First of all, we are grateful that you are here - on the Amplify Austin website! We hope that you will take the time to "shop around" and explore the hundreds of hard-working nonprofits that are represented on this site.
We are working hard to ensure that Amplify Austin continues to make giving back to Central Texas nonprofits fun and impactful. We are expecting tens of thousands of donors to participate in Amplify Austin this year and we appreciate your efforts to improve the quality of life for all Central Texans.
Beyond Amplify Austin, be on the lookout for our other signature events: See Jane Give, Give Back Jack, Austin Involved Board Internship Program and The BIG Give. Also, check out our Community Needs Spotlight pieces in the Austin American-Statesman.
Say it with us, "I Live Here, I Give Here!" Giving back… it feels good!
I Live Here, I Give Here had a busy year in 2015. We achieved our Amplify Austin Day goals and raised $7.7 million for 500+ nonprofits in just 24 hours. We also hosted all of our programming including See Jane Give, Give Back Jack, the BIG Give, Community Needs Spotlight, and Austin Involved Board Internship. Our mission is to cultivate the power of giving back and we do so by meeting Central Texans exactly where they are in the giving spectrum and engaging them through effective tools and our online marketplace of causes.
• $7.7 million raised on March 5-6, 2015
• 52 prizes awarded on Amplify Austin Day
• 25,000 individuals made 44,700 gifts in 24 hours
• 41% of donations were made by new donors
• Approximately 80,000 AmplifyATX.org hits in 24 hours
• 17,575 Facebook & Twitter Followers
• 295 young professionals connected with giving mentors
• 18 locals prepared for nonprofit Board service
• 30+ nonprofit organizations featured in the Community Needs Spotlight
Your gift to I Live Here, I Give Here changes lives in Central Texas by building the capacity of our nonprofit sector and by encouraging others to give as generously as you do.
- Tony Budet, CEO -UFCU
"Amplify Austin allows donors to be a part of something massive with direct impact on their own community. The experience drives excitement about how one simple gift can be magnified by the power of group giving. People feel good about giving, those in need get help, everybody wins. This year's Amplify Austin will provide the equivalent of 40,000+ meals to folks who really need it."
-Dan Pruett, President and CEO -Meals on Wheels and More
"During this remarkable fundraiser, generous animal lovers came together and raised over $83,000 for the Animal Trustees of Austin! We are thrilled to tell you that 284 of these donors are brand new to our organization!"
-Missy McCullough, Executive Director - Animal Trustees of Austin
It [Amplify Austin] was a moment that future historians should note writing about the development of modern Austin. It's not a Capitol fire or a school desegregation order, but what Amplify Austin has in common with those events is that they test a city's character.
- Austin American Statesman Editorial, March 7, 2013
Amplify Austin gives us all a chance to do the good we want and have fun in the process. I Live Here, I Give Here is the group that makes the whole thing happen and lots of other stuff, too. I Live Here, I Give Here is THE marketplace for Central Texas causes, connecting changemakers like you with hundreds of nonprofits meeting our community needs. And it's "Louie approved"!
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