Gaps in Your Editorial Calendar for June? Use These Nonprofit Writing Prompts
Haven’t quite filled in your content calendar for next month? Use these prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles.
(If you are all set for content ideas in June, sign up for our Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter and you’ll receive July’s prompts early next week.)
On the Calendar
6/5: World Environment Day. It’s sort of like a global Earth Day, headed by the United Nations Environment Programme. This year’s theme is beating plastic pollution.
6/8: Best Friends Day. Who are your organization’s best friends? Feature your most passionate supporters and volunteers.
6/14: Flag Day. Design a flag for your organization. If you serve kids or families, hold a contest asking them to draw a flag that represents your cause. Veteran’s groups can take a more literal view of the holiday and ask their clients what the American flag means to them.
6/15: Smile Power Day. This screams photo spread! Get the camera out and take some pics of your staff, volunteers or clients
6/17: Father’s Day. Just like Mother’s Day in May — plenty of opportunities here. Who is the “father” of your cause or organization? How can your supporters honor their fathers in a way that’s consistent with your cause?
6/18: National Splurge Day. What would you do if you could suddenly purchase anything you wanted for your cause?
6/21: First Day of Summer. Think about ways to relate your cause to summer vacations or anything else summery.
Other special events in June include Ramadan (ends the 14th), D-Day (6th), Juneteenth (19th) and World Oceans Day (8th).
- Great Outdoors Month
- Gay Pride Month
- National Adopt a Cat Month
- National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
- Student Safety Month
- Zoo and Aquarium Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Travel. Think about vacations, planes, trains, cars, cruise ships, tickets, souvenirs, exploring, delays, road trips, tourists, GPS, luggage, business trips, and maps.
How is your work like these things?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
The NBA finals tip off in June.
The French Open tennis tournament will conclude on June 10th.
The Tony Awards, honoring the best on Broadway, will be presented June 10th.
The Bonnaroo Music Festival also takes place June 7th through 10th.
The U.S. Open of golf will be held June 14th – 17th in Southampton, New York.
The Aspen Food and Wine Classic is being held June 15th through the 17th.
Blockbuster season continues at the movies with the sequel to Jurassic World, The Incredibles 2, and Ocean’s Eight all being released in June.
Source of the Month
People just love a good quote. You can create a blog post around a quote or simply post one to social media. To make it more share-worthy, lay the text from the quote over an image related to your cause.
Goodreads has a popular quotes page, or you can simply search “famous quotes.” Just make sure you double-check your source! Lots of quotes are ascribed to famous people who didn’t actually say them.
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