Popsicles and Productivity: Our Q3 Meeting

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More than 110 FiscalNoters packed into a Westin conference room Wednesday morning to hear company updates, share Q2 learnings, pose questions, and prepare for big growth in Q3 — on the business development and client success teams, specifically. It was a company precedent, CEO Tim Hwang noted: the first time the organization, which earned a Top Workplaces nod last month, had to … Read More

FiscalNoters rise and shine for management training

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FiscalNoters gathered in the One Thomas Circle kitchen bright and early Wednesday morning — 7:30 a.m. to be precise — for an intensive, three-hour management training lead by Vice President of Operations Arthur Karell. Accessible to all employees, management training is intended to examine FN’s best practices in tech management, management expectations, and overall company strategy. Managers have the responsibility … Read More

FiscalNote Named a WaPo ‘Top Workplace’

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FiscalNote was recognized by The Washington Post Thursday night as one of the Greater Washington Region’s 2016 Top Workplaces. The Thomas Circle-based org — whose team is dedicated to making government info more accessible via its razor-sharp analytics and reliable data — was one of 150 public and private companies, nonprofits, schools, and federal agencies honored last week. FiscalNote placed in the “Small … Read More

FiscalNoters craft party favors for local homeless children

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FiscalNoters harnessed their inner crafting skills Thursday night to glue, cut, paste, and piece together dozens of Mickey Mouse-themed goody bags for Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, a College Park-based nonprofit dedicated to orchestrating custom birthday parties for area homeless children and their families. Hosted in the cafeterias, play rooms, and classrooms of shelters all over D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, EOB celebrations are … Read More

Lessons from my first hackathon

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Last month FiscalNote hosted its annual springtime hackathon. The experience was a first for me – a talent specialist by way of print journalism. Based on my rudimentary knowledge of what actually goes on during said event, I predicted (if not expected) all of the pizza noshing and idea swapping on bean bag chairs. After I fused my own observations with … Read More

FiscalNote celebrates Series C funding with garden party at Decatur House

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=useuAkYz5nU&feature=youtu.be FiscalNote celebrated our latest round of funding in true D.C. fashion with a garden party at the historic Decatur Carriage House on Lafayette Square. About 150 FiscalNoters and guests gathered to celebrate the company’s $10 million round of Series C funding, which we announced in February. Guests enjoyed a live jazz band while sipping on Old Fashioneds and Mint … Read More

Four insights into launching a company from CEO Tim Hwang

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Launching a company at the age of twenty-one is not for the faint of heart. FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang certainly has a strong one. In a recent episode of Business Rockstars, the largest daily producer of entrepreneurial content, Tim sat down with METal founder Ken Rutkowski to discuss everything from favorite entrepreneurs to leadership styles and, of course, how to … Read More

Heptathlete gets FiscalNoters warmed up for spring workouts

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Former Yale heptathlete Elle Brunsdale recently led a 45-minute track-and-field warmup for some fired up FiscalNoters. Participants hit the track and turf of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest Washington, DC, and hilarity ensued (see photos). Elle, a Business Development Associate, designed a workout regimen similar to the one she followed during her collegiate days at Yale University(Go … Read More

How the Marine Corps prepared our VP of Operations for FiscalNote

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How has a Marine Corps mindset helped FiscalNote’s Vice President of Operations transform our organization from a startup into a high growth company? Arthur Karell, answered this question recently in Numbers and Narrative, a podcast series on start-ups and entrepreneurship. Listen to the full podcast here, or read on for a short recap: The path of leadership Arthur’s career has … Read More

Calligraphy workshop gives FiscalNoters a brush of creativity

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Paintbrushes, watercolor trays, and stray pieces of the Wall Street Journal topped FiscalNote’s longest conference table last week – quite the deviation from the typical array of MacBooks, smartphones, and water bottles. Creative mastermind and FiscalNote product designer Crystal Yan led a “Show & Draw FN” session dubbed “Calligraphy with Crystal” to better acquaint FiscalNoters with the techniques of the … Read More