AWESOME PROJECT: Small weekly paper in Little Rock crowdfunds groundbreaking investigative reporting

by ioby
April 29, 2015

  When an ExxonMobile pipeline burst and doused Mayflower, Arkansas, with almost  7,000 barrels of toxic heavy crude  oil in March of 2013, the Arkansas Times, an alt weekly paper, knew that they needed to look at the horrific event in depth. Unfortunately, they also knew that their staff alone – they’ve got just three editors […]

Memphis Match: The numbers are in!

by ioby
April 27, 2015

Success! The numbers are in: ioby leaders and project donors in Memphis raised more than $160,000 during our Memphis Match campaign for projects that will make the city safer, greener, more livable, and more fun. How’d it happen? In February, ioby and Livable Memphis put the word out about a matching funds campaign for neighborhood […]

League of Awesome Bike Projects

by ioby
April 8, 2015

As Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Well, the League of American Bicyclists – the nation’s oldest bicycle advocacy organization – sure lives by that advice. They never stop moving to get more Americans out on their own two wheels. This month, […]

Springtime is growing season: Meet our new team!

by ioby
April 3, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of FIVE new  ioby team members here in our Brooklyn  HQ! Spring  is here and we’re gearing up for a huge year at ioby  as we overhaul our online platform, launch an exciting batch of new partnerships, and do our groundwork for outreach  in  several  more cities.  As […]

WePlaza! Help bring free wifi, arts programming, and architect-designed shade structures to some of NYC’s beloved outdoor community spaces

by ioby
March 31, 2015

Anyone who’s been in New York over the past few years will know that there’ve been huge changes afoot in many of our public spaces. From Times Square to Union Square to Bliss Plaza in Sunnyside Queens, lovely open community spaces both big and small are being freed of traffic and built out and expanded […]

$85,000 in Match Funding for Awesome Projects in Memphis!

by ioby
March 20, 2015

When we announced the $50,000 for Memphis match campaign in February, we were anticipating being able to fund about 20 projects across Memphis that aim to make the city greener, safer, more livable, and more fun. 20 projects – that’s a lot of citizen-led, neighbor-funded awesomeness! But we had no idea that we would be […]