amplify-austinOn March 20, year two of Amplify Austin kicks off – marking 24 hours of online giving to your favorite nonprofits. Last year, this campaign was new to us and with very little effort NAMI Austin managed to raise $1,000.  This year with our focus on increasing the number of free classes, support groups and presentations we offer in the community, we have set our sights on raising $10,000. It’s a pretty big goal for a little organization, but we know we can do it with YOUR hel

Let’s crank up the giving! Amplify Austin makes it easy:

1. Make a donation.  This year’s campaign has a great “set it and forget it” option which makes it easy to set up your donation today! If you’re worried you might forget or have plans March 20-21, Amplify Austin lets you schedule your donation to NAMI Austin in advance. Simply click  here to schedule your gift. And, remember, your donation is maximized by our $3,000 matching grant!

2. Spread the word online!

  • Use the “Forward to a Friend” option and share this email with your friends!
  • Share the link to the NAMI Austin Amplify Austin page with your friends and family! An email, Facebook post or Tweet are great ways to share. The URL is: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/namiaustin
  • Link to us on Facebook and Twitter (@NAMIAustin) and don’t forget to use the hashtag #AmplifyATX!

3. Become a fundraiser. If you are  passionate about providing free mental health education, support and advocacy, Amplify Austin offers you a simple way to invite your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors to participate in this day of giving.  As an individual fundraiser, you set your goal, you get the word out, and you become a voice for NAMI Austin and the good work it does in the community. It’s easy! Simply create an account here and share the link to your page with your friends and family. You can also download, print and share this flyer!

4. Become a Business Fundraiser. The Austin area is full of passionate and generous businesses that have supported the NAMI Austin cause with in-kind services and donations.  Invite your employer, favorite restaurant, local coffee shop or hair stylist to join forces with us and donate to NAMI Austin March 20-21. Have fun with it, and suggest a little friendly “competition” between departments or with other businesses. Learn more here.

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Click here and learn more about Amplify Austin and why it’s such a great way to give!

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