Live fundraising is a great way to tell your story and engage with donors. Download this guide here!
You'll need something to broadcast your gaming! PC or console:
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*embedding stream on your Extra Life participant page supported
Desktop/laptop extras to customize your stream
Xbox extras to customize your stream
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!
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 Discord and ask for some assistance!
Hey, folks, and thanks for dropping by our Extra Life 2019 page. This is the third year (yikes) for my friends and I and we are Excited As Heck to be doing this all over again. Twenty-four hours (really, twenty-five, because hello, Daylight Savings) of games, guests, and nonsense for your viewing pleasure, all to raise money for Northern Light at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME.
Last year I got all wordy here, but this year I figure you all know the drill--this is year four for my usual bunch of folks. We've had a great run over the last three years, raising a total of $14,933 combined. We'd like to make it an even $20,000 this year, and we'd love for you to help.
Obviously, the immediate, best way to help is to donate to our campaign. The button's right up there; any little bit helps. We'd also be grateful if you to share out this page on Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals, whatever. Help us get the word out--and we've got a nicer link for you than that mess up in your address bar. https://bit.ly/xldonate2019
But, OK. What else?
If you're Boston-local: come on by! As per last year, the CIC is generously hosting an event to bring people in the Boston area together for Extra Life. Doors open at 1PM and close at 9PM, with food, games, and events for all ages. Traveling Controller and Balance Patch will be by to rep the local fighting games community, with mini-tournaments available for entry, and a ton of video and board games will be close at hand. We're proud to be partnering more closely with Boston FIG this year, too. Expect game demos and hands-on time with new and unreleased titles from local developers--and, for our stream viewers, probably no small amount of time on our couch. Just register for the event on our EventBrite page.
If you're not: that's just fine, too! We'll be streaming from our little corner of the CIC from about 11AM, through doors-open at 1PM, and right up till the event closes--and then we keep going. And going. And going, 'til 11AM on Sunday, November 3rd. You'll be able to watch us at https://twitch.tv/tracecomplete on November 2nd (follow now on Twitch to get email reminders of when we get started!) and we'll intermittently cut in on the other goings-on throughout the building while we're doing our thing. It'll be a fun time.