Pro-Tips: Sig Files

Some of the most valuable marketing real estate is that small space below your email signature. It reaches everyone in your personal, social, and professional networks, and it creates maximum impressions with minimum effort. Signature files, at a minimum, should include your full name, contact data, and social media. Take it a step further and [...]

By | July 19th, 2013|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on Pro-Tips: Sig Files

ProTips: The Etiquette of the Blind Copy

When you find yourself inclined to email a group of people larger than the number that comfortably fit on your sofa, stop for a moment and ask yourself a few questions about the recipients of your missive: Do they already know each other? Will they want to participate in a robust discussion that results more [...]

By | June 28th, 2013|Blog, Tech Talk, Tool Box|1 Comment

Where’s My NC Agenda?

Stakeholders in search of their Neighborhood Council agendas need look no further than their email inbox, thanks to the City of LA’s Early Notification System (ENS) which allows the community to select from a long list of councils, commissions, and committees. To subscribe to the ENS for a specific agenda, visit the City of LA’s [...]

By | May 17th, 2013|Blog, City Departments, Outreach, Tool Box|Comments Off on Where’s My NC Agenda?

Spring Cleaning in LA

It’s springtime and Neighborhood Councils throughout the City of Los Angeles are celebrating by engaging in community clean-ups, a great way show some love to the neighborhood. Cleanup events are a great outreach activity, they engage stakeholders and other organizations, they have a powerful public safety impact, they improve the quality of life, and they [...]

By | April 5th, 2013|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning in LA

Free Phone Numbers for NCs

The telephone is one of our most powerful and effective tools for communicating and they are everywhere. We carry them with us, they sit on our desks, they hang on our walls, and they are an important element in any Neighborhood Council communication strategy. For individuals, a cell phone keeps them constantly connected. People carry [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|Blog, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|3 Comments

Neighborhood Council Support Helpline and Other Great Resources for Assistance

Here's how to get some help in case your Neighborhood Council needs meeting operation assistance or just has a question on best practices. Neighborhood Council Support Helpline We maintain a Neighborhood Council Support Helpline 5 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. where a Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate is available to answer questions via [...]

By | December 14th, 2012|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Support Helpline and Other Great Resources for Assistance

How to Obtain Training from Neighborhood Councils

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment offers various education and training classes through the EmpowerLA Leadership Institute. However, the Department realizes that there may be specific training subjects that Neighborhood Councils would like to acquire that may not be included in the Institute curriculum. As a result, the Department has secured the services of three private [...]

By | June 14th, 2012|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on How to Obtain Training from Neighborhood Councils

How to Obtain Office Space

HOW TO OBTAIN OFFICE SPACE On December 2, 2003, the City Council approved the policies and procedures for acquiring Neighborhood Council Office Space (C.F. 03-1514). Securing office space is critical to the success of a Neighborhood Council and as such, one of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s responsibilities is to assist with this effort. There [...]

By | June 14th, 2012|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on How to Obtain Office Space

Meeting Space LAUSD

The following procedure is used when a Neighborhood Council (NC) requests the use of Los Angeles Unified School District  (LAUSD) facilities to conduct meetings. This procedure was developed by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (“Department”) and LAUSD officials to standardize the process in securing LAUSD facilities. The steps vary slightly, depending on the status of [...]

By | June 14th, 2012|Blog, Tool Box|Comments Off on Meeting Space LAUSD