10 Fun Social Media Ideas to Countdown to the New Year

The New Year is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to engage with your followers and connect with them through storytelling.

As nonprofits, you can use these 10 fun social media ideas to spread holiday cheer throughout the season, raise awareness about your mission, and engage with your community. So, let’s get to it!

cheers fox1.Start simple and share a “New Year” message on your social media channels. Post a quote, graphic, or video that inspires your followers to set goals and make positive changes in the new year.

2. Share a “Year in Review” post on your social media channels. This could be a summary of your organization’s accomplishments over the past year, or a compilation of memorable moments or events. Think of it as a Spotify Wrapped List for your organization. Check out our “MemoryFox 2022 Recap” video for inspiration:

FOX TIP: Don’t forget to highlight the impact of your organization’s work by sharing stats on your social media channels and highlight participant stories using video. This is a powerful way to demonstrate the difference you are making and engage with your followers!

3. Encourage your followers to make New Year’s resolutions related to your mission or cause. For example, if your organization is focused on environmental conservation, you could encourage followers to pledge to reduce their carbon footprint in the new year.

4. Run a New Year’s contest or giveaway on your social media channels. Encourage followers to share their goals or resolutions for the new year, and then choose a winner to receive a prize.

5. Share a calendar of upcoming events or activities for the new year on your social media channels. This could include fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, or educational events related to your mission and upcoming programs.

6. Create a New Year’s-themed playlist on Spotify or another music streaming service, and share it on your social media channels. This is a fun way to get your followers in the New Year’s spirit and showcase your organization’s personality. Ask staff members to pick a song and tag them in the post when you announce it!

7. Share a throwback photo from years past as a way to tell your organization’s story on social media. This can be a fun and nostalgic way to engage with your followers and highlight the impact your organization has made over the years.

baby fox resting

Here I am at my first New Year’s celebration… falling asleep before midnight.

8. Show your appreciation for the hard work and dedication of your volunteers and staff by highlighting them on your organization’s social media channels. This is a great way to recognize their contributions and share their stories with your followers.

9. Host a New Year’s-themed Q&A on your social media channels. Encourage followers to submit questions about your organization, the new year, or other topics, and then answer them in a series of posts or live videos.

10. Create a New Year’s-themed Instagram challenge. Encourage followers to share pictures or videos of their New Year’s celebrations using a specific hashtag, and then choose a winner to receive a prize.

Overall, as the New Year approaches, don’t let the season distract you from engaging with your followers on social media.

By implementing these fun social media ideas, you can spread holiday cheer and connect with your community. So take a few minutes to upgrade your social media strategy, and make the most of this time of year.

Happy holidays and here’s to a successful and impactful new year!