Top gaming fundraising ideas
Ways you can game for a good cause
Want to put your gaming skill to good use? Here are some ideas to get you going!
Livestream gaming marathon
Already popular thanks to well-known events like GameBlast, a gaming marathon is the most common game-related fundraising activity. What is a gaming marathon? It's a commitment to play for a continual period of time, whether on your own or as part of a team.
You could join one of the established events or organise your own. It's a really great way to get your workplace involved in a fundraising event, and can be a great way for different parts of your organisation to connect. For example, as part of GameBlast 2018 our offices in Australia kicked off our stream, followed by the UK, and finished with the US. Everyone felt like part of one big team pursuing a common cause, in a really fun way.
A bake sale with a difference
Take a traditional bake sale but give it a gaming twist by making video game-themed treats. We've got some recipes for you to try your hand at if you are looking for inspiration.
Having a bake sale in addition to your gaming marathon is a great way to allow people who do not want to game to donate or get involved in your fundraising.
Hold a gaming tournament
Get your family, friends, or office involved in a gaming competition with prizes for the top gamer. Stream the tournament to get people involved in your fundraising.
Gaming tournaments have become big business, but yours doesn't need to be a glossy affair. Set the rules and invite teams to take part. You can make the entry fee a minimum donation or require each team to create their own Fundraising Page with a minimum fundraising target needed to compete.