Announcing In-Video Donations

Livestream is excited to announce that you can now accept donations from your audience through your embedded live video as well as your event page on Livestream. This is a great way to continue creating the content your viewers love while letting them show their appreciation and contribute toward your efforts.

Now that giving online is easier than ever, donations are on the rise. According to Charity Navigator, charitable donations hit over $373B in 2015, up 4% from the year prior. Online donating has grown steadily – up 9.2% from 2014 to 2015 – with small organizations seeing the largest growth in digital donations.

At Livestream we know that whether you’re a musician, non-profit, or House of Worship, many resources go into creating your live content. This new feature presents a simple solution for your audience to show their appreciation. Enterprise, Premium, and Basic platform customers will be able to solicit and accept donations through their event pages as well as directly in live video embeds.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

1. Connect a new or existing Stripe account to your Livestream account from your account settings.

2. Once connected, a button to donate will appear on your event pages and embeds on Livestream.

3. Anyone visiting your event page or watching via the embed will be able to make a donation to your account.

4. Donations will appear in your Stripe dashboard. Viewers who donate will receive a receipt via email.

5. Producers will receive a daily digest email with donation activity.
This is an exciting solution for all of the organizations who stream with us. It’s a great alternative to putting your content behind a paywall, allowing your audience to enjoy your live video while dedicated viewers can contribute to your efforts.


IF YOU ARE AN ENTERPRISE, PREMIUM, OR BASIC SUBSCRIBER, VISIT YOUR ACCOUNT TO GET STARTED. IF NOT, UPGRADE NOW TO ACCESS THIS FEATURE.

This Week on Livestream | February 12, 2018

Watch live as Carolina Herrera reveals her Fall 2018 collection, Roxane Gay visits the Hammer Museum, The Greene Space discusses climate change, and Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Valentine’s Day.


Fall 2018 #HERRERALIVE | Carolina Herrera
Monday, February 12
8 PM ET
“With almost four decades in fashion under her belt, the iconic Carolina Herrera will step down as creative director of her brand following tonight’s reveal at New York Fashion Week. Watch the Fall 2018 collection on Livestream and carolinaherrera.com.”

Some Favorite Writers: Roxane Gay | Hammer Museum
Monday, February 12
10:30 PM ET
“One of today’s most astute cultural critics, Roxane Gay is the author of New York Times best-seller Bad Feminist, the novel An Untamed State, and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. Raw and beautifully written, Gay’s most recent book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, is a remarkable work about pain, healing, strength, and coming to terms with oneself and one’s body.”

Citizen Now: Climate Change | The Greene Space
Tuesday, February 13
7 PM ET
“2017 was the second-hottest year on record. The impact of climate change – from rising sea levels to rising food scarcity – continues to grow. Join The Greene Space as they hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re working to make clean energy accessible and affordable to communities everywhere, create a workforce of sustainable ocean farmers, and mitigate the rising effects of climate change.”

Tayari Jones | An American Marriage with Stephanie Powell Watts | Author Events
Tuesday, February 13
7:30 PM ET
“Focusing mostly on the urban South, Tayari Jones‘s four novels include Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Her new novel follows a husband and wife who seem to embody the new South but are unmoored by false accusation and imprisonment.”

Valentine’s Day: Songs We Love featuring Vuyo Sotashe and Brianna Thomas | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 14
7:30 PM ET
“Joining Brianna Thomas this year is fellow vocalist Vuyo Sotashe, a recent second-place winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, a rising star in New York City, and an in-demand special guest at Jazz at Lincoln Center.”

TAKING FLIGHT | National Geographic
Thursday, February 15
2 PM ET
“National Geographic discusses Bird Migration and Conservation Across Hemispheres.”