I Live Here I Give Here’s mission is to cultivate the power of giving back. We strive to meet our community’s needs by ensuring that the culture of giving back is embraced and celebrated throughout our region. We accomplish this through a unique set of products and services designed to meet every Central Texan exactly where they are with a special focus on new and emerging donors. We do so through integrated and effective tools with proven impact, like AmplifyATX.Org and Amplify Austin Day.
AmplifyATX.org strives to meet the needs of our community by providing an easy-to-use digital marketplace that connects local donors with Austin area nonprofits all year long. We inspire the people of Austin and their neighbors to make a difference in their community by connecting them with the causes they’re passionate about on one easy-to-use platform where they can donate to charities in their neighborhood.
Over the past four years, Amplify Austin Day has raised over $24.7M for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016, 39 percent of the 616,625 Amplify Austin Day donations were first time gifts to nonprofit organizations. Together we raised $8.5M for over 600 Central Texas nonprofits. Beyond Amplify Austin, I Live Here, I Give Here offers a variety of unique programs all designed to make giving back accessible to all Central Texans. I Live Here, I Give Here was established in 2007.
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Gina Tillis wrote on January 15th, 2015
On Feb. 3rd from 1:00-3:00pm the First Year Experience will be hosting an asset based community development (ABCD) training in collaboration with the Community Advancement Network (CAN) of Austin. This workshop will be facilitated by nationally renown expert on ABCD and is open for our students, neighborhood residents, nonprofit agencies, churches and local government interested in discovering the power of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) to help build stronger, healthier communities and neighborhoods by unlocking the gifts of the residents, associations and organizations.
Introduction to ABCD – Definitions & Principles
Examples of ABCD in action
Why Place-Based Strategies and Community Engagement are Critical
The roles of Residents in Building a Stronger Community
The New Role of Institutions – How Institutions Can Use All Their Assets to Build a Stronger Community and raise more resources
Tools for Agencies and Local Governmental Institutions - Leading By Stepping Back
Asset Mapping – Discover-Ask-Connect – From Mapping to Mobilizing
Learning Conversations – How to Connect and Engage Residents
Connector Leaders – Effective leadership in Today’s World
We welcome your attendance and look forward to partnering with you! Peace and blessings...