Livestreaming 101
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Livestreaming Fundraising

Check out this example

In 2016, BuzzFeed took to Facebook Live to answer one simple question: How many rubber bands does it take to break a watermelon in half? The question inspired nearly 800,000 people to tune into BuzzFeed’s livestream, and the results were explosive — literally. Viewers hung on the edge of their seats as rubber bands were secured to a bulging watermelon that eventually exploded. The video went on to garner more than 5 million views.

That’s the power of livestreaming.

What is Livestreaming?

Hint: You've probably already done it.

Chances are, you’ve gone live on your social platforms at one point or another. Livestreaming is simple: You broadcast yourself in real time to your followers or viewers. If you haven’t thought about livestreaming for Bald for Bucks, now’s the time to do so!

What Platform Do I Use?

There are tons of platforms to choose from. Check it out:

  • YouTube Live
  • Facebook Live
  • Tik Tok Live
  • Vimeo
  • Periscope
  • StreamYard
  • Twitch

How Do I Use Livestreaming for My Fundraiser?

Plan to go live on one of the platforms above when you cut, style or shave your hair or beard. This is a great way to let your friends and family see your transformation while talking about your reasons for raising money for cancer research. You can also continue your fundraising by sharing a link to your Bald for Bucks fundraising page on your live feed or in the comments section.

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What Do I Do Once I'm Live?

When it comes to going Bald for Bucks, livestreaming is a perfect way to show people what you’re doing in an authentic way. Add your own touch by incorporating trivia, dressing up or asking your audience to cheer you on. Have fun with it and ask for donations as you go!