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!
All proceeds go to support Riley Children’s Foundation through Extra Life.
I have raised over $2000 for Riley Children's Hospital in the last two years. This is the start of my third year and I chose the goal of 1500 dollars. I want to help and give back as much as I can. I have family members that have had to go to Riley, and I, myself, have been a patient there too. The staff does an amazing job, but what many do not realize is that these children just want to have the ability to be kids. Due to the efforts of individuals and teams raising funds, kids no longer have to worry about some of the costs for treatment, educational materials, diapers, enrichment, the list goes on... any amount helps. Please take the time to consider if this might be something that interests you. I would be glad to help!
Thank you all for your support in the past and even now. I cannot even begin to truly thank you for your kindness, generosity, and willingness to help me in my endeavors. It is amazing what we can do together. I am so glad that we have come together to help these kids! Let’s make it even better than last year!