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!
It's the third year of the Character Crusade and CouchWarrior TV 25-hour ExtraLife Livestream!
Join us as we battle and quest through Skyrim, taking turns for gsaming, interviews, and fundraising for Gillette Children’s Specialty Care via ExtraLife.
Join two Experts with a decade of Skyrim Skill and a perennial Noob with 3 years of painful Skyrim mistakes as we fight together, separately, to complete as many quests as we can in 25 hours!
To make this year’s livestream ExtraLife fundraising event even more fun and challenging, we’re adding some gameplay-rules so you can help us along in our story, including:
Donations = Septims: We play only with Septims equal to your donations!
No fast Travel until we get to certain donation milestones (every $200 in total donations raised allows one fast travel)
You can “buy a quicksave” for $5 or higher donation.
Donation of $50 or more and you can dictate which Quest we start (and we will start it immediately! Yes, we will stop the current activity and immediately start the new quest!)
The 2019 Livestream “Anguish Tax” means when we don’t hit our fundraising goals, we increase gameplay difficulty when we rotate to the next player, potentially making life harder for everyone…
Join us for an Epic 25 hours of Skyrim with some of Skyrim’s greatest AND up-and-coming community members. How many webcams will we have? Who will our main gameplay character be? How quickly will Joe and Stu try to lock Matt in a closet when he fails repeatedly with simple spells? How many quests will we complete?
And most importantly, how much will we raise for ExtraLife and Gillette Children’s Specialty Care? It’s all up to you!
Join us on November 2nd, starting at 10AM US Central Time!