Charity Extensions: making the world a better place one stream at a time
Article from: Twitch Blog
Author: AJ Glasser
Twitch is proud to recognize three very special Extensions supporting charitable causes on your favorite broadcasters’ streams throughout 2019.
Tiltify Donations, DonorDrive’s AFSP Charity Fundraising, and Gamers Beat Cancer by GameChanger unlock the power of Twitch community to drive more donations to charity through engaging and interactive experiences in Extensions. Make the world a better place just by streaming and using Extensions in support of charity.
Take Tiltify, our flagship charity partner for Twitch Extensions.
Leveraging Amazon Pay, they built the first version of a panel Extension that lets broadcasters set up a drive for a cause and track donation progress over time.
A new version of Tiltify Donations adds broadcaster rewards, challenges, and polls to drive more awareness and support from broadcasters’ audiences during a fundraising event.
Tiltify is currently raising funds for St Jude Play Live, a prize month fundraiser, through May 31.
Additionally, May 18 is Tiltify’s official Red Nose Day’s Nose Bowl where Broadcasters and celebrities will join forces between 12PM PST and 5PM PST to raise funds to end child poverty.
“Tiltify was created specifically to help streamers maximize their charity fundraising. We have proudly been used by the streaming community since 2014 and work with over 600 charities in seven countries. We’re available for any of your favorite charities with no sign up fee.”
— Tiltify CEO Michael Wasserman
DonorDrive joins us supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Children’s Miracle Network via the Extra Life Charity Leaderboard. Featuring mobile donation support on iOS and Android, both of these Extensions showcase which broadcasters raised the most during a drive for their charity.
“The Extension essentially activates an Extra Life-themed channel badge that’s connected to the content creator’s fundraising page. [It] allows viewers to donate directly to their local children’s hospital without ever having to leave Twitch. This Twitch Extension is literally saving kids’ lives by connecting Twitch’s passionate community with seamless donation technology!”
— Mike Kinney, Managing Director of Digital Fundraising and Children’s Miracle Network
DonorDrive plans to launch support for more charities throughout 2019.
Last but never least is GameChanger. Their most recent drive for American Cancer Society raised tens of thousands of dollars and plenty of awareness for the organization’s sweeping efforts across the United States to raise funds to end cancer.
The developer has big plans for more events in 2019, and you can get behind them with just one click in the GameChanger Charity Extension.