CharitySource: Streamlabs

What you need to know

  • Streamlabs announced a new fundraising platform today.
  • Unlike others that take 5 percent or more, Streamlabs gives it all through PayPal.
  • Streamers can track donation progress and much more.
  • Prominent charities are already using the technology.

Today, Streamlabs announced that it was launching a new fundraising platform allowing charities to reach their fundraising goals without added fees. According to the press release Windows Central received, "Streamlabs' native fundraising platform is a seamless experience for live streamers who can now fully produce a charity stream on one platform without relying on additional integrations."

Unlike other platforms that add a 5 percent or greater fee on each donation, Streamlabs doesn't impose any charges. Excluding the standard PayPal processing fees, charities receive 100 percent of every contribution through PayPal. Streamlabs is already working with organizations like Arbor Day Foundation, Feeding America, World Vision, Make-A-Wish, Americares, Red Cross, Special Olympics, Direct Relief, and American Heart Association.

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Dan Lambe, the President of the Arbor Day Foundation, said the following.

Streamlabs' partnership and unique charitable structure allows every dollar donated through #TeamTrees to go directly towards tree planting. We are thankful to be able to be a part of their launch and look forward to more collaborations in the future.

Charities have access to many supported features including a live dashboard where they can track donation progress, review live streamers with scheduled charity streams, and view the streamers that are currently raising funds.

A spokesperson from Red Cross also commented about the platform.

During this holiday season, the American Red Cross is grateful for corporate donors that generously contribute to our Holiday Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of these supporters, the Red Cross is able to bring help and hope to people across the country. Special thanks to Streamlabs for helping us enable streamers to raise donations during the holiday season.

It's great to see that charities have a new way to fundraise which grants them more donations. Hopefully, Streamlabs' will become even more widely adopted in the future.

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