As a volunteer in town, you know how important it is to connect with your local community.
And at Patch, we know you can't truly serve a community unless you provide the help it needs most. That's why giving back is so important to us.
We promote the causes that are important to you—and highlight ways the community gives. We also donate advertising space to charitable organizations and contribute our own time as volunteers through a program we call “Give 5.”
Everyday, many of your neighbors turn to Patch for local news, information and conversation. Our audience cares about social causes close to home, they volunteer, and they're active with organizations where they work and live. Why not reach them and share more about your organization?
Maybe you’re a volunteer with the local food pantry and want to share news about a holiday food drive or perhaps you’re involved with a youth program you wish more people in the community knew about. No matter what organization is close to your heart, there’s a place for it on Patch.
We’re calling all:
American Legion groups
Organizations that benefit local causes
Girl Scout/Boy Scout Troops
Any local nonprofit!
Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our blogging platform allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors via Facebook and Twitter.
The best thing about sharing your stuff on Patch is it's your space so it's your rules. Write as frequently as you'd like. Short or long, essay style or a quick how-to. Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your opinions with the community and get your voice out there.
To get started, click "Blogs" in the main navigation bar above. Then, in the upper left-hand corner, click the "Start your own Blog" icon. You'll then be asked three things: to name your blog, to write a short description of the blog and to upload a thumbnail to appear on the account. Once you hit the "Create your blog" button, you'll be on your way to making your first blog post. It's that simple!
Any questions? Contact Patch Community Editor Jason Alley at email@example.com.