Vital Statistics

  • ioby is a crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects.
  • Our mission is to strengthen communities by supporting the neighborhood leaders and residents who are making positive change happen where they live.
  • We achieve our mission primarily through our web-based crowd-resourcing platform. Crowd-resourcing is a term we created in 2011; read more about it on our about page.
  • We are a national nonprofit organization with offices in Brooklyn, New York (our headquarters) and Memphis, TN, though we work in many other cities.
  • We were founded by Erin Barnes, Brandon Whitney, and Cassie Flynn. Read more about our staff on our people page.
  • We incorporated in July 2008, launched ioby in beta in April 2009, and began operations as a New York City pilot in January 2010. Read more history on our our story page.
  • Our name is derived from the opposite of NIMBY. ioby is always written in all lower case letters and is pronounced eye-OH-be (rhymes with “Nairobi.”)

For more information about ioby, visit our about section and our help section.


Press Contact

Katie Lorah

Director of Communications and Creative Strategy

katie [at] ioby [dot] org
917-464-4515 x13