We Can Now: Amplify Austin Nonprofit Spotlight
RecognizeGood’s mission is to illuminate good in the greater Austin community, and through our partnership with I Live Here I Give Here and the community-wide day of giving known as Amplify Austin Day, we’re proud to showcase one way we’re doing that.
Since its launch in 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has helped raise over $100MM for Central Texas nonprofit organizations by helping promote over 700 nonprofit members and help tell their stories. Storytelling is something that many nonprofits struggle with, but thanks to the RecognizeGood partnership the I Live Here I Give Here staff was able to thoughtfully invite a group of nonprofits to tell their story through RecognizeGood. The videos in this series will be shown during Amplify Live, a 24-hour livestream that provides engaging content to attract donors to interact with the Amplify Austin site.
Thanks to our venue host for this series, Monks Jazz Club in east Austin!
Nonprofit Spotlight: We Can Now
Mission: To motivate, encourage, and inspire every individual to reach their highest potential and dreams. Because We C N We Can Now services the homeless population with the essentials of life such as water, food, fruits, hygiene, and more.
Nonprofit Representative: Antony Jackson, Founder, CEO
Our Favorite Parts:
“What makes We Can Now unique in our approach is that along with myself, the leadership behind We Can Now have lived experience.”
“I just wanted to take a different approach, not blame anyone for the conditions that we’ve been in…and utilize our own power and our own strength and our own brains and energy to be able to create the solutions and the things we need ourselves.”
“When you’re investing in We Can Now, you’re investing in people. You’re supporting programs and a community that is rising up together to do good for themselves. You’re supporting short term solutions, long term solutions, and ultimately sustainability for a group of people who have been underserved.”