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OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: LAST CALL TO SUBMIT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT AT CITY HALL

  Neighborhood Councils are the focus of the exhibit at City Hall’s Bridge Gallery for the entire month of September. Your Council’s stories, photos, and achievements can be featured if you submit your material by Friday, June 30th, by uploading it to this portal. The exhibit is presented by EmpowerLA, in association with the Department [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Outreach|0 Comments

OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: GET GORGEOUS FREE IMAGES FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FLICKR PAGE

Next time your Council needs photos for a project or post, check out the nearly 30,000 images which the Library of Congress has released via their Flickr page. The collection is added to constantly, and contains some iconic images like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” (above). There are also some great images of Los Angeles, such [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, uncategorised|0 Comments

OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: SUBMIT YOUR PICS & STORIES FOR CITY HALL’S NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT

From now till the end of June, we’re taking submissions of your stories and photos to include in the Neighborhood Council exhibit happening at LA City Hall for the month of September. Submit your material by uploading it to this portal by Friday, June 30th, and we’ll incorporate it into the display. We’re looking for [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: SUBMIT YOUR PICS & STORIES FOR CITY HALL’S NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT

Outreach Tip of the Week: Feature Your Council In A City Hall Art Exhibit This September

Neighborhood Councils are a focal point at LA City Hall for the entire month of September, when EmpowerLA takes over the bridge art gallery that connects the third floor of City Hall to City Hall East. Stories and images from Neighborhood Councils Citywide will be incorporated into the design of the exhibit. The gallery will [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on Outreach Tip of the Week: Feature Your Council In A City Hall Art Exhibit This September

Outreach Tip of the Week #5: Last Call For Neighborhood Guides

Get free artwork for a Neighborhood Guide customized for your council. The Guide gives your meeting and contact info, and a list of local services. Text is in both Spanish and English. To place your order, just fill out the form linked below, then follow the directions there to submit a high-res photo and logo: [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on Outreach Tip of the Week #5: Last Call For Neighborhood Guides

Outreach Tip of the Week #4: Creating A Local Physical Presence

When done correctly, outreach techniques that create a local physical presence, such as posting printed promo material or having a team at a community event, are among the most effective ways to connect with your stakeholders. This is because your Neighborhood Council has an audience that is at once incredibly broad - in terms of [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip of the Week #4: Creating A Local Physical Presence

Outreach Tip Of The Week #3: Turn Agenda Posting Into An Outreach Opportunity

You can turn your agenda posts into outreach opportunities that get more people to meetings, by following these simple tips. Every month, there are items on your board and committee agendas that your stakeholders would feel passionate about, if only they knew they were there. But the language and formatting that the law requires make [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip Of The Week #3: Turn Agenda Posting Into An Outreach Opportunity

Outreach Tip Of The Week #2: Write A Short But Compelling “About Us” Statement For Your Council

If your Neighborhood Council doesn’t yet have an About Us statement, or if yours needs an update, here’s how to write something brief that makes a big impact. A boilerplate is a short, two to four sentence blurb that explains who you are, and what your credentials are. Boilerplates are probably the most useful sort [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip Of The Week #2: Write A Short But Compelling “About Us” Statement For Your Council

Outreach Tip Of The Week #1: Get A Custom Neighborhood Guide To Mail To All Your Stakeholders

  You can get free, customized artwork for a Neighborhood Guide direct mailer that introduces your council to your residential and business stakeholders. The guide explains who your Neighborhood Council is; what you do; and how to connect to City services. Direct mail campaigns are a powerful outreach tool, as they can potentially reach every [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip Of The Week #1: Get A Custom Neighborhood Guide To Mail To All Your Stakeholders

Your Contact Info: What To Use & How To Make A Roster

WHAT CONTACT INFO TO USE FOR NC BUSINESS Contact info for public officials, including Neighborhood Council members, is available to the public, so consider creating a dedicated email address just for Neighborhood Council business if your Council does not already offer them through its website. You may also use an app like Google Voice to [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on Your Contact Info: What To Use & How To Make A Roster