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, […]

Awesome Project: Carnes Garden

by ioby
March 17, 2014

On November 15th, 2013 urban planner Mary Baker took the students of Carnes Elementary School out the front door, right across J.W. Williams Avenue, to an empty, rubble-filled vacant lot. It was a warm, sunny fall day, and the students’ eyes were brimming with excitement. They could not wait to get their hands on a […]

Our Miami Public Space Challenge Open!

by ioby
March 3, 2014

We are proud to announce our continued partnership with The Miami Foundation, the Health Foundation of South Florida and the Miami Herald on the second Our Miami Public Space Challenge. On the challenge, Miami residents can suggest ideas to improve public spaces anywhere in Miami Dade County. Vibrant public spaces build a stronger sense of […]

ioby Leaders on Live at 9

by ioby
February 27, 2014

This morning ioby leaders Kirk Williamson from Memphis Civic Solar and Principal Reneta Sanders from the Carnes Elementary School Learning Garden shared their visions for Memphis on Live at 9 with Alex Coleman and Marybeth Conley. Watch the video clip from Live at 9 here. One you hear their inspiring projects, we know you’ll want […]

Hampline Groundbreaking

by ioby
February 24, 2014

We could not have been more excited to see the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hampline in Memphis last week. Congratulations to Livable Memphis, the Broad Avenue Arts District, the Binghampton CDC, to Mayor AC Wharton and all the residents of Memphis. Today is a great day!

Getting Good Done Miami

by ioby
January 31, 2014

The January 30 Getting Good Done Miami conversation at the Miami Green Lab was an exciting event. More than 60 of you came out on a rainy night to share practical skills and challenges in doing positive community-based work in Miami. A full podcast from the event will be available soon. Until then, you can […]

Miss us at #EPIPCrowd?

by ioby
January 23, 2014

Last night was a fantastic event at the Housing Works Bookstore hosted by EPIP-NY with DonorsChoose, kiva, and Benevolent moderated by The Networked Nonprofit co-author Allison Fine. If you missed it, you can listen to the whole podcast right here. Enjoy! Photos below are by Vlad Drekalo. Thank you, Vlad!

City of Memphis Supports Community-Led Creative Placemaking as a Neighborhood Revitalization Tool

by ioby
January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014 For Immediate Release Media Contact Erin Barnes ioby Executive Director 917-464-4515 x2 347-891-1846 ioby launches digital tool to support citizen actions “in their own backyards” CITY OF MEMPHIS SUPPORTS COMMUNITY-LED CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AS A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION TOOL MEMPHIS, TN – officially launches today to support citizen-led neighbor-funded projects to make […]

ioby’s 2013 Giving Report

by ioby
January 16, 2014

Hot off the presses! Literally. We went old school this year and printed full size, 10.5″ x 18.5″ posters of our Giving Report for you to add some inspiration to your home or office decor. If you can’t wait for a paper copy to arrive at your house, you can check out the online version […]