If you need ideas for your newsletter articles or social media posts next month, then this post is for you!
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On the Calendar
3/2: Dr. Suess’s Birthday. Have a favorite Suess story that’s really a bigger life lesson related to your cause? Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Oh, The Places You’ll Go! are favorites.
3/3: I Want You to Be Happy Day. Do something that will make others happy. You could post a cute animal video on social or send a special email. Or you can share tips on how to make others happy (like your clients).
3/5: Employee Appreciation Day. Give a shout-out to those who keep your nonprofit running.
3/8: Women’s Day. Highlight a program that helps women. Feature women who have been influential in supporting your cause. The International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual.
3/14: Daylight Savings Time Begins. Time to spring forward! What can your supporters do with all their extra sunlight?
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day. Be creative: think luck of the Irish, green, leprechauns, beer, and shamrocks.
3/20: First Day of Spring. Use warmer weather, flowers blossoming, snow melting away, grass turning green, fresh beginnings as inspiration.
3/22: World Water Day. Even if you aren’t an environmental cause, we all need to take care of our water resources. Give tips on how to save water or ask for tips from your supporters. Have readers submit photos featuring water or have a caption contest for a photo of a local lake or river.
3/26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. If there was a holiday to honor your organization, what would it be called and how should people celebrate it?
Other dates in March:
- Girl Scouts Day (12th)
- National Pi Day (14th)
- World Poetry Day (21st)
- National Agriculture Day (23rd)
- Passover begins (27th)
- Pam Sunday (28th)
March is also:
- Red Cross Month
- National Irish American Heritage Month
- Music in Our Schools Month
- Social Workers Month
- Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
- Nutrition Month
- Women’s History Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Spring. Think about hard ground softening, tulips poking through, longer days, animals coming out of hibernation, buds and blossoms, triumph, spring wardrobes, rebirth, renewal.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
The 2021 Critics Choice Awards are March 7th.
Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training.
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be held the 13th.
The Grammy Awards will be presented the 14th.
March Madness, the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament begins March 18th. You will see brackets popping up everywhere with “competitions” on things like favorite movie villain, books, snacks, etc.
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards are the 27th.
Movies being released this month include Coming 2 America, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Cherry, Raya and the Last Dragon, Boogie, Chaos Walking, Crisis, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers , and Godzilla vs Kong.
March TV shows include Debris, The Voice, The Flash, New Amsterdam, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, Pacific Rim: The Black, Ellen’s Game of Games, Good Girls, Vice, Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and City on a Hill.
Source of the Month
Check out conference schedules for your industry. Keynote and breakout session topics can give you an idea of what people want to know more about.