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!
On November 2nd, I'll be playing games for 24 hours to raise funds for sick kids at my local children's hospital!
Here's how it works
Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Game Day (Nov. 2nd), I will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!
100% of the donations go to my local hospital. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!
MILESTONES AND INCENTIVEs
I’ve upped my goal to $1000 this year (plus stretch goals)! That means we’re having a lot of incentives and milestones that should be a lot of fun to unlock as we raise more and more!
$100 – Sew in Onesie WE MADE IT! THANK YOU!
$250 – Game in full cosplay WE DID IT! YOU ARE AMAZING!
$500 – Sew in full cosplay
$1000 – Community gets to pick what cosplay to make/wear for DragonCon!
Plus stretch goals!
Donate $5 and you’ll get a postcard from MOI! Viva la snail mail!
Donate $10 you get to pick the playlist (genre) of what we listen to on stream (+ postcard)
Donate $50 and you can be mod for a day. Have fun! (+ postcard)
Donate $100 and you get to dictate what I do on stream – Sew, Game, or Plan! (+ postcard)
Donate $250 and I’ll sew in a stormtrooper helmet for an hour – Super fun since I can’t see in it! To quote Ralph Wiggum… “Giggles. I’m in danger.” (+ postcard)
Donate $500 and I’m gonna make you a thing! A Kaylee messenger bag to be specific. (+ postcard)
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. If you are so inclined, please hit the donate button below or click the “Extra Life” wings over on the right. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! Let’s help heal sick kids!