AWESOME PROJECT: Walk Austin makes it official, 501c3 style

by ioby
August 3, 2017

We never get tired of hearing from campaign leaders who appreciate not just the personal crowdsourcing training, tactical support, and signature ioby love we provide, but also the legal backing that we, a fiscal sponsorship service, bring to the table. It can be really challenging and limiting for smaller groups that aren’t 501c3s themselves – gardening […]

VIDEO: ABC Garden in East Harlem / El Barrio

by ioby
July 27, 2017

Working with local residents, volunteers, and youth leaders, ABC has created a paradise in El Barrio (aka East Harlem). Their community garden programs give children and families an opportunity to grow their own food and enjoy relaxing, volunteering, learning, and doing yoga in the garden. Finding a healthy meal and a shady tree is not […]

The Edward Jones Placemaking on Main Crowdfunding Challenge: “Light, quick, cheap” catalysts for change this summer

by ioby
July 25, 2017

Acts of creative placemaking are fabulous in every season, but they’re particularly poised to shine in the summertime, when days are long, plants are in bloom, and people are outdoors. This summer, ioby is delighted to be launching a campaign with National Main Streets Center (NMSC) that’s providing matching funds to support placemaking projects in […]

Meet Harriet Tregoning, ioby’s Newest Board Member!

by ioby
July 20, 2017

At ioby, our Board of Directors has long been one of our greatest resources, and it’s difficult to overstate how essential this incredible group of people has been in shaping our organization. From a leading role in establishing and embodying our mission and values, to practical and expert guidance of our tactical work in our […]

VIDEO: New Orleans Compost NOW!

by ioby
July 18, 2017

Compost NOW is a free residential food waste collection project in New Orleans. Master Composter Lynne Serpe and her team of volunteers partner with the New Orleans Public Library to build on the community library model of reuse and resource sharing in a place that’s convenient to everyone, across all demographics and ages. Compost NOW […]

VIDEO: Dark Skies Over Torrey

by ioby
July 11, 2017

Think all ioby projects are in cities? Think again! This is one of our very favorite recent projects, in the tiny, rural community of Torrey, Utah. Dark Skies Over Torrey is a resident-led project to help the small community of Torrey, Utah become the state’s first dark sky community. The first stage, funded on ioby, […]