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

Outreach Best Practices: Eagle Rock NC’s Election Promo Video & Election Day Activity Ideas

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council got a great turnout at their polls last weekend! Check out their fun election promo video and creative Election Day activity ideas for inspiration for making your own Election Day an event that draws your community closer together. Election promo video Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council’s “Eagle Rock the Vote!” video gives a [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Eagle Rock NC’s Election Promo Video & Election Day Activity Ideas

Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

Increase voter turnout by giving your stakeholders clear, simple, and complete information about your upcoming Election. Here’s a guide to the Election essentials you can share and tips on the best way to share them. WHAT TO SHARE Your Election Homepage If you share just one thing with your voters, give them your Neighborhood Council’s [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

Creating Short Links: How to Shorten a URL

Long links eat up valuable space on printed flyers or in Twitter tweets. They’re also hard to remember if someone has to manually enter a URL they see in print or in a caption on a social media outlet like Instagram, which doesn’t allow clickable links. Avoid both issues by creating custom short links to [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Creating Short Links: How to Shorten a URL

Outreach Best Practices: Get Your Election Outreach Seen

What's the best way to ensure your Election outreach gets seen by as many stakeholders as possible? Location, location, location! Put your Election posters and flyers where the majority of your stakeholders will see them. One of the most effective ways to promote your Election is to place your outreach material at locations that are [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Get Your Election Outreach Seen

Your Candidate Toolbox

Our Candidate Toolbox makes it easy to brand yourself as a candidate and design an effective campaign! Follow our step-by-step guide below (or download it here) to learn how to identify the essential elements voters want to know about you; find and organize supporters; and create promotional material to share your message. You can also [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Tool Box|Comments Off on Your Candidate Toolbox