Amplify Austin Trainings

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about Amplify Austin Day campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Amplify Austin Day team, or check out the pre-recorded training videos designed to help you learn more about specific topics of all levels. No matter the size and shape of your organization, we've got the tools to help you succeed!


Upcoming Webinars, Workshops, and Meetups

I Live Here I Give Here Workshop

Wed, January 29

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

The I Live Here I Give Here Workshop is a full day of strategy sessions for I Live Here I Give Here Nonprofit Members. These sessions are built to help you inspire, show gratitude and celebrate your supporters. Expert guest speakers and panelists will guide attendees through a full-day of strategy sessions to help bring your community-building efforts to the next level. Nonprofit members will walk away with ideas and material for Amplify Austin Day as well as giving strategies that they can utilize any day of the year.

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Arts & Culture, Community & Capacity Building, and Education Cause Category Meetup

Friday, January 24th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

The Amplify Austin Day Meetup Series is a three-part series created to bring nonprofits serving similar causes and audiences together to discuss strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for each category in regards to online fundraising. I Live Here I Give Here invites nonprofit members serving Arts & Culture, Community & Capacity Building, Education to discuss Amplify Austin Day strategies with their peers during the January 24th session. I Live Here I Give Here will cover the basic tenants of successful Amplify Austin Day campaigns such as matching dollar opportunities, peer-to-peer fundraising, prizes, and marketing. The remainder of the session will be used to guide conversations and brainstorm with organizations that work towards similar goals and initiatives.

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Animal Care & Services, Environment, and Sports & Recreation Cause Category Meetup

Friday, February 7th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

The Amplify Austin Day Meetup Series is a three-part series created to bring nonprofits serving similar causes and audiences together to discuss strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for each category in regards to online fundraising. I Live Here I Give Here invites nonprofit members serving Animal Care & Services, Environment, and Sports & Recreation to discuss Amplify Austin Day strategies with their peers during the February 7th session. I Live Here I Give Here will cover the basic tenants of successful Amplify Austin Day campaigns such as matching dollar opportunities, peer-to-peer fundraising, prizes, and marketing. The remainder of the session will be used to guide conversations and brainstorm with organizations that work towards similar goals and initiatives.

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Basic Needs, Health Care, and Human Services Cause Category Meetup

Friday, February 14th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

The Amplify Austin Day Meetup Series is a three-part series created to bring nonprofits serving similar causes and audiences together to discuss strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for each category in regards to online fundraising. I Live Here I Give Here invites nonprofit members serving Basic Needs, Health Care, and Human Services to discuss Amplify Austin Day strategies with their peers during the February 14th session. I Live Here I Give Here will cover the basic tenants of successful Amplify Austin Day campaigns such as matching dollar opportunities, peer-to-peer fundraising, prizes, and marketing. The remainder of the session will be used to guide conversations and brainstorm with organizations that work towards similar goals and initiatives.

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Past Training Recordings, Workbooks, and Slides


Nov 13, 2019 - Download Slides / Watch Recording / Download Discussion Questions Join us as we kick-off the 2020 Amplify Austin Season! The Amplify Austin Kick-Off training session is created for current and prospective I Live Here I Give Here Nonprofit Members to begin brainstorming their Amplify Austin Day campaign. The Amplify Austin Kick-Off is designed to bring nonprofits together to discuss our goals for Amplify Austin Day 2020 and provide a space for nonprofits to actively brainstorm their 2020 campaign. Held at round tables, with an experienced table leader, this training allows for creative exploration, idea sharing, and collaboration to plan your best campaign yet.
Oct 29, 2019 - Watch Recording Join us on October 29th for an exclusive training session with guest speaker, Aly Van Dyke. As a Marketing & Communications Consultant at the City of Austin, Aly will share her experience with Facebook Live, best practices and data on live streaming, and how she is building an audience through these tools for a more engaged civic community. attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how to use these tools, common mistakes or pitfalls, and how audiences react to live video.
Oct 25, 2019 - Download Slides / Watch Recording Join us for a short 15-30 minute webinar about how we work to customize the global GivingTuesday campaign for Central Texas audiences. We’ll cover I Live Here I Give Here’s plan to engage our local community in a conversation around generosity and how your organization can tie into our campaign for Central Texas.
Oct 25, 2019 - Watch Recording Join us online on October 25th to strengthen your end of year fundraising efforts with a workshop led by GivingTuesday Chief Strategy Officer and nationally recognized social-sector entrepreneur, Jamie McDonald! Jamie will lead participants through a guided session to help plan their campaign, brainstorm a goal, and create an authentic and strategic campaign that will encourage the generosity movement in all parts of our world. Participants will leave the webinar with a tactical strategy to build a giving movement that inspires.
January 23, 2019 - Download Agenda / Download Slides - The I Live Here I Give Here Workshop is a full-day of strategy sessions built to help you inspire, show gratitude and celebrate your supporters. I Live Here I Give Here will present three sessions with guest speakers and panelists to discuss building donor support through online giving. I Live Here I Give Here Nonprofit Members will walk away with ideas and material for Amplify Austin Day 2019 as well as giving strategies they can utilize any day of the year.


Available Recordings

Welcome & Amplify Austin Day Campaign Overview
Speakers: Lindsay Muse, Senior Director of Operations, I Live Here I Give Here, Christine Herlin, Manager of Nonprofit Relations, I Live Here I Give Here
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Storytelling: Learn the Keys to Building an Engaged Audience: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Catherine Lucchesi, Director of Communications & Programming, I Live Here I Give Here
Panelists: Rachel Holtin, Austin Foodstagram, Will Bowling, EASTside Magazine, and Laura Furr, Lollipop Social and Trey Hicks, Giant Noise PR
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On The Subject of Gratitude: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Christine Herlin, Manager of Nonprofit Relations, I Live Here I Give Here
Speaker: Lemuel Williams, Adaptus
Panelists: Soledad Fernandez-Whitechurch, Todos Juntos Learning Center, Rachael Garbowski, Big Medium, and Nicole Genovese of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
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Engaging your Community on GiveGab
Presenters: Casey Keller, Jesse Saldana, and Katie Thomas of GiveGab
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November 13, 2018 - Download Slides / Watch Recording - The Round Table Kick-Off training session gives nonprofits the opportunity to talk about new ideas together, network with similar organizations, and learn from local nonprofit professionals . New this year, I Live Here I Give Here will be joined by our new technology platform provider, GiveGab, who will lead a discussion on utilizing new features on AmplifyATX.org.
October 11, 2018 - Download Slides / Watch Recording / Workbook. Join us online for a workshop with #GivingTuesday guru, Jamie McDonald! Jamie will walk participants through a guided session to help plan their campaign, brainstorm about a goal, and create an authentic and strategic campaign. Participants will leave the webinar with a tactical strategy to build a giving day that inspires.

Training Video Series

Training videos are a great way to learn more about Amplify Austin Day campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Check out the pre-recorded training videos designed to help you learn more about specific topics of all levels. No matter the size and shape of your organization, we've got the tools to help you succeed!

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Series 101

For organizations in search of the Amplify Austin Day essentials, look no further! Our 101 Level Training Videos will highlight some of the most important steps every organization should take to prepare for a successful Amplify Austin Day campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!

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Series 201

Take your Amplify Austin Day campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful Amplify Austin Day campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.

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Series 301

For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Amplify Austin Day experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Amplify Austin Day and beyond!

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