Live streaming software developer Streamlabs launches new fundraising platform
Live streaming software maker Streamlabs has announced that it has launched a native fundraising platform for charitable organizations. The goal of the platform is to allow live streamers raising money for charity to only have to utilize a single platform (Streamlabs OBS) for streaming and raising money without the need for any additional software integrations.
One of the main draws to this fundraising platform is that, unlike other platforms that add on 5% fees on each donation, Streamlabs' platform won't impose any charges for utilizing it. The only fee between your viewers and partner charities is the standard processing fee that PayPal charges. This makes it an enticing alternative to the likes of Tiltify that, despite being purpose built for combining live streaming and crowdfunding, does add fees into the equation.
The following charities are included in the platform at its launch:
• American Heart Association
• Arbor Day Foundation
• Direct Relief
• Feeding America
• Red Cross
• Special Olympics
• World Vision
Charities that enroll in the Streamlabs fundraising platform will be able to access a live statistics dashboard that enables them to follow progress, view scheduled live streams benefiting their causes, and view live streamers that are actively streaming for their benefit. Live streamers can also browse active charity campaigns to support, schedule the times they opt to stream, and add customized alerts and panels for donations.
The Streamlabs fundraising platform is now available in beta using the Streamlabs OBS app (downloadable via its official site). More charities are expected to be added to the platform "in the first quarter of 2020."