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|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

New Outreach and Communications Newsletter

As we wrap up elections, the Outreach and Communications team will be sending a weekly newsletter to all Neighborhood Council Board Members. We'll be covering topics such as Website, Email, Social Media, Street Furniture Advertisement, Nextdoor, NationBuilder, Stakeholder Outreach, and more. If any of your Neighborhood Council Board Members are not receiving this newsletter, that [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on New Outreach and Communications Newsletter

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

Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

This summer, EmpowerLA is conducting a series of town halls across the City, to solicit feedback from Neighborhood Councils about how we can better serve our Board Members. We hope to gather feedback on the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections and Selections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Administrative Services (contracts, leases, PRAs, agendas), and anything else folks would [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Outreach|Comments Off on Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

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

Outreach Best Practices: Central San Pedro’s Record Selection Turnout

Congratulations to Central San Pedro for engaging a total of 1110 voters with their Selection process this month! That's a record number of voters for a Neighborhood Council Selection. Central San Pedro obtained such great results by taking their Selection on the road. They held a total of four events on two different days at [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, uncategorised|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Central San Pedro’s Record Selection Turnout