“Nurses week” was the theme of Johns Hopkins first-ever Charity Streams fundraiser.
So what exactly is it?
“Live charity streams is a new innovative way to fundraise!” says Gill Wylie, a development coordinator in Development & Alumni Relations. Gill organized the event with Donovan Stannard from the IT department.
“Streamers” are people who post live videos of themselves doing things, in this case playing video games (Twitch is a whole, very popular platform dedicated to it!). In a charity stream, streamers ask viewers to donate to a charitable cause. So over nurses’ week, streamers went live on Twitch.tv while asking their viewers to donate to the scholarship fund at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. “We had over 25 un-affiliated streamers. They raised $3,500 with over 100 donations!” Gill says.
Thanks, streamers, for supporting nurses!
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Sydnee Logan is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares what’s going on here with the world.