So we’re into the lazy, hazy days of summer, and maybe you haven’t been keeping up with your editorial calendar as much as you should have been. You’ve been on vacation. It’s hot outside. It’s perfectly normal for things to slide a bit this time of year.
But now you are less than two weeks away from August and have no idea what you are gonna write about.
Well, we have you covered! Here are some ideas for blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter:
On the Calendar
8/7: Friendship Day. Reach out to or spotlight “friends” of your cause. Tell a story about how someone came to be involved with your org. Show your appreciation.
8/9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day highlights the importance of implementing the rights of indigenous people all over the world.
8/9: Book Lover’s Day. Review a book or suggest books to your followers that shed some light on your cause.
8/12: International Youth Day. What role do young men and women play in your cause?
8/18: Bad Poetry Day. Have a little fun and write a (bad) poem about your nonprofit.
8/19: World Humanitarian Day. This day commemorates those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
8/21: Senior Citizen’s Day. Does your cause help seniors? Honor a volunteer or staff member who is a senior.
8/22: Be an Angel Day. Do you have a special person working with you who always goes above and beyond? Who in your field are real angels to people in need?
8/26: Women’s Equality Day. How has women having the right to vote affected your cause?
August is also:
- Family Fun Month
- Water Quality Month
- National Immunization Awareness Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Sports — Teams, teaming up, scoring, winning, losing, competition, practice, game face, slam dunk, heavy hitting, goal, touchdown, three strikes, penalty, take aim, best shot, marathon, sore loser, gold medal, training.
How is your work like some of these things?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
August is back to school time for lots of folks.
The Summer Olympics in Rio will he held the 5th through the 21st
The US Open in tennis starts the 29th.
Source of the Month
Recent Reports or Studies. Look for reports and case studies relating to your cause and highlight the key findings from those papers and what they mean to your cause or your clients.
We know this isn’t an all-inclusive list so feel free to add your prompts below in the comments.
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