upcoming webinars 

Crowdfunding for Communities: Friday, October 20th, 1-2pm EDT

Have a great idea for a project that makes your community greener, healthier, stronger or more vibrant? Need some cash to make it happen? ioby provides civic leaders like you with a crowdfunding platform and one-on-one fundraising coaching to raise the dollars you need to bring your idea to life. 

Join us for a webinar to learn the nuts and bolts of crowdfunding your local project! 

We’ll cover: 

  • Five best practices for effective crowdfunding that we’ve learned from supporting 1,000+ successful campaigns.
  • Top tips on building your fundraising team, connecting with new donors, and donor follow up, illustrated with real life examples. 
  • An overview of ioby’s platform and services 
  • Q&A with ioby staff 

Register here

Watch the Previous Recording Here

ask action corps: green triangles

On December 20, 2016, Cathy Marcinko, Grant Development Coordinator at Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being in Memphis, and leader of The Green Triangles Project, kicked off our inaugural webinar as our first featured leader. (Full disclosure: Cathy is also an Action Corps expert!) She was joined by a panel of three Action Corps members: Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of the NYC Public Design Commission and an ioby board member; Tommy Pacello, President of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative; and Janet Boscarino, Executive Director of Clean Memphis, Inc.

Watch the full Ask Action Corps webinar, read the summary or sign up for our newsletter for news on future ioby learning webinars.

ask an expert: healthy communities

On March 1, 2017, we hosted a 'lunch and learn' panel discussion about community healthy and urban design. Michael Marino, ioby Leader of "Let's Get Moving! Bringing Free Yoga to the Park", and Donovan Finn, ioby Leader of "Jackson Heights' 78th Street Play Street", shared challenges and inspiration to getting a health initiative off the ground. As well as expert opinions from Joanne Lee, Collaborative Learning Director at Active Living By Design, and Raquel Bournhonesque, Community Coach at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, who shared models and approaches for making neighborhoods healthier. 

Watch the full Ask an Expert webinarread the summary or sign up for our newsletter for future ioby learning webinars.

Small Scale Philanthropy, Big Impact: Giving Circles Funding Grassroots Initiatives: Tuesday, March 28th, 12-pm EST 

On March 28, 2017, we talked with Amplifier, a national network of giving circles, about ethical philanthropy, ioby's guiding principles for how we're working to encourage local giving, and explored ways for giving circles to leverage ioby's crowdfunding platform. Watch the recording here. 

Place-Based Play: a learning webinar partnership between ioby and KaBOOM!: Monday, April 24th, 1-2pm EST 

Join us for this free lunchtime webinar about exciting projects being carried out around the country that creatively bring play and transportation together. These projects provide opportunities for play to happen everywhere—on sidewalks, trails, public transit stops and more—so that kids (and adults) can use play for both fun and wellness throughout their communities. Watch the recording here. 

Crowdfunding for Walkable Communities: Thursday, June 1st, 1-2pm EST

Join ioby for a webinar about how walkable community advocates can use crowdfunding as an effective fundraising and community-engagement tool. The webinar will  include real-life case studies of successfully-funded walking advocacy projects, plus top tips for an effective campaign.  Watch the recording here. 

How to Make it Rain: Crowdfunding for Larger Budgets, Wednesday, July 19th, 1-2 EST

While the average budget for ioby projects is a few thousand dollars, many are larger scale. If you have your sights set high, your budget—and fundraising skills—will have to rise to the challenge.
 
Crowdfunding large amounts of money on ioby is totally doable, but it takes some extra planning. In our #iobyRainmakers series we hear from ioby leaders who have successfully raised BIG bucks for their community. In this webinar, learn valuable tools, tips, and challenges to meeting big budget crowdfunding goals. Learn from an experienced panel of ioby project leaders, non-profit fundraisers, and one of our staff coaches. Bring your questions! Watch the recording here