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Ice-breakers for remote meetings

2020-05-18T19:03:54+00:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

That first few minutes of a remote meeting can be a little awkward. You can break the ice before you get down to business with these tips from GovLoop. Hint: most will work for in-person meetings, too! 1. Ask a simple question. GovLoop offers some great examples! 2. Show off your work-from-home set up. Bring [...]

Avoiding “Zoom Fatigue”

2020-05-05T16:09:18+00:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized, work-life balance|

Have you ended a video conference feeling drained? There's a reason for that, and ways to avoid or reduce that feeling. The folks at Mental Floss interviewed experts, and got some good advice on preventing "Zoom fatigue" (our term). Here are some key takeaways: Use video conferencing for work only when it’s necessary Allow participants [...]

Preventing a Zoom Bomb

2020-04-03T16:38:51+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Zoom is fast becoming the go-to platform for hosting remote meetings. Unfortunately, a few bad actors have found ways to highjack meetings, a practice known as "Zoom Bombing." The folks at PC Magazine have a list of settings and tips to keep your meetings open, yet secure.  Here are a few key takeaways for local [...]

Service Makes Us Smile

2020-01-09T21:56:37+00:00January 15th, 2020|holidays, leadership, Uncategorized|

We've heard by now that helping others leads to happiness. Ahead of the 25th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're looking at opportunities to be of service to the community. Last year, ICMA published a post about how cities and towns help their communities embrace Dr. King's legacy of community service. Here are [...]

Happiness and Houseplants

2019-12-26T15:34:39+00:00January 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

As we focus on happiness in January, one thing we notice is that the days are getting longer. More natural sunlight can be a real mood-booster, and it's probably no coincidence that office plants can help cheer us up, too. In honor of National Houseplant Appreciation Day on the 10th, let's look at how plants [...]

Henderson, Nev. chooses OnBoard for Board, Committee Management

2019-11-05T13:08:59+00:00November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Henderson, NV OnBoard page City of Henderson, NV, Implements New Management System To Attract More Applicants to Boards and Commissions HENDERSON, NV – November 1, 2019 – The City of Henderson, NV, has implemented OnBoard, a board and committee management system city officials say will save time and money, and attract more applicants [...]

The ClerkBase/OnBoard 5K Bundle

2019-10-29T17:23:10+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Contact ClerkBase today to see if your municipality qualifies! ClerkBase is excited to announce our new 5K Bundle for small cities and counties. If your agency serves a population of 5,000 or less, you qualify to bundle ClerkBase and OnBoard together for a total price of less than $5,000! That's it. It's that [...]

Do you know these hacks to improve your Google searches?

2019-09-24T14:49:42+00:00September 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Mental Floss is a great source for a wide array of information. That includes these 14 Google search hacks that can help at home and work. Along with Google search basics, such as using quotation marks, minus signs, and searching within a specific website, they also have tips for using Reverse Image Search, Related search, [...]

It’s the 50th Municipal Clerks Week!

2019-03-27T15:48:44+00:00May 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It's the 50th Municipal Clerks Week! ClerkBase is proud to support the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) in declaring May 5-11, 2019 as the 50th Municipal Clerks Week! The Week aims to raise public awareness of the vital roles and services of their Municipal Clerk to their local government and the community. [...]