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 [...]

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 [...]

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 | 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

Learn to Leverage City Data for Your Neighborhood Nov 15th at GeoHub

As part of the annual Innovate LA event, EmpowerLA, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, invites you to learn how to use LA's Geohub to explore, download and visualize data about your community to leverage it for your neighborhood needs. Attendance is free, but please RSVP HERE. What you will learn :  How to pull CSV files, shapefiles to create community base maps [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Blog, How-To, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Learn to Leverage City Data for Your Neighborhood Nov 15th at GeoHub

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)

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

TUX Boot Camp and Funding Workshop

Need to brush up on some outreach skills? Want to learn more about NationBuilder and its powerful community organizing tools? Want to know how to prepare for the upcoming Neighborhood Council elections?  Join us for another Technology & User eXperience (TUX) Boot Camp OR a Funding Workshop for Neighborhood Council treasurers and second signers - both [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on TUX Boot Camp and Funding Workshop

City Controller Encourages Smart Data Sharing to Boost Revenue

City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit that will stimulate the strategic sharing of tax data between City, County and State agencies. Galperin’s audit demonstrates that such cooperation could lead the City of Los Angeles to capture more than $20 million annually in additional revenues. The audit, entitled “Smart Data Sharing: A Path to More [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Blog, Budget, City Departments, Tech Talk|Comments Off on City Controller Encourages Smart Data Sharing to Boost Revenue

Next TUX Boot Camp: Civic Engagement in 10 Steps

Join us for another TUX Boot Camp to learn about Civic Engagement in 10 Steps! We will cover digital elements, Neighborhood Council outreach and election committees, communication policy and strategy, website elements and standards, communication proposals, self assessment, and more.   If you want to delve deeper and get some one-on-one time with a TUX [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|Blog, Events, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Next TUX Boot Camp: Civic Engagement in 10 Steps