Friday, February 17, 2017

Support the RLS Foundation During Amplify Austin 2017!

How to Amplify

Setting Up Your Individual Fundraising Page

Amplify Austin celebrates Austin's annual day of online giving. For 24 hours, the community comes together to support the city's local nonprofits!

Over the last four years, Amplify has raised over $24.7 million for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016 alone, 40 percent of the 61,625 donors were first-time givers to nonprofit organizations, and a total of $8.5 million was raised for over 600 Central Texas nonprofits.

This is the day to celebrate and support nonprofits based in the Austin area, the organizations that work hard to serve others. In 2016 alone, The RLS Foundation certified five additional RLS Quality Care Centers, reinvigorated our research grant program by committing to award up to eight new pilot grants totaling $200,000, developed a Teen Guide and Children's Booklet, created a multidisciplinary Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, and rolled out our Year of Augmentation, just to name a few!

And guess what? This online day of giving is not just restricted to the Austin area!. This 24 hour period celebrates local nonprofits, and encourages donations from supporters everywhere! Whether you have supported us for years, or are considering donating for the first time, Amplify with us!

Now is the time to get involved. You can set up your own individual fundraiser on behalf of the Foundation! Create your own fundraising goal and rally your community to donate to support your cause. Your fundraiser will be featured on the RLS Foundation page!

Check out Patty Pillow's fundraiser to see what your fundraiser could look like. See the steps below to get started!

How to Set Up an Individual Fundraising Page

    2. Click "Create a Fundraising Campaign," Then Click "Create Account"
    3. Fill Out Form + Create Account
    4. Campaign Type: Amplify Austin Day
    5. Create Your Own Fundraiser Title
    6. Fundraiser Summary: Tell Your Story, Why People Should Donate to Your Page
    7. Personalize Your URL Link

Have questions? Email or call us at 512-366-9109.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Amplify Austin 2017

How to Amplify

4 Easy Steps to Donate

The RLS Foundation is participating in Amplify Austin for the second year in a row!

Amplify Austin is a 24 hour power fundraiser for Austin, Texas area nonprofits starting at 6 p.m. on March 2. We need your help to show the Foundation's home city just how strong and committed the RLS community is!

Our goal is to raise $15,000 in 24 hours to increase RLS awareness, improve the RLS Foundation certified Quality Care Center network, and add support for our robust research program to find a cure for RLS.

And thanks to a generous donor, this year we have a match up to $2,500!

Mark your calendars for March 2 ... or "set it and forget it" by scheduling your gift NOW!

4 Easy Steps To Donate:
    2. Click the 'Donate now' button
    3. Enter your donation amount and required information
    4. Help us spread the word by sharing your donation on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #AmplifyRLSF!

You can also create an individual fundraising campaign, set your own fundraising goal, and rally your community to help this cause you care about! Visit our Amplify page and click 'Create a Fundraising Campaign' on the right side of the page.

Need some help? Our next blog post will highlight the steps to making your own fundraising campaign - stay tuned!