LocalHop Blog

10 Free Tools and Services That You Never Knew You Could Find at Your Local Library

July 17, 2018 — LocalHop Users

Your local library is filled with more than just books and cool places to work and study. Public libraries offer an array of free tools and services that most patrons are not aware are available to them. Here are 10 tools and services you can use through your local library. 3D Printers  This one may … Read More

Planning Ahead: 5 Michigan Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

July 6, 2018 — LocalHop Users

Summer is in full swing, but fall is one of the busiest and best times of the year in Michigan. There is no better way to experience the upcoming season than to celebrate at festivities around the state. Here are five must-attend fall festivals in Michigan you should definitely add to your calendar now. Grand … Read More

7 Great Fundraising Ideas for When You Are Short on Time

June 15, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

Fundraising for non-profits, clubs, or other private organizations can be a bit overwhelming.  Especially when you need the funds but do not have the time or the manpower to plan an event.  Here are seven great fundraising events that you can put together in just a few short weeks. Game Night/Tournament This is a cheap … Read More

How to Write an Event Description That Will Get You Found

May 14, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

If your organization or business hosts events that are open to the public, you might already be posting to many places to get your event found. Facebook dominates the event space, but recent updates from Google, such as the Google Event Finder are able to detect when someone is searching for an event and provides … Read More

7 Ways to Take Control of Your SEO

May 3, 2018 — Event Management, Organization Management

Let’s face it, most marketers are not developers and have little if any understanding of HTML and CSS. Increasing traffic to your website by climbing in the search rankings, or Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is now considered Marketing 101. Making your website as SEO friendly as possible is becoming increasingly more important as the future … Read More

Ballet Kalamazoo Case Study: Can LocalHop Handle an XL Capacity Event?

March 5, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management, Registration

Ballet Kalamazoo has been using LocalHop for their website calendars, registration for classes, and promotion of their events since 2016.  Ballet Kalamazoo owner, Amy Russell says, “LocalHop is amazing and this new calendar makes my life so easy. One spot for me to post and it appears on my calendar, and for people to discover … Read More

Why Patrons Should Be Registering for Your Free Events

January 29, 2018 — Event Management, Organization Management, Registration

Do you host free events that are open to the public? Many organizations do, some host hundreds or even thousands of free events each year thanks to taxes, grants, fundraisers, donations and other sponsorships. These groups provide fun and educational events or classes to people from all walks of life and all ages. What’s more … Read More

4 Things I Learned While Researching Web Calendars

January 5, 2018 — Calendars, Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

A calendar is a calendar, right? Not anymore, web calendars have reached a whole new level of organization and information that you might never have imagined. They can single-handedly draw new users or customers to your website, keep a company’s offices all across the world organized, and self-manage timely tasks to completion with a click … Read More

Add Your LocalHop Events Calendar to Your Organization’s Facebook Page

December 19, 2017 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

Do you use a LocalHop events calendar? You might be excited to know that you can add it to your Facebook page in just a few easy steps. Visitors can view your calendar and sign up for your events just as they would on your website, on getlocalhop.com, or on the mobile app. Here’s how … Read More

Paperback to Pixels to Programs: How to Drive Patrons Back into Your Library

December 12, 2017 — Organization Management

Today, many public libraries have or are in the process of going through major organizational structure shifts. Social media has slowly taken over how we interact with our patrons and books are now digital and downloadable on most devices. Library funding is limited and many programs are in danger of being eliminated. With limited funding … Read More