Would you guys be interested in a fundraising stream?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Nerdtendo, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    Disclaimer: This is by no means a guarantee that I will be streaming soon or ever.

    I'm trying to raise money for my theater group to go to a conference this summer. We're running out of new ideas and our old ideas are not generating as much profit. If I were to do an interactive video game stream to help raise money, would you guys be interested in watching?
     
    Last edited by Nerdtendo, Feb 11, 2018
  2. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Member
    1,109
    850
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    What is the purpose of this conference?

    Why crowd funding rather than members of your group contributing money?

    How much is needed?

    What are the primary needs that funding will serve?
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo I'm Henery the Eighth, I am!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,221
    11,542
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Just a note, normally these kinds of threads would be against the rules on advertising without staff permission. I would imagine a staff member would be fine with this (probably), but regardless Id advise asking a supervisor or admin just to be on the safe side.
     
  4. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    A bunch of non profit theaters in Texas get together to perform one act plays and attend workshops about all aspects of theater.

    We try to raise as much as we can because it's relatively expensive and not everyone can easily pay the fee.

    About $350

    Food, lodging, attendance, travel, and one recreational activity.

    Didn't really see this as advertising but I'll ask staff to either approve or remove.
     
  5. AlanJohn

    AlanJohn くたばれ

    Member
    3,467
    2,960
    Jan 6, 2011
    Canada,New Jersey
    I will pay decent money if you do a 10 hour stream of dancing to this video.

     
  6. Memoir

    Memoir A Hero to Zero

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Memoir is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,619
    6,594
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    Wyoming
    Don't let AnalJohn fool you. "Decent money" means enough to buy a big mac. ;o;
     
    AlanJohn likes this.
  7. Beerus

    Beerus Gbatemp's God Of Destruction

    Member
    844
    463
    May 3, 2017
    Canada
    Universe 7
    id watch that
     
  8. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    I'll get my choreographer on it. Well have a huge dance number featuring entire cast
     
  9. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    522
    590
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    What have you been streaming that's not bringing in what you need?
     
  10. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    I've never streamed before. It would be a one time thing
     
  11. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    522
    590
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Why not a Kickstarter thing where you'll stream the performances you do, and a monthly performance quota. Like 2 performances a month.
     
  12. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    Oh, you misunderstood. I'm talking about streaming video games and putting donations towards the trip.
    I'm pretty sure streaming the performance would violate some rights.
     
  13. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    522
    590
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    If it's an original piece of work, how? Unless there are adult-ish themes and what not....

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    As far as streaming video games, what are your assets to use?
     
  14. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    It's not original. It's "the importance of being earnest" by Oscar Wilde
     
    brickmii82 likes this.
  15. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    522
    590
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Ah, anywho... You should figure out what you want to stream, and off of what platform. Consoles require capture cards, and OBS requires a reasonably decent computer. What do you have to work with?
     
  16. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    My Switch and that's pretty much it. I'd probably do stuff like Mario kart, rocket league, and maybe jackbox so viewers can join in but that's only if people are interested. At the moment, I'm only toying with the idea.
     
  17. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    522
    590
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Ok, here’s how I see it. Considering this is for a charitable cause, you might be able to open a permanent stream if you can get others to commit to partnering and streaming on your channel. You garner followings quickly by staying live and active. Those followings can be more potential donations. So, rather than just stream on a channel, stream on it AND admin a permanent, active broadcast on it. With about 4-8 partners, along with yourself you could:

    1. Establish a brand by having the channel and fundraising put you out there.
    2. Establish a channel by constantly streaming something to it (you or the partners).
    3. Fund your group with the income from donations, and eventually the channel.

    I think this would be a nice way to get your group permanently funded.
     
  18. Nerdtendo
    OP

    Nerdtendo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    303
    195
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    I really like that idea and may look into it further. It would be a lot of work and organization to even get started though. We'll see how things turn out.
     
    brickmii82 likes this.