LocalHop Blog

How and Why to Get Your Community Onboard with a Community Calendar

October 28, 2019 — Calendars, Event Management

If you are an organization that serves the interest of your community, chances are your organization has at one time or another considered adopting a community calendar to showcase the great events your community has to offer. Community calendars are a great way to cross-promote and dare we say it, piggy-back on the successful marketing … Read More

Do’s and Don’ts When Creating Your LocalHop Account

August 22, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

You just set up a LocalHop account for your organization or business, now what? You want to make sure your events are found, so we have compiled a basic list of do’s and don’ts to help get you started. DON’T – POST ANOTHER ORGANIZATION’S EVENT ON YOUR ORGANIZATION’S PAGE. We understand that you may want … Read More

Dynamic Design : 3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs to Update

July 31, 2019 — Event Management, Organization Management

Technology in our world is constantly changing. People can look up information from almost anywhere by using a variety of platforms, such as laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. This is why it is important for organizations to have dynamic and responsive designs on their website so that it works seamlessly on multiple platforms. Your website … Read More

How to Become an Event Planner

July 18, 2019 — Event Management

Experience has more weight than a degree when it comes to becoming an event planner. When becoming a certified event planner, you are often required to have 3-5 years of experience whether or not you have a degree in communications, public relations, hospitality, or another related field. So the big question is, how can someone … Read More

The Importance of Loading Your Own Events

July 3, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

While LocalHop aims to provide the best customer service in the industry, there is one big thing we prefer to leave in the hands of the organizer.  Often times we get asked the question, “Can you just do it for me?”  referring to adding or editing an event.  The short answer is “No.”  But that … Read More

Young Adult Programs Your Library Should Think About Offering

June 4, 2019 — Event Management

For the most part, it is common knowledge that public libraries host a variety of events throughout the day for their patrons. Most of these events are geared toward children, adults, and, seniors. However, some of the most frequent library visitors in the early mornings and evenings are young adults, ages 20-30 years old. There … Read More

How to Write an Event Description That Will Get You Found

May 24, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

It is important to include a strong description when you create your event. Strong descriptions contain information that will attract would-be event seekers and new patrons. People can find events using Google. The search engine website has a feature called Google Event Finder, which is able to detect when someone is searching for an event … Read More

Why You Should Socialize Your Baby at the Library

April 4, 2019 — LocalHop Users

There are a lot of library events every day! From open to close, events for infants to senior citizens, there is always something going on at the local libraries. While we will always try to encourage children and teens to utilize libraries, there are many reasons why it is important for new parents to take … Read More

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Event Attendees in Your Custom Forms

March 6, 2019 — LocalHop Adminstrators, Registration

Custom forms and questionnaires are often standard with most online ticketing services. What’s surprising is how few hosts take advantage of these tools. Collecting data from your attendees before the event will give you not only a wealth of information in the early planning stage but also data for future events you host. Here are … Read More

Suggested User Roles for Your Library Staff

February 20, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

Your library’s event management system does much more than just manage your events. These critical databases can track patron activity, collect payments, send notifications, manage spaces, provide reporting, and keep your staff organized. Each employee or volunteer within your library, for one reason or another will need some kind of access to the information in … Read More