Nonprofit Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for June 2023

We’ve got you covered for social media or newsletter ideas for June! These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. Fill out the form below to get July’s prompts emailed to you the first week of June.

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 Plastic Pollution Matters..

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?

6/18: 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?

6/21: First Day of Summer. Think about ways to relate your cause to summer vacations or anything else summery.

6/24: Take Your Dog to Work Day. This one speaks for itself. Post pics of your pups or ask your supporters to share some of their dogs at work.

Other special events in June include D-Day (6th), World Oceans Day (8th), Loving Day (12th), Juneteenth (19th), and Social Media Day (30th).

It’s also:

  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Gay Pride Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
  • Student Safety Month
  • Zoo and Aquarium Month
  • Loving Day (12th)
  • Juneteenth (19th)

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 NBA and NHL playoffs will continue through June.

Music Festivals are also starting to return this summer.

The French Open ends June 11th.

The Tony Awards are on the 11th.

The U.S. Open of golf will be held June 15th-18th in Los Angeles.

The Aspen Food and Wine Classic starts the 16th.

The 50th Daytime Emmy Awards will be the 16th.

The BET Awards are the 25th.

Movies being released include Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Boogeyman, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Strays, Elemental, The Flash, The Blackening, No Hard Feelings, Asteroid City, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Streaming movies include Medellín, Shooting Stars, Flamin’ Hot, Extraction 2, The Perfect Find, Jagged Mind, and Through My Window: Across the Sea.

TV premieres in June include Deadloch, Manifest, The Eric Andre Show, The Idol, The Lazarus Project, American Ninja Warrior, Stars on Mars, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Based on a True Story, Never Have I Ever, Human Resources, Superfan, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, The Wonder Years, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Outlander, The Walking Dead: Dead City, Secret Invasion, The Bachelorette, grown-ish, Warrior, and The Witcher. .

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.

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