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Streaming: The New Fundraising Tactic Taking the World by Storm!

Over the past few years, streaming has become an increasingly more popular way of income for many people with some making thousands every single week. Sites such as Twitch, YouTube and TikTok have allowed for a new wave of expressionism to occur with popular categories such as Minecraft, just chatting and ASMR taking over the platforms.Using the platforms to create an income for creators themselves is an achievement, however, raising unbelievable amounts of money for charity is what makes some stand out from others.

Sadly, a well-loved streamer Technoblade (Alexander) suffered from Metastatic sarcoma and passed away in 2022. Metastatic sarcoma is a tissue disease that affects Around 4,300 people every year. That’s 12 people diagnosed each day, due to it being a lesser-diagnosed cancer, not many people understand or know about it. The community that surrounded Technoblade endeavoured to raise awareness and gather as much money as they could for the One Of Us foundation. Taken from their website(Tribute website) the foundation is described as,

‘Created in memory of Alexander, Technoblade is an organisation that strives to help young people find their voice and realise their dreams. Following Alexs death, his father, known online as; Mr. Technodad connected with the enormous community that had grown up around his son. They were grieving, yet they were full of energy and ideas about how to enact change intheir worlds. After talking to several young people in the community he and his wife, Stacey Street, partnered with the Sarcoma Foundation to launch the One of Us Global Foundation.

Through mentorship, scholarship, and global networks of support and community, Technodad and Stacey aspire to help young people across the globe follow in Alex’s footsteps by giving them the tools, resources, and personal empowerment to change the landscapes of their worlds just as Technoblade did.

Through a multitude of streams on YouTube and Twitch, the community banded together to raise a magnificent $83,728.88 for the Sarcoma Foundation, helping to educate and fund life-saving treatment for cancer patients. The foundation put out a statement after the passing of Alexander stating ‘His generosity and selflessness were evident when he rallied his followers to raise, to date, over $1 million for SFA and sarcoma research.’


Another example of amazing fundraising and using a platform for the better is a recent YouTube stream by popular creators Dan Howell and Phil Lester. Streaming for 2 hours on January 31 2024, in the first four minutes of being live they already raised $11,000 for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF website). Their website describes their fund as,


‘Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), founded in 1991 by concerned humanitarians in the USA, provides free medical care to thousands of injured and ill children yearly who lack local access to care within the local health care system. Palestine Children Relief Fund’s accomplishments are extraordinary as they stated ‘Over the years, we've sent over 2,000 affected children abroad for free medical care, sent thousands of international doctors and nurses to provide tens of thousands of children free medical care in local hospitals, and provided tens of thousands of children humanitarian aid and support they otherwise would not get.’

By the end of the Stream, both Dan and Phil had raised $88,000 for the charity and when writing the article, the donation is currently up to $108,171.00 and rising.


Popular Twitch streamer Jack Manifold currently is holding a 24-hour stream for the American Heart Association and encouraging other streamers to donate and stream for the fund. Having a Twitch following of 1.8 million he enticed people to stream themselves with the #teammanifold and he will send his followers over to watch and donate. The event being held supports the ’29 days of heart’ which states ‘heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. We need your help to create a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our Mission - To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Join us and you can help save lives!’

Without streaming himself at the time of writing, $350 has been raised by others in support of this cause which is incredible for nonprofit organisations. Tune in on February 3, 2024, to Jackmanifoldtv on Twitch to show your support for this incredible charity.


Another time Jack Manifold used his following for charity was when he took part in creator clash 2023. After raising 1.3 million dollars for the American Heart Association in 2022 ‘Idubzz’ decided in 2023 to let the creators involved in the boxing event pick their charities to fundraise for. Some of those included were, Nami, Able Gamers, Kidney Fund, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Kids Cancer Foundation, Cure Sarcoma, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Critical Role Foundation and MS Society. However due to faults within the company itself ‘Idubzz’ failed to break even so creators took it upon themselves to raise themoney alternatively.

With all the amazing platforms that have come with new technology, it’s no wonder people are using their platforms for good worldwide benefits. Even single streams raising money can help small organisations get the funding they need for life-changing work. Links throughout the article are there so if you would like to get to know, or donate to these organisations you can.


Updated news: As jacks stream concluded he made over a whopping 10,000 Dollars for the American Heart Association. Even without the added donations of subscribers it’s an incredible amount. Top donators included payments of $900 to the brilliant fund helping people all over America who have heart problems.

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