Category: Jam of the Month

Seven Hidden Costs of Public Purchasing

This guest blog is by ELGL member Chris Van Beke, the cofounder and CEO of Vendor Registry. Effective and efficient public purchasing comes with its inherent costs, so it’s important to avoid the preventable ones when possible. That’s where a good vendor management platform comes in. With high quality vendor management, bid management and contract … Continued

How Finance Benefits from Online Vendor Management

This guest blog is by ELGL member Chris Van Beke, the cofounder and CEO of Vendor Registry. In the world of local government finance, purchasing is one the easiest and more immediate ways to help your organization be more efficient. In particular, implementing an online vendor management system will save both hard and soft costs … Continued

Podcast: Perspectives on Procurement with Chris Van Beke, Vendor Registry

Chris Van Beke CEO & Co-Founder Vendor Registry LinkedIn Purchasing and RFPs. Chris Van Beke the CEO and Co-Founder of Vendor Registry talks about improving the way vendors and governments work together, from updating paper processes to improving communication. Chris also shared his career path to leading a tech company focused on procurement. Subscribe: Learn … Continued

Innovative Models for Purchasing Public Sector Software

This guest blog is by ELGL member Chris Van Beke, the cofounder and CEO of Vendor Registry. As a public purchasing professional you’ve likely become accustomed to doing more with less, while expectations in both procurement visibility and efficiency continue to grow. The challenges you’re likely facing run the gamut: limited to non-existent budgets, mid-year … Continued

Transforming Transit: Excellence in Strategy Execution

This guest blog is by ELGL member Bob Epner, the CEO of MTA’s New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) President, Andy Byford, is inspiring hope and trust in both the public and among his employees by leading the transit authority with accountability, transparency, and direct, honest multi-directional communication. Byford’s use of these principles in his leadership is … Continued

Webinar: Local Government Procurement & Vendor Management

Webinar: Local Government Procurement & Vendor Management March 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EDT Click here to register Please join us on March 20 at 1 PM ET for a free webinar, “A Live Look Into Comprehensive and Affordable Online Vendor and Bid Management.” During the session, we’ll showcase: Improved vendor document management to help … Continued

Importance of Communication and Collaboration in Strategy Execution

This guest blog is by ELGL member Melody Badgett, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Read more of’s contributions on local government strategic planning here. What did you say? When is the deadline? How do we get that done? Who should be involved? Who owns this? What’s the endgame? Who benefits and … Continued

Watch: From Election to Execution

Learn how you can turn your elected officials’ campaign goals into operational reality in this webinar from ELGL member Rich McGeary. He shows how the election promises of one mayor were tracked in the software and turned into actionable work items to improve the community. Watch the webinar! Read more of’s contributions on … Continued

Webinar: Turning Campaign Goals Into Work Plans

From Election to Execution Why Strategy Execution Matters in Local Government and How to Do it Well When: Feb 20, 2019 Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Click here to register in advance for this meeting! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

It’s Time to Ditch the Spreadsheet

This guest blog post is by ELGL member Rich McGeary. Government leaders and elected officials make a special commitment to the citizens they serve. These “customers” are their neighbors, their friends, their family members. Local government officials live where they work. Thus, commitments made in the heat of a political campaign are often more specific, … Continued

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