ioby

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What is ioby?

ioby is a nonprofit crowdfunding platform for local, resident-led positive change. Our name stands for “in our back yards”- the positive opposite of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard). We believe local residents know ...

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What services does ioby offer?

ioby provides an affordable online crowdfunding platform, paired with customized one-on-one fundraising coaching from a Leader Success Strategist, an experienced crowdfunding coach. This hands-on, personalized ...

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How is ioby’s platform tailored for community projects?

We've designed our platform to be ideal for community-benefit projects in several important ways. With ioby, you can: raise tax deductible donations even if you're not a 501c3 always keep what you raise wi...

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What can I fundraise for on ioby?

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for change in their community can raise funds, find volunteers and access our training and resources. To fundraise on ioby, your project must: Be based in the United States ...

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What projects CAN’T ioby support?

We cannot currently support campaigns that benefit just one individual (such as campaigns for medical costs), international campaigns that benefit non-US residents, or political campaigning and lobbying activit...

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Who can use ioby?

Anyone can use ioby! We support work by individuals, incorporated non-profit groups, schools, and even small businesses if the project is in the public interest. We support projects of all budget sizes, from a ...

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Where does ioby work?

Anyone in the United States can fundraise on ioby. We support leaders everywhere from small towns to big cities. ioby has offices in NYC, Memphis, Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Over 1,500 neighbors nation...

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How do I get started?

Just go to ioby.org/idea and tell us about your project or idea to get started. When you submit your project idea, you can immediately access our training materials and begin building your ioby campaign page. ...

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What's the fee for using ioby?

Our fee is one of the absolute lowest among crowdfunding platforms and there is no up-front cost for using ioby. At the end of your campaign, we retain a flat fee of $35 that helps us keep our platform running ...

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How is ioby funded?

As a nonprofit, ioby receives foundation grants and individual charitable gifts that help fund our core operations. We also rely on the voluntary support of the community of project leaders and donors who we se...

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