[Template] Content calendars and how to organize your team

A desktop with a computer keyboard, notepad and pen, and iPad with the calendar pulled up on the screen.
A desktop with a computer keyboard, notepad and pen, and iPad with the calendar pulled up on the screen.

What is a Content Calendar?

A content calendar is basically anything you use to plan, schedule, manage, organize, and create online content. This includes content for editorial blogs, social media channels, YouTube videos, and more.

Why do I need a content calendar?

A content calendar puts everything in one place to help you and your writing team crank out content efficiently and effectively.

[Case study] How I use a calendar to manage online content for a church community

  • Name of the writer
  • The type of post (prayer, devotion, or blog article)
  • Status (unassigned, drafting, submitted, scheduled, published)
  • File (so they could submit posts directly to the calendar)
  • Draft due date
  • Publish date
  • Lectionary passage
  • Notes (from the editor/writer)
  • Email Reminder checkbox

Other content management tools:

Looking for other useful content management tools? I recommend you check out the following platforms. Most have either a free version or a free trial.

Free content calendar template

If you’re a church or nonprofit content manager looking for a template to help you get started, I’m giving away mine that I’ve used religiously (pun intended) to effectively manage my teams of writers.

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