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Outreach Tip: Enhance Your Digital Outreach With City-Approved Web Services Vendors

Increase the effectiveness of your digital outreach by partnering with a web services provider from EmpowerLA’s list of approved vendors. Learn how to get expert help with your website, newsletters, and social media, and how to get the most out of working with a web services vendor.   How to get the most out of [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|0 Comments

Outreach Tip: The Etiquette of Newsjacking

Newsjacking, or reposting breaking news, can be a great way to provide valuable, timely information to stakeholders, when done correctly. Done incorrectly, though, newsjacking can look lazy or even be outright plagiarism. Learn how to newsjack effectively, and ethically. Newsjacking is different from a simple repost, such as hitting the Share button on Facebook, or [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|0 Comments

HOW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS CAN AVOID INTERNET FRAUD

An email scam was recently attempted against several Neighborhood Councils, where scammers impersonated a Council’s President and instructed board members to make payments to fraudulent accounts. Learn how to protect your board from this type of internet fraud, which is called “CEO impersonation” or Business Email Compromise (BEC). Neighborhood Councils have a built-in safety mechanism [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog, How-To|Comments Off on HOW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS CAN AVOID INTERNET FRAUD

OUTREACH + PUBLIC SAFETY: MAKE A BRANDED EMERGENCY KIT

Outreach and Public Safety Committees can partner up to create disaster preparedness kits branded with your Neighborhood Council’s logo or name. Read on for tips and ideas on how to plan your kits, and what to put in them. Project Planning To kick off your project, it’s helpful to have at least one joint meeting [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on OUTREACH + PUBLIC SAFETY: MAKE A BRANDED EMERGENCY KIT

Do A Door-To-Door Halloween Outreach Campaign For Your NC

Halloween is coming  - what better time for a door-to-door outreach campaign for your Neighborhood Council than a night when people are home waiting for their doorbell to ring? You’ll have fun, and seeing your board in costume will make meeting you fun and memorable for your stakeholders, too. You can split into teams to [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Do A Door-To-Door Halloween Outreach Campaign For Your NC

How to Use #Hashtags in Neighborhood Council Outreach

#Hashtags are a social media indexing tool that help people interested in what you have to share find your posts. Read on to learn what hashtags work best for Neighborhood Council outreach, and how to use them on social media without being annoying or sounding unnatural.   How hashtags work Hashtags batch online conversations so [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on How to Use #Hashtags in Neighborhood Council Outreach

Congress of Neighborhoods is this Saturday – here’s our event guide

This Saturday September 9th is the annual Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall! If you haven't yet registered, please click here to do so now. Here's our guide to what to bring, and what's happening. Headline speakers this year include Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley-Thomas, who will deliver the [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Congress of Neighborhoods is this Saturday – here’s our event guide

You’re Invited to the Neighborhood Council Art Exhibit at City Hall

The Mayor and City Council have declared September Civic Engagement Month, and the Neighborhood Councils are being honored in an art exhibit highlighting their achievements that will be up all month long in the City Hall Bridge Gallery. Many wonderful submissions were received in response to the calls for photos and stories that went out [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on You’re Invited to the Neighborhood Council Art Exhibit at City Hall

First Speakers Announced For NC Congress Saturday September 9th at City Hall

The Congress of Neighborhoods is the biggest event of the year for LA Neighborhood Council leaders, who will gather on Saturday, September 9th for this day-long event at City Hall.  Keynote speaker will be Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas. Speakers include City Councilmember David Ryu and EmpowerLA General Manager Grayce Liu, [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, City Hall, Events, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on First Speakers Announced For NC Congress Saturday September 9th at City Hall

Outreach Tip: Classes For Outreach Committees at Congress of Neighborhoods

  The NC Congress, which takes place Saturday September 9th at City Hall, features several workshops this year targeted toward Outreach chairs and committee members. Topics include engaging stakeholders through the arts; new concepts in outreach; and digital outreach strategies, from social media to newsletters to livestreaming. Admission to these and other workshops offered at [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|City Hall, Outreach|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Classes For Outreach Committees at Congress of Neighborhoods