Do A Door-To-Door Halloween Outreach Campaign For Your NC

Halloween is coming  - what better time for a door-to-door outreach campaign for your Neighborhood Council than a night when people are home waiting for their doorbell to ring? You’ll have fun, and seeing your board in costume will make meeting you fun and memorable for your stakeholders, too. You can split into teams to [...]

How to Use #Hashtags in Neighborhood Council Outreach

#Hashtags are a social media indexing tool that help people interested in what you have to share find your posts. Read on to learn what hashtags work best for Neighborhood Council outreach, and how to use them on social media without being annoying or sounding unnatural.   How hashtags work Hashtags batch online conversations so [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|0 Comments

You’re Invited to the Neighborhood Council Art Exhibit at City Hall

The Mayor and City Council have declared September Civic Engagement Month, and the Neighborhood Councils are being honored in an art exhibit highlighting their achievements that will be up all month long in the City Hall Bridge Gallery. Many wonderful submissions were received in response to the calls for photos and stories that went out [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on You’re Invited to the Neighborhood Council Art Exhibit at City Hall

Outreach Tip: Classes For Outreach Committees at Congress of Neighborhoods

  The NC Congress, which takes place Saturday September 9th at City Hall, features several workshops this year targeted toward Outreach chairs and committee members. Topics include engaging stakeholders through the arts; new concepts in outreach; and digital outreach strategies, from social media to newsletters to livestreaming. Admission to these and other workshops offered at [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|City Hall, Outreach|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Classes For Outreach Committees at Congress of Neighborhoods

NC Congress Offers 40+ Workshops For Neighborhood Council Leaders Sept 9th

Over 40 workshops on leadership skills and important local issues are offered at this year’s Congress of Neighborhoods, taking place at LA City Hall on Saturday September 9th. Classes are free if you register in advance at www.NCCongressLA.com. There are workshops that teach best practices for impacting public policy, shaping local development, or working with [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach, Regional/Citywide NC Orgs.|Comments Off on NC Congress Offers 40+ Workshops For Neighborhood Council Leaders Sept 9th

OUTREACH TIP: HOW TO SHARE YOUR NEWS IN OUR NEWSLETTER

Each week, the EmpowerLA newsletter goes out to over 15,000 subscribers, including board and committee members of all 97 Neighborhood Councils. If your Neighborhood Council has a story for our newsletter, here’s how to share it. Newsletter items should be of interest to other Neighborhood Councils in your area, or across the City. For example, [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on OUTREACH TIP: HOW TO SHARE YOUR NEWS IN OUR NEWSLETTER

NC Congress: Registration Open, Press Release, In Memoriam

Registration is now open for the 2017 Congress of Neighborhoods, happening Saturday September 9th! Read on to learn how to register, and to download a press release you can use to share NC Congress news with your board and committee members, and media contacts. Over 800 attendees are expected at this year’s Congress, which happens [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on NC Congress: Registration Open, Press Release, In Memoriam

Outreach Tip: Shorten Long Links For Print & Social Media

Long links eat up valuable space in newsletters, flyers, and social media posts. Here’s how to quickly create custom short URLs that are easy for your audience to remember, and which will allow you to track engagement with your posts. There are several good URL shortening apps, such as Tiny.cc, Goo.gl or Bit.ly, which will [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Shorten Long Links For Print & Social Media

COUNTDOWN TO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL CONGRESS SEPT 9th

Registration opens soon for the annual Congress of Neighborhoods at Los Angeles City Hall. It’s the year’s biggest event for Neighborhood Councils, bringing leaders from all 97 of LA’s councils together with  top City officials for a day of education and networking. This year’s NC Congress happens Saturday, September 9th. Over 40 workshops are offered [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Blog, City Hall, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on COUNTDOWN TO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL CONGRESS SEPT 9th

Outreach Tip: Making Swag For Your Council

Make your presence felt with branded swag like t-shirts or water bottles with your Neighborhood Council name or logo. There’s still time to make these before NC Congress September 9th! See tips on swag your board and stakeholders will love and use. What To Get When attending the Congress of Neighborhoods or other events, having [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Making Swag For Your Council