1. Decide on your marathon duration, fundraising target and which game(s) you’re going to play
Whether you want to do a 2-hour, 10-hour or 24-hour marathon, it’s all up to you. We suggest having a larger fundraising target as your duration gets longer. If you’re challenged to do longer gaming marathon, recruit family members and friends so you can take turns gaming and have enough rest.
It’s good to plan ahead and decide whether you’re going to play just 1 game or several games. For longer duration of marathon, we suggest playing more than 1 game or you can play just 1 game from start to finish if you think the game is interesting enough.
2. Promote your marathon
After you plan all of the above, you can decide whether to live stream or not. Streaming your game on Youtube, Twitch, Facebook and other services will help you interact with your viewers. You can also explain why you’re raising funds for Happy Hearts Indonesia and ask them to donate. Here’s an example of a live stream.
Even if you decide not to stream, you can still promote your marathon and update your marathon and fundraising progress on your social network.
We recommend putting your marathon event on crowdfunding platforms such as Kitabisa (for Indonesian audience) and GIVE.asia (for non-Indonesian audience). On your campaign page, you can set the target amount, time period and explain why you’re raising funds for Happy Hearts Indonesia. Promote your campaign page before your marathon date, as you live stream and after your marathon so your network can donate to your fundraising goal.
If you’re not going to create a campaign page, you can direct your viewers to donate on Happy Hearts Indonesia donation page.
4. Marathon Day
On the day of your marathon, make sure you have a good supply of food and water and that you take a good care of your health by having rests throughout.
Don’t forget to update your viewers and social network on your gaming and fundraising progress.
Enjoy your gaming marathon! We thank you for contributing to Happy Hearts Indonesia’s #iamchange campaign in rebuilding schools in East Nusa Tenggara. Through your effort, more children in East Nusa Tenggara will be able to learn in a conducive environment and reach their dreams.