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How to Eliminate Paper and Save Time and Money
This Fiscal First Aid podcast discusses opportunities for governments to move away from paper-based business processes. After listening to the podcast, click here to dive into our research on the topic. 
15:49
May 20, 2020
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - May 1, 2020
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
1:00:01
May 6, 2020
Learn About GFOA's Virtual Conference Experience
We're planning to connect virtually, May 18-June 26, with the high quality programming you’ve come to expect from GFOA. You will be able to attend sessions on familiar core topics like accounting, budgeting, treasury management, and debt. On this podcast, hear from GFOA Executive Director Chris Morrill, Director of Education Randall Towns, and Assistant Director of Operations and Marketing Dan Zielinski about the virtual conference experience.  After listening, click here to learn more. 
10:23
May 6, 2020
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - April 25, 2020
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
54:47
April 30, 2020
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - April 17, 2020
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
47:20
April 30, 2020
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - April 10, 2020
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
46:50
April 30, 2020
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - March 27, 2020
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
52:07
April 30, 2020
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - March 20, 2020
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
45:54
April 30, 2020
Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
In our latest podcast, GFOA's Shayne Kavanagh talks with Sam Savage, executive director of ProbabilityManagement.org, about decision-making in uncertain times. 
29:28
April 28, 2020
Working with Elected Officials During a Financial Crisis
In our latest podcast, GFOA's Shayne Kavanagh talks with Mark Funkhouser about the importance of working with elected officials during a financial crisis.  Funkhouser is President of Funkhouser & Associates, LLC, is a former publisher of Governing magazine, and mayor of Kansas City, Mo., from 2007 to 2011.
27:45
April 22, 2020
Cybersecurity in Local Government: A Discussion of Enduring Issues and Contemporary COVID-19 Concerns
Listen as GFOA's Shayne Kavanagh talks Cybersecurity with Phil Bertolini from the Center for Digital Government. It's a critical issue now more than ever. Related Materials: Government Finance Review Article: Be Ready When (not it) You're Hit with a Cyber Attack GFOA White Paper: Working Remotely: A Guide for the Public Sector Government Technology Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders
32:48
April 15, 2020
2020 Financial Policy Challenge
The Financial Policy Challenge is a GFOA-wide effort to encourage members to adopt and share financial policies that are essential to a strong financial foundation for your community. You can win the challenge by submitting policies that cover the essential features that are long-standing best practices in public finance. You can see those features on the Challenge website. You can also win by having your policy judged to the best of its kind by a panel of GFOA members.
03:56
February 26, 2020
Author Interview: Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities
Last year, GFOA released Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities. Recently, Shayne Kavanagh, GFOA Senior Manager for Research, discussed the book and why it's important for local governments. 
04:14
February 5, 2020
Reliability and Consistency Part 2: Consistency: The Intersection of Words and Action
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this segment, we talk about the fifth and final element in GFOA's Code of Ethics: consistency. Hear examples from "Jared," "Lynn," "Kelvin," and others!
04:55
January 8, 2020
Reliability and Consistency Part 1: Demonstrate Reliability Through Timeliness
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this segment, we talk about the fifth and final element in GFOA's Code of Ethics: reliability. Hear examples from "Max," "Nathan," and others!
06:51
December 31, 2019
Diversity and Inclusion Part 2: Including the Community in Decisions and Crossing Tribal Lines
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this segment, including the community in decisions and crossing tribal lines. Hear examples from "Bridget," "Michelle," and "Charles."
04:50
December 11, 2019
Diversity and Inclusion Part 1: Inclusivity in the Finance Office
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this segment, we'll explore inclusivity in the finance office and provide a number of examples from members. 
08:11
December 4, 2019
Treating People Fairly Part 2: Defining Fairness and Distributive Justice
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this segment, we will explore the other component of fairness: distributive justice and look to the City of Portland, Oregon, as an example.
05:03
November 20, 2019
Treating People Fairly Part 1: Defining Fairness and Procedural Justice
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. This segment focuses on defining fairness and procedural justice. Listen to an example of how it can work, and how a lack of procedural justice can create problems.
07:40
November 13, 2019
Producing Results for Your Community Part 2: Listen Actively So you Can Know the Results People Want
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In part two of this case study, you'll hear how "Crystal" and "Clark" listened actively and got results. 
03:45
November 6, 2019
Producing Results for Your Community Part 1: Demonstrate Command of Public Finances
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In part one of this case study, we'll focus on how you can demonstrate command of public finances. 
08:08
October 30, 2019
Integrity Part 2: Strengthening Your Integrity By Standing for Your Values
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In part two of this case study, we'll focus on what we learned about integrity and honesty through a number of GFOA member experiences.
05:12
October 22, 2019
Integrity Part 1: Building Trust Through Integrity and Honesty
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this extended case study, we'll focus on what we learned about integrity and honesty through a number of GFOA member experiences. 
08:58
October 16, 2019
Trust: You Can't Win 'Em All
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear how “Anne" did the right things to build trust with council members. 
02:15
October 1, 2019
Maintaining Trust: Recognize and Manage Your Own Stories
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear how “Nancy” handled a perceived act of disrespect. 
02:53
September 25, 2019
Rebuilding Trust: Be Patient and Encourage Dialogue
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear how “Tracy” rebuilt trust in the finance office.
04:49
September 17, 2019
Ethics: Sometimes the Best Move is to Move On
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear why it was best for "Joe" to resign from his job and move on.
02:39
September 10, 2019
Ethics: Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time - Part 2
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear how "Dan" found his department taking the blame for a city council policy.
05:28
September 3, 2019
Ethics: Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time - Part 1
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear how "Ben" found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. 
04:50
August 27, 2019
Honesty and Integrity: Timing Matters
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers. In this case study, you'll hear stories about two GFOA members who used honesty and integrity during difficult situations. 
04:26
August 20, 2019
Treating People Fairly: Understanding Other People's Perspective
GFOA's new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we've collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their careers.  In this case study, you'll hear how a finance officer discussed real estate taxes with a taxpayer. 
01:55
August 12, 2019