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 [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Surprising Facts About Social Media

Need Outreach Help? Check Empower LA’s List of Recommended Vendors

Are you looking to improve your digital presence, spruce up your website, or create more eye-catching flyers for your events? Want to hire an expert who can help you streamline your social media platforms, create attractive templates for your online content, or manage your newsletter and email lists? Don’t know where to look? EmpowerLA is [...]

By | October 3rd, 2014|Administration, Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Need Outreach Help? Check Empower LA’s List of Recommended Vendors

Controller’s Tech Bullpen Announces Civic Innovation Fellowship

We're stoked to announce the City's first Civic Innovation Fellowship - an exciting partnership between the LA City Controller's Office and verynice. The Civic Innovation Fellows will serve in a paid position as innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents as they lead a civic innovation project with resources, mentorship, and support from both verynice and the [...]

By | September 25th, 2014|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Controller’s Tech Bullpen Announces Civic Innovation Fellowship

Last Call for Citywide WiFi

Your feedback on Citywide Wifi is requested. The LA Community Broadband Network (LACBN) initiative (follow on Twitter @LACBN #LAWantsGbFiber #LAWantsWiFi) is a project that is seeking an industry business model that will enable a high speed gigabit network to be implemented in Los Angeles to all residences, businesses, nonprofits and government facilities. It is also [...]

By | June 20th, 2014|Blog, City Hall, Outreach, Tech Talk|3 Comments

TUX Bootcamp and TUX Awards

Join us in Encino on June 19th for the TUX Bootcamp! We will recap the progress of our Outreach Champions and then take on Technology and the User Experience (TUX) from the Neighborhood Council perspective. Explore ways to grow your web and social media presence and utilize outreach tools more efficiently. This Bootcamp will focus [...]

By | June 13th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on TUX Bootcamp and TUX Awards

Online Voting

In an age of tech-driven convenience when Americans cast upwards of 60 million votes in the American Idol finale but we still can’t muster more than 20% turnout in municipal elections, is it time for an update to our aging voting technologies and election infrastructure? This month’s primary in LA county drew only 13.1% of [...]

By | June 13th, 2014|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Tech Talk|3 Comments

Empower LA BootCamps in Outreach & TUX Skills, June 5th and 19th!

With 95 different and unique Neighborhood Councils, all with their own style for outreach and each with its specific goals and missions, Empower LA has noticed the need and desire for support in basic outreach tools and methods. One of the beauties of our council system is that our boards attract a diverse group of candidates [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Empower LA BootCamps in Outreach & TUX Skills, June 5th and 19th!

Reminder: TUX Website Awards Are Coming Up!

Does your NC have a fantastic website? Is your web presence engaging and accessible to your constituents? Remember that in a couple short weeks we will be awarding Neighborhood Council websites for the first annual TUX Awards in the following categories: Best User Experience Thriftiest Website Most Accessible Council Most Reliable Most Comprehensive Site Best [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on Reminder: TUX Website Awards Are Coming Up!

GovJam is coming to Los Angeles!

Are you ready to jam? On June 4, 5, and 6 you can join other creative minds in Los Angeles to engage in some outside-the-box problem solving. You might have heard of other jams on other themes-- it’s a global effort. This jam will focus on the public sector. Working around a common Theme, small [...]

By | April 25th, 2014|Blog, Tech Talk|Comments Off on GovJam is coming to Los Angeles!