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As usual, please double-check events to see if they are still happening.
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?
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).
3/4: 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. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias.
3/13: Daylight Savings Time Begins. Time to spring forward! What can your supporters do with all their extra sunlight?
3/15: Everything You Think Is Wrong Day. Dispel myths or rumors about your cause or organization. Challenge your supporters to think about something a different way. Or post a piece from someone who disagrees with your work and have a healthy debate.
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day. 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)
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21st)
- World Poetry Day (21st)
- National Agriculture Day (23rd)
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
- Youth Art Month
- National Colon Cancer Awareness 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
Mardi Gras is the 1st.
The State of the Union will also be the 1st.
The 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards are on the 7th.
The 2022 Critics Choice Awards are March 13th.
Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training.
March Madness, the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament begins March 15th. You will see brackets popping up everywhere with “competitions” on things like favorite movie villain, books, snacks, etc.
The 94th Annual Academy Awards are the 27th.
Movies being released this month include The Batman, Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, The Unbreakable Boy, The Lost City,
March TV shows include The Dropout, Joe vs Carole, Star Trek: Picard, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Pieces of Her, Outlander, Shining Vale, Weakest Link, The Flash, Kung Fu, The Masked Singer, Survivor, Charmed, Dynasty, Upload, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, Mr. Mayor, Young Rock, MasterChef Junior, Minx, Welcome to Flatch, Human Resources, Riverdale, 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lonestar, Amercian Song Contest, Atlanta, Halo, Bridgerton, and Moon Knight.
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.
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