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 20, there are multiple opportunities to amplify your gift.

Pre-Day Challenges

Head Start Challenge (Gleam)
Platform: Participate by logging into Gleam
Dates: Feb. 20 through 11:59 p.m. on March 19
Prize Amount: Three winners of $1,500 each

Help your favorite area of NC State get a head start on Day of Giving! Log into Gleam to see the complete list of actions, such as watching the teaser video or following NC State on social media. For each action you complete, you'll gain an entry, increasing your chances of winning. (Note: Some actions are worth more entries than others.) Three winners will be chosen at random to win $1,500 in bonus funds each for the college, program or unit of their choice.

Head Start Challenge - NC State Day of Giving

Window Into the Wolfpack Challenge
Platform: X and Instagram (feed and stories) + Gleam
Dates: Feb. 20 through 11:59 p.m. on March 20
Prize Amount: Three winners of $500 each

Give us a window into your world, Wolfpack. Take a photo framed by the virtual wolf cutout filter, which can be found in the Day of Giving toolkit and on the @NCState Instagram. Whether it’s a photo of a landmark in your city or a snap of the people you love, we want you to use the wolf frame to help us create a virtual Pack of wolves. Three winners will earn an extra $500 each for their favorite college, program or unit.

Participate on X or Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or unit 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 unit of their choice. Participants can also enter by uploading their photos through the Head Start Challenge.


Hourly Challenges

First Gift
Time: 12 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

And we’re off! The area that receives the first gift of the day will earn a $1,000 bonus.


Most Gifts I
Time: 12 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

It’s the first gift sprint of the day so get ready! The area with the most gifts between 12 and 1 a.m. will receive an extra $1,000.


Most Gifts II
Time: 2 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Whether you’re up late or up early, it’s time for another gift sprint! The area with the most gifts between 2 and 3 a.m. will earn a $1,000 bonus.


Most Gifts III
Time: 5 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Rise and shine! Let’s do another gift sprint. The area bringing in the most gifts between 5 and 6 a.m. will be rewarded with a $1,000 bonus.


Most Gifts IV
Time: 7 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Get your coffee and get in the game! The area with the most gifts between 7 and 8 a.m. will receive a $1,000 bonus.


Most Gifts V
Time: 9 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Let’s do this one more time! Whichever area receives the most gifts between 9 and 10 a.m. gets an extra $1,000.


Most Alumni Gifts
Time: 10 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

No matter where you are alumni you’re always part of the Pack! The area with the most gifts from alumni between 10 and 11 a.m. will earn a $1,000 bonus.


First-Time Donor
Time: 10 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Make a splash with your first gift to NC State! If you’re giving for the first time ever between 10 and 11 a.m. you can earn your favorite area an extra $1,000.


Most Friend Gifts
Time: 11 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

You don’t need to be an alum to be part of the Pack! The area with the most gifts from friends between 11 a.m. and noon will receive an extra $1,000.


Most Student Gifts
Time: 11 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Students if you’re making a gift today now’s your time to shine! The area with the most student gifts between 11 a.m. and noon will earn an extra $1,000.


Most Graduate Alumni Gifts
Time: 11 a.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Where did your NC State master's or Ph.D. take you? If you're part of our grad Pack this is the hour for you. The area with the most graduate alumni gifts between 11 a.m. and noon will earn an extra $1,000.


Largest Gift Online
Time: 12 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Gifts of all sizes add up and if you’re making an extra-large gift on Day of Giving it can go even further during this hour. The area that receives the largest gift online between noon and 1 p.m. will earn a $1,000 bonus.


First-Time Donor
Time: 12 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Nearly 2000 donors made their first-ever gifts to NC State on Day of Giving. Join the #GivingPack between noon and 1 p.m. to help win an extra $1,000 for your area.


Pack Pets Challenge
Platform: X, Instagram (feed and stories), Facebook
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Prize Amount: Two winners of $1,000 each

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. During this hour, we want you to show us your Wolfpack pets!

Participate on X or Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or unit 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 unit of your choice. Participate on Facebook by posting your photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge and mentioning the college, program or unit of your choice in the comment. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 each for their favorite college/unit.


Most Alumni Gifts
Time: 1 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

What’s your vision for the future? Rally your fellow alumni between 1 and 2 p.m. to win the area you’re most passionate about a $1,000 bonus.


Most Faculty and Staff Gifts
Time: 2 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Faculty and staff go above and beyond when they give back! The area with the most faculty and staff gifts between 2 and 3 p.m. will win an extra $1,000.


Most Young Alumni Gifts
Time: 3 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Attention classes of 2013-23! This challenge is for you. The area with the most gifts from young alums between 3 and 4 p.m. will receive an extra $1,000.


Repeat Donor
Time: 4 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

More gifts add up to an even more impact. When you make an additional gift today between 4 and 5 p.m. you can win an extra $1,000 for your area of choice.


Most Alumni Gifts
Time: 5 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Our alumni are howling back and #GivingPack! The area with the most alumni gifts between 5 and 6 p.m. will win an extra $1,000.


Most Gifts VI
Time: 6 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

It’s time for another gift sprint! The area that receives the most gifts between 6 and 7 p.m. will be awarded an additional $1,000.


Most Parent Gifts
Time: 7 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

Our Pack wouldn’t be the same without our parents and families. The area that receives the highest number of gifts from this group between 7 and 8 p.m. will earn an extra $1,000.


Most Young Alumni Gifts
Time: 8 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

This message is for members of the classes of 2013-23 only: The area that receives the most gifts between 8 and 9 p.m. from young alumni will earn a bonus $1,000.


“Red and White Song” Challenge
Platform: X and Instagram (feed and stories)
Time: 9–10 p.m.
Prize Amount: Two winners of $1,500 each

“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 X or Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or unit 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 unit of your choice. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 each for their favorite college/unit.


Most Gifts VII
Time: 10 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

With two hours to go how about a nighttime gift sprint? The area that earns the most gifts between 10 and 11 p.m. will receive a bonus $1,000.


Most Gifts VIII
Time: 11 p.m.
Prize Amount: $1,000

It’s a gift sprint to the finish line! The area with the most gifts in the last hour of the day will be awarded $1,000.


Last Gift
Time: 12 a.m. 3/21
Prize Amount: $1,000

As the clock counts down will you be the last one to hit the donate button? Your perfect timing could be rewarded with a $1,000 bonus for your area of choice.


All Day Challenges

#GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge
Platform: X and Instagram Stories
Time: All day on Wednesday, March 20, until 400 posts are made and the $4,000 threshold is reached
Prize Amount: Many winners; $10 per post until the $4,000 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 post it on X using the hashtag #GivingPack. Mention the college, program or unit of your choice in the post, and $10 will automatically be given to that area in your honor! It’s that easy. You may also enter via Instagram Stories. Visit the @NCState Instagram Stories on March 20 and use the “Add Yours” sticker to participate. Don’t forget to use #GivingPack, tag @NCState and mention the college, program or unit of your choice.

This challenge will begin at 12:01 a.m. on March 20 and will run until we’ve reached 400 posts and the $4,000 threshold.

Rules:

  • Keep your entries positive.
  • Limit five posts per account.
  • Colleges and units are not eligible to participate in this challenge. Posts must come from personal X/Instagram accounts.

NOTE: Entries into other ongoing social media challenges will count for this challenge, too, until the $4,000 threshold is reached. That means entries into other challenges could create an even bigger financial impact through this challenge.


#GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge Champion
Platform: X and Instagram Stories
Time: All day on Wednesday, March 20, until 400 posts are made and the $4,000 threshold is reached
Prize Amount: One winner of $2,000

But wait — there’s more! When the #GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge threshold is reached, the college, program or unit that is mentioned in the most eligible posts will win an additional $2,000.


One Wolfpack
Platform: Facebook, LinkedIn, X, Instagram (feed and stories)
Time: All day on Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 5 a.m.
Prize Amount: Two winners of $1,000 each

Wolfpack nation! Spread the Wolfpack spirit on Day of Giving by sharing a photo of you and/or your Pack holding up “wolfies” (making wolf ears with your fingers) or wearing NC State gear.

There are two ways to participate: 1) Comment your photo on the NC State University Facebook/LinkedIn page’s post about this challenge and mention the college, program or unit of your choice. 2) You can also enter by posting your photo publicly on Facebook, LinkedIn, X or Instagram, tagging @NCState’s profile on the platform, using #GivingPack and mentioning your college, program or unit of choice in the post. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 each for their favorite college/unit.


Professional Pack Challenge
Platform: LinkedIn
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20
Prize Amount: One winner of $1,000 will be chosen at 5 p.m.

This one’s for our Professional Pack. Whether you work at NC State or elsewhere, take a photo of yourself or your team working today. Enter by posting your photo as a comment on the NC State University LinkedIn page’s post about this challenge and mentioning the college, program or unit of your choice. You can also enter by posting the photo publicly on your personal LinkedIn account, tagging the NC State University LinkedIn page, using #GivingPack and mentioning your college, program or unit of choice in the post.


Where’s the Wuf? Scavenger Hunt
Platform: X and Instagram (feed and stories)
Time: All day on Wednesday, March 20, until all five Wufs are found
Prize Amount: Five winners of $500 each

Students! On Wednesday, March 20, four stuffed Wufs will be hidden across NC State’s Main and Centennial campuses. Each Wuf you find has a donation value of $500 that you can give to your preferred college, program or unit. New this year: A fifth Wuf has gone digital! Find it hidden on the Day of Giving website to win. Find a Wuf, take a photo with it and post it publicly to X or Instagram with the message: “I found Mr./Ms. Wuf! I’m #GivingPack to [insert college, program or unit name here].” If you enter on Instagram Stories, you must also tag @NCState. The five winners will earn an extra $500 each for their favorite college/unit. Bonus: You get to keep the Wuf!


Why I Give Challenge
Platform: X and Instagram (feed and stories)
Time: All Day on Wednesday, March 20. Winners will be picked at the following times: 7 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 11 p.m.
Prize Amount: Four winners of $500 each

Fill in the blanks and tell us your “why”: I’m #GivingPack to ____ [mention college/unit/fund] on @NCState Day of Giving because _____ [insert reason]. Join me! dayofgiving.ncsu.edu

Participate on X and Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning the college, program or unit 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 unit of your choice. Four winners will earn an extra $500 each for their favorite college/unit.


Additional Challenges and Competitions for Students, Groups and Volunteers

Board Challenges
Time: All day
Prize Amount: $15,000

  • The individual board member with the most donors using their giving link wins $1,000 extra for their unit.
  • The individual board member who raises the highest dollar amount through their giving link wins $1,000 extra for their unit.
  • The board with the most new donors at the end of the day receives an extra $3,000 for their unit.
  • The board with the highest number of points at the end of the day will win a bonus $7,000 for their unit.
  • The board with the second highest number of points at the end of the day will win a bonus $3,000 for their unit.

Pack Leader Challenges
Time: All day
Prize Amount: $10,000

  • The Pack Leader with the highest number of gifts will win $2,000 extra for their chosen area.
  • The Pack Leader who raises the highest dollar amount will win $2,000 extra for their chosen area.
  • Six Pack Leaders who successfully complete You+2 will be drawn at random to win a bonus $1,000 each for their area. You+2 means that each of the Pack Leaders has given through their link and has received two additional gifts from other donors through their link.

Pack Leader Recruitment Challenge
Time: All day
Prize Amount: $5,000

  • The unit that recruits the highest number of Pack Leaders to participate on the day will earn an extra $2,500.
  • The unit with the most Pack Leaders who complete You+2 will earn an extra $2,500.

Student Event Challenge
Date: March 6 through 2:00 p.m. on March 20
Prize Amount: $4,000 for your chosen area + swag and food for you

Complete two or more actions using the Gleam platform, and you’ll have the chance to vote for what area on campus receives a percentage of $4,000 in prize money. There’s an added bonus for you: After you complete two actions, stop by any of the four Day of Giving hubs between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 20 and pick up your exclusive swag and food! Visit our student event page to learn more.


Rules

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Only gifts made via the dayofgiving.ncsu.edu website on March 20, 2024, are eligible for challenges. Social media challenges are limited to the listed platforms and must include #GivingPack and the unit @ handle.