Q&A: Nashville’s Chief Data Officer on the parallels between crowdfunding and the Open Data movement

by ioby
January 30, 2017

Three-time ioby Leader Robyn Mace  raised  the money, buy-in, and manpower needed to convert a neglected lot adjacent to her family’s Memphis home into a flood-ready  rain garden, butterfly sanctuary, and community space. That grassroots work – with its ups and downs – has informed the groundbreaking work she does on open data, in her […]

Racial Healing and Resident-Led Change

by ioby
January 17, 2017

Today is the United States’ first-ever National Day of Racial Healing. It’s meaningfully situated between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the inauguration of a new president whose election campaign fanned the flames of racial intolerance. It also gives all of us at ioby a good opportunity to reflect on the work we do and […]

AWESOME PROJECT: Juicing it up for Cleveland food justice

by ioby
January 11, 2017

Bianca Butts, an entrepreneur and resident of the Buckeye neighborhood of Cleveland, has long volunteered her time to a local nonprofit called HEAL: Healthy Eating, Active Living. HEAL is a community-led movement that works to make healthy eating and active living integral parts of the culture of Buckeye, Larchmere, and Woodland Hills. One of the […]

Learn from a Leader: Talk and draw with your neighbors about race, racism, and living together

by ioby
December 16, 2016

Want to start your own project but need some inspiration? Our new “Learn from a Leader” page profiles past ioby Leaders who succeeded in bringing more fresh food, active transport, green spaces, and other improvements to their neighborhoods. Read on, and imagine what you could do on your block!     About the project “Downtown […]

Ask Action Corps, a new lunchtime webinar, starts December 20th!

by ioby
December 9, 2016

Our new lunchtime webinar series, Ask Action Corps, is focused on addressing the challenges leaders sometimes encounter on their way to making positive change. The series is a conversation with ioby Action Corps (beta), our recently-launched initiative to connect project leaders with a network of experts for advice, support, and resources to help implement projects.   […]

Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge 2016 Update!

by ioby
December 1, 2016

This summer we partnered with the New York State Health Foundation to create the Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge, which promotes community health and wellness in nine neighborhoods and cities in New York — spanning 16 zip codes — including East Harlem, Hunts Point, Brownsville, Lower East Side, Mott Haven, Claremont and Clinton County. Through this first […]