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!

Live Webinars and In-Person Trainings


#GivingTuesday Webinar

Thursday, October 11

12:00 PM CT - 2:00 PM CT

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.

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AmplifyATX Round Table Kick-Off

Tuesday, November 13

1:00 PM CT - 3:00 PM CT

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.

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The I Live Here I Give Here Workshop

Wednesday, January 23

10:00 AM CT – 5:00 PM CT

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.

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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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I Live Here I Give Here New Member Meetup

Friday, February 1

10:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

On February 1st, I Live Here I Give Here invites new nonprofit members to join us for a New Member Meetup. The purpose of this membership meetup is to introduce new nonprofit members to Amplify Austin Day and the benefits of I Live Here I Give Here Nonprofit Membership program. We will discuss the elements of Amplify Austin Day, top strategies and tips for a great campaign. We will also provide time to ask questions and brainstorm strategies for the Day together. We look forward to welcoming you to the I Live Here I Give Here family!
Coffee will be provided.

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Marketing & Social Media 101 Meetup

Friday, February 8

10:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

I Live Here I Give Here invites nonprofit members to join us for a Marketing & Social Media Membership Meetup with our Director of Communications and Programming. This meetup will cover beginner social media tactics, marketing best practices, and tips on efficiently and creatively inspiring new donors to give. We will also provide time to ask questions and brainstorm strategies for the Day together. We hope you can join us for a great conversation!
Coffee will be provided.

Rallying Your Crowd Meetup

Tuesday, February 12

10:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

I Live Here I Give Here invites nonprofit members to join us for the Rallying Your Crowd Meetup. This meetup will cover the basics of peer-to-peer fundraising, sourcing match funding, engaging your staff and board and making giving fun for your community. We will also provide time to ask questions and brainstorm strategies for the Day together. We hope you can join us for a great conversation! Coffee will be provided.

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Post-AmplifyATX Brainstorm Meetup

Wednesday, April 24

10:00 AM CT - 12:00 PM CT

After Amplify Austin Day is all tied up, it's time to debrief and prepare for the upcoming year. I Live Here I Give Here invites nonprofit members to join us for the Post-AmplifyATX Brainstorm Meetup where we will review our learnings from the 2019 Amplify Austin Day surveys. Come hear what our givers, fundraising champions and nonprofits learned this past year and which strategies you can employ to build on your success in 2020! Coffee will be provided.



Training Videos - 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!


Getting Ready - 15 Min

Interested in participating in Amplify Austin Day? We'll cover the benefits of participating in a giving day and how to sign up your organization to be a part of the fun! We’ll also point you towards other tools and resources available to make your giving day as successful as possible.

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Giving Day Basics - 20 Min

Are you excited about participating in Amplify Austin Day, but not sure where to start or what to prioritize? This training course will highlight the five essential steps to ensuring your organization has a strong showing on Amplify Austin Day without exhausting your limited time and resources.

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Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min

Your Amplify Austin Day profile is the first thing your donors will see during the big event. This training course will show you how to create and customize an engaging Amplify Austin Day profile that will entice potential supporters and successfully highlight your organization’s unique stories.

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Telling Your Story - 20 Min

Storytelling goes beyond your organization’s overall mission, and allows potential supporters to connect with your work and feel like they can make a difference. We’ll share our best practices for telling engaging stories to make your donors feel like the champions they are.

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Spreading The Word - 30 Min

You’ve completed your Amplify Austin Day profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Amplify Austin Day across multiple platforms as well as best best practices for creating action driven content for your supporters.

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Thanking Your Donors - 20 Min

After your success on Amplify Austin Day it’s time to thank the supporters who helped you reach your goals. In this training course we’ll cover how to thank all of your donors effectively and share tips, strategies, and best practices for donor stewardship success on Amplify Austin Day and beyond!
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Training Videos - 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.


Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min

Before you dive into your Amplify Austin Day campaign, take the time to assess your goals! In this training course we’ll share the importance of setting clear goals as well as best practices and strategies for how you can make the most out of Amplify Austin Day.

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The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on Amplify Austin Day by utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization. In this training course we'll cover everything you need to know about recruiting and empowering fundraisers for Amplify Austin Day!

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Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min

Amplify Austin Day is the perfect opportunity to engage your supporters both online and off! We'll share nonprofit best practices and creative ways to engage and excite your supporters and your community on Amplify Austin Day.

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Social Media Strategies - 30 Min

Social media is a great way to engage with your supporters and get them excited about Amplify Austin Day! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on Amplify Austin Day.

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Scheduling Communications - 20 Min

When preparing for Amplify Austin Day, your communications with supporters can play an enormous role in your overall success. We’ll cover supporter communication best practices and highlight tools your organization can use for more efficient and effective online engagement.

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A Picture Tells A Thousand Words - 25 Min

Images have the power to tell stories and evoke emotion in your supporters and potential donors. In this training course we’ll go over the impact images can have on your supporters, and how to improve your online engagement during Amplify Austin Day and beyond!

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Training Videos - 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!


Engaging Your Board - 15 Min

Getting your board on board for Amplify Austin Day can be a pivotal step in your overall giving day success. In this training course, we’ll cover strategies and best practices for engaging with your board before, during, and after Amplify Austin Day.

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Matching Challenges - 15 Min

Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Amplify Austin Day and beyond! In this training course we’ll cover best practices for finding sponsors and how to utilize your matching dollars for maximum engagement.

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Gamifying Your Giving Day - 10 Min

Amplify Austin Day is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with your supporters while motivating them to have a greater impact on your organization. In this training course, we’ll cover how you can utilize the momentum of Amplify Austin Day to create exciting challenges for your supporters.

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Retaining New Donors - 15 Min

After Amplify Austin Day, it's important to celebrate your new supporters, and start building your new relationships. In this training course we’ll cover strategies and best practices for retaining your new donors through engaging opportunities within your organization and beyond.

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Building Better Relationships - 20 Min

After Amplify Austin Day, it’s time to steward your donors and acknowledge their generous support. In this training course, we’ll cover stewardship best practices and strategies for building stronger and longer lasting relationships with your supporters.

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GiveGab After Your Giving Day - 20 Min

Learn about GiveGab, your Amplify Austin Day tech partner, and the nonprofit fundraising and supporter engagement tools available to your organization year round! We’ll give an overview of some of our most popular features and pricing plans on GiveGab.

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