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!
The Wheel of Shenanigans: For a minimum $15 donation I'll spin the wheel and complete an activity!
EXTREME Bean Boozled Challenge (They're all bad!)
Master Chief mask for 30 minutes
Wear a fancy necklace & tiara for 30 minutes
Tom Made Me Play...a bad game for 30 minutes
Amish hat for 30 minutes
Cowboy hat for 30 minutes
Hair/Beard earmuffs for 30 minutes
I'm looking for other ideas! If you have suggestions let me know!
Goal Tier Events:
$1,000 - If we hit $1,000 before (or during) the marathon I'll extend the stream from 24 hours to 25 hours!
$1,500 - At this goal I'll color my hair! It'll be blue, green or pink. If you donate (and provide your email) you'll get to vote on the color!
$2,000 - At $2,000 Alisa & I are going to eat bugs. Yup...when we hit the big goal, Alisa & I will record a separate video of the two of us taste-testing some edible insects that I buy from somewhere off the internet. This one could be very interesting.
Last year we did these fun things for reaching our goals: