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On the Calendar
11/5: Book Lovers Day. Share your favorite books relating to the work your nonprofit does.
11/11: Veteran’s Day. Highlight volunteers, staff, or clients who have served in the military.
11/13: World Kindness Day. Feature those volunteers who go above and beyond making your clients feel loved. Or share how your supporters can show kindness to others in a way that aligns with your cause.
11/15: America Recycles Day. Share how your organization recycles. For a twist, try “recycling” old content that got a good response.
11/15: National Philanthropy Day. Recognize your greatest supporters.
11/20: Absurdity Day. Take the opportunity to do something crazy! Social media is great for these kinds of things. Or dispel an absurd notion people believe about your organization.
11/24: Thanksgiving (U.S.). Thank supporters, clients, and volunteers. Email messages of gratitude around Thanksgiving are a great way to kick off a series of fundraising emails in November and December.
11/29: Giving Tuesday. Encourage people to give back in whatever ways they can.
November is also:
- National American Indian Heritage Month
- Child Safety Protection Month
- National Diabetes Awareness Month
- National Adoption Awareness Month
- National Epilepsy Month
- Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- World Vegan Month
- National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
- National Caregiver Month
- Mo-vember (men’s health issues)
You also have:
- November 2: Dio De los Muertos ends
- November 17: Great American Smokeout
- November 12-20: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
- November 16: International Day of Tolerance
- November 17: World Prematurity Day
- November 20: World Children’s Day
- November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
- November 24: National Day of Mourning
- November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Shopping. Think about sales, bargains, prices, Amazon, mark-downs, malls, Black Friday, close-outs, grocery lists, shopping carts, aisles, cash register, lines, secret shoppers, credit, returns, eBay, yard sales, convenience store, coupons.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
The New York City Marathon will be held the 6th.
Daylight Savings Time ends on November 6th.
The 55th Annual CMA Awards will be the 9th.
The Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak around November 17th – 18th.
The American Music Awards are the 20th.
The busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, is November 25th with Small Business Saturday the 26th and Cyber Monday the 28th.
Some movies coming out in theaters this month include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Armageddon Time, She Said, Strange World, The Fabelmans, Devotion, Nanny, and Bones and All.
Streaming movies debuting include My Policeman, Enola Holmes 2, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Falling for Christmas, The Wonder, Christmas With You, Spirited, Mickey: The Story of a Mouse, The People We Hate at the Wedding, and Disenchanted.
TV shows premiering this month include Blockbuster, Lopez vs Lopez, Manifest, Young Rock, Dangerous Liaisons, Mood, The Crown, The Big Brunch, The Calling, The English, Mythic Quest, Tulsa King, Yellowstone, The Santa Clauses, Dead to Me, Gangs of London, The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, The L Word: Generation Q, Welcome to Chippendales, Echo 3, Wednesday, Criminal Minds: Evolution, and Willow as well as LOTS of Holiday/Christmas specials.
Source of the Month
Sharing Your Progress. Before kicking off your year-end giving campaigns, make sure you have properly shared your victories and highlights of the year giving your supporters credit for it all.
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