9 Tips to Improve Your Charity Stream and Get More Donations!

Thinking about hosting a charity stream? This video might help take that show to the next level! Having done a few charity streams now, I take a moment to share a few things I’ve learned to help make my charity streams a success. Hopefully these 9 tips will do the same for you!

As a heads-up, this video will serve as a “season finale” of sorts. My one month buffer of videos has officially depleted and some of the upcoming videos I want to make are going to require a bit more lead time. I really don’t want to be in a position where I’m scrambling every week to put out a less-than-stellar video in order to continue posting weekly. So I won’t.

Instead, the series is going to go on hiatus for a month or so while I tinker away in the background. Part of this next round of videos will include board game content, which I’m incredibly excited to bring into the fold. You’ll be the first to know when the videos are coming back. For now though, enjoy this one! And thank you to everyone who has watched any of these videos to-date! I appreciate your time and support.


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This is Why We Play – A Recap of the Extra Life: SickKids 2020 Kick-Off Party

Last week, myself and many others made the trip to SickKids Hospital in Toronto for the annual Extra Life Kick-Off party. It served as an opportunity for existing guild members to reconnect and for newcomers to learn how to get involved. Most importantly, it was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on why our fundraising efforts are so important.

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Extra Life 2019 Campaign Post-Mortem – Part 2

During part 1 of my Extra Life 2019 post-mortem, I focused on all of the activities leading up to the marathon itself. From joining the Extra Life Toronto Guild, to running a mini-campaign around my performance in Tetris 99, I reflect on what worked and what could improve. This time around, I’m tackling all of the technical mumbo jumbo related to the big day. Maybe these insights could help guide your next charity event!

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Extra Life 2019 Campaign Post-Mortem – Part 1

Our first-ever attempt at the Extra Life gaming marathon was a success. We raised $800 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals and had an amazing time doing it. Any fears I had going into it were quelled by the outpouring of support from family, friends, and the broader gaming community.

Even so, I wasn’t ready to rest on my laurels. Going into 2019, I wanted to make a bigger impact. Generate more donations. Put on an even better show. Get more involved with the cause. Before I close the door on this year’s campaign, it’s worth looking back on the areas where growth occurred and other aspects that still have room for improvement.

This post grew out of control real fast, so I’ve decided to split it into two parts. This is part one, covering everything leading up to the marathon!

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Thank You Everyone For Supporting our Extra Life 25-Hour Gaming Marathon!

A more detailed thank you post to come, but we need to catch up on sleep. Just wanted to say in the immediate term that we appreciate your support so much, from everyone who helped organize this event, to those who played games with me, to everyone that tuned in and enjoyed the show, to everyone who made a generous donation towards the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. You’re the best.

As we catch up on rest, please note that it’s not too late to donate! Every bit makes a positive difference on the lives of children in pediatric care. Thank you for your support and I’ll see you again soon!


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Tune in at 9am EST for Our Extra Life 2019 25-Hour Marathon

This is it! Starting at 9am EST, we’re playing games for 25 hours straight in support of Extra Life! We’ve got a star-studded cast joining me for the show, including:

We’ll be playing a ton of games too, including:

  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Jackbox Party Pack 6
  • NHL 20
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Overwatch
  • and many more!

You can watch all of the action right here on the blog with the Twitch player above. While you’re at it, we’d really appreciate it if you could make a donation to Extra Life. 100% of the proceeds go towards the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals, which includes 170 hospitals in North America that take care of over 10,000 kids every day. Every bit helps and your support is truly appreciated!


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Support the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals by Donating Through Extra Life

8 Tips for Participating in Extra Life

On Saturday, November 2nd, many will be participating in the Extra Life 25-hour gaming marathon in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Our group had an amazing time participating in the program and can’t wait to do it again on November 2nd at 9am EST. If you’ve ever considered participating, or are in the midst of preparing for your big Extra Life event, maybe these tips will come in handy!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Donating to Extra Life for Every Top 5 Finish!

[NOTE: Due to an unjust copyright claim and no real way for me to dispute it, I pulled the YouTube version of the video down. You can watch the whole stream on Twitch though!]

Playing Tetris 99 for the kids! I put my skills to the test in Tetris 99 Invictus mode and celebrate our top 5 finishes with donations to Extra Life! While I claw my way to the top, I tease some events that could be happening during our upcoming 25-hour gaming marathon, anime, careers in the gaming industry, upcoming Nintendo Switch releases, and I explain my motivations for supporting Extra Life!

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Our Extra Life 2019 Campaign Begins Today!

Last year, we raised an incredible $800 for the Children’s Miracle Network as part of Extra Life. This year, we’re aiming even higher! Our Extra Life 2019 campaign officially begins today and we hope you can help us raise $1,000 in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Leading up to the big marathon on November 2nd, there will be a lot of Extra Life related stuff going on.

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Extra Life: More Than a Game

Last week, I attended the Extra Life Toronto Guild Kickoff Meeting at SickKids Hospital. With dozens of gamers in attendance, the staff at Sick Kids and the Extra Life Toronto Guild gave us an inspiring presentation that demonstrated how important our fundraising efforts are. It served as a wonderful reminder that video games and our interactions with them can mean so much more than just the immediate gratification we get from playing them.

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