AWESOME PROJECT: New rail trail coming to Georgia!

by ioby
April 17, 2017

One of the coolest stories we get to tell, here at ioby, is the story in which someone smart and inspired moves away from home to live somewhere new for a period of time, gets exposed to a life-changing idea, and then brings it back home  when they return months or years later. These leaders […]

AWESOME PROJECT: artists are elevating political issues through murals

by ioby
April 6, 2017

“It’s one thing to celebrate the anniversary of something, but if you can’t show its relevance today, it’s just a relic,” says Jane Weissman, ioby Leader and administrative director of the community mural organization Artmakers. “Here, 30-some years later, these works—and the issues they address—are still living and breathing.” Jane is leading the campaign La […]

VIDEO: Lights for Life at the San Bernardino Bicycle Hubitat

by ioby
April 5, 2017

The Bicycle Hubitat at the San Bernardino Transit Center aims to fill in an important transit gap for commuters, especially economically disadvantaged individuals who may not have the means to acquire, repair, or maintain a bike on their own. The Hubitat, a program of Inland Empire Biking Alliance, is a do-it-yourself bicycle cooperative that provides […]

An update on funding racial justice trainings

by ioby
April 4, 2017

By Erin Barnes This blog is an update from the piece I wrote in October about ioby’s rationale behind, plan to develop and approach to funding an antiracism framework. You can read the original piece here. After I published the blog, a lot of nonprofit executive directors have asked me that I “let them know […]

Does crowdfunding work for large or established nonprofits?

by ioby
March 28, 2017

Here something we hear fairly often: Sure, crowdfunding works for small startups raising a seed  money, or loosely affiliated groups of neighbors working together for the first time, but why would my large, relatively well-established organization want to crowdfund? After all, we have several established revenue streams, including foundation or corporate funding, an active list […]

Detroit Food Academy: Where tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are making today’s tastiest snacks

by ioby
March 20, 2017

This spring, ioby and Eastern Market are partnering to present the Eastern Market Growing Communities Matching Grant Challenge. We’re offering 17 awesome local food entrepreneurs the chance to double the donations made to their projects on ioby’s website between now and April 3—dollar for dollar, up to $250 per donation, and up to $3,000 total. […]

Building healthier communities webinar now available!

by ioby
March 15, 2017

Earlier this month, ioby presented our second session in our new series of “Lunch and Learn” webinars. This conversation was all about how to bring  healthy living to your block. We heard stories from successful ioby projects that focused on community health, and got to see models and approaches for making our neighborhood healthier. We […]