24 Hours to Crank Up the Giving!

 

I Live Here, I Give Here believes in amplifying the power of your generosity! Amplify Austin Day, which debuted in 2013,  is our city’s annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping hundreds of local nonprofits.

 

Last year, 498 nonprofits participated in Amplify Austin.  We expect more than 500 nonprofits to participate 2015. All of these organizations play an important role in making Central Texas a better place to live. Amplify Austin Day raises much-needed funds for nonprofits of all sizes, in all areas of service, and we leave the choosing to you.

In the past two years we have raised $8.5 million on Amplify Austin Day and this year we are hoping to raise $7 million.  Connect with one or more of our nonprofit partners today and find your passion for giving back to Central Texas! Get ready to crank up the giving in 2015!

 

We'll be amplifying your love for Austin from 6 p.m. March 5 to 6 p.m. March 6. 

 

What's You Can Expect This Year

You can schedule your donation for March 5-6, which will be amplified by incentive dollars during the day!

You can create a donor account and track your giving, print receipts, and create fundraising pages.

There are more than 500 nonprofits you can donate to this year.

Spanish translation of the website's main pages through Google Translate.

 

A Little About Giving Days in the U.S.

We have been inspired by successful giving day events that are happening in places as diverse as Minnesota, Colorado, Seattle, Portland, and North Texas. Based on the success in these different regions, we knew Amplify Austin Day would be a optimal tool for Austinites to show their love for Central Texas and our local nonprofits. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Amplify Austin is a 24-hour giving day from 6pm Thursday, March 5, to 6pm Friday, March 6, 2015. Go to AmplifyATX.org and type in the name of the nonprofit(s) you want to contribute to. You can also search by category of services. There are more than 400 nonprofits registered, so you're sure to find one that speaks to you. When you've selected your nonprofit(s) you can click the donate button and create a cart for payment once you're ready.
Of course we encourage year-round giving, but we're making a special appeal March 5-6, 2015. This is the day to celebrate and support nonprofits in Central Texas that make this a better place for everyone to live. PLUS, your gift made through www.AmplifyATX.org will be amplified by incentive matching dollars from our generous sponsors. Your gift may also help your favorite nonprofit win one of the four the grand prizes or hourly Bass Booster prizes during the 24-hour period.
Amplify Austin is a 24-hour giving day from 6pm Thursday, March 5, to 6pm Friday, March 6, 2015.
More than 500 nonprofits headquartered and serving in Travis and surrounding counties are represented and have the following documentation: 501c3 public charity; Comply with IRS 990 requirements; Registered with the Texas Secretary of State and Active status with TX Comptroller; Provided audited financials for the previous year's operations or a letter documenting fiscal responsibility if their revenues are under $50,000. As always, we encourage you to do your own due diligence as you consider your charitable giving.
  
Nonprofits can win one of the 4 "Guitar Soloist" Grand Prizes • $5,000 for the nonprofit with the most dollars raised during the 6-hour period from 6pm, March 5 - Midnight March 6. • $5,000 for the large nonprofit with the most total dollars raised during the entire 24- hour Amplify Austin Day event • $5,000 for the small nonprofit with the most total dollars raised during the entire 24-hour Amplify Austin Day event. • $5,000 for the nonprofit with the most Amplify Austin individual fundraisers* during the entire 24-hour event (A fundraiser must have at least one donation made.) They will also be able to win one of the 48 "Bass Booster" Prizes (2 prizes awarded every hour on Amplify Austin Day) • $1,000 will be awarded to the nonprofit with the most unique donors every hour during Amplify Austin Day • $1,000 will be awarded to the nonprofit that raises the most dollars every hour during Amplify Austin Day
The suggested minimum donation on Amplify Austin Day is $25. However, our new platform is designed to allow gifts of $10 and above. We strongly recommend keeping your gift at $25 and above. This will not only maximize your impact but it will also help your favorite nonprofit achieve their ambitious goals during this 24hrs of Amplify Austin Day!
Yes! This year, you can load up a cart of different nonprofits you want to give to on March 5-6. When you're ready, you can make one payment. Only the registered Central Texas nonprofits may receive gifts through Amplify Austin Day.
Yes! Our technology provider has a "mobile optimized platform" that will make it easy to make a gift on www.AmplifyATX.org using your smart phone.
Yes! The recurring gift feature allows donors to make automated, online donations to a nonprofit on a regular schedule. You can set this up during your payment process. We're also offering you an option of scheduling your donation ahead of time! However, only the donation amount scheduled for March 5-6, 2015, will qualify for a boost from the incentive fund and counted toward nonprofit prizes.
Yes! Our website is powered by CiviCore and is a secure PCI-compliant site for donating to your favorite charities. You can be sure your personal information is protected when you donate. The number one way we protect consumer data is by not actually touching your credit card information. Our website security is intentionally separated from the security of your sensitive information. Our credit card processor is Braintree Payment Solutions and they are PCI Compliant Level One, the highest level required of any processor handling over 6 million visa transactions per year. You can learn about Braintree's security precautions and more about PCI compliance. >.
You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt for 100% of your donation(s), which you should print out for your records. By selecting a specific charity to receive your donation, your gift is restricted for that charity and will not be given to any other charity. Your donation will be in the hands of your nonprofits within 4 weeks. 
You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt for 100% of your donation(s). Your chosen nonprofits will thank you as well. You can choose to make an anonymous donation if you prefer. Anonymous donors will receive a tax receipt, but will not receive a thank you from the nonprofit organization they contributed to. 
Of course! We're excited to offer you that opportunity. Individuals and businesses can be fundraisers. You pick your own fundraising goal for a chosen nonprofit and accept donations on your fundraising page on www.AmplifyATX.org. All fundraisers must register and complete an online fundraising page. You can get started on our GET INVOLVED page.
Of course! Companies can commit to support Amplify Austin Day by encouraging their employees to give generously to the causes they care about. Your Colleagues will identify themselves when they make their donation. These companies will compete on Amplify Austin Day for the glory that comes from being a great corporate citizen. You can follow the competition on our website LEADERBOARD during Amplify Austin Day. All business fundraisers must register. You can get started on our GET INVOLVED page.
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You can email us at AmplifyATX@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org or call us at 512-717-4193. For Sponsorships & Media: Tom@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org
For Individual Fundraisers: Veronica@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org
For Business Fundraisers: Celeste@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org For all other inquiries: AmplifyATX@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org