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On the Calendar

3/1: Employee Appreciation Day. Give a shout-out to those who keep your nonprofit running.

3/1: World Compliment Day. Or acknowledge more than just employees today by showering kind words on those that help your organization in some way. Or use it as a way to encourage others to practice self-love.

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).

3/8: Women’s Day. Highlight a program that helps women. Feature women who have been influential in supporting your cause. This year’s theme is “Inspire Inclusion.”

3/9: Genealogy Day. Trace the origins of your organization or share if your founder has any interesting relations.

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.

3/10: 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.

3/19: First Day of Spring. Use warmer weather, flowers blossoming, snow melting away, grass turning green, fresh beginnings as inspiration.

3/20: International Day of Happiness. Spread some joy with positive and uplifting content or share funny memes or videos.

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?

3/31: Easter. Cover the Christian approach or the secular one (Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps, Easter Egg hunts, etc).

Other dates in March:

  • Ramadan begins (11th)
  • Girl Scouts Day (12th)
  • National Pi Day (14th)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21st)
  • World Poetry Day (21st)
  • Purim begins (23rd)
  • Good Friday (29th)

March is also:

  • Red Cross Month
  • National Irish American Heritage Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Social Workers Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Youth Art 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 96th Annual Academy Awards are the 10th.

The 55th NAACP Image Awards are the 16th.

March Madness, the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament begins March 17th with Selection Sunday. You will see brackets popping up everywhere with “competitions” on things like favorite movie villain, books, snacks, etc.

Movies being released this month include Dune: Part Two, Imaginary, Kung Fu Panda 4, Arthur the King, The American Society of Magical Negroes, Knox Goes Away, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Sleeping Dogs, and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

Movies streaming include Spaceman, Ricky Stanicky, Damsel, Megamind vs. The Doom Syndicate, and Road House.

March TV shows include The Completely Made-up Adventures of Dick Turpin, The Regime, MasterChef Junior, Seeking Sister Wife, So You Think You Can Dance, Spring Baking Competition, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, The Cleaning Lady, Animal Control, Extraordinary, Family Guy, The Masked Singer, My 600-lb Life, Young Royals, The Amazing Race, 9-1-1, Girls5ev, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Alice & Jack, Call the Midwife, Palm Royale, 3 Body Problem, and Fraggle Rock.

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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