ioby

ioby 101

What's ioby all about?

ioby is a community of donors, volunteers and leaders dedicated to making stronger, more sustainable neighborhoods. Our name is derived from the opposite of NIMBY. We have a mission to deepen civic engagement i...

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Why choose ioby?

We’re proud to be the first non-profit civic crowdfunders on the scene! ioby is the first of its kind to offer crowdfunding technology- the ability to pool small donations from lots of donors- for neighborhood ...

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Mission & Values

local is best Neighbors know best what their neighborhoods need. They are best equipped to innovate, organize, and make positive change, and are the best long-term stewards of solutions. And so: We will s...

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What is an ioby Hero?

ioby Heroes are our leaders who go above and beyond in their tireless quest to improve their neighborhood. Our best leaders are creative, enthusiastic, and relentlessly positive in their drive to make a differe...

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What do all ioby projects have in common?

Anything you think will help improve your neighborhood for you and your neighbors can be an ioby project. Our projects have two things in common: 1. Projects have to be led by someone who lives in the neighborh...

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How are you different than Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or other crowdfunding sites?

There are a few key differences between ioby and other crowdfunding platforms. 1. Our platform and services are specifically geared toward supporting leaders who are making positive change in the community...

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How does ioby select which cities to work in?

Anyone from anywhere in the United States can use ioby’s platform and services. Although our platform is open to everyone, it is our mission to work deliberately in communities where our platform and services ...

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How are you different than other civic crowdfunding sites?

Running an online crowdfunding platform is only a small part of what we do. As a community-driven nonprofit with a deep commitment to social equity, our goal is to provide new tools and resources to neighbors w...

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What should I expect from the ioby crowdfunding process?

Hey! We're so excited you're here! As an nonprofit organization, ioby is built to support your fundraising efforts. It has taken us years of strategizing with individuals, nonprofits, and community groups to de...

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