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Your May 2021 Fundraising Action Plan


  • April 5, 2021
  • /   Jamie Walker
  • /   Fundraising Ideas,online-giving,Cause Awareness Days,peer-to-peer
Your May 2021 Fundraising Action Plan

We are keeping our fingers crossed that May 2021 is going to look and feel a lot different than May 2020. Last May was rather painful for a lot of nonprofits as the world shut down to fight COVID-19 but luckily things appear to be turning a corner as events are starting to be scheduled and life is slowly getting back to normal.

May 2021 is packed with opportunities and themed days for your organization to fundraise and build engagement. As Star Wars fans some of our favorite themed days take place in May as Jedi wannabes all over the world celebrate May the Fourth Be With You on May 4th and Talk Like Yoda Day on May 21. Both of these days are fun and a great way to rally your Star Wars supporters to your cause.

Important May 2021 Cause Awareness Dates

ALS Awareness Month

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Foster Care Month

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

Week of 6-10: National Nurses Week

May 4: National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8: World Fair Trade Day

May 9: World Migratory Bird Day

May 10: World Lupus Day

May 12: International Nurses Day

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 17: World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

May 18: International Museum Day

May 21: Endangered Species Day

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23: World Turtle Day

May 31: Memorial Day 

Additional May Themed Days That Will Liven Up Your Fundraising Calendar:

May 1: May Day

May 1: Loyalty Day

May 1: No Pants Day

May 1: Lei Day

May 1: National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day

May 1: School Principals’ Day

May 1: Join Hands Day

May 1: Global Love Day

May 2: Kentucky Derby

May 2: Orthodox Easter

May 2: Astronomy Day

May 2: International Harry Potter Day

May 2: World Laughter Day

May 3: National Paranormal Day

May 4: Rhode Island Independence Day

May 4: Star Wars Day

May 4: National Foster Care Day

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 5: Teacher’s Day

May 5: International Midwives Day

May 5: International Day of the Midwife

May 5: World Portuguese Language Day

May 6: World Password Day

May 6: National Nurses Day

May 6: National Day of Prayer

May 6: International No Diet Day

May 6: National Tourist Appreciation Day

May 7: Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 7: National Space Day

May 7: National Provider Day

May 8: Victory in Europe Day

May 8: Truman Day

May 8: World Red Cross Day

May 8: National Have a Coke Day

May 8: National Student Nurse Day

May 8: International Thalassaemia Day

May 9: Mother's Day

May 10: National Clean Your Room Day

May 10: National Third Shift Workers Day

May 12: National Receptionists Day

May 12: National Limerick Day

May 12: Last Day of Ramadan

May 13: National Apple Pie Day

May 15: Armed Forces Day

May 15: Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15: Preakness Stakes

May 15: International Day of Families

May 15: National Pizza Party Day

May 15: National Learn to Swim Day

May 16: International Day of Light

May 16: World Baking Day

May 17: World Hypertension Day

May 18: National No Dirty Dishes Day

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

May 20: National Be a Millionaire Day

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21: National Waitstaff Day

May 21: National Talk Like Yoda Day

May 21: National Memo Day

May 22: Harvey Milk Day

May 22: National Maritime Day

May 22: World Goth Day

May 23: Pentecost

May 24: National Brother's Day

May 24: National Scavenger Hunt Day

May 24: World Schizophrenia Day

May 25: National Wine Day

May 25: National Missing Children’s Day

May 26: National Paper Airplane Day

May 27: National screen Day

May 28: National Burger Day

May 28: National Brisket Day

May 29: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

May 30: National Creativity Day

May 30: World Multiple Sclerosis Day

May 31: World No Tobacco Day

May 31: National Smile Day

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