Set a date for your GameRaiser charity stream and let your friends and family know when to tune in. Share the link to your GivePenny fundraising page, where your supporters can watch your Twitch live- stream and make donations in a safe and secure way! Looking for ideas? Here you go:
Invite your mates, load up the game and compete to see who is the best. Stream it all and watch your fundraising total rise as you play!
Why not devote an hour or two to a family gaming session one morning? Will the kids beat the parents?
24-hour gaming marathons streamed through Twitch raise millions of pounds for charities every year. Are you up for the challenge?
We've teamed up with the #1 Connected Giving platform, GivePenny, to allow you to stream your games and raise money for Tŷ Hafan all in the same place. Here's how to get ready to launch your very own Connected Giving fundraising page:
If you haven't already, sign up to GivePenny at www.givepenny.com and Twitch at www.twitch.tv - make a note of your credentials because you'll need them in a moment!
Login at the GivePenny website. On the right side of your GivePenny Dashboard, you'll see a purple button that reads "Connect to Twitch" showing the apps and websites currently available for connection to fundraising challenges. Click/tap on the appropriate button and you'll be sent to the appropriate website to give permissions to share information with your GivePenny profile.
You'll then see a screen giving you control over what information to share with GivePenny. It's important to know that GivePenny will only need these types of profile access to ensure the connection to your Twitch profile works reliably. Keep in mind that if you decide not to share your app profile data, it's likely your GivePenny profile won't be able to show your activity on your fundraising pages.
Once connected (usually by clicking/tapping a button marked "Allow"), you'll be sent back to the GivePenny website and the button should now read: "Disconnect from Twitch" which can be clicked/tapped at any time to disconnect the app from your GivePenny profile.
Now you're just a few steps away from launching your extra-special GameRaisers fundraising page. Soon you'll be able to share your fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and email.... and then you'll then be able to start receiving donations!
Visit www.home.givepenny.com/gameraisers and click/tap "Launch Your Fundraising Page". Sign into your GivePenny profile if you haven't already!
You'll see on the next page that Tŷ Hafan and GameRaisers have been selected already for you. Click/tap "Set Up My Challenge".
The next page asks you to choose a challenge. Click on the "Use This Challenge" button for GameRaisers.
You'll now see a page where the name of your challenge, URL and challenge start and end dates are already filled in for you. Click/tap on "Save and Continue".
Looking good! This next page is a preview of your fundraising page. Feel free to edit your Fundraising Story, Target and any specific Milestones you would want people to pledge sponsorship against.
Click/tap "Publish". The last (but very useful) page gives you the chance to make your own donation to kickstart your fundraising, along with handy buttons to help you share your page on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and email.