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Are you a streamer or interested in streaming to raise money for Against Breast Cancer?
Streaming for charity is a brilliant and fun new way to fundraise – broadcasting a video in real-time on the internet. This streaming of yourself could be you making a cake, hosting a class, doing a challenge or playing games on a console or a board game.
So do you have access to internet? Yes – then you could become the next great #againstbreastcancerstreamer
Streaming your talents and your interests gives you a new type of freedom for your fundraising. Your audiences could be on the other side of the world, watching you and able to join your fundraising event. They could be anywhere, anyone and have a huge potential to raise money to help beat secondary spread breast cancer.
What could do I do for a stream?
- Host a yoga class.
- Do a bake-a-thon as part of your Breast Tea Ever.
- Get together and stream your roleplaying game.
- Hold a music night.
- A crafting stream – like the crafting #streamersagainstbreastcancer.
- Do a gaming marathon or challenge like Team Zen’s Car X Drift racing.
What you need?
- Good internet connection – WIFI or 4G, 4-6 megabits a second.
- PC, laptop or smartphone – check they have a microphone and a camera that is good enough for your stream.
- Streaming platform – such as Facebook or Instagram, Twitch or YouTube or software you may need such as OBS or Streamlabs.
- Added extra hardware – do you need a better microphone or camera, could you do with a ring light so your lighting is better?
- Download your pack with the overlays of the charity logo for your stream.
So what are you waiting for? See the guide below for ideas and create your charity stream.
- Decide on your charity stream idea?
- Makes sure you’ve got the equipment.
- Who are you streaming to – friends and family? Or an audience beyond friends and family – you could go worldwide?
- Which platform are you therefore using for your stream? – Facebook or Instagram could be a good option for streaming to friends and family and YouTube or a dedicated streaming platform like Twitch could be good for a bigger audience.
- REMEMBER – each streaming platform has rules for what you cannot do on them. It’s a good idea to look through these before you start planning your stream.
- Make it easy to fundraise – think about how you can raise money and set up a fundraising page on Just Giving or using a fundraising tool for your streaming platform like Tiltify.
- Promote your stream! – tell your friends, family or followers.
- Plan your stream – what will be engaging for your audience? How can you involve them in the stream? Will you entertain or are your audience a part of the stream?
- Prepare your stream – what do you want to talk about? Do you need information on what your are fundraising for? Get your Against Breast Cancer Overlays for your stream.
- TESTING 1 2 3 – Make sure to test your equipment and stream before you start to make sure it all works.
- Let the cameras roll – start your stream and have some fun!
Take a look at a message from one of the #streamersagainstbreastcancer taking on a crafting stream for #bcam2021.
Don’t forget to let us know about your stream so you can support you with your fundraising. Just fill out the form below.