First time Fundraising Tips from other streamers
Have fun! That’s the most important. And Don’t see not reaching your goal as failure – it’s about the community most of all. 😊
— BulbError 🎄🎁 ‘NANI?!’ 丹尼斯 [Lean on Me] (@Brain_error) December 20, 2018
Have fun during your event, make sure you plan to play games that you enjoy. Every dollar counts, even if you don’t hit your personal goal your fundraising will help purchase more customized controllers and support our efforts.
For your first one pick a charity that means something to you personally and use that personal connection to be passionate and sincere when asking people to donate during your stream.
— 🔝 Bob (@muyskerm) December 20, 2018
Your community knows you and will be passionate about the things you are passionate about. Being passionate about the charity you are supporting will energize your community to want to support the fundraiser.
Make sure all your tech is updated and everything prepared well in advance and build the community’s narrative, give them plenty of time for it
— Asa GreenRiver (@agreenriver07) December 20, 2018
We’ve all been there, make sure your game, console, PC, Software, and hardware all have their updates!!
Make sure the organization you are working with has its own payment portal and some way to share donation progress that you can reflect on stream.
— Kahlief “Free The Equisapiens” Adams (@Kahjahkins) December 21, 2018
For transparency and tax purposes It’s important to make sure that the money you raise goes directly to the charity. Most of the sites that charities use will also have a way to show your community the funds raised either with a event page or on stream add ons like pop ups or a donation bar. To sign up for your own AbleGamers fundraising page check out these sites: Tiltify, Facebook.
Don’t overextend yourself offering more incentives than you can reasonably manage! And truly appreciate every single dollar from every single person who contributes. Don’t lose sight of what a big difference any/all support makes 💖
— negnog (@negaoryx) December 21, 2018
This is important advice, please do not overextend yourself by offering more incentives than you can manage. Incentives can be a fun way to encourage extra donations. If you are doing your first event you may want to consider having a smaller amount of incentives so that you can manage the stream.
People have already added a lot of good points, so I’m going to add: make sure you have information on the charity and be sure to talk about what the charity does and how its beneficial and where the money goes, etc. Why not educate/raise awareness while also raising money?
— Molly (@Foxtrot44) December 21, 2018
Our mission is to make sure that everyone can enjoy the world of gaming by sharing our mission you are helping to make that happen. Sharing information with your community is important, we want donors to know where their money is going and how we are using it! to find out more about where your money goes check out some Quick Facts about our organization and make sure to follow us on Twitter to see where we are going!
Prep drinks, food, contingencies for game malfunctions, incentives and prizes with plenty of time to spare. Start advertising a couple of weeks in advance. If you have partners, check in regularly and have them join a dedicated Discord.
— David Janes | TheChillRoom (@TheChillRoomTV) December 21, 2018
Please make sure to prep food and drinks before your event, taking care of yourself is the #1 priorty during a charity stream. Please make sure to only do a stream length you feel comfortable with and plan to take small breaks during your stream. It’s also a great idea to start spreading the word of your event before the event, a viewer may not be able to make it to your stream but they may want to donate early or also help you share the info.