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!
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Hi folks, it's us! Your friendly On the Stick gang and we're doing Extra Life again! For the EIGHTH YEAR IN A ROW on January 18th! Check out the video above for some of what you can expect, and keep reading for some incentives!
$5 Donation: Get a free Steam key for... some videogame or another! Additionally, for five bucks, you can send us a code to a Super Mario Maker level and we'll play it during the marathon!
$25 Donation: Request a game to stream, including something for Genesis or Genesisn't! (May happen at a later date, but we WILL stream the game you choose.)
$80 Donation: Request an episode of Same Name, Different Game or Five Reasons or Obscure Old Games! This is 33% off the Patreon price of a request!
Highest Donors: The two highest donors will get to either choose the topic of our next game draft OR a song they'd like to have Mike record a cover of (like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3dtf-FBXGE) (The highest donor gets to decide which of those they want, the 2nd highest gets the other option.)
$500 Total: Mike will attempt a buster-only run of Mega Man 2!
$600 Total: Joe will attempt something resembling a pacifist run of NES Contra (only shooting when necessary to advance the game)!
$1000 Total: All four of us will venture into horrific territory and play a four player session of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET for the NES! (One hour or until we beat it, whichever happens first.)
$2500 Total: If we get here, Joe will get a tattoo of the Extra Life logo and stream it live!
Tell your friends! And come hang out on January 18th at Twitch.tv/onthestick to watch!