Ways to Earn Prize Money

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While the first-ever state-wide South Dakota Day of Giving has come to an end that doesn’t mean it’s over! There are still opportunities to win prizes until the end of the week.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, and community members, nonprofits participating can win the following prizes.


Prizes to be awarded

  1. 100 percent! On Facebook or Twitter, celebrate the fact that 100 percent of your board members have pledged to support your organization on South Dakota Day of Giving with a financial gift. Just post the following after you have the full commitment of your board: “Wahoo! All of our board members have pledged to make a gift to us on South Dakota Day of Giving. Will you join us?” (Be sure to tag #ForSouthDakota @forsouthdakota and include a link to your profile on the South Dakota Gives website). One organization will randomly receive a match of their board member’s commitments—up to $5,000.

Prizes to be awarded after South Dakota Day of Giving

On the day after South Dakota Day of Giving, first take time to celebrate. Then, be on the lookout for an online form that will ask you to report on your success and heck, even celebrate the challenges. To be eligible for the prizes below, your registered nonprofit will need to submit the form online no later than Friday, November 30 at 5pm mountain time. Prizes will be awarded for the following:

  • Most creative hashtag you integrated into your social media posts ($2,000 to one registered nonprofit).

  • Most compelling video you posted on Facebook or YouTube specifically about South Dakota Day of Giving ($5,000 to one registered nonprofit).

  • Most creative way you engaged your board of directors ($2,000 to three registered nonprofits).

  • Most effective campaign to recruit volunteers ($2,500 to two registered nonprofits).

  • Most unique partnership between a nonprofit and business ($5,000 to one registered nonprofit).

  • Most unique partnership between a nonprofit and a school ($5,000 to one registered nonprofit).

  • South Dakota Golden Ticket Award for filling out—completely—the online reporting form ($5,000 to five registered nonprofits).