Here at Happy Retales – we always try to assist local rescues and pet organizations whenever we can. I have personally been on the forefront of this for the last few months in my position as the Local Community and Events Coordinator. There are a lot of rescues in and around Williamson County. As a pet lover, chances are you are either involved with a rescue or you may know someone who is.
Promoting a rescue or other non-profits can be expensive – but it doesn’t have to be. There are many national event posting sites, as well as local Lancaster, Pennsylvania sites. Not from Brentwood Tennessee? Do a quick Google search using the keywords “Event posting sites” and your current location. It’s that easy! Below are 6 FREE ways that I have found to promote your rescues events online.
- In order to promote an event on Yelp, you must first sign up as a business. Signing up for Yelp is absolutely free. Once you are signed up, you can add an event by simply clicking on the events tab and inputting the information. The advantage to using this site is that you can search for an event by category and locale. The other added bonus is that you can get feedback regarding your event if an attendee submits a review. This can help you plan future events.
- Eventful is another site that is 100% free. You can create an account, or log in with your existing Facebook. Once you have added your event, you can add imagery. The added bonus by using Eventful is that each event can be tagged to up to three categories. The more categories selected, the more your event will populate when people search the website.
- Event Brite is a great site to use if you like to keep track of how many people plan to attend your event. There is no charge for selling free tickets on Event Brite. Simply create an account, and add your event. You can use Event Brite for paid admission as well, with the option of deducting the transaction fee from each ticket or adding the fee to each ticket. The event is still free to post, and any transaction fee will get applied before deposit to your PayPal account. Attendees can use any major credit card. Event Brite would be a huge benefit to your large scale event.
With all of these sources at your fingertips, why not take advantage? Our generations X ways are the things of yesterday. It is time to move it on up to the digital era. Personally, I could do without all of the paper cuts.
If you would like to know more about posting your event on any of these sites or if you have any questions about promoting your rescue please feel free to contact me at (615) 123-4567. Thank you!