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2015 Cause Awareness Days

UPDATE: See the 2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

As a follow-up to HOW TO: Tap Into the Power of Cause Awareness Days, below is a list of the most relevant international cause awareness days to the nonprofit sector. Cause awareness days can be powerful for fundraising because social network communities are highly likely to promoting your nonprofit on cause awareness days provided that your nonprofit prepares in advance. The trick is to build a sense of anticipation among your followers and an essential first step is to select and add relevant cause awareness days to your nonprofit’s editorial calendar.


January

19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay

February

2: World Wetlands Day — #WorldWetlandsDay
4: World Cancer Day — #WorldCancerDay
14: V-Day — #1BillionRising
14: World Whale Day#WorldWhaleDay
20: World Day of Social Justice — #SocialJusticeDay
24: World Spay Day — #WorldSpayDay
27: World NGO Day — #WorldNGODay
28: Rare Disease Day — #RareDiseaseDay

March

3: World Wildlife Day#WorldWildlifeDay
8:
International Women’s Day — #MakeItHappen and #WomensDay
13: Digital Learning Day — #DLDay
13: World Kidney Day — #WorldKidneyDay
21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination#EndRacism
22:World Water Day — #WorldWaterDay
24: World Tuberculosis Day — #WorldTBDay
28: Earth Hour#EarthHour

April

2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay and #LIUB
12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay
22: Earth Day — #EarthDay
25: World Malaria Day — #WorldMalariaDay
25: World Penguin Day#WorldPenguinDay

May

1: International Workers’ Day — #LaborDay and #LabourDay
3: World Press Freedom Day#WorldPressFreedomDay
5: Give Local America Day — #GiveLocal15
9: World Fair Trade Day — #WorldFairTradeDay
10: World Lupus Day — #WorldLupusDay
15: National Bike to Work Day — #BikeToWorkDay
17: International Day Against Homophpobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia#IDAHOT
18: International Museum Day — #MuseumDay
23: World Turtle Day — #WorldTurtleDay
31: World No Tobacco Day  #WorldNoTobaccoDay

June

5: World Environment Day#WorldEnvironmentDay
8:
World Oceans Day  #WorldOceansDay
14: World Blood Donor Day — #WorldBloodDonorDay
20: World Refugee Day — #WorldRefugeeDay

July

11: WorldPopulationDay — #WorldPopulationDay
18: Nelson Mandela International Day — #MandelaDay
29: International Tiger Day — #TigerDay

August

9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples — #IndigenousDay
12: International Youth Day — #YouthDay
12: World Elephant Day — #WorldElephantDay
19: World Humanitarian Day — #WorldHumanitarianDay

September

8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay
10: World Suicide Prevention Day — #WSPD15
15: International Day of Democracy#DemocracyDay
21: International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
22: World Rhino Day — #WorldRhinoDay
27: World Rivers Day — #WorldRiversDay

October

4: World Animal Day — #WorldAnimalDay
5: World Habitat Day#WorldHabitatDay
5: World Teachers Day — #WorldTeachersDay
10: World Mental Health Day — #WorldMentalHealthDay
11: International Day of the Girl  #DayOfTheGirl
12: World Arthritis Day — #WorldArthritisDay
17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty#EndPoveryDay

November

13: World Kindness Day#WorldKindnessDay
14:
World Diabetes Day — #WorldDiabetesDay
16: International Day for Tolerance#ToleranceDay
20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay
25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women#EndViolenceAgainstWomen

December

1: Giving Tuesday#GivingTuesday
1:
World AIDS Day — #WorldAIDSDay
3: International Day of People with Disabilities — #IDPwD15
5: International Volunteer Day#VolunteerDay
9: International Anti-Corruption Day #AntiCorruptionDay
10: International Human Rights Day — #HumanRightsDay
11: International Mountain Day — #MountainDay


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