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!
On November 2nd, I'll be playing games for 8 hours to raise funds for sick kids at my local children's hospital!
Once Upon a baby hare...
When I was a little bunny, I was very sick and almost died. At age 4, after weeks of trying to nail down what was actually wrong, I was diagnosed with Septic Arthritic Hip. Thanks to the help of some wonderful Drs at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, I not only came out of it ok, but as the healthy, happy, ridiculous Hare you know today. After surgery, a lengthy hospital stay, an at home nurse, and a “dolphin box” (IV pack I had to wear constantly that squeaked lol) – I was was back to normal. It was a huge endeavor for my family, and while I, thankfully, don’t remember much about the bad parts, I do remember the care I received and the environment I was in. I was a sick kid, but I was still able to be a kid. I remember playing, riding through the halls with my Mom, and going up to the rooftop play area, where I could also see a full view of home in all it’s sunshine and shorelines.
Baby Hare and her "Dolphin Box"
I was raised by a Mother who never stopped giving, even if it was all she had. As I got older, I continued to want to do something for the hospital that helped my family so much. All Children’s has grown by leaps and bounds since I was a patient, and watching that growth means so very much to me. It has been a personal wish of mine to do something to give back. We watched all the telethons while I was growing up and I had grand plans for doing something to help other kids who are going through what I went through. When I joined The Mommy Gamers’ team, I had no idea that I could choose All Children’s as my hospital, just that I wanted to be a part of a team that was so excited to be a force of good. I am absolutely thrilled that it aligns with a personal goal of my own and am very excited for the upcoming 24 hour stream. I’ll see you all on Nov. 2nd!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, the tip of my crochet hook, and from the big dent in my left hip! Let’s do something good together!
Here's how it works
Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Game Day (Nov. 2nd), I will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!
100% of the donations go to my local hospital. 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.