Amplify Indy is a consulting firm and thought leadership community focused on cause driven organization development, leadership training, community building, and civic engagement.


Amplify Hope is our flagship 90-day program that trains nonprofit and social entrepreneurs on how to become a sustainable organization. We teach based on a modified version of the lean model canvas. Topics covered are compliance, governance, board selection, financial literacy, legal, culture building, marketing, technology, fundraising, and more. 

The program also inspired us to create a financial literacy training platform to help survivors of sex & human trafficking in partnership with Hope Center Indy. (This program is funded in part by Horizon Planning Group & Citizens Energy Group)


The Amplify Indy Monthly Experience is an innovative networking event that brings together Indy’s top thought leaders, industry influencers, and creative talent for an unforgettable evening of collaboration and camaraderie that is second to none in Indiana.


Indy’s top thought leaders gather for intimate Amplify Indy Mastermind Forums to examine challenges, and explore possibilities, to uncover their next big breakthrough! Our program is unlike anything else in Indianapolis. We strive to create small, diverse, and safe groups of incredible individuals just like you who are focused on connecting, collaborating, and succeeding as a collective force.


We can help your nonprofits leverage technology, build fundraising programs, launch campaigns, refine strategic visions, recruit leaders and strategic partners, analyze databases, develop stronger relationships with donors, identify new prospects, craft compelling stories that inspire giving, technology training to streamline operations, and more.

We are currently working with the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana University School of Medicine on a program to lower infant mortality rates. 

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Founded by Harrison Painter

Harrison Painter
Harrison Painter is the Founder/CEO of Amplify Indy and serves as Marketing/Communication Committee Chairman to non-profit COFFE (Community Outreach for Financial Education). He is a U.S. Navy veteran and Google Certified marketing professional who has had two of his marketing companies acquired, one privately and one publicly. Harrison brings his passion for building relationships and seeking out creative partnerships to the Amplify Indy mission of elevating the human experience through community, culture, and commerce in Indiana. 

Co-Founded by Dr. Pingnam Shi


Dr. Pingnan Shi is the Co-Founder and Chief Disruption Officer. Dr. Shi has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and has worked in academic research and tech industry for 26 years and holds 15 patents. He currently serves on the board of the Beyond Me Initiative and is leading the Amplify Blockchain Initiative launching in the summer and Amplify Youth Program launching in the fall. His passion is helping the next generation of young leaders with financial literacy, math skills, and leadership training so they can become successful entrepreneurs. 

Nonprofit Partnership Advisor – Josh Bach

Josh Bach is the CEO, Chairman, and co-founder of 501(c)3 COFFE (Community Outreach for Financial Education). Bach leads the Amplify Indy and COFFE partnership that allows us to provide the Amplify Hope and Amplify Vets initiatives as nonprofit programming. Josh leads this partnership with a sincere passion for helping other nonprofits achieve financial literacy and sustainability. He is fueled by a bold mission to spread this passion to every community throughout the central Indiana and beyond. Bach is a Ball State University graduate with a BS, Sociology.

Leadership Development Advisor – Andy Dix

Andy Dix is President of AD Growth Advisors. Mr. Dix served as Senior Director of Sales and Organizational Effectiveness at Comcast Spotlight.  He is currently a Board Certified Strategic Leadership Coach, Reiss Motivational Profile Master. and Prosci Certified Experienced Change Management Practitioner & Trainer (ADKAR) that helps strategic leaders and entrepreneurs, create highly engaged workforces, that deliver desired results. Dix believes that employee engagement simply means forming a mutually beneficial working alliance with each worker. Andy Dix is an Indiana University graduate with a MS, Telecommunications Management.

Amplify Core Values

  • Faith and Family First
  • Passionate about Moving Central Indiana Forward 
  • Welcoming to all People
  • Focused on Positive Impact
  • Open to Learning
  • Grounded in Humility
  • Abundance Mentality

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Amplify Indy was launched out of the Speakeasy Downtown Indy

The Speakeasy Indy is where this all started. We are so thankful for everything they do! Please make sure to support these wonderful people who are working hard to bring the startup tech community closer in Indianapolis. 


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