Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts

Do you need newsletter ideas? Aren’t sure what you should post on social media or write about on your blog?

Let’s take some of the grief out of nonprofit writing and smash through your writer’s block!

Sign up for our Nonprofit Writing Prompts e-newsletter and we’ll send you more than 10 prompts every month to get you thinking more creatively and strategically about what you’ll write.

At the start of each month, we’ll send you an email with the prompts to get you thinking about articles, stories, press releases, blog posts, Facebook updates, letters, and other content that you could write for the following month.

What You’ll Get Every Month:

  • On the Calendar. We’ll highlight special dates every month and give you some tips on how you can incorporate them into your writing.

  • Metaphor of the Month. We’ll give you a theme you can use to help make your complicated messages feel more familiar.

  • Pop Culture, Events, and News. We’ll take a look at what the world will be talking about in the month ahead.

  • Source of the Month. You’ll learn about different places to find inspiration for your writing.

“Wow! The ‘Writing Prompts’ are the best thing I’ve ever gotten via blogs/enewsletters I follow- VERY helpful! Thank you!” – Stephani Adams, Red Feather Development Group

“I love, love, love your writing prompts! I have a horror of writer’s block, and your prompts are my safeguard in the face of brain death, aphasia, malaise, etc. Thank you so much!” – Sharon Strong, International Primate Protection League

“This is absolutely tremendous! Your ideas really fire up the imagination. Thank you.” – Mary Brisson, Eastside Audubon

“I appreciate your monthly prompts. I have decided to actually put them in red ink in my new planner on the appropriate days to remind me to use them that day for a Facebook entry for our Library.” – Kathy Stutzman, Warsaw Community Public Library

“I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much I love the Monthly Writing Prompts you send. They are always a good reminder and help my creativeness go to work on days to recognize throughout the month. It’s much appreciated.” Caitlyn Mowatt, Renewal Unlimited,  Inc.

“Thank you for this AWESEOME information!  We have been using it over the last three months to engage our staff and those we support throughout the month with fun and meaningful activities surrounding some of these prompts! I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!” Julie Erickson, Grand Forks Growth & Support Center

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How Katie Gustainis Vela of Rosie’s Place uses the prompts:

“These are fabulous and so helpful! Your writing prompts help me as I prepare my social media content calendar for the month. They also serve as jumping off points, especially during the months we’re creating newsletter content. I find that even if I don’t end up referencing a specific holiday or metaphor, thinking about content in a timely context will result in better content that is more relevant to our audiences’ daily lives. Thank you for what you do.”

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