Showcase campaign activity in real-time on a TV, projector screen, or tablet using Live Display! Campaign stats, goal progress, and the supporter feed will update in real time as donations are made. Live Display also allows event hosts to encourage attendees to donate using Text-to-Donate and Scan-to-Donate.
Display format ideas 📺
Connect your computer or laptop directly to a TV or projector with a cable
Cast from your device to a smart TV
Use a wireless streaming device, like Chromecast or Apple TV
Display directly on a computer or TV with web access
How to launch Live Display 🚀
Head to to your public-facing campaign page.
Just below your cover photo, click Live Display. You will only see this button if you are logged in as an Admin or Editor.
Click Open Live Display on the popup screen.
Once Live Display is opened, make the browser window fullscreen. This may vary depending on your device and internet browser.
Command + Shift + F on Mac
F11 on Windows
Toggle options on your browser's View menu to hide the toolbar
Other ways to launch ✨
You can also access the Live Display link from your campaign's Sharing tab.
Anyone can activate the Live Display for a campaign by adding "live." in front of the web address and inserting "c/" between .com/ and the rest of the web address. For example, if your campaign URL is https://givebutter.com/example, you can view the Live Display for this campaign at https://live.givebutter.com/c/example.
Live Display settings ⚙️
Launch your Live Display.
Move your mouse on the screen and a View Settings buttons will appear in the bottom left-hand corner. Click on the View Settings button. (This button will disappear if you don't move the mouse for 5 seconds.)
A sidebar menu will appear on the left side of the page with the following options:
Amount raised – Show or hide the total amount your campaign has raised, excluding ticket sales and auction proceeds. This will include a goal bar, if your campaign has a goal set. You can set a goal if you want to add a goal bar.
Supporter feed – Show or hide live updates across the right side of the Live Display, showing names and amounts from your public or anonymous supporters, as they donate.
Scan-to-Donate – Show or hide the QR code on your Live Display.
Theme – Choose a Live Display color scheme.
Live Display URL – The public URL for your Live Display.
Close Live Display – You will be redirected to the public campaign page.
Troubleshooting + FAQ 🤔
What happens if the internet connection is unstable, or I lose my internet connection?
We will show an unstable connection message in the lower left-hand corner of the Live Display screen. If connection is lost entirely:
The page will become static and display the stats that were last updated before the connection was lost.
A message will be shown in the lower left-hand corner that indicates no internet connection and displays the last updated date and time.
If the page is refreshed when there is no internet connection, the page will not be reloaded.
How many Live Displays can I have going at the same time?
As many as you want! You can also have different settings on each Live Display because the setting preferences are stored on the local browser, rather than the Live Display option itself.
What if my Live Display content is cut off?
Apple Users, please review this Apple support article on how to fix overscan or underscan.
Microsoft Users, please review this article about using multiple monitors.
Chromecast Users, please review this help article about Chromecast and GoogleTV settings.
Can I hide everything from my Live Display? How do I keep details from showing before the event begins?
If you toggle all of the configuration options to the off position, all that will display is your account name (your organization) and the name of your campaign. This is a great way to display your screen before the event begins – no activity will be shown.