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ZERO’s here to support your charity streaming efforts. In addition to the info on this page, you can join ZERO’s official Discord server and ping Jeremy for help, or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about getting started.
How To Get Started
First thing’s first, create a fundraising page that works best with your streaming software. Click the Join Now box above to see your choices.
After that, just a bit of planning and a bit of promotion will really turbo-charge your fundraising efforts. Even giving your charity stream a name and theme can take it to the next level and make it feel like an event.
1) Choose a Hook
Add a bit of spectacle by settling on a special activity, theme, or big reveal for your fundraiser. Give it a name and create promotional materials, so that it feels like a can’t-miss event within your community.
2) Set up Your Tools
Customize your fundraising page, explaining what you’re doing, including photos of yourself, and any custom graphics you’ve made for the campaign. Configure overlays in your broadcasting software, including a progress thermometer, donor list, and gift alerts.
3) Motivate Donors
Come up with something spectacular when you’ve reached milestones and your overall fundraising goal. Donor perks are a great way to encourage giving, whether it’s a shout-out during your stream, giving access to custom content, offering having a multi-player session with donors, or even a giveaway.
4) Spread the Word
Promote early and often! Chat about your plans in streams leading up to the fundraiser. Post about it in social media and on Discord. Add a fundraising link to your streaming profile, and if you’re in touch with other content creators outside of their streams, ask if they’ll mention it.
5) Team Up
If you participate in an active Discord channel, have regular viewers who stream, or are part of a team/clan/regular gaming crew, see if your friends would be willing to join the fun and do a charity stream too! It’s easy to create a team page on your fundraising site, it’ll roll up a everyone’s efforts into a leader board and show how much you’ve raised together.
6) Go Live
Fundraiser time, you got this. Mention the cause frequently and don’t be bashful asking for donations, it’ll encourage giving and keep it fresh as viewers come and go during your stream. Check out the next section for some quick stats and talking points about the impact of each gift. And be sure to show the love each time a viewer donates.
7) Celebrate the Good You’ve Done
Thank you! Whether you’ve raised a buck or a billion, you’re making difference by raising awareness about a deadly – but wholly preventable – disease, and helping patients who have nowhere else to turn! After the fundraiser, be sure to thank your donors and tell the stream what an impact they’ve had.
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Planning an offline event, larger virtual series, or something else something big? Know of an industry vendor or business that wants to work with ZERO? Just looking for ideas and support for your fundraiser? Don’t be a stranger, join our community on Discord or reach out to Jeremy over email, and let’s talk about next steps.