Live fundraising is a great way to tell your story and engage with donors. Download this guide here!
Great, how do I get started?
You'll need a device to stream with (desktop/laptop, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4)!
Download or login to a streaming app to your desktop (like Streamlabs, OBS, Lightstream or XSplit). Have a console? Your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will have apps to stream directly from console (Twitch, Mixer or YouTube)!
Set up an account with a streaming service (Twitch, YouTube, Mixer).
You'll need something to broadcast your gaming! PC or console:
Set your Chatbot to share your donation link when your streaming.
**Pro-tip** add #donate to the end of your participant URL (non-customized) to bring donors right to the payment screen!
Xbox extras to customize your stream
Explore options to customize your stream using Lightstream and Mixer!
Once you have your device, streaming software/service and accounts setup, add your streaming username to your fundraising page by clicking Your Page, then clicking the pencil icon to edit. This allows you to stream to Twitch, Mixer and YouTube and have the stream directly embedded on your Extra Life page! Your donors can interact and chat with you AND donate with ease!
Here's the steps to connect your stream to your page
On extra-life.org. add your streaming username to your fundraising page & save – you're ready to go!
Click Your Page in the top bar
Click the Settings tab on your page
Choose your service and enter your username
Note: YouTube requires you to enter the full URL to the live video, not your YouTube username
Click Save Changes
Share the link to your fundraising page through social media, text messages, your chatbot and email.
When you start streaming from your streaming software (Streamlabs OBS, OBS, Lightstream, XSplit) or console, your stream will appear on your fundraising page!
Don't forget to check out our broadcasting toolkit for additional overlays, commercial breaks, talking points and more.
Stuck? Confused? Let our community of Extra Life streaming experts help! Head to our official Discordand ask for some assistance!
We've pledged to play games and raise funds for kids at our local children's hospital.
We are streaming tabletop role-playing games (RPG / TRPG / TTRPG), including Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (D&D5e) Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh, and Adventures in Middle-earth (AiMe) Guardians of Gondor (from Tolkien Moot XV). These are streamed on our Youtube Channel: https://youtube.com/rpgresearch
We are streaming the electronic role-playing game (ERPG / CRPG) Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition over our Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/rpgresearch
YOU CAN JOIN THE FUN!
If you are in (or can come to) the Spokane area, you can join one of our tabletop role-playing game (RPG / TRPG / TTRPG) game sessions. RSVP for 1 (or more) of six 4-hour sessions.
You can come to our location and play the electronic role-playing game (ERPG / CRPG) Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition. RSVP for 1 (or more) of twelve 2-hour sessions.
If you own NWN:EE, you can join our dedicated server and play cooperatively with us (up to 64 players), while raising funds. RSVP for 1 (or more) of twelve 2-hour sessions.
Sign up to play a session of your choice from the calendar list here: