Prizes & Rules

Grand Prize Awards

Grand prizes are awarded for ALL activity during the advance giving period AND on May 12, 2016. Winners will be announced on May 13, 2016 on social media through #horizonsgivingday.

Most Money Raised (Award: $5,000)

Awarded to the affiliate that raises the most money during the advance giving period AND on May 12, 2016 combined. Four prizes will be awarded based on the size of your affiliate’s budget* in the categories below:

  • Budget of $750K and above
  • Budget between $300K - $400K
  • Budget between $299K - $150K
  • Budget between $130K - $90K

*based on your summer 2015 budget

Leaderboard Prizes - Most Unique ONLINE Donors (Award: $2,500)

To the affiliate who has the most unique* ONLINE donors at the close of Horizons Giving Day at 11:59 pm EST on May 12, 2016.

*A unique donor is someone who is making their first gift of at least $10 to your program on Horizons Giving Day. This will be determined by the Razoo platform.

Social Media Prize (Award: $2,000) - Sponsored by Pitney Bowes

Prize for using social media and #horizonsgivingday the most leading up to and on May 12. This includes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – must use #Horizonsgivingday and identify your program in the post.

Example: We are in it to win it @HorizonsNatl #horizonsgivingday

Advance Gifts - May 1 – 11 (11:59pm)

Advance giving boosts awareness in the weeks before Horizons Giving Day and is a great way for you to reach your goals. Each participating affiliate has the opportunity to win up to three prizes for donations and social media activity as we countdown to Horizons Giving Day.

What is an advance gift?

  • A gift made with clear communication from the donor that the gift is for Horizons Giving Day
  • Online gifts until 11:59 pm EST on May 11, 2016
  • Offline gifts must be reported to Horizons National in the required format by 12:00pm EST May 10, 2016
  • Most Money Raised (Award: $2,500)

    Awarded to the affiliate that raises the most money. Winner will be announced by 9:00 am EST on May 12th via social media through #horizonsgivingday.

    Rules for Qualification:

    • All online gifts made via horizonsgivingday.org until May 11th at 11:59 pm EST
    • Affiliates have the option to report offline donations to HN. These must be submitted by 12:00 pm EST on May 10 to count toward money raised totals for the award.
  • Most Unique Donors (Award: $2,500) - - Sponsored by Pitney Bowes

    Awarded to the affiliate that captures the most unique* donors (online and offline) through May 11th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be announced by 9:00 am EST on May 12th via social media.

    *A unique donor is someone who is making their first gift of at least $10 to your program on Horizons Giving Day. This will be determined by the Razoo platform.

    Rules for Qualification:

    • All online gifts made via horizonsgivingday.org until May 11th at 11:59 pm EST
    • Affiliates have the option to report offline donations to HN. These must be submitted by 9:00 am EST on May 10 to count toward unique donor totals for the award.
  • #HGDFacebookfrenzy (Award: $1,000)

    This is a great way to share your story on Horizons Giving Day, so get your Facebook posts (video or image) ready and tag your favorite with #horizonsgivingday and #hgdfacebookfrenzy. The affiliate whose singular Facebook post receives the most combined comments, likes, and re-shares from May 1st – 11th at 11:59 pm EST, will be awarded $1,000.

May 12, 2016 Live Event Prizes

Horizons National will provide 12 opportunities on Horizons Giving Day for your affiliate to win prizes and raise additional funds for your program.

Rules for Qualification:

  • All donations must be made online to your affiliate’s fundraising page on horizonsgivingday.org
  • Applies only for gifts made from 12:00 am EST – 11:59 pm EST on May 12, 2016 via horizonsgivingday.org
  • Most Money Raised

    Awarded to the affiliate that raises the most money ONLINE during the time periods listed below. Winners will be announced via social media through #horizonsgivingday in the hour following the prize period. All gifts are determined by the Razoo platform.


    Time Award
    12:00 am – 1:00 am EST $1,000
    7:00 am – 8:00 am EST $1,000
    9:00 am – 10:00 am EST $1,000
    12:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST $2,500
    5:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST $2,500
    10:00 pm – 11:59 pm EST $1,000
  • Most Unique Donors

    Awarded to the affiliate that captures the most unique* donors ONLINE during the time periods listed below. Winners will be announced via social media through #horizonsgivingday in the hour following the prize period. All gifts are determined by the Razoo platform.

    *A unique donor is someone who is making their first gift of at least $10 to your program on Horizons Giving Day. This will be determined by the Razoo platform.


    Time Award
    12:00 am – 1:00 am EST $1,000
    8:00 am – 9:00 am EST $1,000
    10:00 am – 11:00 am EST $1,000
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST $1,000
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST $1,000
  • #HGDFacebookfrenzy

    This is a great way to share your story on Horizons Giving Day, so get your Facebook posts (video or image) ready and tag your favorite with BOTH #horizonsgivingday and #hgdfacebookfrenzy. The affiliate whose singular Facebook post receives the most combined comments, likes, and re-shares from 9:00 am EST – 4:00 pm EST will be awarded $1,000.

These are only the prizes we announce ahead of time — so be on your toes and ready to react when we announce additional “SURPRIZE” pool prizes throughout the day!

Prizes of Chance

NEW! We’ve added three fun ways to help engage your constituents, while simultaneously entering you into a drawing for an additional prize!

  • Lucky Donor Prize $2,500: Any donation made during May 12th ONLINE of $2,500 or more will be put in a pool from which a donation will be randomly selected two (2) times throughout the event. Each of the two randomly selected donations of $2,500 or more will be matched by an additional $2,500 grant to the designated Horizons Program. This prize grant will be announced via social media through #horizondgivingday and will be awarded post event to the two receiving Horizons Program. This incentive can only be won once per Horizons program.
  • Match Prize - Sponsored by Pitney Bowes: Affiliates that raise a minimum of $5,000 in matching funds and meet the match through online donations will be entered into a drawing to win an additional $5,000 from Horizons National. All matching gifts MUST be entered into Razoo’s matching gift module to qualify for this award. Winners will be announced on May 13th on social media through #horizonsgivingday.
  • Individual Fundraiser Prize: Affiliates that have a minimum of 10 individuals who raise at least $500 each online through an individual fundraiser page will be entered into a drawing to win an additional $5,000 from Horizons National. Donations must be made online directly to the individual fundraiser page connected to your affiliate. Donations will not be counted if the source of the donation matches the individual who created the fundraiser page.

Winners will be announced on May 13th on social media through #horizonsgivingday.


Name Time Award
Lucky $2,500 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST $2,500
Lucky $2,500 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm EST $2,500
Match Prize NA $5,000
Individual Fundraiser NA $5,000

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