• Has a Berkeley Connect mentor made a difference for you?
  • Have you made some new friends through Berkeley Connect?
  • Did Berkeley Connect open your eyes to new opportunities?
  • Has participating in Berkeley Connect made this big university feel a little smaller?
  • Would you like a way to show your appreciation and support?

YOU can help Berkeley Connect by entering quick and easy social media contests during Big Give, UC Berkeley’s annual fundraising blitz, on March 11-12, 2020. These contests are free to enter, and the programs that win get cash prizes and campus bragging rights. NO DONATION NECESSARY!

Easiest contests to enter:

  • Starting March 11 at 9pm (ends March 12, 9am): Post on Twitter or Instagram and fill in the blank: “I support #BerkeleyConnect for #CalBigGive because _________.” On Instagram, be sure to tag @UC Berkeley. Random post will be chosen to win cash prize for a program! The more entries we have, the more chances to win!
  • Starting March 12 at 12pm (ends 5pm): post on Twitter or Instagram a Cal Throwback Thursday (TBT) photo with #TBT, #BerkeleyConnect, and #CalBigGive. On Instagram, be sure to tag @UC Berkeley. Random post will be chosen to win cash prize for a program! The more entries we have, the more chances to win!
  • Starting March 12 at 2pm (ends 3pm): Post on Twitter or Instagram and fill in the blank: “Thank you Cal for _____________________.” Make sure to include #CalBigGive and #BerkeleyConnect. On Instagram, be sure to tag @UC Berkeley. Random post will be chosen to win cash prize for a program! The more entries we have, the more chances to win!

Let’s make this even easier:

You can pre-schedule your posts to automatically appear on Twitter at the right time!

Simply compose a tweet as normal in the textbox, then click on the calendar icon to the right of the emoji selection panel to open the scheduling function. Select the date and time you want your tweet to published, click confirm, and click the schedule button that has replaced your normal tweet button!

On Instagram, you can save posts as drafts, set a reminder on your phone for the time the contest opens, then log back on and post your draft when the time comes.

Be a Berkeley Connect ambassador and round up some friends to enter the contests too. The more entries, the better our chances to win!

And of course, you can also make a donation to Berkeley Connect and/or invite your friends and family to do so.

We greatly appreciate every post, donation, or share, as every dollar we receive this Big Give is a dollar that goes towards spreading the Berkeley Connect message: you belong here.

THANK YOU for helping this be our best Big Give yet!