AmplifyATX.Org strives to meet the needs of our community by providing an easy-to-use digital marketplace that connects local donors with Austin area nonprofits all year long. We inspire the people of Austin and their neighbors to make a difference in their community by connecting them with the causes they're passionate about on one easy-to-use platform where they can donate to charities in their neighborhood. AmplifyATX.Org makes it possible for anyone to make a donation to his or her favorite cause or to create a fundraising page at any time-whether it's for a special event or a specific project. The site is also a starting point to giving for newcomers or new companies to the area. Central Texans can visit AmplifyATX.Org 365 days a year to give local.

 

Amplify Austin Day 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 local nonprofits. Over the past four years, Amplify Austin has raised over $24.7M for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016, 40 percent of the 61,625 Amplify Austin Day donations were first time gifts to nonprofit organizations. Together we raised $8.5M for over 600 Central Texas nonprofits. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amplify Austin Day?

Amplify Austin Day is a 24-hour online giving day that takes place at wwww.AmplifyATX.org. 

Why give on Amplify Austin Day?

Of course we encourage year-round giving, but we make a special appeal on Amplify Austin Day. 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.

When is Amplify Austin Day?

The date for Amplify Austin Day 2017 is not yet set

What are the organizations on AmplifyATX.Org?

More than 600 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.

  

What prizes are nonprofits eligible to win on Amplify Austin Day?

Nonprofits will have the opportunity to win grand prizes and hourly prizes.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

The suggested minimum donation on Amplify Austin Day is $25. However, our new platform is designed toallow 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!

Can I give to more than one organization?

Yes! You can load up a cart of different nonprofits you want to give to. When you're ready, you can make one payment. Only the registered Central Texas nonprofits may receive gifts through AmplifyATX.org.

Can I make a donation using my phone?

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.

Can I make a recurring gift?

Yes! The recurring gift feature allows donors to make automated, online donations to a nonprofit on aregular schedule. You can set this up during your payment process. We're also offer an option of scheduling your Amplify Austin Day donation ahead of time! However, only the donation amount scheduled for Amplify Austin Day will qualify for a boost from the incentive fund and counted toward nonprofit prizes.

Is my gift safe and secure?

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. >.

How will I get a tax receipt for my donations?

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.  

Is there a service charge on Amplify Austin Day?

I Live Here, I Give Here works hard to ensure that AmplifyATX.Org is a cost-effective and successful fundraising campaign. Transactions incur a credit card processing fee of 3%. Transactions also incur a service charge of 1%. In 2016, the service charge was 3.4% per transaction. The service charge subsidizes the cost of AmplifyATX.Org including training and support, administration, financial services, platform, technology, marketing, and PR.

How will I be recognized as a donor?

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.  

Can I become a fundraiser for my favorite nonprofit?

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.

Does approval to participate in Amplify Austin Day mean that I Live Here, I Give Here endorses each participating nonprofit's charitable purpose and programs?

Amplify Austin Day and I Live Here, I Give Here is proud to support tens of thousands of donors as they come together on one day to give to their favorite nonprofits or to new causes near to their heart. We encourage you to find organizations that align with your passions and values. While I Live Here, I Give Here does verify the charitable status of every nonprofit that participates in Amplify Austin Day, ILHIGH does not screen or select organizations on the basis of their charitable purposes or their missions. Eligibility is based on providing services in our area and an organization's current status as a recognized Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Therefore, approval of an organization's participation does not constitute an endorsement of the organization or its mission by I Live Here, I Give Here or any of our partners.

Each nonprofit page provides the organization's mission, not detailed information on all of its programs. For your additional research, each nonprofit's page also includes a link to their website to provide you with more detailed information on the organization's mission and use of its charitable dollars.

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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