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Your Writing Prompts for February 2024

On the Calendar

2/1: Optimist Day. Save the doom and gloom news for another day. Share what you are most looking forward to and help others see the bright side.

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 share good deeds they see on Instagram or other social sites with a specific hashtag or post to your Facebook Page.

2/19: 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?

2/20: Love Your Pet Day. Have staff share pictures of their pets or have your followers post theirs. Take one of those “what kind of dog breed/animal/pet are you” type quizzes and share the results.

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.

02/29: Leap Day. Encourage supporters to make a difference with the extra 24 hours. Have an expert or local celebrity takeover your social media accounts for the day.

Other Dates in February:

  • 02/01: No Politics Day
  • 02/04: World Cancer Day
  • 02/08: Boy Scout Day
  • 02/10: Chinese New Year
  • 02/14: Ash Wednesday
  • 02/15: Susan B. Anthony Day
  • 02/17: World Human Spirit Day
  • 02/20: World Day of Social Justice
  • 02/22: World Thinking Day
  • 02/27: World NGO Day

February is also:

  • Black History Month
  • American Heart Month
  • LGBT History Month (UK)
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Month
  • National Library Lover’s Month
  • North American Inclusion Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • Boost Your Self Esteem 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

Tax preparations are beginning in the US.

The 65th Grammy Awards are the 4th.

Super Bowl Sunday is the 11th. The game is scheduled to take place at Allegiant Stadium near Las Vegas. The halftime show will feature Usher.

Or if football isn’t your thing, you have the Puppy and Kitten Bowls.

Mardis Gras is the 13th.

The People’s Choice Awards are the 18th.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are the 24th.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the 25th.

TV in February has Farmer Wants a Wife, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Below Deck, Abbot Elementary, The Conners, Not Dead Yet, Halo, One Day, Stupid Pet Tricks, Tracker, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii, The Neighborhood, the various FBI shows, Love Is Blind, The New Look, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, Blue Bloods, Fire Country, SWAT. American Idol, CSI: Vegas, The Equalizer, The Simpsons, The Good Doctor, Will Trent, Constellation, Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, The Voice, Shogun, and Survivor.

Movies being released either in theaters or streaming include Argylle, Scrambled, The Tiger’s Apprentice, Lisa Frankenstein, It Ends with Us, Madame Web, Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2, Bob Marley: One Love, Land of Bad, Sesame Street, Ordinary Angels, and Drive-Away Dolls.

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.

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Published On: January 23, 2024|Categories: Writing Skills and Content|