I’m a small streamer… why should I run a charity stream?

Size doesn’t matter — it really doesn’t!

Softgiving was founded on the belief that giving a little makes a big difference.

Any streamer of any size can make an impact when it comes to charity streaming. We’ve watched streamers with less than 20 average viewers raise anywhere from $100 to over $1,000 for the causes closest to their hearts.

Despite there being over 2.2 million streamers on Twitch alone, only 10,000 charity streams occurred in 2018. That means that a mere 0.45% of streamers ran a charity stream last year.

Softgiving wants to help all streamers — regardless of size — run charity streams.

Create a campaign today and help us increase the streaming community’s impact on charitable fundraising.

We make it easy for you

Approach charity streams with more confidence.

We make fundraising as convenient as possible by providing you with everything you need in order to maximize your potential donations and track your results.

  • Choose from over 1.5 million nonprofits to support.
  • Pick from our built-in library of incentives — or create your own!
  • Easily integrate our overlays into any streaming software for any streaming platform.
  • Make donations from your favorite digital wallets.

You’ve never done a charity stream before? No problem! We offer easy guidelines for a successful campaign, tips and tricks for fundraising, and are available to help you along the way.

Success stories

Streamer: @GoTeamAJ

Average viewers at time of first SG charity stream: 5

Donation goal: $1000

Amount raised: $1005

Testimonial: “Who says playing video games can’t lead to great things! We raised over $1000 for @WellspringATL during the 24hr stream I’m so grateful towards my community and how much they care! And now it’s time I was off to bed!! @softgiving #SupportSmallStreamers”

AJ wanted to fundraise for a small, local nonprofit and Softgiving was the only platform that allowed him to do that. Despite — or perhaps because of — his small viewership, @GoTeamAJ was able to raise a significant amount of money for an important cause ❤

Streamer: @Dizzillee

Average viewers at time of first SG charity stream: 17

Donation goal: $250

Amount raised: $760

Testimonial: “THANK YOU to our BEAUTIFUL community for the AMAZING charity livestream on Halloween! YOU raised $760 for @WorldVision in SIX hours! Much love to the donations, raids, hosts & absolutely blast of a time! Can’t wait for the next one!”

Dizzillee doing her absolute best to #KeepFundraisingWeird

Based on her average viewers, @Dizzillee’s fundraising goal was set to $250 but her community came together to help her absolutely CRUSH her goal. In just a few hours, @Dizzillee and her viewers raised over 3x her original goal!!

Softgiving helps influencers fundraise for their favorite causes in a fast, convenient, lifestyle-based way. Create a campaign today and help us #KeepFundraisingWeird!

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