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*While I have included as many things as possible in the “On the Calendar” section, the “Pop Culture, Events, and News” section only has a few generic prompts since things continue to change.

On the Calendar

6/1: Official Start of Hurricane Season in the US. If you work anywhere near the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts, you know all about Hurricane season, which starts June 1st and goes through November. How can you relate your work to hurricane preparedness, or the power of water and wind?

6/3: Repeat Day. Use this day to resend an email to people who didn’t open it the first time or republish a blog post that did well.

6/3: Repeat Day. Use this day to resend an email to people who didn’t open it the first time or republish a blog post that did well.

6/5: World Environment Day. It’s sort of like a global Earth Day headed by the United Nations Environment Programme. This year’s theme is celebrating biodiversity.

6/8: Best Friends Day. Who are your organization’s best friends? Feature your most passionate supporters and volunteers.

6/14: Flag Day. Design a flag for your organization. If you serve kids or families, hold a contest asking them to draw a flag that represents your cause. Veterans groups can take a more literal view of the holiday and ask their clients what the American flag means to them.

6/15: Smile Power Day. This screams photo spread! Get the camera out and take some pics of your staff, volunteers or clients.

6/18: National Splurge Day. What would you do if you could suddenly purchase anything you wanted for your cause?

6/20: First Day of Summer. Think about ways to relate your cause to summer vacations or anything else summery.

6/21: Father’s Day. Just like Mother’s Day in May — plenty of opportunities here. Who is the “father” of your cause or organization? How can your supporters honor their fathers in a way that’s consistent with your cause?

Other special events in June include D-Day (6th), Juneteenth (19th) and World Oceans Day (8th).

It’s also:

  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Gay Pride Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
  • Student Safety Month
  • Zoo and Aquarium Month

Metaphor of the Month

This month’s metaphor is Travel. Think about vacations, planes, trains, cars, cruise ships, tickets, souvenirs, exploring, delays, road trips, tourists, GPS, luggage, business trips, language barriers, and maps. This year, you might also think about canceled trips, refunds, and online tours.

How can you relate these things to your organization?

Pop Culture, Events, and News

The news will still be dominated by COVID-19 as states struggle with whether to reopen and how.

Most of the major awards shows, music festivals, and sporting events have already been canceled for June.

Both presidential campaigns will ramp up now that both major parties have their presumptive nominees.

Several movies that were supposed to be released may be switching to streaming so check on those.

June TV premieres include Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable—Ever!, Helter Skelter, Love, Victor, The Chi, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, and Black Monday,

Source of the Month

People just love a good quote. You can create a blog post around a quote or simply post one to social media. To make it more share-worthy, lay the text from the quote over an image related to your cause. Goodreads has a popular quotes page, or you can simply search “famous quotes.” Just make sure you double-check your source! Lots of quotes are ascribed to famous people who didn’t actually say them.

Published On: May 26, 2020|Categories: Writing Skills and Content|