Giving and Social Media Challenges



With challenges taking place all day and hourly on Day of Giving, as well as on social media before March 23, there are multiple opportunities to amplify your gift. And follow along on Twitter to learn more about more ways to get involved.


Pre-Day Challenges


Window Into the Wolfpack Challenge
Platform(s): Twitter and Instagram (feed and stories)
Dates: Feb. 23 to March 22
Prize amount: Two winners of $1,500 each

Give us a window into your world, Wolfpack! Take a photo framed by the paper or virtual wolf cutout available on the Day of Giving toolkit. Whether it’s a photo of a landmark in your city or a snap of the people you love, we want you to help us create a virtual Pack of wolves. Two winners will earn an extra $1,500 each for their favorite college, program or fund.

Participate on Twitter or Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. Participants can also post to Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning the college, program or fund of their choice.


Day of Giving Video Share Challenge
Platform(s): Facebook
Dates: March 16 to March 22
Prize amount: One winner of $3,000

Help us raise awareness leading up to the big day by posting the NC State Day of Giving video directly from your college/unit's Facebook page. The college, program or fund whose video post receives the most shares before March 23 will win an additional $3,000.



Hourly Challenges


First Gift Challenge: 12 a.m. — $1,000

Ready, set, go! The area that receives the first gift of the day will earn a bonus $1,000.


Most Gifts Challenge: 12 a.m. — $1,000

The area with the largest number of gifts between 12 and 1 a.m. will receive an extra $1,000.


Most Gifts Challenge: 2 a.m. — $1,000

Night wolves, this is the challenge for you. The area with the largest number of gifts between 2 and 3 a.m. will earn a bonus $1,000.


Most Gifts Challenge: 5 a.m. — $1,000

The early bird gets the worm. The area bringing in the largest number of gifts between 5 and 6 a.m. will be rewarded with an extra $1,000.


Most Gifts Challenge: 7 a.m. — $1,000

Support the area you are most passionate about between 7 and 8 a.m. The area with the most gifts during this hour will receive a bonus $1,000.


Emoji Challenge (Twitter only): 8 a.m. — $1,000

Describe anything you love about NC State in emojis. This can be your time as a student, your favorite place on campus or what it means to be a part of the Pack. Added points for creativity and artistic emoji ability!

Participate on Twitter by using the hashtag #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. One winner will earn an extra $1,000 for their favorite college/unit.


Most Gifts Challenge: 9 a.m. — $1,000

Rally the Pack to support the area you care about most. Whichever area receives the highest number of gifts between 9 and 10 a.m. gets an extra $1,000.


Most Alumni Gifts Challenge: 10 a.m. — $1,000

Howl back, Wolfpack! The area with the most gifts from alumni between 10 and 11 a.m. will earn a bonus $1,000.


First Time Donor Challenge: 10 a.m. — $1,000

Never given to NC State? Make your first gift between 10 and 11 a.m.to put your favorite area in the running for an extra $1,000.


One Wolfpack Challenge (Twitter and Instagram): 10 a.m. — $1,000 for each of two winners

We’re all One Wolfpack. Post a photo of yourself or your Pack repping NC State gear, and use the hashtag #GivingPack. Get creative and tell us the story of your photo.

Participate on Twitter and Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also participate on Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 each for their favorite college/unit.


Most Gifts Challenge: 11 a.m. — $1,000

Gather your friends! The area with the largest number of gifts between 11 a.m. and noon will receive an extra $1,000.


Largest Gift Online Challenge: 12 p.m. — $1,000

Feeling extra generous today? Consider making your gift online between 12 and 1 p.m. to give your favorite area a chance for a bonus $1,000.


Most Student Gifts Challenge: 12 p.m. — $1,000

The area with the highest number of gifts from students between 12 and 1 p.m. will earn $1,000.


Most Alumni Gifts Challenge: 1 p.m. — $1,000

The strength of the wolf is the Pack. Gather fellow alumni to give to the area you’re most passionate about between 1 and 2 p.m., and potentially earn that unit a bonus $1,000.


Most Faculty and Staff Gifts Challenge: 2 p.m. — $1,000

Our faculty and staff are some of the most enthusiastic members of the Wolfpack, so we have a challenge just for them. The area with the most employee gifts between 2 and 3 p.m. will win this challenge for $1,000!


Wolfpack Throwback Challenge (Twitter and Instagram): 2 p.m. — $1,000 for each of two winners

That haircut? Cargo shorts? They *totally* looked good at the time. It’s the memories that matter, right? Post your best throwback photos and show us that pre-glow-up style.

Participate on Twitter and Instagram using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also participate on Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 for their favorite college/unit.


Most Student Gifts Challenge: 3 p.m. — $1,000

This is the challenge for our students who embrace that generous Pack spirit before they even graduate. The area with the most student gifts between 3 and 4 p.m. will earn an extra $1,000.


Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge: 3 p.m. — $1,000

If you graduated in the last 10 years (graduates from any classes between 2011 and 2021), this is the challenge for you. The area with the most gifts from young alumni between 3 and 4 p.m. will receive an extra $1,000.


Repeat Donor Challenge: 4 p.m. — $1,000

Back for more? We will select one prior donor who makes an additional gift between 4 and 5 p.m. and add an extra $1,000 to their chosen unit.


Most Friend Gifts Challenge: 5 p.m. — $1,000

We have a generous community beyond just our alumni and families. Because of this, we will be awarding an additional $1,000 to the area that receives the most gifts between 5 and 6 p.m. from friends of the Pack.


Most Gifts Challenge: 6 p.m. — $1,000

Y’all really know how to run with us! The area that receives the most gifts between 6 and 7 p.m. will be awarded an additional $1,000.


Most Parent Gifts Challenge: 7 p.m. — $1,000

For the parents who power our Pack: Set your sights on the 7 o’clock hour. The area that receives the highest number of gifts from parents between 7 and 8 p.m. will earn an extra $1,000.


Pack Pets Challenge (Twitter and Instagram): 7 p.m. — $1,000 for each of two winners

Our pets are part of our NC State family. Whether they’re decked out in Wolfpack gear, running wild or interrupting a Zoom call, they’re here for us when we need them. This hour, we want you to show us your Wolfpack pets!

Participate on Twitter or Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also participate on Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 for their favorite college/unit.


Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge: 8 p.m. — $1,000

Our recent graduates know better than most which programs make an impact. The area that receives the most gifts between 8 and 9 p.m. from alumni who graduated between 2011 and 2021 will earn a bonus $1,000.


Largest Gift Online Challenge: 9 p.m. — $1,000

Just a few hours left to make your biggest impact! The area that receives the largest online gift between 9 and 10 p.m. will be awarded an extra $1,000.


“Red and White Song” Challenge (Twitter and Instagram): 9 p.m. — $1,000 for each of two winners

“We’re the red and white from State …” C’mon, we know you know the words. Record a video of yourself singing or performing the “Red and White Song” to help your favorite college or unit win.

Participate on Twitter or Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also participate on Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 for their favorite college/unit.


Most Alumni Gifts Challenge: 10 p.m. — $1,000

Help us finish strong! The area that earns the most alumni gifts between 10 and 11 p.m. will receive a bonus $1,000.


Most Gifts Challenge: 11 p.m. — $1,000

Stay up late with us and make your impact. The area with the most gifts in the last hour of the day will be awarded $1,000


Last Gift Challenge: 11:59 p.m. — $1,000

Last, but certainly not least! The area that receives the last gift of the day will earn a bonus $1,000.



All Day Challenges


#GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge (Twitter) — All day 3/23/22 until 600 tweets are hit and the $6,000 threshold is reached.

Tell us something you love about NC State — why you chose it, a favorite memory, a shout-out to a friend, your favorite campus spot, etc. — and tweet using the hashtag #GivingPack. Mention the college, program or fund of your choice in the tweet, and $10 will automatically be given to that area in your honor! It’s that easy. This challenge will begin at 12:01 a.m. on March 23 and will run until 600 tweets have been posted and the $6,000 threshold has been reached.

RULES:

    • Keep your entries positive.
    • Limit five tweets per account.
    • Colleges and units are not eligible to participate in this challenge. Tweets must come from personal Twitter accounts.
    • This is a Twitter-only challenge.

NOTE: If this challenge still has funds while other social media challenges are ongoing, entries into those will count toward this one too, meaning that entries in the social media challenges outlined below will also create a financial impact through this challenge.


#GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge Champion — $2,000

But wait — there’s more! The college, program or fund that is mentioned in the highest number of eligible tweets when the challenge threshold is reached will also win an additional $2,000. 


Mad Libs Challenge — $1,000 for each of seven winners

Fill in the blanks to make it your own: I’m #GivingPack to ____ (tag college/unit) on @NCState Day of Giving because _____ (insert reason). I’m calling on ____ (tag friend) to make a gift or fill out this Mad Libs template next! dayofgiving.ncsu.edu

Participate on Twitter and Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also participate on Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice. Seven winners will earn an extra $1,000 each for their favorite college/unit throughout the day.


Show Us Your Wolfies (Facebook) – $2,000

Wolfies up! Spread the Wolfpack spirit on Day of Giving by sharing a photo of you or your Pack holding up the wolfies/wolf ears.

Participate by posting your photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge and mentioning the college, unit or fund of your choice. You can also enter by posting the photo publicly on a personal Facebook account, tagging the NC State University Facebook page and mentioning your college, program or fund of choice in the post. One winner will earn an extra $2,000 for their favorite college/unit.


Where’s Mr. Wuf? Scavenger Hunt (Twitter and Instagram) – $400 for each of five winners

Students! On Wednesday, March 23, five stuffed Mr. Wufs will be hidden across NC State’s main and Centennial campuses. Each Mr. Wuf has an assigned value that you can give to your preferred college, program or fund. Find a Mr. Wuf, take a photo with it and post it publicly to Twitter or Instagram with the message, “I found Mr. Wuf! I’m #GivingPack to [insert college, program or fund name here].” If you enter on Instagram Stories, you must also tag @NCState. The five winners will earn an extra $400 each for their favorite college/unit. Bonus: You get to keep the Mr. Wuf!


Overall Largest Gift Challenge – $1,000

Let’s bring in the big wolves. The area that receives the largest single gift on Day of Giving will also receive a bonus $1,000.


Furthest Gift Challenge – $1,000

The howl heard 'round the world. The gift made from the location farthest from our campus will earn their chosen area an extra $1,000. 


15,000 Gift Challenge – $1,000

Get your timing right and you could be the 15,000th gift, breaking a Pack record for number of gifts in one day. Whichever area receives the gift from lucky number 15,000 will earn an additional $1,000.



Additional Challenges and Competitions for Students, Groups and Volunteers


Student Organization Challenge — $5,000

All across campus, student organizations at NC State are coming together for a special Day of Giving competition. The three organizations with the largest number of gifts through their fundraising link will be awarded a portion of the $5,000 jackpot: First place will receive $2,500, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000.


Student Event Challenge — $5,000

During the student event on Day of Giving, students will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the area they want to earn an extra $5,000.


Board Challenges

Join in on the Day of Giving competition when you unite with your fellow board members to earn the most points for your area. NC State boards will earn five points per gift, 10 points for every $100 raised online, 50 points per donor, and 500 points if every one of your members makes a gift. In order to qualify for points, gifts must be made through your board’s fundraising link.

    • The board with the most points wins a bonus $10,000 for their college/unit.
    • The board with the second-highest number of points will win an extra $5,000 for their college/unit.
    • The board member who has the most donors make a gift through their personal link will win a bonus $1,500 for their college/unit.
    • The board member who raises the most money through their personal link will win a bonus $1,500 for their college/unit.
    • You + 2 Challenge: Make your gift and then recruit two more friends to make their Day of Giving contribution through your link. At the end of the day, we will randomly choose six participants who complete the You + 2 Challenge to award a bonus $1,000 to their preferred area.​


Alumni Association: Regional Network and Constituency Group Competitions — $3,000

Regional Network Competition — $1,500
    • The regional network that has the highest giving percentage at the end of the day will have $1,500 awarded to the Alumni Association Impact Fund in its honor.

Constituency Group Competition — $1,500
    • The constituency group with the highest participation percentage at the end of the day will earn $1,500 for the college/unit of its choice.

Pack Leader Competition

    • The Pack Leader with the most gifts made through their personal link wins a bonus $2,000 for their college/unit.
    • The Pack Leader with the highest dollar amount given through their personal link wins a bonus $2,000 for their college/unit.
    • You + 2 Challenge: Make your gift and then recruit two more friends to make their Day of Giving contribution through your link. At the end of the day, we will randomly choose six participants who complete the You + 2 Challenge to award a bonus $1,000 to their preferred area.

Rules

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Only gifts made via the dayofgiving.ncsu.edu website on March 23, 2022, are eligible for challenges. Social media challenges are limited to the listed platforms and must include #GivingPack and the unit @ handle.