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 | 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 | 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)

Outreach Tip: Enhance Your Digital Outreach With City-Approved Web Services Vendors

Increase the effectiveness of your digital outreach by partnering with a web services provider from EmpowerLA’s list of approved vendors. Learn how to get expert help with your website, newsletters, and social media, and how to get the most out of working with a web services vendor.   How to get the most out of [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Blog, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: Enhance Your Digital Outreach With City-Approved Web Services Vendors

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF OURLA2040 COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Announcing the Launch of OurLA2040 Community Conversations A series of Community Conversations will be taking place throughout the City in a neighborhood near you! This is an opportunity to share your perspective on the topics included in the General Plan update. The first phase of this series will take place in the month of October, focusing [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Blog, Outreach|Comments Off on ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF OURLA2040 COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Outreach Tip: The Etiquette of Newsjacking

Newsjacking, or reposting breaking news, can be a great way to provide valuable, timely information to stakeholders, when done correctly. Done incorrectly, though, newsjacking can look lazy or even be outright plagiarism. Learn how to newsjack effectively, and ethically. Newsjacking is different from a simple repost, such as hitting the Share button on Facebook, or [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on Outreach Tip: The Etiquette of Newsjacking

OUTREACH + PUBLIC SAFETY: MAKE A BRANDED EMERGENCY KIT

Outreach and Public Safety Committees can partner up to create disaster preparedness kits branded with your Neighborhood Council’s logo or name. Read on for tips and ideas on how to plan your kits, and what to put in them. Project Planning To kick off your project, it’s helpful to have at least one joint meeting [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week|Comments Off on OUTREACH + PUBLIC SAFETY: MAKE A BRANDED EMERGENCY KIT

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 [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Tip Of The Week, Tool Box|Comments Off on Do A Door-To-Door Halloween Outreach Campaign For Your NC

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|Comments Off on How to Use #Hashtags in Neighborhood Council Outreach

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