2019

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Finding Funding for Research

Peak Proposals

Our blog posts typically focus on grant strategies for nonprofit institutions. In this post, we’re going to focus on a different topic for a more targeted audience. The topic is research funding. The content will be most relevant to US-based academics. However, many of the principles will also apply to researchers based outside of the US as well as to nonprofits.

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1.21 Programming for Success with Chris Bass

Let's Talk Parks

1.21 Programming for Success with Chris Bass. Episode play icon. 1.21 Programming for Success with Chris Bass. From developing program ideas, evaluating success, and managing teams, there’s so much to know when it comes to recreation programming. It’s one of the most rewarding elements of a parks and recreation career – to develop programs that make a difference in the community.

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January top 5 for under 5

Princeton Public Library

Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books, curated by Youth Services department staff, for children up to 5 years and their families. Musical Tots Storytime Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation in […].

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After the storms: Research on How to Improve Marine Transportation System Resilience after the 2017 Hurricane Season

Data.gov

A 2018 report from the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) gathered recommendations and ‘lessons learned’ from the 2017 hurricane season on how to improve resiliency across the marine transportation system. The report notes that “over the course … Continued. The post After the storms: Research on How to Improve Marine Transportation System Resilience after the 2017 Hurricane Season appeared first on Data.gov.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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Can We Overcomplicate Community Engagement?

Social Pinpoint

Finding beauty in simplicity can be a rewarding undertaking. Application of this principle can be found in life and community engagement! The post Can We Overcomplicate Community Engagement? appeared first on Social Pinpoint - A Place to Engage Your Community.

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Google Cloud Platform is now FedRAMP High authorized

Google Public Sector

At Google Cloud, we’re committed to providing public sector agencies with technology to help improve citizen services, increase operational effectiveness, and better meet their missions. We build our products with security and data protection as core design principles, and we regularly validate these products against the most rigorous regulatory requirements and standards.

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Episode 77: 10th Annual State CIO Survey

FedHeads

Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Associations of State CIOs (NASCIO) and Graeme Finley, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector. NASCIO and Grant Thornton will release their 10th annual survey of State CIOs, The Responsive State CIO: Connecting to the Customer, next week at the NASCIO annual meeting in Nashville.

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National Preparedness Month is Here!

Public Works Group Blog

We made it – National Preparedness Month is here, and we are prepared! If you followed along, congratulations to you too! Below is a photo of the result of our efforts in our household over the last 20 weeks. As you can see, we ended up buying a regular plastic container I was able to find last week at Meijer for $5 on sale, and then with a 10% discount using mperks, we were able to get it for $4.50.

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eSports at the Rec Center? — Episode 046

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends

Three million dollars. That’s how much Kyle Giersdorf just won at the Fortnite World Cup — a video game competition held at the Arthur Ashe tennis stadium in New York. That’s right. He won $3 million playing video games in a place typically reserved for the US Open. eSports, or video game competitions, isn’t new, but it is a growing trend. So much so that eSports is starting to make a space for itself in the world of parks and recreation.

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Financial Experts Share Their Best Practices for Staying on Mission as a Top-Rated Park District

ParkTalk podcast

Finance professionals Sue Stanish, Tom Sawyer and Eric Anderson shed light on financial strategies that help maintain the Naperville Park District’s Aaa bond rating and readiness to meet future challenges. Finance professionals Sue Stanish, Tom Sawyer and Eric Anderson shed light on financial strategies that help maintain the Naperville Park District’s Aaa bond rating and readiness to meet future challenges.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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How Can You Tell If Your Grant Proposal Is Any Good?

Peak Proposals

After you finish writing your grant proposal, is there any way to know if it is any good? Someone emailed this question to us recently, and we imagine others have wondered this as well. If your grant proposal receives funding, that’s obviously a sign that you did a good job, but is there any way to know before you submit your proposal if it’s any good?

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Happy MLK Day

Media Policy Center

Martin Luther King was a champion of economic justice and repeatedly spoke about the disparities in American society. In 1967, Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) started planning a demonstration that would bring thousands of working poor to the National Mall in Washington D.C. They called it the “ Poor People’s Campaign ,” and with it they hoped to highlight the economic disparities in American society.

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Engage Princeton

Princeton Public Library

Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day,” ends with the question, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?” The library wants to empower you to find the answer with our new community resource guide, EngagePrinceton.org. The website features three main sections: About Us, Event and Community Resources.

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Of Sturgeon and Ships

Data.gov

The U.S. Coast Guard maintains an archive of historical vessel position movements, collected through the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS). Originally designed to improve maritime safety and security, these historical vessel position records have proven to be a valuable resource … Continued. The post Of Sturgeon and Ships appeared first on Data.gov.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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2020 Community Engagement Trends

Social Pinpoint

With a new decade quickly approaching, it's time to reflect on our community engagement strategies and think about how these trends will change in the upcoming year. The post 2020 Community Engagement Trends appeared first on Social Pinpoint - A Place to Engage Your Community.

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3 Years Around America: My 30-City Cross-Country Tour

The Market Urbanism Report

I took a 3-year, 30-city cross-country tour to study American cities. Here's what I learned along the way about our nation's demography, housing and culture.

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Is it Possible to Keep Up with the Literature?

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

I am the founding editor of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), which began publishing in August 2012 with just four papers. Seven years later, the submission rate is equivalent to about 1,500 manuscripts per year (although the rejection rate is over 80 per cent). Two years ago, the journal published its first issue to contain 100 papers.

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Guest Host Carlos Otal Joins FedHeads LIVE from the Big Easy!

FedHeads

The FedHeads have hit the road again - this time to the Association of Government Accountants annual conference in New Orleans, LA. And that's not all - guest host - and honorary FedHead - Carlos Otal joins the pod to cover for Robert Shea, who is on assignment. The FedHeads have hit the road again - this time to the Association of Government Accountants annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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Episode 4 - Audio Article: Embrace the "Why?" by Jason Soza

Decisions That Matter

Jason Soza , Vice President, West at Government Sourcing Solutions reads from his article, "Embrace the 'Why?'" , where he discusses the importance of thinking critically and outside of the box to improve procurement. Jason served as the Chief Procurement Officer of Alaska to cap a 20-year career in public purchasing. Jason was also elected President of NASPO in 2018 by his peers across all fifty states.

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Tips for Advancing in the Field of Parks and Recreation — Episode 045

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends

I think it’s fair to say that many times when people enter a career field, they do so with intentions of advancing in that career and continuing to progress, learn and grow. Of course, there are those moments of complacency that can creep up, and often we’re so busy with the work at hand that we don’t even think about the next steps in our career. Sometimes it’s just that taking that step toward your own professional development seems like a daunting task – especially if you don’t know where to

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S12 Episode 04: A Meditation - Releasing Tension

ParkTalk podcast

Listen as yoga teacher Sarah Weyenberg leads you through a meditation to release tension. Listen as yoga teacher Sarah Weyenberg leads you through a meditation to release tension.

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Season 2 Episode 27 - Alycia Yozzi, GSA Analyst and CIO Council Senior Advisor

GovCast

With a passion for helping people and roots in creative arts, Alycia Yozzi discusses her current initiatives at the CIO Council to transform government IT in areas including workforce, acquisition, design, development and more.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera

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Students on a Career Finding Path Visit The Media Policy Center

Media Policy Center

Claremont McKenna Students on a Career Finding Path Visit The Media Policy Center from Media Policy Center on Vimeo. The post Students on a Career Finding Path Visit The Media Policy Center appeared first on Media Policy Center.

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Expanding your reading horizons

Princeton Public Library

As 2019 draws to a close, I find myself thinking about my reading goals for next year. When it comes to reading for pleasure, most people (including me) tend to stick to what they know. Downtime is such a rare commodity that you want to spend it reading the books you know you’ll like — […].

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Hourly Electric Grid Monitor reports new information on U.S. electricity demand, net generation, and interchange collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Data.gov

To a federal statistical agency like the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), there’s nothing more satisfying than providing needed information that can facilitate more informed analysis and policy decisions on a national and regional level. EIA recently launched its new Hourly … Continued. The post Hourly Electric Grid Monitor reports new information on U.S. electricity demand, net generation, and interchange collected by the U.S.

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6 Reasons Why Public Participation and Community Engagement are Important

Social Pinpoint

Community engagement can transform communities. By encouraging public participation in projects that impact society it facilitates fair, equitable, and sustainable outcomes. The post 6 Reasons Why Public Participation and Community Engagement are Important appeared first on Social Pinpoint - A Place to Engage Your Community.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored. Insights into outsourcing collaborations, digital twins, safety enhancements, and the broader industry evolution highlight the critical adaptation needed.

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Transit Density Zoning: Is It A Model?

The Market Urbanism Report

California and Oregon both consider state housing bills that will allow dense development near transit. Can this become model housing legislation elsewhere?

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Disasters: Knowledge and Information in the New Age of Anomie

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

Bertrand Russell once observed, "Most people would die sooner than think--in fact they do so." Perhaps this goes some way to explaining the common failure of risk estimation and the tendency willingly to take unnecessary risks. However, an understanding of risk requires, not only an ability to think things through, but also enough information with which to make informed decisions.

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Episode 88: Season 2 Wrap Up and Listener Shout Outs!

FedHeads

Robert and Francis wrap up Season 2 of FedHeads with their favorite moments from the year, give some listener shout outs to our most supportive fans, and wish all our guests, listeners, and supporters a safe and happy holiday season. Robert and Francis wrap up Season 2 of FedHeads with their favorite moments from the year, give some listener shout outs to our most supportive fans, and wish all our guests, listeners, and supporters a safe and happy holiday season.

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Episode 4 - Audio Article: Embrace the "Why?" by Jason Soza

Decisions That Matter

Jason Soza , Vice President, West at Government Sourcing Solutions reads from his article, "Embrace the 'Why?'" , where he discusses the importance of thinking critically and outside of the box to improve procurement. Jason served as the Chief Procurement Officer of Alaska to cap a 20-year career in public purchasing. Jason was also elected President of NASPO in 2018 by his peers across all fifty states.

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Efficiency and Sustainability: Leveraging Digital Solutions in Facility Operations

Speaker: Alan Kavanaugh, BA, CRM, CCPI ​​​​​​​Director of Loss Control & Risk Management

This session is designed to unveil the transformative potential of digital solutions in reshaping conventional practices, offering a roadmap towards greener and more efficient facilities regardless of municipality size. Attendees will learn: Insights into cutting-edge trends and strategies in sustainable facility management. Practical knowledge to effectively incorporate digital solutions for operational efficiency.