We are thrilled to be able to offer $30,000 in prize money for GLP 2018.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!


Grand Prizes

The grand prize winners will be selected based on the highest number of unique gifts of $10 or more. An eligible or unique gift is defined as one gift of $10 or more to one organization from one donor.

Donors are encouraged to make gifts of $10 or more to multiple organizations of their choice. However, only one gift per organization per person will be counted towards this prize.

For this prize only, the top three small organizations (operating budgets under $250,000, as reported in the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N) AND top three large organizations (operating budgets of $250,000 or more) with the most unique donors with gifts of $10 or more will receive the following prizes:

1st Place - $2,500
2nd Place - $1,500
3rd Place - $1,000

50/50 Early Bird Challenge

The first 5 organizations to receive 50 unique gifts of $10 or more will each receive $1,000. Please be reminded that only one gift per donor, per organization will be counted towards the prize.

Power Hours

Four $1,000 prizes (one prize per hour) to the nonprofits that raise the highest dollar amount within the following hours:

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.                Rise and Shine Power Hour
Noon – 1:00 p.m.                       Lunch Special Power Hour
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                TV Dinner Power Hour
11:00 p.m. – Midnight                Night Owl Power Hour

Golden Tickets

Twelve $500 prizes will be awarded throughout the day of the event to nonprofits chosen at random.

Grow the Grassroots Prize

$1,000 to the organization with an Operating Budget of less than $100,000 that receives the largest number of unique gifts during the event (eligibility will be determined by Operating Budget as reported in the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N).

Notable Newcomer

$1,000 to the organization that is a first-time active participant and receives the most unique donations.

Nifty Fifty Prize

$1,000 to the organization that receives donations from the most U.S. states (location will be determined by billing address).

Social Media Prizes

After the event: $1,000 each to the two organizations that submit the best picture story of how Give Local Piedmont helped their organization. NPCF staff will vote on the two stories with the best representation of the GLP campaign.



Checks and pre-scheduled donations only count towards Grand Prizes, Grow the Grassroots Prize, and Notable Newcomer Prize.

Each nonprofit may only win ONE prize. If a higher value prize is won by the same nonprofit, the lower value will be forfeited to the next nonprofit in line for that prize.

Prizes are not final until AFTER all donations are in and reconciled.  The leaderboard is not able to account for corrections as they occur in real time.