a single sign on (SSO) option that makes it even easier to access our code management technology.
Comcate client Santa Clara Valley is using SSO to support their customer service staff, and realizing value in three key areas:
Stay tuned for more use cases.