How to Grow Your Own Business

Mayor Eric Garcetti Office of Economic Development and East West Bank invite you to participate in a informational workshop on "How to grow your own business." We will discuss various ways you can start or grow your own small business How to access loans from your local bank East West Bank Resources available Small Business [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Blog, Education, How-To|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|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: The Etiquette of Newsjacking

Neighborhood Beautification – Harbor City Alley Cleanup

Every little bit helps! Recently, the Harbor City Neighborhood Council, in partnership with the Narbonne High School Key Club, warmed up for their engagement with City of Los Angeles’ Clean Streets Challenge by cleaning up a neighborhood alley long overdue of some TLC. Board members, students, and parents showed up bright and early and worked [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog, Civic Youth, Clean Streets, How-To, Public Works, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Neighborhood Beautification – Harbor City Alley Cleanup

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

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: Google Voice

Connect with your stakeholders by disconnecting from your land-lines and cell phones. All it takes is a virtual phone and an email account. Google Voice is a telephone solution that offers Neighborhood Councils many features, liberating councils from the need to maintain a land-line, a message machine, or a cell phone that must be carried [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on How-To: Google Voice

All About Meetings: How to Run One, Regular vs Special Meetings, Agenda Posting & Public Comment

HOW TO RUN A MEETING Parliamentary procedure is the set of rules and customs governing how meetings and voting are conducted. There are different parliamentary authority models, such as Robert’s Rules of Order, but each Neighborhood Council should select one and proceed accordingly, or else projects don’t get finished and meetings get out of hand [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Presidents, Tool Box, Videos|Comments Off on All About Meetings: How to Run One, Regular vs Special Meetings, Agenda Posting & Public Comment

Assets Every Board Should Have

Your Board should have most or all of the following assets. It's a good idea to gather them now while your Board is new, and learn how to use them. Make sure to obtain any necessary login credentials from the previous Board!    Website EmpowerLA webpage: Click your Neighborhood Council on this list to see yours [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Presidents, Outreach|Comments Off on Assets Every Board Should Have

3 Trainings Required For Every Board Member & How To Take Them

The City requires that every Neighborhood Council Board Member complete three trainings: Ethics, Funding, and Code of Conduct. You will not be able to fully participate in your Board meetings unless all three trainings are completed, so if you’re new, it’s a good idea to complete all three of these before your Board first meets. [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Blog, How-To|Comments Off on 3 Trainings Required For Every Board Member & How To Take Them

How To Pay Your Election Location Rental Bill

Most Neighborhood Councils have used or will use a location that has a rental fee for their Elections. To make sure that your rental bill gets paid, please submit your location invoices via email to EmpowerLA.Funding@LACity.org, and cc (carbon copy) that email to ManQin.He@LACity.org. Make sure to write "Election Polling Place" in the subject line of your email. The [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Funding|Comments Off on How To Pay Your Election Location Rental Bill