2024 Nonprofit Holidays You Don’t Want To Miss

Picture this: You’re a nonprofit communications professional getting ready to start your day. You just brewed a fresh cup of coffee and you’ve begun checking your social media channels to monitor any new engagement, tags or comments. And… 

WAIT! Your feed is full of professionals like you posting their thoughts on today’s holiday. You begin to panic, and think: 

How could I have forgotten so-and-so holiday?
Is that even a REAL holiday?
Who decides these things anyway?

And then you open up your MemoryFox Story Bank or Canva account and scramble to pull something, anything, together to commemorate this special day. How could you forget this special day? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault! 

Ditch the last-minute stress! This year, MemoryFox has compiled a comprehensive list of the most important holidays your organization will want to celebrate with your community, including some “just for fun” options. Cheers to a happy, stress-free 2024!

Notable 2024 days for ALL nonprofit organizations to commemorate:

    • Random Acts of Kindness Day – February 17
    • International Day of Happiness – March 20
    • National Volunteer Month – The month of April
    • National Volunteer Week – April 14 – 20
    • National Nonprofit Day – August 17
    • International Day of Charity – September 5
    • National Do Something Nice Day – October 5
    • National Make a Difference Day – October 26 
    • World Kindness Day – November 13
    • Giving Tuesday – December 3
    • International Volunteer Day – December 5 

                      Plus, don’t forget the 2024 Federal Holidays celebrated in the United States:

                        • New Year’s Day – January 1
                        • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 15
                        • Presidents Day – February 19
                        • Memorial Day – May 27
                        • Juneteenth – June 19
                        • Independence Day – July 4
                        • Labor Day – September 2 
                        • Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus Day – October 14
                        • Veterans Day – November 11
                        • Thanksgiving Day – November 28
                        • Christmas Day – December 25 

                                          And here’s some just for fun! Consider engaging with your social media followers with these fun days of celebration:

                                            • National Trivia Day – January 4
                                            • Groundhog Day – February 2
                                            • Superbowl Sunday – February 11

                                              FOX TIP: For a sporting event, like the Superbowl, ask your staff to choose who they are cheering for by submitting videos and create a fun video for your social channels. Then, ask your followers to join in on the fun in the comments! Check out MemoryFox’s 2023 Superbowl predictions video.

                                                • Valentine’s Day – February 14 fox valentine 2024 nonprofit holidays

                                              FOX TIP: Make your donors your Valentines this year by using MemoryFox’s Valentine’s Day Canva templates, accompanied by a composite video message from your staff, a heartwarming 25-30 second video message from leadership or festive group photo.

                                                • Employee Appreciation Day – March 1
                                                • Pi Day – March 14
                                                • National Pet Day – April 11
                                                • Pretzel Day – April 26
                                                • Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You) – May 4
                                                • World Social Media Day – June 30
                                                • World Emoji Day – July 17
                                                • National Friendship Day – August 6
                                                • Tell a Joke Day – August 16
                                                • National Coffee Day – September 29

                                                                FOX TIP: Celebrating a day centered around a food or drink is a great way to engage with your social media followers! For National Coffee Day, set up a poll on your Twitter and Instagram Story to see which coffee chain or local shop is the crowd favorite.

                                                                There you have it! While planning your 2023 content, don’t miss this list of essential nonprofit holidays, federal holidays and be sure to schedule some “just for fun” content.

                                                                But wait, there’s more! Are you looking for nonprofit holidays specific to your mission? Stay tuned for Part 2 where we explore Mission-related Nonprofit Holidays for 2024.

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                                                                About the Author

                                                                Carly Euler
                                                                Marketing Manager, MemoryFox

                                                                Carly comes from the nonprofit world ready to elevate the hundreds of nonprofits in the MemoryFox community. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Wily Network’s Young Professionals Association, and has previously held positions at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, the Code of Support Foundation, Kenya Lacrosse Association, and the BOMA Project, where she has specialized in marketing, communications, and fundraising. Storytelling has been an integral part of each role.