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!
I'm on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network Hospital (Children's of Alabama) treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
Some have asked - "Why do you do this 'ExtraLife' thing?" For kids like my Grand-nephew Cyrus. He will soon celebrate his 7th Birthday (in October)! This would not have been possible with out Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital (A Children's Miracle Network Hospital). Who knows what amazing things will happen for him THIS year!
Below is a short synopsis from his Mom (my niece):
------------------------------ GETTING STARTED Cyrus’s 20 week scan showed nothing of concern, and we learned that Cyrus was a boy developing normally. By 28 weeks, we discovered that he had a “constellation of defects” that pointed with giant arrows to some kind of genetic disorder. I had a condition called polyhydramnios. This happened because Cyrus has micrognathia, a congenital defect in which the chin is too small for the facial structure and causes swallowing difficulties. By 30 weeks gestation, the amniotic fluid level was far too great to safely carry Cyrus, and I had to have an amnio-reduction procedure at Vanderbilt in order to avoid amniotic fluid related complications. It was during this that we chose to also take extra fluid in order to determine whether there was a genetic cause for Cyrus’ many defects.
CYRUS'S DIAGNOSIS: • Recombinant 4th Chromosome • Heterotaxy with Right Isomerism These two diagnoses are the umbrella terms for the multitude of medical complications that Cyrus experiences. Among these are a seizure disorder, tracheomalacia, bilateral colobomas on the iris and optic nerve, submucosal cleft palate, hypotonia, polydactyly, an atrial septal defect, Ebstein’s anomaly, an unusable stomach with gastroparesis, a bi-lobed liver with hyperbilirubenemia and giant-cell hepatitis, chronic lung disease, malrotated intestines, irregular kidneys, hypothyroidism, bilateral inguinal hernias, and global developmental delays.
MONROE CARELL JR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Vanderbilt) Cyrus was born by emergency Cesarean section on October 22, 2013. He had an APGAR of 2. The NICU had already been alerted about his condition, and we already had a team dedicated to each of his systems. The entire medical staff there were attentive, supportive, and collaborative with us regarding his care and treatment. There was no stone left unturned; I truly believe it was to their credit that my child, for whom the chromosomal anomalies should have been a death sentence, is alive to celebrate his 7th birthday on the 22nd of October. --------------------------------------- Cyrus is just one of MANY children being helped by CMN Hospitals nationwide - so let's do what we can to support them and the children/families they help!
Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.
I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids. Please make a safe, easy donation online today. Click the "Support This Participant" button on this page to get started. Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!