AWESOME PROJECT: This amazing children’s garden in Delray, Florida has a banana forest. Believe it.

by ioby
May 21, 2015

Shelly Zacks, preschool teacher-turned community garden activist, grew up unplugged and outdoors, roaming the wild green spaces of her hometown, Delray, FL. That’s how it was for all her friends. “I didn’t have air conditioning when I was a little girl,” she explains, “so we were cooler outside than inside. And we had the best […]

Recipe for Change Video: How to Start a Time Bank

by ioby
May 14, 2015

 Time banks are an amazing way for communities to share using time instead of money as currency.  The time bank movement is helping neighbors all over the country shift us away from economies based on consumption to economies based on relationships. The concept is simple: 1. You spend 1 hour doing something for someone in […]

Come Hike the Heights with us on June 6!

by ioby
May 13, 2015

Mark your calendars, folks – Saturday,   June 6 is the eleventh annual Hike the Heights celebration! For those who haven’t participated in years past, Hike The Heights is a big, awesome, community-building, parks-celebrating, enviro-stewardship-promoting party that takes place every year in gorgeous Washington Heights. This is hands-down our favorite New York City summertime event and […]

Secrets of Crowdfunding Success: Join Us for a Webinar!

by ioby
May 12, 2015

New to ioby? New to crowdfunding? Trying to decide whether our platform is right for your idea? Our introductory webinars give a  basic introduction to crowdfunding with ioby, including our top tips for successful campaign planning, proven grassroots fundraising techniques, case studies of successfully funded projects, and  an opportunity for you to ask questions. We […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Longtime neighborhood patriarch and young environmentalist join forces to green their Bed-Stuy block

by ioby
May 6, 2015

This week, we’re thrilled to highlight an ioby project (already funded) that tells the story of fierce, old-school neighborhood pride coming together with youthful, tech-savvy energy to green and beautify a block in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. Greene Avenue, between Bedford and Nostrand, is a block that’s long been one of Bed-Stuy’s prettiest, thanks to […]

ioby Seeks Summer Interns!

by ioby
May 5, 2015

We’re looking for a couple of stellar folks to join us part-time this summer! Is this you or someone you know? Please email before May 15 to apply! About the opportunity: ioby is a nationwide nonprofit crowdfunding platform that supports citizen-led projects to make our neighborhoods stronger, safer, healthier, and more sustainable. This summer […]

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 […]