How can my business or nonprofit use FPF?

Get listed in the FPF Directory

Vermonters turn to Front Porch Forum to find local services and products every day. Add your business or nonprofit to our online FPF Directory to help your customers and supporters find you. This directory is visible to FPF members and the public at large, and it's searchable by Google and other search engines. Select a free or paid FPF Plan to have your business or nonprofit listed in the directory. To assure the best response, be sure to add your phone number, web address, description, and select the category or categories that best fit. (FPF member account needed - see below.) Inclusion in the FPF Directory does not imply an endorsement of the given business or nonprofit by Front Porch Forum itself.

Post your announcements to your local forum(s)

More than half of the households in most Vermont communities read their daily forum via our mobile, web and/or email offerings. Place your message there with your free or paid FPF Plan. Upgrade your plan for more access! (FPF member account needed - see below.)

Add your events to local FPF Community Calendar(s)

Every town and neighborhood in Vermont has an FPF Community Calendar, and your business or nonprofit can add your events there as well. (FPF member account needed - see below.)

Read and search neighbor postings

People in your area talk about what they read on their local FPF! You can tune in too by subscribing to your FPF e-newsletter and by browsing and searching the posting archive on our website. (FPF member account needed - see below.)

Reach even more towns using FPF advertising

FPF e-newsletters reach Vermont inboxes more than 3 million times each month, and our advertisers enjoy high visibility and click through rates. Learn more.

Use FPF to bolster your political campaign

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How to Get Started

Option one: Change your existing neighbor profile to a business or nonprofit profile

This option is best if you ONLY want to use your FPF account to post on behalf of your business or nonprofit (not as a private individual).

  1. Go to FrontPorchForum.com and (if you are not logged in) click Login
  2. Once logged in, click on your name / email in the top-right corner of the page
  3. On your Account page, click Edit next to Profile Details
  4. Under Profile Plan, select "Business" or "Nonprofit"
  5. Enter your business or nonprofit name, description, website, and phone number, and pick one or more categories that best fit
  6. Be sure the "Include my business in the FPF Directory" option is checked! And if you want a map of your business or nonprofit to show up on your listing, check the "Show my street address in the FPF Directory" option as well.
  7. Click "Save"
  8. Return to your Account page, and click Edit next to Profile Plan Tier
  9. Select the best FPF Plan for you (free or paid options)

Option two: Add a new business or nonprofit profile to your existing account

This option is best if you want to use your FPF account and email to post both as a private individual and on behalf of your business or nonprofit.

  1. Go to FrontPorchForum.com and (if you are not logged in) click Login
  2. Once logged in, click on your name / email in the top-right corner of the page
  3. Click the "Add 2nd Profile" button at the bottom of the page
  4. Under Profile Plan, select "Business" or "Nonprofit"
  5. Enter your business or nonprofit name, description, website, and phone number, and pick one or more categories that best fit
  6. Be sure the "Include my business in the FPF Directory" option is checked! And if you want a map of your business or nonprofit to show up on your listing, check the "Show my street address in the FPF Directory" option as well.
  7. Click "Save"
  8. Return to your Account page, and click Edit next to Profile Plan Tier
  9. Select the best FPF Plan for you (free or paid options)

Option three: Create a new account with a different email address

This option is best if you prefer to post on behalf of your business or nonprofit using a different email address than you use for your personal postings.

  1. Go to FrontPorchForum.com, log out (if already logged in), and enter the primary street address of your business or nonprofit
  2. Under Profile Plan, select "Business" or "Nonprofit"
  3. Enter your business or nonprofit name, description, website, and phone number, and pick one or more categories that best fit
  4. Be sure the "Include my business in the FPF Directory" option is checked! And if you want a map of your business or nonprofit to show up on your listing, check the "Show my street address in the FPF Directory" option as well.
  5. Click "Save"
  6. Check your inbox for your confirmation email message, and click the link in the message
  7. Log into your new FPF member account
  8. Once logged in, click on your name / email at the top
  9. On your Account page, click Edit next to Profile Plan Tier
  10. Select the best FPF Plan for you (free or paid options)

Check out our website and watch your inbox

  • Visit the Directory to find your listing
  • Need to update your directory listing? Visit your account page (https://frontporchforum.com/user), and click the Edit link next to your directory listing.
  • Take a look around! Login to your FPF account and search your community's posting archives, visit the Community Calendar, find a list of participating local public officials, compose a posting, buy advertising and more

Want Ad Rates?

To learn more about advertising your business on FPF please contact Wendy, Jodi or Suzie at localbiz@frontporchforum.com or 802-540-0069 x1. Thank you!

To simply submit a posting to your local FPF (e.g., car for sale, apt. for rent, yard sale), just click LOGIN (if not already logged in), then click COMPOSE POSTING. Visit the FPF Help Center for answers to any questions.

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