Awesome Project: Urban Urge Awards

by ioby
June 4, 2014

In her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, urban activist Jane Jacobs states, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Mojdeh Baratloo appreciated this better than most. An architect, professor, community advocate, and urban designer, Baratloo, known affectionately to her […]

#CreateMemphis Campaign Launches

by ioby
May 27, 2014

Today ioby and Livable Memphis, the community of donors, leaders and volunteers who have so far, given more than $100,000 in donations that average $35 to community-led projects in Memphis neighborhoods, launch a new tool for people to share and develop their ideas online. Full release follows:   For Immediate Release May 27, 2014 CONTACT: […]

Matching Funds for NYC Green Infrastructure Projects

by ioby
May 14, 2014

Today ioby is proud to announce a call for small-scale, community-led green infrastructure projects inside of the Gowanus Canal watershed. Projects that meet this criteria, with budgets of up to $3,000, will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching funds applied to your ioby campaign. ioby is a community of donors, volunteers and leaders working to make […]

Guide to Green Infrastructure

by ioby

Today, ioby is proud to release our Guide to Green Infrastructure, 5 Projects that any Community Can Do to Reduce Storm Water Runoff in 5 Easy Steps. You can can download this free guide by clicking here. This guide is released as a resource for ioby leaders applying to qualify for the green infrastructure matching […]

A Lesson from Modern Family

by ioby
May 10, 2014

In the last episode of Modern Family, Jessie Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg in the Social Network) plays the character of an environmental hero. His character walks down the street to talk to his neighbor, Mitch Pritchett (played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and engage in a friendly conversation about innovative technologies and the moral imperative to protect […]

Awesome Project: Evergreen Rain Garden

by ioby
May 5, 2014

On the corner of North Evergreen Street and Peach Avenue, amidst the beautiful homes of the Evergreen Historic District of Memphis, Tennessee, sits an empty, overgrown lot. This 10 by 20 foot vacant parcel is a battle scar left from the famous I-40 case. For those unfamiliar with the history, the interstate was scheduled to […]

Awesome Project: Memphis Civic Solar

by ioby
April 18, 2014

In 2013, the Brookings Institution, a leading liberal think tank, published The Metropolitan Revolution, which argues that, in light of the Great Recession and ensuing federal cutbacks, cities and metropolitan areas are leading the nation in creating economic prosperity through innovation and collaboration. No one understands this better than Memphis Bioworks, founded in 2001 to […]

Awesome Project: Seeds of Hope — GrowMemphis and the New Garden Campaign

by ioby
April 4, 2014

It was the start of 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee, when GrowMemphis, a non-profit that supports a local network of community gardens, was ready to cultivate their first batch of seedlings. Their greenhouse, equipped with electronic temperature controls, is designed to create the perfect conditions for budding vegetable plants. But no matter what they tried, their […]

New App for MidSouth Greenways on ABC24

by ioby
March 27, 2014

Congrats to the MidSouth Greenways group for the fantastic piece on ABC24 news. The story goes in depth on the development and ioby campaign to support feature updates for the MidSouth Greenways smart phone app that puts trail information at the fingertips of hikers, joggers and cyclists alike. Click here to donate to this great […]

How is ioby different from other crowdfunding sites?

by ioby
March 23, 2014

How is ioby different from other crowdfunding sites? Glad you asked! There are some important differences. 1. ioby is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so  all donations to projects on ioby are tax-deductible. Anyone can use ioby, so if you’re not a 501(c)3 yourself, ioby can offer you a limited form of fiscal sponsorship. 2. As a nonprofit, […]