Streamlabs Offers Free Fundraising Platform For Charities

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Live streamers who want to raise money for charity will have an easier time of it now, thanks to a new platform by tech startup Streamlabs that will allow users to raise money without the burden of extra costs.

On Streamlabs’ homegrown fundraising platform, content producers will be able to make sure that 100 percent of the money they raise goes directly to whatever cause they’re raising for, according to a report in VentureBeat.

Streamlabs is currently working with a limited number of charity organizations as it rolls out the beta version of the service, notably including the Arbor Day Foundation and the #TeamTrees movement, which aims to raise $20 million to plant 20 million trees.

Other charities the firm is partnering with include Feeding America, World Vision, Make-a-Wish, Americares, Red Cross, Special Olympics, Direct Relief, and American Heart Association. There will be more services rolled out in the first quarter of 2020, Streamlabs said in a Tuesday (Dec. 17) press release.

Those savvy with Streamlabs’ services will find a number of new tricks they can use, such as scheduling the time for their fundraising campaign to begin, utilizing custom donation alerts and adding custom donation panels.

Charities, on the other hand, will be able to see a dashboard to track the progress of donations and view a list of those who are donating.

When someone clicks on the donation link, they’ll be redirected to the charity’s website, which will allow the charity to reap 100 percent of the money given to them, unlike in the past when third-party hosts would take a cut of the profits. The only money taken out of charity donations will be PayPal’s standard transaction fees.

Streamlabs is a San Francisco tech startup that specializes in allowing new ways for streamers to reach audiences, according to its website. The platform offers services designed to make live streaming faster for those who want to make a name for themselves and grow fanbases.