Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

Wednesday May 30th in Boyle Heights - join us for a free workshop on using open data to spark community change! Learn how to obtain and use information from City databases about the people, assets, and businesses in your neighborhood to help your Neighborhood Council get grants and plan outreach campaigns. Please bring your own laptop or tablet [...]

By | 2018-05-16T15:58:36+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

2018 EmpowerLA Outreach Gathering

Thank you to the 80 amazing Neighborhood Council members who joined us Monday night at the Deaton Auditorium in Downtown LA for the first-ever Citywide Outreach Gathering! Before the formal presentations began, EmpowerLA's Tom Soong kicked off the gathering by using his 19 years of Neighborhood Council experience to announce (over the PA system, a [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:13:13+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles, Outreach|Comments Off on 2018 EmpowerLA Outreach Gathering

Attend City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Elections Workshops

City Clerk is hosting two more Election Workshops next week to help shape the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections process - Monday 3/19 6-8 PM in Canoga Park, and Thursday 3/22 6-8 PM in South LA (click through for workshop location details.) The City Clerk will be overseeing Elections administration for Neighborhood Councils, while EmpowerLA will [...]

By | 2018-03-16T11:28:41+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blog, Election Chairs, Events, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach|Comments Off on Attend City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Elections Workshops

#Sreetips – Tips for Social Media Success From Sree Sreenivasan’s Social Media Workshop at LA City Hall

On February 21, EmpowerLA Director of Outreach Tom Soong and FUSE Fellow Aparna Mukherjee hosted an excellent and eye-opening workshop at LA City Hall with social media guru Sree Sreenivasan for staff from EmpowerLA and other City departments. Sree has served as Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, the Metropolitan Museum, and [...]

By | 2018-02-23T15:37:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on #Sreetips – Tips for Social Media Success From Sree Sreenivasan’s Social Media Workshop at LA City Hall

SEO Basics Part 5 – Photo Naming + ADA Compliance

Good photo titles can greatly improve your Neighborhood Council’s online presence and at the same time, make your outreach more ADA accessible. Learn how to create effective, attention-getting image titles, and where to apply them. This is Part 5 in a series on how SEO (search engine optimization) can increase your Council’s online presence and [...]

By | 2017-12-15T13:17:27+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week, SEO Basics, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on SEO Basics Part 5 – Photo Naming + ADA Compliance

SEO Basics Pt 4 – Making A Good First Impression on Google

When someone searches for your Neighborhood Council online, your meta description is the first thing they see. Meta descriptions are the short website summaries Google and other search engines display, so it’s important that yours clearly describes who your Council is and what you do. Here’s how to find yours, and how to write a [...]

By | 2017-12-08T11:51:28+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, SEO Basics, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on SEO Basics Pt 4 – Making A Good First Impression on Google

Outreach Tip: SEO Basics Part 3 – Dos & Don’ts of Writing With Keywords

Courtesy and relevance are vital to creating content that search engines favor. This week’s SEO how-to focuses on using keywords effectively to ensure that your webpages, blogs, and social media posts are connecting with stakeholders looking for what your Neighborhood Council has to offer. If you haven’t read the first two articles in our series [...]

By | 2017-12-01T13:57:57+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, SEO Basics, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: SEO Basics Part 3 – Dos & Don’ts of Writing With Keywords

Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils Part 2

This is the second article in an ongoing Outreach Tip series on SEO and Neighborhood Councils. Successful search engine optimization is driven by keywords and phrases that are correctly chosen and applied. This week, we talk about how to choose the right keywords to help your stakeholders find you online. If you haven’t yet read [...]

By | 2017-10-25T15:53:35+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils Part 2

Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils (Part 1)

SEO, or search engine optimization, is the art of being findable online. While SEO is an entire industry and field of expertise, there are a few simple things you can do to make your Neighborhood Council easier to find by those who are looking online for your Council or for the kind of community services [...]

By | 2017-10-19T13:09:28+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: SEO Basics for Neighborhood Councils (Part 1)