ioby

Project Eligibility

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for change in the neighborhood can raise funds, find volunteers and promote the project. To be an ioby project, your project must:
  •  Serve the public benefit
    Your idea should be aimed at the public good, rather than private benefit. While it is common, you do not need to be associated with a non-profit organization.

     
  • Benefit your neighborhood's community, local environment or both
    ‚Äčioby exists to serve our local neighborhoods; generally speaking, that should be the goal of your idea, too. Regardless of whether you (or your organization) have a larger focus, your project must make positive change at the local level. For us, this means that your neighbors or other citizens can see or understand the social and environmental impact of your project on the immediate area.

     
  • Produce tangible, measurable results
    Be local and site-specific: Part of our mission is to encourage community engagement directly with the local environment. Your idea should be for a particular place, a public space, or at a specific site so that people can understand (and even come see) where you’ll be making an impact. If your idea involves changing minds or opinions only, consider revising your project so that the result is not only a changed mind but also a changed environment. (For example, teach kids about healthy eating habits and ecosystems by bringing them directly into community garden to do hands-on work.)
  • Be local and site-specific
    Part of our mission is to encourage community engagement directly with the local environment. Your idea should be for a particular place, a public space, or at a specific site so that people can understand (and even come see) where you’ll be making an impact. If your idea involves changing minds or opinions only, consider revising your project so that the result is not only a changed mind but also a changed environment. (For example, teach kids about healthy eating habits and ecosystems by bringing them directly into community garden to do hands-on work.)

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