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 Workshops


The Power of Grassroots Generosity: Lessons from #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

1:30 - 2:30 PM CT

Join us on October 20th as Celeste Flores, US Communities Director at #GivingTuesday, shares lessons from this growing movement that can increase community resilience and tackle issues of equity and civic engagement. Celeste will share background and data on the #GivingTuesday movement, what we learned from #GivingTuesdayNow, and ways your organization can use the day and tools to build a successful effort amid these critical times.

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Amplify Austin Day Kick-Off

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM CT

Join us as we kick-off the 2021 Amplify Austin Season! The Amplify Austin Day Kick-Off brings nonprofits together to discuss our collective goals for Amplify Austin Day 2021 and provides a space for members to actively brainstorm their 2021 campaigns together. This training allows for creative exploration, idea sharing, and collaboration to plan your best campaign yet.

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Key Strategies to Employ During Early Giving

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 PM CT

Amplify Austin Day 2021 will open for early giving on January 19, 2021! Join us that afternoon to kick-off the countdown to Amplify Austin Day with a review of the campaign calendar and the training sessions, incentives, and awareness or capacity building opportunities available to your organization. We’ll discuss early giving and how to give your nonprofit a head start on the Amplify Austin Day Leaderboard with key tactics such as peer-to-peer fundraising, matching campaigns, goal setting, and gaming for the prizes and incentives provided by I Live Here I Give Here.

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I Live Here I Give Here Workshop

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT

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 engage, inspire, show gratitude, and celebrate your supporters. Expert guest speakers and panelists will guide attendees through a full-day of strategy sessions to help advance your community-building efforts and bring new supporters to . 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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Amplify Austin Day for Newcomers

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 PM CT

This session will cover the basics of Amplify Austin Day and will prepare nonprofits with strategic fundraising tactics such as peer-to-peer fundraising, matching dollar solicitations, and how to game for prizes and incentives provided by I Live Here I Give Here. This session will also cover the benefits of your membership with I Live Here I Give Here and how our organization aims to help you engage and build a community of lifelong givers.

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Creating a Stand Out Profile on AmplifyATX.org

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 AM CT

On February 9th, I Live Here I Give Here and the Team at GiveGab will share how to make your nonprofit profile stand out on AmplifyATX.org. GiveGab will tour your AmplifyATX.org nonprofit dashboard to show you where and how to add content to your nonprofit profile. This training will be held before the February 12th nonprofit deadline for nonprofits to complete their Amplify Austin Day profiles and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to make your profile stand out to potential new donors.

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Supporting the Cause You Love on Amplify Austin Day:
A How-To Training for Fundraising Champions and Free Agent Fundraisers

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 PM CT

You have a passion. It could be for animal welfare, fighting poverty, supporting the arts, or raising awareness about mental illness. Out of your desire to make a difference, you are ready to sign-up as a Fundraising Champion or Free Agent Fundraiser on Amplify Austin Day.

Join the I Live Here I Give Here and GiveGab teams for a virtual training to learn how to set up a fundraiser for Amplify Austin Day, best practices for spreading the word and fundraising for your cause, and how to tell your story by leading with your why.

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Past Training Recordings, Workbooks, and Slides


Wed, January 29, 2020 - / Watch Recording / Download Slides 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.
Monday, February 3, 2020 - / Watch Recording Download Slides Join I Live Here I Give Here and the Team at GiveGab for a short webinar about how to make your nonprofit profile stand out on Amplify Austin Day! GiveGab will tour your AmplifyATX.org nonprofit dashboard to show you where and how to add content to your nonprofit profile. We will cover: customizing your 2020 Amplify Austin Day profile; setting up your year-round profile which users will access after Amplify Austin Day; and how to add donation levels, support areas, matching dollars, volunteer opportunities and more! The I Live Here I Give Here Team will also be available to help answer your questions about creating an engaging profile and discuss how site users are engaging with AmplifyATX.org year-round.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Watch Recording / Download Slides Join I Live Here I Give Here’s Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications, Stacey Kaleh, for a discussion on beginner social media tactics, marketing best practices, and tips on efficiently and creatively inspiring new donors to give on Amplify Austin Day. We will also be sure to point out tools that we have created for your campaign and how to access Amplify Austin Day graphics, videos, logos, and more!
Friday, February 7, 2020 - Download Slides 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.
Friday, February 14, 2020 - Download Slides 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.
Friday, January 24, 2020 - Download Slides 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.
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.

Giving Day Training Videos


Watch this video to learn how to meet your donors where they are, and help them become vested in your mission through successful storytelling.

Looking for more information to help you tell your giving day story? Check out the resources below!

Communicating goals internally and externally can have a direct impact on your results. Check out this video to learn about how to set yourself up for success by planning out your unique goals for Amplify Austin Day.

Looking for more information to help you set and communicate your goals for the big day? Check out the resources below!

Having your board, 'on board' for Amplify Austin Day can strengthen your network of both support and outreach. Here are some ways to effectively engage board members in the day at varying capacities!

Leverage social media to increase your online presence and audience engagement during Amplify Austin Day.

Looking for more information to help you spread the word on social media? Check out the resources below!

Dollars can go a lot further when leveraged as Matches and Challenges. Learn what these gifts are, how they function in GiveGab, and gain some unique strategies to successfully gamify your day with these larger donations!

Looking for more information on creating and leveraging match and challenge opportunities? Check out the resources below!

Learn what information is available to you after Amplify Austin Day, and how you can use it to build on existing and newly-created relationships with your organization.

Looking for more information on donor stewardship after the big day? Check out the resources below!