What is Amplify Austin?
“Amplify Austin Day is the Central Texas region’s day of giving. It is a local generosity movement that connects individuals, families, businesses, and foundations with the causes they are passionate about to create real, lasting change for the local nonprofits that address our most pressing needs.”
For the complete breakdown, check out our Amplify Austin blog from 2019
No matter where you are or how you spend your day, there’s nothing quite like coming together as one big community. Although it doesn’t require being president of the HOA or picking up trash along the highway everyday, there are little things that you can do to be an active member of your community. A great way to do this is by giving back to the local nonprofits that strive to make Austin a better place to live every single day. Continue…
Unlike for-profit corporations, nonprofit organizations have much smaller budgets for marketing and advertising than some may anticipate. Unfortunately, many people tend to view these expenses as counter to the reasons they originally gave to a certain cause. As companies are forced to become more transparent in the age of clear and precise communication as well as more personal producer-consumer relationships, people are wanting to see their money go directly towards the receivers of work done by organizations which they decide to give to. Nowadays, these donations are seen more as an investment than just a gift. Although it is understandable that donors give to see results, nonprofits struggle with a lack of ability to grow their reach because of their hesitancy to fund campaigns which have the potential to do so.
This year, we saw a one-minute Super Bowl spot from Toyota featuring a Paralympic athlete and the journey she took to increase her chances of winning a gold medal. Heartwarming and inspiring—no cars were featured in the ad, which promoted the phrase, “When we’re free to move, anything is possible.” So what does this say about what we value as consumers? Are features and benefits our main concern? The fact is, in a world with so much variety, availability, and interconnected commerce, we subscribe to the brands we choose to invest loyalty in, not the products we choose to buy.
What is Amplify Austin Day?
Amplify Austin Day is a 24-hour period of online giving which connects local non-profits of all causes to local donors through a digital marketplace. This platform provides a fun way for the city to come together to better the community. Over the past five years, Amplify Austin has raised over $35 million for local organizations. This year it aims to raise $10 million in just 24 hours!
This coming weekend marks the fifth annual Austin Food & Wine Festival! Experts in the food and wine industry from across the nation will be returning to Austin to share their knowledge through demos, showcases and tastings. However, there is more than just the delicious food and wine pairings that are served at the event. Here’s what you need to know about Austin Food & Wine Festival:
It was indeed a tough race, competing against some pretty impressive derby cars, but we are so ecstatic to announce that our team, Britney Steers, brings home the gold (plated plastic) for speed in the 2016 Pixelwood Derby! We could not have done it without the help of every member of the HMG team.
Just three weeks before the big day, nonprofits from around the city are preparing for Amplify Austin– a 24-hour online event that allows for the Austin community to come together over the act of donating to local nonprofits. This year, over 600 nonprofits will be participating in Amplify Austin. While it may be very overwhelming to pick and choose which one of these amazing nonprofits to donate to, we’ve narrowed down our picks for each category of your choosing.