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From the Community: Fundraising Tips

Tell people you’re playing to help local kids
Connect with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to let them know what you’re doing. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and share your excitement about playing games and fundraising for Extra Life. Show them you’re serious! Consider telling grandma to donate to your Extra Life campaign instead of a birthday card. Tell your aunt to skip the present and to help out local sick and injured kids with a donation.

Have an Extra Life Party!
Invite friends over for a game night. You cover the drinks and snacks and then ask your pals to donate to your Extra Life page to “pitch in” to help local kids! Encourage your friends to join Extra Life and host THEIR own Extra Life parties too.

Use Social Media
Share what you’re doing for Extra Life on social media. You can set up your Facebook Fundraiser from your DonorDrive dashboard. This ensures that any donations you collect through Facebook are automatically applied to your Extra Life fundraising total. Don’t forget to periodically tag your contacts, letting them know how close you are to your goal and how they can donate.

Stream to Twitch (or Facebook, YouTube…)
If you have the basics to live stream, then join thousands of other gamers and streamers as the stream to help local kids. Need some help getting started? Check out our Streaming 101 guide!

Go Old School with a Craft Fair, Bake Sale or Auction
Put your crafty-ness to work and make some cool crafts, bake an awesome pie or auction off your unused collectibles, all for donations. Yard sales are also a great way to give your campaign a bump. Think about any “offline” fundraisers that you and your team can work on together. Plan, promote, and host!

Engage with Local Businesses to Get Involved
Visit your favorite eateries, arcades, stores, and bars to engage them with opportunity to not only join Extra Life but to contribute a portion of the nights proceeds to your campaign. Karaoke, trivia nights, painting & cocktails events are all great ways to have fun, raise money and spread the word about Extra Life.

*BONUS TIP: Go Mobile!
Manage your Extra Life campaign with our mobile app! Monitor fundraising, send messages and fundraising emails, schedule Facebook posts, and thank your supporters, all in one place! Grab it now for iOS andAndroid.

Don’t forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!