If you have some gaps in your editorial calendar for next month, use these writing prompts to inspire you on social media, in your newsletter, on your blog, or anywhere you need to publish content. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. Sign up now to get prompts emailed to you in advance monthly.
On the Calendar
7/1: Canada Day. For our friends to the North, this is a day to celebrate Canadian heritage and pride.
7/1: International Joke Day. Make fun of yourself a little. Have a funniest joke contest. Share your best “Dad” jokes or if you deal with kids, then have them share their favorite jokes.
7/4: Independence Day (U.S.). What do you want your readers to declare their independence from?
7/7: Tell the Truth Day. Create social media posts with truths about your cause that supporters can use on their networks or counter any lies your detractors are spreading.
7/13: Embrace Your Geekness Day. Perfect for those orgs who deal with training or other “geeky” causes. “How to” posts would also work here.
7/14: Bastille Day (France). July is a busy month for independence! Again, think of what your readers could break away from or change.
7/18: Nelson Mandela International Day. How can the legacy of Nelson Mandela inspire your supporters to take action?
7/21: National Junk Food Day. Do an expose on all those so-bad-but-so-good treats your staff has squirreled away in their desks. Or if you deal with nutrition issues, share healthy alternatives.
Other important dates in July:
- American Zoo Day (1st)
- The Hajj (7th – 12th)
- World Population Day (11th)
- World Emoji Day (17th)
- Parent’s Day (25th)
- Parks and Recreation Month
- National Picnic Month National
- Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- National Ice Cream Month
- National Lost Pet Prevention Month
- National Make A Difference to Children Month
- National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
- UV Safety Awareness Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Cooking, Food, and Beverages. Think about recipes, foodies, cookbooks, grills, ingredients, barbeques, shopping lists, bar tabs, chefs, chopping block, culinary school, juice, winemaking, baking, mixed drinks, burning, boiling, beer, raw.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
Fireworks celebrations will be held around the country for July 4th celebrations.
Summer travel will continue to heat up, but can the airline industry keep up?
Wimbledon runs through July 10th.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star game is July 19th in Los Angeles with the annual Home Run Derby being held the day before.
In movie news, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Thor: Love and Thunder, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Where The Crawdads Sing, Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris, Nope, Vengeance, and DC League of Super-Pets will be released in July.
Streaming movies coming out include Persuasion, The Grey Man, Don’t Make Me Go, Father of the Bride, and House Party,
TV Premieres include Big Brother, Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, Bridge and Tunnel, The Bachelorette, Better Call Saul, Chad, What We Do in the Shadows, Dr. Pimple Popper, Resident Evil, grown-ish, Virgin River, America Horror Stories, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Uncoupled, City on a Hill, Celebrity Family Feud and several other game shows
Also Hallmark will be doing a “Christmas in July” schedule.
Source of the Month
Hashtags for Every Day of the Week. You probably know about #tbt (Throwback Thursday), but what about #MusicMonday or #Caturday? Kerri Karvetski compiled a list just for nonprofits to help you out.
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