Your Amplify Austin Day
You have a passion: It could be for animal welfare, advocating for social justice, ending homelessness, supporting the arts, or raising awareness about mental illness. On Amplify Austin Day, March 1-2, 2023, you can put your passion to work by stepping up to spread the word and invite your family and friends to make a donation to the cause you are passionate about. As a fundraiser for your chosen nonprofit(s), you set the goal, get the word out, and become a champion for your cause.
Generosity doesn’t stop on March 2. AmplifyATX.org is a year-round site where you can sign up to fundraise for a cause you are passionate about, search for volunteer opportunities, or make donations any day of the year! Learn more about how to get involved year-round on the Get Involved page.
Fundraising is as Easy as...
Step One: Sign-Up to Fundraise
Amplify Austin Day officially kicks off at 6 pm on March 1st and ends at 6 pm on March 2nd, but early giving is already underway on AmplifyATX.org! Any donation made on AmplifyATX.org between January 17th and March 2nd at 6 pm will qualify for Amplify Austin Day prizes and incentives. There are two ways that you can make a positive impact as a fundraiser on Amplify Austin Day.
Fundraising Champions are people like you who are passionate about a cause and want to make a difference in their communities. Fundraising Champions can create a personal fundraising profile for a nonprofit organization on AmplifyATX.org and share their page with their network to raise funds for the cause they care about.
OPTION #1: Fundraise for one organization: Show that you are passionate about a nonprofit’s work by creating a personal fundraising page for them on AmplifyATX.org. Share your page with family, friends, and co-workers to raise funds for the organization you have selected.
To sign-up as a Fundraising Champion, search our catalog of causes to find the right nonprofit for you and click the "Fundraise" button on the nonprofit's profile. With over 700 participating organizations across seven Central Texas counties representing 19 cause categories, including racial equity, civil rights, civic engagement, the environment, animals, the arts, poverty, basic needs, education, and more, there are bountiful opportunities to promote a cause that is meaningful to you.
OPTION #2: Fundraise for all organizations (Free Agent Fundraiser): Can’t pick just one nonprofit to fundraise for? Then this option is for you! When you set up a Free Agent fundraising page, you customize your story to reflect which organizations you will be supporting on Amplify Austin Day. Visitors to your page can then search the website and give to any cause that speaks to them. Donations made through your page will count towards your fundraising goal! This is a great fit for people who are passionate about several organizations and can't choose just one!
Sign-up as a Free Agent Fundraiser by clicking the "Sign-Up" button on the Fundraiser Search page. While you’re there, you can look around for Fundraisers you may know who are working to make Central Texas a better place to live, work, and play!
Step Two: Tell Your Story
Login to your Fundraiser Dashboard by clicking on the Menu button, then Log In. to customize your page with images, text, video, and your fundraising goal. This is your opportunity to share why you are passionate about your cause and why you decided to sign-up to fundraise on Amplify Austin Day. This is also a good time to take a moment and connect with the nonprofit(s) you are fundraising for to learn more about their campaign and how you can help them achieve their goals.
We also recommend that you plan how you will thank your donors when you receive donations. Saying thank you is the most important step in fundraising and a personal thank you note goes a long way to ensure that donors feel their contribution is valuable and impactful.
Step Three: Spread the Word
Now that your fundraiser is all set up, it’s time to spread the word! Share your story and your fundraiser page with your family and friends by email, social media, posts, or text message. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #ILiveHereIGiveHere on your social media posts to join the community-wide conversation. If you’re looking for social media inspiration, take a look through what other Central Texans are posting on our Share Your Story page.
Take a look through our ready-to-share tools below. We also recommend checking in with the nonprofit(s) you are fundraising for to access any campaign-specific graphics, images, or videos that can help you spread the word.
Fundraiser Tools & Resources
- How do I log into my Fundraiser Toolkit for Amplify Austin?
- How do I use the Fundraiser's Toolkit?
- How do I change the goal on my Fundraiser?
- How do I thank my donors?
If you need assistance creating your fundraising profile or accessing your shareable fundraising link, please contact GiveGab's Customer Success Champs in the blue chat bubble at the bottom right-hand corner of AmplifyATX.org. They are available from 8 am - 4 pm CST or can be reached at CustomerSuccess@GiveGab.com.