How to Promote Your Event or Announce News
Please complete ALL of the steps below so that your event or news receives the most visibility. Please also include photos or clip-art for all your submissions!
If your committee or program needs help training a Public Information officer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance!
Find Photos or Clip-Art for Each of Your Announcements and Fliers
Your announcement or news will attract more attention with a photo or piece of clip-art. Images should be either licensed for commercial reuse or owned by you. Please click the button below to learn how to find commercially licensed free photos and clip-art!
IMPORTANT: Publish an Event Flier on Google Docs
More than an announcement, but less than an article, a flier is a one-page information sheet that lets people know the who, what, when, where and why of your event or news. Once it is published, we can link to it from all of our platforms. So please ALWAYS publish a flier. Use the button below to learn how!
Submit an Article for The eFlame
The eFlame is accessible from around the world and emailed to all of our members, supporters, and visitors. Your article for The eFlame should be more than a simple announcement. Please write several paragraphs that explain the importance of your event or news, and how it advances the mission of UUFP! Be sure to include photos or clip art. Then email your article to email@example.com.
Step 3 (alternative):
Submit an Article for Reason and Compassion
Articles for Reason and Compassion are password protected on the web and are also emailed to members and supporters of UUFP. If your event or news is something for the world to know, please use The eFlame instead. Reason and Compassion is your venue for editorials, policy discussions, and other announcements that would only be of interest to members and supporters. For more information click the button below, or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create a Post for our Social Media Platforms
UUFP uses Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to help promote our message worldwide. We ask that you promote your event or news by creating one post to the group called UUFP Community in Facebook. Then our Social Media Team will share it on our other platforms.
Step 5 (optional):
Create a Facebook Calendar Event
We recommend that you go the extra mile and promote your event on Facebook Calendar. We ask that you create it on the UUFP Community Facebook page only. You are free to post your event on your own, but please note that our Facebook Team has the right to delete any event that does not support the UUFP Mission.
Request a Pulpit Announcement, Sunday Order of Service Announcement, and Website Announcement
Use the button below to design announcements for the UUFP Announcements webpage, the Sunday Order of Service, or if you want the "lay leader" to read an announcement from the pulpit. (Note that if you would like to personally make an announcement from the pulpit yourself, that should be coordinated through the Sunday Services Committee.) These more traditional forms of announcements tend to lack the reach of social media posts and newsletter articles. We hope you will use our other above mentioned platforms first!
Step 7 (optional):
Write a Press Release
The Communications Committee will work with you to promote your event or news with local media outlets (television stations, radio stations, and newspapers). After you write your draft press release, email it to email@example.com to begin the editing and dissemination process.