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Ridiculously Easy: 3 Ways To Use Needham Patch

Bookmark this page when you're wondering how to post an event, announcement or blog on Needham Patch.

Is your club or organization planning an event in the near future in Needham? Got a great accomplishment you want to share? Need to get the word out about youth sports sign-ups, volunteer opportunities or fundraising efforts?

That's where Needham Patch comes in.

It's easy to share your news with the community on Patch, and we're about to tell you how. Keep this article handy for when you've got something new and exciting you need to get the word out about.

And best of all: It's free!

Here's how to do it...

To post events to the Needham calendar:

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 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 the School Committee meeting, photographing an event, meeting with community members, or something else that we Patchers are always doing.

To post announcements to Needham Patch: 

Simply click the Announcement 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, get your brag on and 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” and it will go live to the site immediately.

(Note: We recommend copying the link down somewhere so you can reference it later if details change or you want to add photos or other information. There is a slight delay between posting and when the announcement appears in the main news stream, so having that address handy allows you to find it and share it immediately.)

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 announce an upcoming event or class that requires registration. You can put a call out for volunteers, thank a person or organization for their efforts or share photos from a recent event. (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 can help give you even more exposure.

To blog on Needham Patch

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 at becca.manning@patch.com 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."

Remember: Bookmark this page as a reference, and always feel free to contact Needham Patch Local Editor Becca Manning with questions (becca.manning@patch.com or 781-217-4233).

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