Need some help coming up with ideas for your August social media updates, blog posts, or newsletter articles? We have you covered. These writing ideas for August come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. Fill out the form below to get September’s prompts emailed to you next week.
On the Calendar
08/06: Friendship Day. Give a big shout to friends and supporters of your cause or highlight staff, volunteer or client friendships.
8/09: Book Lover’s Day. Review a book or suggest books to your followers that shed some light on your cause.
8/12: International Youth Day. What role do young people play in your cause?
08/17: National Nonprofit Day. Create awareness for your cause by using the hashtag #nationalnonprofitday, thank supporters, or kick off fall fundraising a little early.
8/18: Bad Poetry Day. Have a little fun and write a (bad) poem about your nonprofit.
08/19: World Photography Day. Perfect for Instagram and other social media channels, this is a chance to post your best pictures.
8/21: Senior Citizen’s Day. Does your cause help seniors? Honor a volunteer or staff member who is a senior.
8/22: Be an Angel Day. Do you have a special person working with you who always goes above and beyond? Who in your field are real angels to people in need?
8/26: Women’s Equality Day. How has women having the right to vote affected your cause?
Also in August:
- National Minority Donor Awareness Day (1st)
- World Lung Cancer Day (1st)
- Sisters Day (7th)
- International Cat Day (8th)
- National Women’s Day (9th)
- International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9th)
- International Youth Day (12th)
- World Humanitarian Day (19th)
- International Dog Day (26th)
- Family Fun Month
- National Breastfeeding Month (United States)
- Water Quality Month
- National Immunization Awareness Month
- National Wellness Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Sports. Teams, teaming up, scoring, winning, losing, competition, practice, game face, slam dunk, heavy hitting, goal, touchdown, three strikes, penalty, take aim, best shot, marathon, sore loser, gold medal, training, cancellations.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
August is back to school time for lots of folks.
Preseason NFL games will start back in August.
The Perseids Meteor Shower will peak on the 12th-13th.
The US Open in tennis starts the 28th.
Movies scheduled to be released include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Meg 2, Gran Turismo, Blue Beetle, Strays, Back on the Strip, The Hill, and White Bird.
Streaming movies coming out in August include Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food, Heart of Stone, The Monkey King, Lift, You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!, and Vacation Friends 2, .
TV premieres include Big Brother, Physical, Reservation Dogs, Fboy Island, Heartstopper, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Chi, Only Murders in the Building, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Painkiller, Billions, The Upshaws, The Winter King, Invasion, Ahsoka, One Piece, and Archer.
Source of the Month
Recent Reports or Studies. Look for reports and case studies relating to your cause and highlight the key findings from those papers and what they mean to your cause or your clients.
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