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Britney Gilmore — Nonprofit, Charity, Philanthropy, & Giving Blog Authors — Austin, Texas — ILH,IGH
66% of Austinites feel uninformed about the issues.
89% say they would give to a specific need in the community.

Why We’re Here

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

Did you know that according to a study done by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012, Austin is ranked 32nd out of the 50 largest cities in the nation in per capita charitable giving? This is a big improvement over our ranking at the beginning of the 21st century when we ranked 48, but there is still a lot of room for growth!

Austin is a vibrant city with a personality all its own. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that’s not enough. The biggest problem facing Austin Nonprofits is there is not enough money.

Our community is well known for cherishing its environment and local businesses, its time to nurture our home-grown nonprofits in the same way!

We depend on our nonprofits to meet so many of the Austin's most basic needs; but the shortage of funds for these organizations is creating large gaps in services.

This is where I Live Here, I Give Here steps in. Our main purpose is to connect people like YOU with the issues you care about and the Nonprofits that support them.

I Live Here, I Give Here is proud of the work we have accomplished since our launch in 2007. We connect the people of Austin with the causes they care about.

We partner with nonprofit groups so they can be more accessible to you. We spotlight specific needs in Austin every month to let you know how you can help.

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The Main Attractions

by Britney Gilmore
April 24, 2012

Austin is already known for many things: generosity, music, The Longhorns and 6th Street...just to name a few. However, after living here for about four months, I have discovered something else that should be added to that list of “Austin wonderfuls”

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In Only Seven Years

by Britney Gilmore
April 4, 2012

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Seven years: too long to keep certain items in your fridge but just long enough to take huge community strides. Therefore I say, ONLY seven years after the most devastating hurricane in my time New Orleans, LA residents have found a way to not just pull themselves up but to also find their way back to philanthropy and give back to the residents of the city.

Remember back to 2005. Those horrific videos we saw of people fighting each other and for their lives. Swimming, climbing, starving, losing loved ones and starting over from nothing are just some of the things those people endured in that year. All of the uncertainty about their future was ONLY seven years ago.

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Spring Is In Full Swing

by Britney Gilmore
March 30, 2012

This article is sad in so many ways. I know many of us look forward to spring because of baseball, Memorial Day, pools beginning to open, gardening and the great weather. But what if spring was just another season in a calm stream of the “same ole thing?”

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How To Save A Life

by Britney Gilmore
March 26, 2012

With the ability to contact law enforcement, government agencies and other public assistance programs via an unlimited number of ways, how is this article even possible? That alone covers hundreds of thousands of contacts to report abuse to. Is child abuse not being taken seriously?

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I am sure by now that most children, parents and other relatives from the family tree have experienced that moment when you are asked or have had to ask someone how to use an iPhone or a hip, new feature/program on the computer or even a laptop itself.

These technologies we have in the 21st century are so much more than enjoyable social utensils and coming of teenage status entitlements that you think your parents owe you.

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American Philanthropist John Rockefeller once said, “I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.” If that is truly the case, then for the past week and a half Austin has paid its dues and some!

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The BIG Giver!

by Britney Gilmore
February 17, 2012

You may have read The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Bloomberg Businessweek, or saw the America’s Top Charitable Donors slideshow. Even if you happened not to get around to any of these, there is no stretch of sand deep enough to bury one’s head in to not know that Americans love BIG Givers! Honored in 2011 for their generosity in 2010 included philantropists such as Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and David Rockefeller, just to name a few, but what about those who don’t necessarily donate over $1 million.

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