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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 [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

YOUR NC’s EMPOWERLA WEBPAGE

EmpowerLA maintains a webpage for each Neighborhood Council; view yours by selecting your Council from this list. The page contains: Boundary map showing external and any internal boundaries for your Council Board rosters listing names, roles, training status, and individual contact info for each Board Member List of Board Officers & Departmental Liaisons and their [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on YOUR NC’s EMPOWERLA WEBPAGE

COMMITTEES: WHAT THEY DO & HOW TO CREATE GREAT ONES

Committee How-Tos Read our in-depth article on how to find & recruit great Committee Members Our “Passing The Baton” article series focuses on how to transfer Committee knowledge and materials when a new Board is seated, such as this article for Outreach Chairs. Search EmpowerLA.org for keywords "Passing The Baton" to find all articles in the series, and [...]

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Bylaws & Standing Rules: What They Are & How To Find Yours

  Bylaws define many aspects of your Neighborhood Council, and each Council is required by the City to have them. Though the specific content varies between individual Neighborhood Councils, here’s a quick index of topics covered in your Bylaws:   # of board seats (Article V, Section 1) # of board members to make quorum [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on Bylaws & Standing Rules: What They Are & How To Find Yours

Approved Vendors: Get Professional Help With Your Website, Minutes, Translation & Outreach

Need help from a professional with outreach; website design/maintenance; minutes; or translation? EmpowerLA has a list of approved vendors that provide consulting services to Neighborhood Councils. Pricing for services rendered have already been negotiated with each vendor by EmpowerLA, on behalf of the Neighborhood Councils. Services are rendered on an as-needed basis determined by the [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|uncategorised|Comments Off on Approved Vendors: Get Professional Help With Your Website, Minutes, Translation & Outreach