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!
Ever wanted to help those in need through gaming? You can! We over at the /r/ShadowHaven Shadowrun living community will be raising money for sick kids through Extra Life. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Ever been curious about Shadowrun? Want to see how games go in a living world? Like to have fun and tell cool stories? Already been playing here forever? Or just think helping little kids is a good cause? Then come donate!
To reward you all, we'll have a raffle! For every dollar you donate to Extra Life you'll be given one ticket (up to a maximum of 20). These tickets will be entered into a raffle at the end of the stream, and winners will be able to choose in a first come first served style from the pool art prizes.
If you’d like to get involved in the ShadowHaven community, come on down to https://www.reddit.com/r/shadowhaven and check out the new member welcome document. You can join our discord here. If you’ve got a suggestion or question for us specifically about Extra Life, please feel free to send a modmail to the same subreddit with the subject “Extra Life 2019”.
As they say in the shadows, shoot straight, chummers.