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On the Calendar
8/09: 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 people play in your cause?
08/17: National Nonprofit Day. Create awareness for your cause by using the hashtag #nationalnonprofitday, thank supporters, or kick off fall fundraising a little early.
8/18: Bad Poetry Day. Have a little fun and write a (bad) poem about your nonprofit.
08/19: World Photography Day. Perfect for Instagram and other social media channels, this is a chance to post your best pictures.
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?
Also in August:
- National Minority Donor Awareness Day (1st)
- World Lung Cancer Day (1st)
- Sisters Day (7th)
- International Cat Day (8th)
- National Women’s Day (9th)
- International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9th)
- Al-Hijri (New Year) begins the 29th
- World Humanitarian Day (19th)
- International Dog Day (26th)
- Family Fun Month
- National Breastfeeding Month (United States)
- 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, cancellations.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
August is back to school time for lots of folks.
Preseason NFL games will start back in August.
The Perseids Meteor Shower will peak on the 9th-14th.
The MTV 2022 Video Music Awards are on the 28th.
The US Open in tennis starts the 29th.
Movies scheduled to be released in theaters include Bullet Train, Easter Sunday, Sharp Stick, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Mack & Rita, Beast, The Invitation, Samaritan, Barbarian, and Three Thousand Years of Longing.
Streaming movies coming out in August include Luck, Prey, Thirteen Lives, They/Them, Day Shift, 13: The Musical, Me Time, and Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby.
TV premieres include Industry, Reservation Dogs, The Sandman, The Snoopy Show, Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Detroit Lions, I Am Groot, Locke & Key, Bump, A League of Their Own, Never Have I Ever, Tales of the Walking Dead, She Hulk: Attorney at Law, House of the Dragon, Kevin Can F*ck Himself, Mo, The End Is Nye, Little Demon, The Patient, Andor, and Stargirl.
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.
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