Outreach

Tech Tips: 3 Ways to Build Community with Digital Tools

For a neighborhood council, social media is all about building community, engaging your stakeholders through more direct contact, and encouraging participation and involvement with your NC. Here are three quick tips to keep in mind as you build your social networks: 1. Get your story out there What is your NC’s history? What are your proudest achievements? Your neighborhood is made up of diverse

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Bureau of Street Services Survey Deadline Extended

Have you filled out the Bureau of Street Service’s sidewalk survey? Well, you still have time! The deadline for the survey has been extended until the end of November. The BSS wants to hear from Neighborhood Councils about the issues in your community, and they welcome and appreciate your help in figuring out where they are needed most and what your neighborhood’s priorities are when it comes

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Arts & Culture Meet Sustainability at LA Arts Sustainability Tour

LAAST is designed to be a fun, informative, neighborhood-based event featuring art, information and sustainable education. It's also an opportunity to put a spotlight on the powerful role the arts & cultural sector can play in creating healthy, safe, sustainable cities. Attendees will learn how to save money by making smart choices that reduce consumption and open access to rebates and services

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City Controller to Visit VANC Next Week

City Controller Ron Galperin is on the road, visiting Neighborhood Councils and Alliances throughout the city to talk about his vision for transparent and effective governance. Next Thursday, November 13, he will be attending a meeting of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC). Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctor’s Conference Room

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Tech Tips: Using Facebook Effectively

By now, most organizations have started to use Facebook as an outreach tool to engage with their stakeholders, branch out to stakeholders’ networks, and connect with other similar organizations. It can also help you organize events, convey important news and information, and collect input and ideas from stakeholders. Here are some tips for making the most of your Facebook page. Invest in good design

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 4!

Over 73% of California’s eligible voters are registered to vote, including more than 4.8 million L.A. County residents. Yet across the state in the June Primary Election, just 18 percent of the voter population decided for all Californians. Make your voice count! Remember to #GoVote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Polls are open between 7:00am and 8:00pm. In addition to the candidates for elected

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Tips for Using Videos in Non-Profit Outreach

Videos can be an exciting and useful tool in engaging your stakeholders, but it is important to use them wisely. The more strategic your use of videos, the more effective they will be. Are you starting a new program or campaign in your neighborhood? Doing outreach for upcoming elections? Think carefully about your message and whether a video is an effective medium for getting that message across.

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Making LA Conference Brings Together Designers, Architects, and City Leaders for Creative Solutions to City’s Problems

Join de LaB on Friday, November 7 as we bring together designers and city leaders working to transform Los Angeles. The day's focus will be on urgent issues that Los Angeles faces in the areas of water, transportation, density, and community and how designers, architects, and artists are making a difference in their neighborhoods. Held at the historic Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Cypress

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GoVote.org Encourages Voting Through Art

Election Day is coming up! How are you encouraging your friends and neighbors to vote? Hundreds of amazing artists have come together to produce awesome art to inspire you to #GoVote. Share them with your friends & family to encourage them to vote on November 4th! GoVote.org is a creative, non-partisan campaign that uses art to drive energy and momentum for this year’s election and beyond. Beautiful

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Surprising Facts About Social Media

Are you reluctant to invest time and energy in social media like Facebook and Twitter because you don’t feel like these platforms are as effective in reaching your stakeholders as “good old-fashioned” mailers and door-to-door canvassing? Do you worry that you wouldn’t reach your target demographic through social media tools? Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are no longer just for

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