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!
It's that time of the year again, time to pull the money out of the wall, flip over the mattress, and cash in those piggy banks at the coinstar. Same as years past I'll be aiming for 24 hours.
I've got a set amount of prizes to give away but the more that gets donated the more prizes I'll add to the pool. You may submit your name multiple times for each prize. Please also include valid contact information (such as email!) with your donation so that I can reach you in the event you win. Any donation without an email or name given will forfeit prize eligibility.
All winners will be selected after the stream.
10 Dollars: Any game on steam up to 15 dollars in value.
15 Dollars or more: Any game on steam or amazon up to 60 dollars in value.
Donations are non refundable but ARE tax deductible!
The games we are playing this year:
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (Full Coop Run)
Hidden Agenda (Full Coop Run)
Gears of War 3 (Full Coop Run)
A Way Out
Jackbox Party Pack 1-6 (whatever game we want)
Oh one last thing... To up the stakes this year I've added a new donation goal: The Pepper Pain Train. For every goal we hit we will consume dramatically hotter hot sauces. Every sauce on this list excluding the first one is over a million Scoville. The sauces we have lined up are:
Queen Majesty's Coffee Habanero (Eaten at $500 dollars total)
Hot Ones The Last Dab Reaper Edition (Eaten at $1000 dollars total)
Hot Ones Dragon in the Clouds (Eaten at $1500 dollars total)
Da Bomb Ghost Pepper Edition (Eaten at $2000 dollars total)
So if it isn't enough to win some free stuff you can also contribute to our ride on the pain train too!
If you can't donate no worries! Sharing my link is free and the best way to support this great cause.