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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).
3/3: 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 “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”
3/10: International Day of Awesomeness. This can go a lot of different ways. Share something awesome your org has done, an awesome person who volunteers, etc.
3/11: Genealogy Day. Trace the origins of your organization or share if your founder has any interesting relations.
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.
3/19: Let’s Laugh Day. Share a meme that relates to your work or a funny video.
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:
- Purim begins (6th)
- Girl Scouts Day (12th)
- National Pi Day (14th)
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21st)
- World Poetry Day (21st)
- Ramadan begins (22nd)
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 Mont
- 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
Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training.
The 95th Annual Academy Awards are the 12th.
March Madness, the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament begins March 14th. You will see brackets popping up everywhere with “competitions” on things like favorite movie villain, books, snacks, etc.
The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards are the 27th.
Movies being released this month include Creed III, Scream VI, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, 65, A Snowy Day in Oakland, John Wick: Chapter 4, Champions, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, and A Good Person.
Movies streaming include Prom Pact, Luther: The Fallen Sun, The Magician’s Elephant, and Murder Mystery 2.
March TV shows include The Mandalorian, Survivor, True Lies, Daisy Jones and the Six, History of the World, Part II, Perry Mason, Rain Dogs, That’s My Jam, Farmer Wants a Wife, Top Chef, A Spy Among Friends, Gotham Knights, Superman & Lois, Good Trouble, Shadow and Bone, Power Book II: Ghost, Lucky Hank, Call the Midwife, Marie Antoinette, Up Here, Succession, Yellowjackets, Riverdale, and The Power.
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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