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FAQs

How do I know if my project is right for ioby?

If it takes place in your neighborhood, benefits the public, and you don't make money off of it, it can be an ioby project. We encourage our ioby Leaders to set a discreet funding goal -- people are more like...

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Do I have to pay anything upfront to start a project?

No way! The fees are built into the total that you'll need to raise for your project. Applicable fees are retained by ioby when we disburse the money you raised to you or your fiscal sponsor at the end of your ...

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What's the difference between an ioby idea, project, and campaign?

First, you have an idea. You tell us a little about it on ioby.org/idea. An idea can be anything you think will make your neighborhood better for the people living in it. We will help you turn your idea into a...

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What happens if I don't satisfy my fundraising goal?

Time sure does fly when you're raising funds. If you haven't reached your goal on the day of or your deadline, we have flexible options: 1) You can adjust your published budget and close out with what you've r...

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Will ioby fundraise on behalf of my campaign?

No, ioby does not make grants or donations directly to campaigns. ioby trains you to effectively fundraise. We do not actively solicit your donors, but we'll teach you the best methods and means for persuading ...

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What happens if I satisfy my funding goal early?

Congratulations on reaching your goal ahead of schedule! In line with ioby's flexible finish policy, you have a couple choices: 1) You can close out your campaign now. 2) You can leave your campaign live to c...

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Can I run more than one campaign at a time?

Unfortunately, no. We don’t permit users to run more than one live campaign at a time. This is a best practice policy to prevent you from overwhelming donors in your network with multiple funding asks.

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Can my organization start a project if we're not certified as a 501(c)(3)?

At ioby, we know that many community-focused organizations and companies lack the 501(c)(3) tax status that makes them eligible to raise tax-deductible donations for projects they care about. That’s why we’re p...

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How do I use Square to collect donations during a fundraising event?

It certainly helps things along that you already have the Square reader in hand (it can take the company up to two weeks to mail it your way). Your account needs to be registered so that donations feed directly...

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Is my donation tax-deductible?

You bet! Every single donation you make on ioby is tax-deductible. You will receive a confirmation email after you make a donation, which you should keep for your tax purposes. Our EIN is 26-3283639. Our addre...

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