Get Your Events and Announcements on Patch
Got something people need to know about?
Do you have a fundraiser you'd like everyone to know about, or an event?
Keep this article handy for any time there is something you'd like to share with your community. We're happy to feature newsworthy contributions on the homepage of our site and even in our newsletter.
To post events to the site for free: navigate to the events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page.
That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is exactly the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you.
The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on local meetings, photographing an event, meeting with community members, or something else that we Patchers are always doing.
To post announcements to the site for free: simply click theannouncement option under the news tab on the homepage. On the right side of the screen you’ll see the button “Add an Announcement.” This will you take you to Patch’s new announcement form.
Once there, you can tell the community all about your child's sports league win or your civic club’s new members. When you’re ready, click “publish my announcement.”
With just a few clicks, you can tell the town when you get married, have a baby, graduate or make the honor roll.
You can also write a public thank-you, provide details about your group's upcoming event, or ask for volunteers. (We have a whole bunch of categories you can choose for your announcement; you'll see for yourself when you submit one.)
For extra visibility, add a photo. If you email us the link, we may be able to help give your announcement even more exposure.
To blog: Simply click the "start a blog" button on our homepage, click "post on Patch," and fill out the required fields. When done, hit "save and preview" and then submit it to us.
At the chance you receive an error message, ("oops!" is one we see from time to time), just email the editor to see if we can see the blog on our end. More likely than not, we'll see it in our queue and will be able to click "approve."
Questions? You can reach any Patch staffer by firstname.lastname@example.org.
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