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

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

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 [...]

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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