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On the Calendar
3/2: Dr. Suess’s Birthday. Have a favorite Suess story that’s really a bigger life lesson related to your cause? Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Oh, The Places You’ll Go! are favorites.
3/6: Employee Appreciation Day. Give a shout-out to those who keep your nonprofit running.
3/8: Women’s Day. Highlight a program that helps women. Feature women who have been influential in supporting your cause. The International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual.
3/8: Daylight Savings Time Begins. Time to spring forward! What can your supporters do with all their extra sunlight?
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day. Be creative: think luck of the Irish, green, leprechauns, beer, and shamrocks.
3/19: First Day of Spring. Use warmer weather, flowers blossoming, snow melting away, grass turning green, fresh beginnings as inspiration.
3/22: World Water Day. Even if you aren’t an environmental cause, we all need to take care of our water resources. Give tips on how to save water or ask for tips from your supporters. Have readers submit photos featuring water or have a caption contest for a photo of a local lake or river.
3/26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. If there was a holiday to honor your organization, what would it be called and how should people celebrate it?
March is also:
- Red Cross Month
- National Irish American Heritage Month
- Music in Our Schools Month
- Social Workers Month
- Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
- Nutrition Month
- Women’s History Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Spring. Think about hard ground softening, tulips poking through, longer days, animals coming out of hibernation, buds and blossoms, triumph, spring wardrobes, rebirth, renewal.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
South by Southwest, the music/film/interactive conference begins March 13th.
March 14th is Pi Day, a day to celebrate mathematics.
March Madness, the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament begins March 17th.
Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training.
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be held the 22nd.
The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards are on the 29th.
Movies being released this month include Onward, Godzilla vs. Kong, A Quiet Place 2 and Mulan.
March TV shows or documentaries include Empire, Amazing Stories, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, Westworld, One Day at a Time, and Ozark.
Source of the Month
Check out conference schedules for your industry. Keynote and breakout session topics can give you an idea of what people want to know more about.