I am working on the next edition of our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter. We’ll send April’s prompts next week to over 7, 525 nonprofits and thought we would let you know a few we will be including.
Look at this as a jump start on finding topics for April’s blog posts, social media updates, or newsletter articles.
On the Calendar:
4/1: April Fool’s Day. This is a great opportunity to do something a little light-hearted or humorous, even if that’s not usually your style. Try to pull these little stunts in the morning, so you can follow up in the late afternoon with a “retraction” or “gotcha!”
4/4: Tell a Lie Day. Use this day to dispel any myths or rumors about your cause.
4/14: Passover Begins. Passover celebrates the Exodus from slavery and the birth of the Jewish nation. It’s an 8-day holiday full of rituals, food (the seder), and interesting characters that you can work with.
4/15: Income Tax Day in the U.S. How do tax dollars support your cause? Make your supporters feel a little better about paying up by knowing how it helps you. Or maybe you can point out that you don’t use any tax dollars at all!
4/20: Easter. Cover the Christian approach (the resurrection of Jesus) or the secular one (Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps, Easter Egg hunts, etc.)
4/22: Earth Day. How can you connect what you do with protecting the environment, even if your core mission isn’t environmental?
April is also:
April 6 – 12 is National Volunteer Week
National Poetry Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Metaphor of the Month
Spring will be in full swing by April and can be a metaphor itself. What about your cause or your work is like hard ground softening, tulips poking through, animals coming out of hibernation, buds and blossoms, triumph, rebirth, renewal.
Pop Culture, Events, and News
You’ll see all kinds of news and events related to Spring – everything from Spring fashion to gardening, and of course Spring Break!
Big music fests like Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz Festival take place in April. Coachella headliners include Outkast, The Replacements, Arcade Fire, Pharrell Williams, and Lorde. Jazz Fest headliners include Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, and Phish.
Acceptance letters to colleges are sent out in April as well.
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