OUTREACH TIP: HOW TO MAKE A PRESS KIT

Learn how to make a press kit that introduces your Council to the media and the public. Here are tips on what to include and how to lay it out. Great press kits are concise but complete, with content and formatting that tells your story in just a few pages. ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL You [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|0 Comments

OUTREACH TIP: HOW TO AVOID COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS WHEN USING CREATIVE COMMONS IMAGES & VIDEOS

Creative Commons (CC) licenses allow photos, videos, and other creative products to be used free of charge. Items with these licenses are commonly seen on outlets like YouTube, Wikipedia, Wikimedia and Flickr. While all Creative Commons items may be used without paying fees, nearly all of them require attribution. Not giving credit - or not [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|0 Comments

OUTREACH TIP: COPYRIGHT ISSUES & PHOTO USAGE

Copyright infringement can be a serious matter for government entities like Neighborhood Councils. This article is Part 2 in a series on how to avoid these issues when finding photos for your Council’s outreach materials. Professional photos make your website, social media and flyers look more polished, which in turn makes your Council look more [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP: COPYRIGHT ISSUES & PHOTO USAGE

Outreach Tip: Photos Needed for City Hall Exhibit in September! Submissions Deadline Extended to July 7th

The history and accomplishments of Neighborhood Councils over the past 15 years is the focus of an exhibit at City Hall happening this September. Your images and stories may be incorporated into the exhibit if you submit them by Friday, July 7th to this portal. Check out the submission ideas and guidelines.  If you upload digital [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Outreach|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Photos Needed for City Hall Exhibit in September! Submissions Deadline Extended to July 7th

OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: LAST CALL TO SUBMIT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT AT CITY HALL

  Neighborhood Councils are the focus of the exhibit at City Hall’s Bridge Gallery for the entire month of September. Your Council’s stories, photos, and achievements can be featured if you submit your material by Friday, June 30th, by uploading it to this portal. The exhibit is presented by EmpowerLA, in association with the Department [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Outreach|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: LAST CALL TO SUBMIT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT AT CITY HALL

OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: GET GORGEOUS FREE IMAGES FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FLICKR PAGE

Next time your Council needs photos for a project or post, check out the nearly 30,000 images which the Library of Congress has released via their Flickr page. The collection is added to constantly, and contains some iconic images like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” (above). There are also some great images of Los Angeles, such [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, uncategorised|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: GET GORGEOUS FREE IMAGES FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FLICKR PAGE

OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: SUBMIT YOUR PICS & STORIES FOR CITY HALL’S NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT

From now till the end of June, we’re taking submissions of your stories and photos to include in the Neighborhood Council exhibit happening at LA City Hall for the month of September. Submit your material by uploading it to this portal by Friday, June 30th, and we’ll incorporate it into the display. We’re looking for [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP OF THE WEEK: SUBMIT YOUR PICS & STORIES FOR CITY HALL’S NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXHIBIT

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