If this summer heat is causing writer’s block, then look no further! We’ve got you covered for social media, blog post, or newsletter ideas for July. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. Fill out the form below to get August’s prompts emailed to you next week.
On the Calendar
7/1: Canada Day. For our friends to the North, this is a day to celebrate Canadian heritage and pride.
7/1: International Joke Day. Make fun of yourself a little. Have a funniest joke contest. Share your best “Dad” jokes or if you deal with kids, then have them share their favorite jokes.
7/4: Independence Day (U.S.). What do you want your readers to declare their independence from? Or share your favorite summer recipes.
7/7: Tell the Truth Day. Create social media posts with truths about your cause that supporters can use on their networks or counter any lies your detractors are spreading.
7/13: Embrace Your Geekness Day. Perfect for those orgs who deal with training or other “geeky” causes. “How to” posts would also work here.
7/14: Bastille Day (France). July is a busy month for independence! Again, think of what your readers could break away from or change.
7/17: World Emoji Day. Can you communicate your mission or other aspects of your organization just using emojis? Best for social media.
7/18: Nelson Mandela International Day. How can the legacy of Nelson Mandela inspire your supporters to take action?
7/21: National Junk Food Day. Do an expose on all those so-bad-but-so-good treats your staff has squirreled away in their desks. Or if you deal with nutrition issues, share healthy alternatives.
7/30: International Day of Friendship. Highlight “friends” of your mission even if they are other nonprofits.
Other important dates in July:
- American Zoo Day (1st)
- The Hajj (ends the 1st)
- National Workaholics Day (5th)
- World Population Day (11th)
- Hijri New Year (19th)
- Parent’s Day (25th)
- Parks and Recreation Month
- National Picnic Month National
- Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- National Ice Cream Month
- National Lost Pet Prevention Month
- National Make A Difference to Children Month
- National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
- UV Safety Awareness Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Cooking, Food, and Beverages. Think about recipes, foodies, cookbooks, grills, ingredients, barbeques, shopping lists, bar tabs, chefs, chopping block, culinary school, juice, winemaking, baking, mixed drinks, burning, boiling, beer, raw, mocktails, utensils, fruits, meats, vegetables.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
The Tour de France starts the 1st.
Fireworks celebrations will be held around the country for July 4th celebrations.
Summer travel will continue to heat up.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star game is July 11th in Seattle with the annual Home Run Derby being held the day before.
Wimbledon runs the 3rd through the 16th.
2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup starts the 20th
In movie news, Insidious: The Red Door, Joy Ride, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Haunted Mansion will be released in July.
Streaming movies coming out The Out-Laws, Bird Box Barcelona, The YouTube Effect, They Cloned Tyrone, Wham! and Happiness For Beginners.
TV Premieres include The Horror of Dolores Roach, The Prank Panel, Celebrity Family Feud, Miracle Workers: End Times, The Afterparty, Full Circle, What We Do in the Shadows, The Summer I Turned Pretty, The Real Housewives of New York City, Justified: City Primeval, Sweet Magnolias, Minx, Futurama, Twisted Metal, The Witcher, and Good Omens.
Also Hallmark will be doing a “Christmas in July” schedule.
Taylor Swift and Post Malone have new albums coming out in July.
Source of the Month
Hashtags for Every Day of the Week. You probably know about #tbt (Throwback Thursday), but what about #MusicMonday or #Caturday? Here’s a list just for nonprofits to help you out.
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