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!
This year marks my 10th Extra Life to date and over the years I've been able to raise over $6850 in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This year I'm hoping to increase that amount even more with a goal of $1000!
I will be supporting SickKids Foundation out of Toronto as part of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital that treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay.
Support The Kids
100% of the donations go to SickKids Foundation. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids! Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation.
Video Games for 24 Hours
As part of The Gamers' Inn team I'll be playing video games in support of charity. Last year we split our game time across a few days, and that worked well for those playing and those watching. See my scheduled Game Days below, and be sure to follow my Twitch over at Twitch.tv/RyanMurphyCA to be ready for the streaming fun throughout the rest of 2019. Doesn't hurt to follow me on Twitter (@RMurphy) either, as you never know when I'll be raising awareness for our Extra Life campaign!
Saturday, November 2nd A Very BlizzCon Extra Life - 8 PM ET to 11 PM ET Celebrating all the Blizzard news from BlizzCon by playing Blizzard titles.
Saturday, November 9th TGI Extra Life - 10 AM ET to 10 PM ET or LATER The main event!
Friday, December 20th TGI Holiday Extra Life Party - 8 PM ET to 11 PM ET Capping off our Extra Life campaign with some holiday flavoured treats AND games.
By donating to The Gamers' Inn Extra Life team you will get a free game! After you donate, just head over to the prize list and follow the instructions.
Zombies Ate My Podcast: Donate $15 and suggest a zombie film for us to watch. Can stack and over $50 throws in an audio commentary for one of your picks.