2022 Giving Communications Calendar

Bright Funds has highlighted key events for the 2022 calendar year that make great philanthropic initiatives! We encourage you to use this list throughout the year as an opportunity to engage with employees on the initiatives that your company aligns with or on which you would like to make an impact. 

We hope you find this calendar useful in planning ahead for your giving initiatives. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

DateEvent/HolidayBright Funds Recommended Communication/Resources
January 17


Martin Luther King Jr. DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Organize volunteer events.

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
February
Black History MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
MarchWomen’s History MonthCreate your own Fund/Campaign!

Organize volunteer events.
March 8International Women’s DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
March 22World Water DayCreate your own Fund/Campaign!
April 15Tax Day US- Great time to remind employees that they can access their donation summary from their account.Send Email/Internal Communication.

View the pop up message on Bright Funds.
April 17-23National Volunteer WeekSend Email/Internal Communication.

Create volunteer events/collections.

Check Bright Funds curated remote volunteer list.

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
April 22Earth DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!

Organize volunteer events.
MayMental Health Awareness MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
MayAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
JuneHurricane Season PreparationCreate your own Fund/Campaign!
JunePride MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!

Organize volunteer events.
June 8World Oceans DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
June 19JuneteenthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!

Organize volunteer events.
June 20World Refugee DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
July 12Mid-year match reminder email**Send internal email as a reminder.
August 19World Humanitarian DayCreate your own Fund/Campaign!
September 5International Day of CharitySend Email/Internal Communication.

Create your own Fund/Campaign!

Organize volunteer events.
September 15-October 15National Hispanic Heritage MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
OctoberBreast Cancer Awareness MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
October 16World Food DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
NovemberNative American Heritage MonthRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund/Campaign

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
November 11Veterans DayRefer to the Bright Funds curated Fund

Create your own Fund/Campaign!

Create volunteer events.
November 13World Kindness DayCreate your own Fund/Campaign!

Create volunteer events.
November 17First end-of-year match reminder email**Send internal email as a reminder.
November 29Giving TuesdaySend Email/Internal Communications .

Create your own Fund/Campaign!
December 1World AIDS DayCreate your own Fund/Campaign!
December 10Human Rights DayCreate your own Fund/Campaign!
December 15Second end-of-year match reminder email.**Send an internal email as a reminder.
December 29Final end-of-year match reminder email**Send an internal email as a reminder.

**Bright Funds will automatically send reminder emails to employees that include a dynamic field indicating how much matching budget they have remaining.