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

Outreach Best Practices: How To Seek Out & Recruit Great Committee Members

Forming new committees is part of forming a new Board, and effective committees are the secret to an effective Board. But where can you find great committee members in your area, and how can you recruit them? Your Neighborhood Council's email list is entirely composed of people who already know and care about your Neighborhood [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: How To Seek Out & Recruit Great Committee Members

Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

Increase voter turnout by giving your stakeholders clear, simple, and complete information about your upcoming Election. Here’s a guide to the Election essentials you can share and tips on the best way to share them. WHAT TO SHARE Your Election Homepage If you share just one thing with your voters, give them your Neighborhood Council’s [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

Creating Short Links: How to Shorten a URL

Long links eat up valuable space on printed flyers or in Twitter tweets. They’re also hard to remember if someone has to manually enter a URL they see in print or in a caption on a social media outlet like Instagram, which doesn’t allow clickable links. Avoid both issues by creating custom short links to [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Creating Short Links: How to Shorten a URL

How To Find Your Election Results

Finding out what happened is the most exciting part of an Election! Results are posted to each Neighborhood Council’s Election page as they become available. Watch a step-by-step demo of how to find your Council’s Election results, or follow the instructions below.   If you already know where to find your Neighborhood Council Election homepage: [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on How To Find Your Election Results

How Digital Polling Places Work on Election Day

Online voting is brand new for Los Angeles voters! Let your stakeholders and volunteers know what to expect at digital polling places on Election Day. How Voter Registration works When voters arrive at the polls, they’ll be asked to fill out one of these forms. Everyone must fill one out, even if they pre-registered online, [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|Comments Off on How Digital Polling Places Work on Election Day

Electioneering & Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a great tool for promoting Neighborhood Council elections, but you must take care to use it correctly to avoid problems with electioneering. Individual candidates may not be promoted via a Neighborhood Council's official Nextdoor account, unless ALL candidates are being promoted equally and in a random order. Additionally, a Nextdoor account that belongs to a [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Electioneering & Nextdoor