No idea what you will talk about on social media next month? Unsure what to include in your newsletter? This post is for you!
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On the Calendar
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
2/15: 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?
2/17: Random Acts of Kindness Day. Catch volunteers in the act of doing something good with photos. Or ask your supporters to tweet good deeds they see or post to your Facebook Page.
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.
Other Dates in February:
- 02/01: No Politics Day
- 02/04: World Cancer Day
- 02/08: Boy Scout Day
- 02/12: Chinese New Year
- 02/15: Susan B. Anthony Day
- 02/20: World Day of Social Justice
February is also:
- Black History Month
- American Heart Month
- LGBT History Month (UK)
- Eating Disorder Awareness 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
Super Bowl Sunday is the 7th. The game will take place in Tampa, FL. Or if football isn’t your thing, you have the Puppy and Kitten Bowls.
Mardi Gras is the 16th.
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards are the 20th.
The Golden Globes will be presented the 28th.
Some TV shows premiering in February include The Equalizer, Black Lightning, Clarice, American Idol, The Great North, The Flash, Superman and Lois, Snowfall, and The Walking Dead.
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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