Are you looking to add a donation goal to to your stream to incentivise more donations? You have came to the right place. While most of use stream for fun we all have to admit that making money while playing our favourite games is pretty cool.
If you are a growing streamer who is building their audience and creating high quality content day in, day out then eventually people will want to support your channel and potentially donate to help improve the stream.
Adding a goal to your stream can help people see what you are saving towards and may encourage more people to donate if they know there will be an upgrade in content.
Let’s take a look at how to set up a donation goal in Streamlabs & OBS.
How To Set Up A Donation Goal In Streamlabs OBS
Luckily Streamlabs has a donation goal feature built into their software. Let’s go through step by step how to get it set up.
To set up a Donation goal in Streamlabs you will need to be using streamlabs for your donation link. If you have not done this you will need to set up donations in streamlabs first.
Once you have got your donation link from Streamlabs you can continue to the next step.
Step 1 – Add New Donation Goal Source
Go down to the sources section in Streamlabs and select the + to add a new source.
Then go to widgets and select Donation Goal –> Add Source
You can then give your donation goal a name (New Microphone).
Once you have chosen a name click Add Source and you will then be able to edit your donation goal. You can give your goal a Title, Goal Amount, Starting Amount and the timeframe for your goal.
Step 2 – Define Your Donation Goal
This is the title that will be shown in your donation goal box.
This is the target amount of money you are aiming for from your tips.
If you already have some donations that you would like to include in your donation goal you can add that in this box giving your goal a little head start.
This is the date that the donation goal will end.
Step 3 – Set Your Visual Settings
Under the visual settings tab you can select 2 different layouts; Standard and Condensed. I personally prefer the condensed version as it takes up much less room covering the game while I’m streaming.
In this section you can also adjust the colors and fonts of the Donation Goal. Change this to match your stream branding.
Lastly, you can click Done and place the counter wherever you think it looks best in your scenes. You now have a Donation Goal on your stream.
Step 4 – Add The Goal To Your Stream
Once you have decided how you want your goal to look you can add it to your stream. I would recommend adding this above or below your webcam in your scene.
You should now have a fully functional donation goal on your stream which will automatically update when you receive new donations.
How To Set Up A Donation Goal In OBS Studio
Setting up a donation goal in OBS Studio is slightly different than in Streamlabs. To install a donation goal widget on OBS you will want to login/create an account at Streamlabs.com.
You will also want to make sure you have set up a donation link from streamlabs that you can add to your Twitch description.
Step 1 – Create a Donation Goal Widget
Go to your Dashboard –> All Widgets –> Donation Goal
Select donation goal and from here we can build out a custom donation goal widget.
Step 2 – Set Up Your Donation Goal
You will now be able to select the specifics of your Donation Goal such as the Title, Goal Amount, Starting Amount and the goal end date.
Fill in these settings to your liking and then you can adjust how the donation goal looks in the settings section by changing fonts and colors.
You can also select some custom widgets to use inside streamlabs if you want a more exciting look to your donation goal.
Step 3 – Add Your Donation Goal To OBS Studio
To add your goal to OBS you need to copy the URL on the Donation widget page by clicking the copy button.
Now you will want to open up OBS Studio and add a new source. Select browser source and the URL section paste your widget url from Streamlabs. Your Donation goal will now appear in OBS and will update when you receive a donation through your streamlabs link.
Now you have your donation goal counter inside OBS Studio ready to pull in more donations from your viewers.
These Donation Goals Look Bad?
Let’s not lie these basic Donation Goal counters from Streamlabs don’t look all that exciting and probably don’t fit in well with your branding. They’re okay to get started with but eventually you will want to upgrade to something more in line with your brand.
You can add some new Donation goals to your stream from paid or free sources. Below is some of the best places to find custom goal counters for your stream.
Where To Find Paid Follower Goal Graphics For Twitch
Nerd or Die
Nerd or Die provide a ton of different stream layouts and widgets. They have some really great packages that are in line with your brand vision. Each of these packages contains a specific widget for follower and sub goals
Own3ed.tv provide a wide range of amazing overlays for your stream. Lots of the packs they provide also include Sub and follower goal custom counters. These can really help to make your stream stand out from the crowd.
Click here to Check Our Own3d.tv Stream Overlays & Sub Goals
Streamlabs have a Prime Subscription which gives you loads of extra powerful features for Streamlabs including access to lots of premium stream overlays.
Click here to Check out Stream Labs Prime
Where To Find Free Sub Goal Graphics For Twitch
Own3d.tv Free Graphics
Own3d.tv have lots of free graphics alongside their premium themes. These are a great place to start if you’re on a budget.
Nerd Or Die Free Graphics
Nerd or Die also have a selection of free stream overlays you can add to your stream and an option to “Pay what you want” on some of their overlay options.
How To Install Custom Donation Counter
To Install a custom Donation counter to your stream you will need to add it through your streamlabs dashboard.
Here is a great video showing the Step by Step on how to install:
You can now hopefully pull in a few extra donations on stream to help you grow and scale the quality of your stream. Let us know in the comments if this article helped you out.
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