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On the Calendar
2/2: Groundhog Day. What gauge does your nonprofit use to determine whether “Spring” — or some other good news — is just around the corner? Is there an event or situation that just keeps happening over and over and over (a la the Groundhog Day movie)?
2/11: Make a Friend Day. Ask your supporters to refer a friend to your cause.
2/14: Valentine’s Day. Send a “love letter” to your supporters
2/17: Random Acts of Kindness Day. Catch volunteers in the act of doing something good with photos. Or ask your supporters to tweet good deeds they see or post to your Facebook Page.
2/17: President’s Day (U.S.). Profile a President who was a champion of your cause. If Washington or Lincoln were alive today, what would they think about your cause or the country in general?
2/26: Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Make your supporters the hero of a story. Tell the tale of the reluctant hero who steps up to battle a mighty foe.
2/29: Leap Day. Let your supporters know what you will do with the extra 24 hours you get this year.
Other Dates in February:
- 02/01: No Politics Day
- 02/04: World Cancer Day
- 02/08: Boy Scout Day
- 02/15: Susan B. Anthony Day
- 02/20: World Day of Social Justice
February is also:
- Black History Month
- American Heart Month
- LGBT History Month (UK)
- Eating Disorder Awareness Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Relationships and Romance. Think about love affairs, breakups, dating apps, courtship, flirting, first dates, marriage, weddings, anniversaries, gifts, heartache, and honeymoons.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
The 2nd is a busy day. In addition to Groundhog Day, it’s also Super Bowl Sunday. The game will take place in Miami, FL. Or if football isn’t your thing, you have the Puppy and Kitten Bowls.
New York Spring Fashion Week starts the 6th.
There are Democratic Presidential debates on the 7th and the 25th.
The Academy Awards will take place the 9th.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is February 10th and 11th.
The best in basketball will be at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on the 16th in Charlotte, NC.
Mardi Gras is the 25th.
Some TV shows return in February including The Masked Singer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Young Sheldon, Homeland, Survivor, American Idol, Outlander, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, and The Voice.
Movie premieres in February include Birds of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, and The Invisible Man.
Source of the Month
Create a “Cut From” folder. Ever write something you really love, only to realize that it really doesn’t belong in that article or blog post and has to be cut out? Don’t delete it! Put it in a separate “cut from” folder, as in “Cut From Blog Post on Bill 452.” When you are stuck for ideas, look through these files for inspiration.