The Gaming for Good Podcast
Forget everything you think you know about gamers. It’s time to step away from tired old stereotypes that games are only for kids or reclusive basement dwellers. After all, the gaming industry is now worth around £137 billion – it’s bigger than TV and Hollywood.
Gaming is an immersive and interactive pastime, with a huge audience of people of all ages and backgrounds. And a growing number of charities are using online games and streams to engage with prospective supporters, build online communities, and drive donations.
For nonprofits who are new to this rapidly growing channel, it can be difficult to understand just exactly where to start which is why we’re excited to introduce our new documentary-style podcast ‘Gaming for Good’ where we speak to leaders and influencers in the industry including War Child UK who have won the most ‘Innovative Fundraising Strategy’ award from the Institute of Fundraising two years running for their gaming campaigns and have raised over £700,000 in donations for their efforts.
Episode 1 – Trailblazers of Gaming For Good
We launch the Gaming For Good limited series with tales from the pioneers of the space, including War Child UK, Child’s Play and Desert Bus For Hope. With over a decade of experience engaging and raising funds with the gaming community, War Child UK and Child’s play look back at their respective journeys and share advice with the nonprofit community.
Episode 2 – Gamers Rally to Fundraise for Nonprofits during COVID-19
Coronavirus is affecting our lives in almost every single way, and charities have had to face the prospect of fundraising entirely online. The gaming community has rallied around the nonprofit community and gaming for good has gone into overdrive. We check in with episode 1 guests Child’s Play and hear from organisations at the forefront of gaming fundraising such as Tiltify and streaming platform Twitch.
Episode 3 – Taking The Leap – Coming Soon
We close out the Gaming For Good series with a mini-documentary of a group of nonprofits who have taken the bold step in launching a gaming initiative. Learn from their experience of taking an idea and turning into a reality. Coming Soon…