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Stream for AFSP

By creating a fundraising stream, you are helping reach new audiences in the mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Your campaign helps us fund research, education, and advocacy programs for suicide prevention, as well as support survivors of suicide loss. We’re working to make a difference in your community and expand upon an ever-growing culture that’s smart about mental health.

Check out our Support in the Gaming Community Flyer for tips about how you can create a safe space for your followers.

How to create your fundraiser

Visit Tiltify and click the “Start Fundraising” button to register and create your campaign.

If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Henning at mhenning@afsp.org.

Charity streaming timeline

Be sure to promote across all your social media pages in the weeks leading up to your event, including artwork or graphics made, and let AFSP know about it by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter @afspnational

Before Your Event (At Least 1-2 Weeks Before Your Stream)

  • Establish the basics: a name for your event, date and time, how long your event will last, and the hashtag you will use
  • Create schedule for the stream (e.g. games that will be played and for how long, etc.)
  • Create artwork to advertise your event, and a graphic for incentives and goals
  • Adjust your donation button link to the charity’s donation page, and test donation notification alerts
  • Add event information, including donation link, to your chat bot
  • Check out our Support in the Gaming Community Flyer for tips about how you can create a safe space for your followers.
  • Sample social media posts:
    • Come join me on @Twitch for the #EVENTNAME charity stream benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (@afspnational)! The charity stream will start at [TIME] on [DATE]. Donate via DonorDrive:  [LINK]
    • Today is the day! In just [XX] I will be live and streaming for @afspnational and raising money to #StopSuicide. Come check out [TWITCH LINK] and donate via DonorDrive: [LINK]

During Your Event

  • Promote your event during your broadcast on social media (remember to include your event hashtags)
  • Promote your event and donation link in your stream chat regularly
  • Talk about AFSP, your connection, and why you chose to raise money
  • Have your DonorDrive page open, so you can easily read off donation messages
  • Sample social media post:
    • I’m currently live and raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (@afspnational)! Come show your support as we help #StopSuicide! [DonorDrive LINK]

After Your Event

  • Share your results on social media, including how much was raised
  • Be sure to thank everyone who was involved
  • Sample social media post:
    • We have raised over [XX] so far for @afspnational! Help me reach my goal of [GOAL AMOUNT], and together we can help #StopSuicide! [DonorDrive LINK]

Most importantly, give yourself a pat on the back! You did a great job! Thank you for raising money for AFSP!

Twitch Chat helpful bot commands

!donate

To donate, click here!  [LINK]

!afsp

We are currently fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and creating a culture that’s smart about mental health! To learn more about this nonprofit organization and what they do to help #StopSuicide, go to their website at https://afsp.org

!charity

We are currently raising awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a nonprofit that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. If you would like to donate, please click here: [LINK]

!support

If you are struggling, please reach out to someone today. You are not alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK), or text “TALK” to 741-741. Help is always available. Find support here: https://afsp.org/get-help

!lgbtq

If you a member of the LGBTQ+ community and are struggling today, please know that you are not alone. Support is out there. The Trans Lifeline (1-877-565-8860); the Trevor Project Lifeline (866-488-7386); SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline (1-888-234-LGBT (5428)); the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (1-800-273-TALK); Crisis Text Line (Text “TALK” to 741-741)

!incentives

Check out some of the amazing incentives for my charity event! [LINK]

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