Giving Blueday 2017

Giving BlueDay 2017
11/21/17

This year, in addition to hourly challenges, there are several day long challenges. So it does not matter where you are, or whether you are a morning person or night owl!

Please note:

  • Hourly challenges are in EST
  • To qualify for social media challenges, your profile and post must be public!
  • Social posts must include #Giving Blueday to be considered for prizes.

Day Long Challenges (starting at midnight on Nov 28)

Challenge description

Recent grad challenge: The top three funds with most recent grad donors (10 years out) on Giving Blueday will win matching dollars for their funds. 1st place - $5,000; 2nd place - $3,000; 3rd place - $2,000

First time donor match: Make your first-ever gift to U-M and contribute $100 or more on Giving Blueday to be eligible for $100 in matching funds, while funds last. (online gifts only and students will not be double matched). There are $70,000 in matching funds so make your gift fast!

Student match: Gifts made by U-M students will be matched up to $50,000, while funds last. Individual students gifts to the cause of your choice will be matched up to $100. Students are encouraged to give to the U-M causes that matter most to them, and in return, their gift can have double the impact.

Pets and babies love U-M! Share a photo of your pet or baby celebrating U-M's bicentennial in Michigan gear. Make sure to include #GivingBlueday. We will pick one random photo at the end of Giving Blueday who will win a $100 M Den gift card!

Are you throwing a Michigan Bicentennial birthday party today? Post a photo of how you're celebrating and tag it with #GivingBlueday. We will pick one random photo at the end of Giving Blueday who will win a $100 M Den gift card!

#IGaveBlueDidYou challenge: After making an online gift, use the sharing feature on the confirmation page to let your followers know you donated. You'll be entered to win $500 for the U-M fund of your choice! Two winners will be announced after 11:30 PM

 

Hourly Challenges

Time (EST)

Amount up for grabs

Challenge description

12:00-1:00am

$1,000

Giving Blueday is here! Share how you are celebrating this special bicentennial #GivingBlueday and we'll choose one random winner.

3:00-5:00am

$1,000

Where in the world are you celebrating this special bicentennial Giving Blueday? If you’re a U-M student, grad, or fan who is living or studying abroad, post a photo of yourself with something representative of the country using #GivingBlueday.

8:00-9:00am

$1,000

Post a photo of you and your U-M student or future student using #GivingBlueday.

10:00-11:00am

$2,000

Most donors this hour, prize goes to fund with most Victors.

11:00am-1:00pm

$1,000

Take a selfie at a Giving Blueday campus event or with a banner/booth/logo and post using #GivingBlueday.

1:00-2:00pm

$2,000

Most donors this hour, prize goes to fund with most Victors.

3:00-4:00pm

$1,000

Snap a selfie showing how you're celebrating 200 years of U-M! Share it using #GivingBlueday and the name of the unit you want to support.

5:00-6:00pm

$1,000

Fill in the blank and the unit of your choice could receive extra funds: "_____ (may we suggest Kinesiology?!?) should receive an extra $1,000 today for #GivingBlueday because ____."

7:00-8:00pm

$2,000

Most donors this hour, prize goes to fund with most Victors.

10:00-11:00pm

$1,000

Student orgs, this one is for you. The student org fund that gets the most #GivingBlueday gifts this hour will win $1,000!