Amplify Austin took place for the first time ever this year and proved beyond all doubt that Austin is a philanthropic city. The 24-hour fundraising drive occurred from 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 through 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 with the goal of raising $1 million for the participating charities. Over 300 non-profits joined in, all of which provide services to the local region and met the other standard requirements. Austinites could donate online and many companies and local businesses matched gifts on certain charities or up to an amount like the sponsors University Federal Credit Union and Austin Community Foundation. Exceeding expectations, Amplify hit the one million mark early and eventually went on to raise more than $2.5 million during the day
So how was it done? Amplify Austin was created by I live here, I give here who teamed up with sponsors and non-profits alike to boost charitable donations in a 24 hour period (though they encourage year-round giving as well). Top non-profit fundraisers were Hospice Austin, AIDS Services of Austin and Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, which will all have representatives at the larger non-profit panel and will be joined by Emancipet. The small panel will include ACTIVE Life, Aware Awake Alive and The Missy Project. The speakers will give insight into their strategies for growing donations and elevating the Amplify Austin platform. Everyone attending will be able to ask questions of panelists. Locals can gain understanding on the great success and look forward to the event recurring next year.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19
Small Non-profits: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Large Non-profits: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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13729 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78750