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Steve Miller

Steve Miller
Senior Product Manager – 5Sight

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How to Produce an Epic Financial Story

As the finance administrator of the district, having a good story and visuals is perhaps even more important than other roles, as you are constantly responsible for developing strategies.  Even the best, most thought out, strategies are only as...

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4Cs to Producing Your Next Big Presentation

When shopping for a diamond, you’re coached to look at the “Four Cs” – carat, cut, color and clarity.  In producing your presentations, you can use these “Four Cs” by replacing the first two – color, clarity, consumption and consistency. 

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Budgeting – You Can’t Look Forward Without Looking Back

A budget is a forward-looking fiscal plan for a given period of time.  Good budgeting, however, is not as simple as “what do I think will happen next month/quarter/year?”  What differentiates good budgets from mediocre ones isn’t just how close...

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How to Effectively Prepare and Communicate Your Budget Presentation to Stakeholders

The nuances of government finance are difficult even for seasoned board members to understand; imagine the layperson attempting to grasp the annual budget in one sitting. To be effective, a budget presentation must be more than a recitation of...

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Illinois Enrollment Decline Presents Challenges for School Administrators

Illinois public schools are mirroring a significant national trend in student demographics: an overall reduction in enrolled students combined with a rising percentage of students coming from low income households. Half of Illinois’ public...

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