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

All About Meetings: How to Run One, Regular vs Special Meetings, Agenda Posting & Public Comment

HOW TO RUN A MEETING Parliamentary procedure is the set of rules and customs governing how meetings and voting are conducted. There are different parliamentary authority models, such as Robert’s Rules of Order, but each Neighborhood Council should select one and proceed accordingly, or else projects don’t get finished and meetings get out of hand [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Presidents, Tool Box, Videos|Comments Off on All About Meetings: How to Run One, Regular vs Special Meetings, Agenda Posting & Public Comment

Passing the Baton for Outreach Chairs

Whether you’re an outgoing Outreach Committee Chair or a new one, login credentials, instructions for use and helpful hints should be passed down from one board to the next for any of the following assets your Neighborhood Council may have: Website Social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) NextDoor account NationBuilder account Email list Templates [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Passing the Baton for Outreach Chairs

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

How To Run Facebook Ads

  Facebook ads can boost your posts, promote your page, send people to your website, raise attendance at your events, and more. If your Neighborhood Council has a Facebook page, running advertisements during elections is a great outreach strategy. If your Neighborhood Council does not have a Facebook Page, learn how to make one here. [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on How To Run Facebook Ads

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: Cheap & Easy Elections Flyer Templates

Last week we talked about how to get your Elections Outreach seen. This week, we want to share easy-to-use Elections flyer templates made in common formats that can be edited on most computers. The templates are available in both Google Docs (English and Spanish) and Microsoft Word (English and Spanish).  Google Docs is a free program, [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Cheap & Easy Elections Flyer Templates

How To Register To Vote Online: Step-By-Step Instructions

Register to vote online by filling out the form on your Neighborhood Council’s Online Voter Registration page. (Don’t know where to find it? Learn how.) Step 1 - Read the Voter Requirements These appear at the top of each Neighborhood Council’s voter signup page (see image below). Please review them, as each Neighborhood Council has [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Tool Box, uncategorised|Comments Off on How To Register To Vote Online: Step-By-Step Instructions

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

Neighborhood Council Voting Facts

With the various ways that Neighborhood Councils can take action, there is often confusion in cases where the count is close on whether an item has passed or not. To ensure consistency, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is providing information on how Neighborhood Council voting is interpreted by the Department and the Office of the [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Voting Facts