September content calendar: Ideas and templates

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September content calendar: Ideas and templates

Plan your content ahead for September with our inspirational ideas for engaging social media posts. Throughout this article, we’ve put together several templates that you can use or edit to suit your own needs, to help you create your social media posts this fall.

We share these ideas every month, that include holidays, feast days and world observances along with some trending hashtags, so that you are always ready.

Bonus Tip: Some of our holiday templates also come along with email templates that are already a part of your GiveCentral communication dashboard. All you need to do is login, click and select a template you want to use and share with your community. It’s that easy!

Think about important fall dates!

The fall holidays, commonly known as All Saints ‘ Day holidays, include public holidays and other important events that should not be missed.

Yet content managers miss out on opportunities because they don’t plan their editorial calendar in advance.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which event is relevant to my community?
  • Do I want to link certain posts to specific events or fundraising activities?
  • What visuals do I need to make my posts impactful?
  • How can I engage my community with the feelings associated with the events highlighted?
  • What are the issues or questions that my community faces during these holidays / vacations and how can I help them solve them with great content?

In addition to focusing on key, well-known events that all large companies deal with, you can take advantage of smaller events that affect a small portion of your audience or a niche.

Let’s get started!

Use these ready-made posts to share with your social media audience on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Adding pictures to your posts increases engagement on your post. Right click on the images you want to use to save them. Don’t forget to ask your users to spread the word for you!

September 1-30 : National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Facebook: September is #SuicidePreventionMonth. If you or anyone you love is struggling, here’s how to find help.

Instagram: September is #SuicidePreventionMonth. If you or anyone you love is struggling, here’s how to find help

Twitter: September is #SuicidePreventionMonth. If you or anyone you love is struggling, here’s how to find help

September 3: St. Gregory The Great

Facebook: St. Gregory The Great, Pray for Us. Did you know the Gregorian Chant is named in his honor?

Instagram: St. Gregory The Great, Pray for Us. Did you know the Gregorian Chant is named in his honor?

Twitter: St. Gregory The Great, Pray for Us. Did you know the Gregorian Chant is named in his honor?

September 5: St. Teresa of Calcutta

Facebook: Mother Teresa of Calcutta is universally recognized for her tireless work on behalf of the poor. She is a symbol of love and compassion. May her example help us to respect and love everyone as we are all created by God in His own image. Saint Teresa of Calcutta Pray for Us.

Instagram: Mother Teresa of Calcutta is universally recognized for her tireless work on behalf of the poor. She is a symbol of love and compassion. May her example help us to respect and love everyone as we are all created by God in His own image. Saint Teresa of Calcutta Pray for Us.

Twitter: Mother Teresa of Calcutta is universally recognized for her tireless work on behalf of the poor. She is a symbol of love and compassion. May her life serve as example to us all. Saint Teresa of Calcutta Pray for Us.

September 6: Read a Book Day

Facebook: It’s national read a book day! Perfect day to read today’s Gospel (Matthew 18: 15-20)! What were your favorite summer reads? Leave a comment below.

Instagram: It’s national read a book day! Perfect day to read today’s Gospel (Matthew 18: 15-20)! What were your favorite summer reads? Leave a comment below.

Twitter: It’s national read a book day! Perfect day to read today’s Gospel (Matthew 18: 15-20)! What were your favorite summer reads? Leave a comment below.

September 7: Labor Day

Facebook: Happy Labor Day!

Instagram: Happy Labor Day!

Twitter: Happy Labor Day!

September 8: The Nativity of The Blessed Mary

Facebook: Blessed Virgin Mary Pray For Us. #HappyBirthday

Instagram: Blessed Virgin Mary Pray For Us. #HappyBirthday

Twitter: Blessed Virgin Mary Pray For Us. #HappyBirthday

September 9: St. Peter Claver

Facebook: St. Peter Claver, Pray For Us.
Oh God, who made Saint Peter Claver a slave of slaves and strengthened him with wonderful charity and patience as he came to their help, grant, through his intercession, that, seeking the things of Jesus Christ, we may love our neighbor in deeds and in truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Instagram: St. Peter Claver, Pray For Us.
Oh God, who made Saint Peter Claver a slave of slaves and strengthened him with wonderful charity and patience as he came to their help, grant, through his intercession, that, seeking the things of Jesus Christ, we may love our neighbor in deeds and in truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Twitter: St. Peter Claver, Pray for Us.

September 10: Hunger Action Day

Facebook: Due to the pandemic, food banks are serving more people than ever. Take action today and consider making a donation to your local foodbank. For more information visit Feeding America @FeedingAmerica

Instagram: Due to the pandemic, food banks are serving more people than ever. Take action today and consider making a donation to your local foodbank. For more information visit Feeding America @FeedingAmerica

Twitter: Due to the pandemic, food banks are serving more people than ever. Take action today and consider making a donation to your local foodbank. For more information visit Feeding America @FeedingAmerica

September 11: 9/11 Remembrance
(Patriot Day)

Facebook: Today we remember and honor those we lost and thank the brave first responders. #NeverForget

Instagram: Today we remember and honor those we lost and thank the brave first responders. #NeverForget

Twitter: Today we remember and honor those we lost and thank the brave first responders. #NeverForget

September 12: The Most Holy Name of Mary

Facebook: Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for Us!

Instagram: Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for Us!

Twitter: Blessed Virgin Mary, Pray for Us!

September 13: National Grandparents Day

Facebook: Happy Grandparents Day! Sending a special blessing to all the Grandparents in our community! Give a shoutout to your Grandparents in the comments below.

Instagram: Happy Grandparents Day! Sending a special blessing to all the Grandparents in our community! Give a shoutout to your Grandparents in the comments below.

Twitter: Happy Grandparents Day! Sending a special blessing to all the Grandparents in our community! Give a shoutout to your Grandparents in the comments below.

September 15-30: Hispanic Heritage Month

Facebook: Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 – October 15. Together, we celebrate the achievements and contributions that Hispanic Americans have made in the United States. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Instagram: Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 – October 15. Together, we celebrate the achievements and contributions that Hispanic Americans have made in the United States. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Twitter: Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 – October 15. Together, we celebrate the achievements and contributions that Hispanic Americans have made in the United States. #HispanicHeritageMonth

September 15: National Online Learning Day

Facebook: With school in full swing and many students remote learning, let’s celebration National Online Learning Day!

Instagram: With school in full swing and many students remote learning, let’s celebration National Online Learning Day!

Twitter: With school in full swing and many students remote learning, let’s celebration National Online Learning Day!

September 16: Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian

Facebook: Saints Cornelius and Cyprian Pray For Us.

Instagram: Saints Cornelius and Cyprian Pray For Us.

Twitter: Saints Cornelius and Cyprian Pray For Us.

September 17: St. Robert Bellarmine

Facebook: Saint Robert Bellarmine Pray for Us. As the patron saint of Catechists and Catechumens let’s remember them in our prayers today.

Instagram: Saint Robert Bellarmine Pray for Us. As the patron saint of Catechists and Catechumens let’s remember them in our prayers today.

Twitter: Saint Robert Bellarmine Pray for Us. As the patron saint of Catechists and Catechumens let’s remember them in our prayers today.

September 18: Air Force Birthday

Facebook: The United States Air Force turns 73 today. Thank you to all the men and women of the USAF for your selfless commitment to our country.

Instagram: The United States Air Force turns 73 today. Thank you to all the men and women of the USAF for your selfless commitment to our country.

Twitter: The United States Air Force turns 73 today. Thank you to all the men and women of the USAF for your selfless commitment to our country.

September 19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Facebook: Ahoy Mateys! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arghhhh! #TalkLikeAPirateDay.
Note: Include video of staff talking like a pirate

Instagram: Ahoy Mateys! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arghhhh! #TalkLikeAPirateDay.
Note: Include video of staff talking like a pirate

Twitter: Ahoy Mateys! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arghhhh! #TalkLikeAPirateDay.
Note: Include video of staff talking like a pirate

September 21: United Nations International Peace Day

Facebook: Today is the U.N. International Day of Peace. Celebrate by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. We joined our voices to the cause and lit a candle this morning as we prayed for peace. #PeaceDay

Instagram: Today is the U.N. International Day of Peace. Celebrate by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. We joined our voices to the cause and lit a candle this morning as we prayed for peace. #PeaceDay

Twitter: Today is the U.N. International Day of Peace. Celebrate by spreading compassion, kindness and hope. #PeaceDay

September 21: Feast of St. Matthew

Facebook: Today is the Feast Day of St. Matthew the Apostle. Since he was a tax collector, why not celebrate the day by making silver dollar pancakes?
O God, who with untold mercy were pleased to choose as an Apostle Saint Matthew, the tax collector, grant that, sustained by his example and intercession, we may merit to hold firm in following you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Instagram: Today is the Feast Day of St. Matthew the Apostle. Since he was a tax collector, why not celebrate the day by making silver dollar pancakes?
O God, who with untold mercy were pleased to choose as an Apostle Saint Matthew, the tax collector, grant that, sustained by his example and intercession, we may merit to hold firm in following you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Twitter: Saint Matthew Pray For US.

September 22: First Day of Fall

Facebook: Happy First Day of Fall. What’s your favorite thing about Fall? Leaves? Sweater weather? Pumpkin Spice? Tell us below! #Fall

Instagram: Happy First Day of Fall. What’s your favorite thing about Fall? Leaves? Sweater weather? Pumpkin Spice? Tell us below! #Fall

Twitter: Happy First Day of Fall. What’s your favorite thing about Fall? Leaves? Sweater weather? Pumpkin Spice? Tell us below! #Fall

September 23: St. Padre Pio

Facebook: Padre Pio, Pray for Us! Know for his piety, faith and the gift of the stigmata, Padre Pio is a saint of the new Millennium. He is an oft-quoted spiritual teacher. This quote seems particularly fitting in these unsettling times.

Instagram: Padre Pio, Pray for Us! Know for his piety, faith and the gift of the stigmata, Padre Pio is a saint of the new Millennium. He is an oft-quoted spiritual teacher. This quote seems particularly fitting in these unsettling times.

Twitter: Padre Pio, Pray for Us!

September 26: St. Cosmas and Damien

Facebook: Saints Cosmas and Damien were twin brothers who were skilled doctors. As the patron saints of physicians and surgeons we give thanks to those in the medical profession for all they do. Saints Cosmas and Damien Pray for Us!

Instagram: Saints Cosmas and Damien were twin brothers who were skilled doctors. As the patron saints of physicians and surgeons we give thanks to those in the medical profession for all they do. Saints Cosmas and Damien Pray for Us!

Twitter: Saints Cosmas and Damien, Pray for Us!

September 29: National Coffee Day

Facebook: Good Morning and Happy National Coffee Day! #NationalCoffeeDay
Note: if you are hosting a coffee in honor of the day, put details in your post

Instagram: Good Morning and Happy National Coffee Day! #NationalCoffeeDay
Note: if you are hosting a coffee in honor of the day, put details in your post

Twitter: Good Morning and Happy National Coffee Day! #NationalCoffeeDay
Note: if you are hosting a coffee in honor of the day, put details in your post

September 30: International Podcast Day

Facebook: In honor of International Podcast Day, here are a few favorites from our staff:
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Share your recommendations below

Instagram: In honor of International Podcast Day, here are a few favorites from our staff:
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Share your recommendations below

Twitter: In honor of International Podcast Day, here are a few favorites from our staff:
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Share your recommendations below

Bonus template: Donor thank you

It’s always a good idea to thank your donors- on any day of the month! Nonprofit professions know that thanking donors is not only good manners, but it is also a way to build relationships.

Facebook: We’re doing more with your support! Thank you for your great generosity! We, at [charitable organization], greatly appreciate your donation, and your sacrifice. Your support helps to further our mission through [general projects], including [specific project or recipient].

Instagram: We are so grateful for your kindness. Together we can fulfill our mission!
#Gratitude #Appreciation #Thankyou #Wevalueyoursupport

Twitter: A bundle of support for all your invaluable support this month!
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