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FAQs

Does ioby manage project volunteers?

When you submit a volunteer inquiry form on a project page, we send your message along to the project leader. If he or she needs your assistance, you'll get an email back. Remember, many projects are run by vol...

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Can you help connect me to a volunteer opportunity for my company's team-building workday?

Totally. ioby is happy to match companies with projects that can support large teams of volunteers. Please visit ioby's Companies the Care page for details on how that process works.

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Does my project have an expiration date?

Projects on our platform do not have hard deadlines imposed by ioby. Because we understand that neighborhood scale projects are often met with unexpected challenges and often carried out through the hard work o...

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Can I start a project if I don't live in a city?

You sure can! We don’t discriminate based on where you live nationally and often we find that rural and suburban project leaders encounter the same challenges (such as a lack of timely funding, or need for an o...

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Does ioby have an app? Can I donate to an ioby campaign from my phone?

There is currently no ioby app. Donors may give to a campaign using their mobile devices, however our online platform is not optimized for mobile use on phones or tablets. Below, you will find a screenshot of h...

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Do donors receive tax receipts for their charitable gifts to ioby Campaigns?

Yes. Those who give to an ioby Campaign online will receive an automatic donation acknowledgement by email within about one hour of giving. Donors who give by check must request a donation acknowledgement by in...

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I prefer not to share my payment information online. Can I donate to an ioby Campaign by check or cash?

We think it's important for everyone to have access to crowdfunding. If you'd rather not give online or don't have quick access to the internet, you may give by check. Here's how: Write a check to ioby with...

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What is gratuity?

ioby was founded to be a community-sustained nonprofit. Our formative work was funded in large part by philanthropic foundations and individuals who believed in what we were doing. We’re beyond grateful for the...

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Can I use ioby as fiscal sponsor for a grant my project received?

ioby may process and fiscally sponsor a grant to your project if: Your project meets ioby's project criteria You are using ioby's platform to crowdfund at least 25% of the project's total funding nee...

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Can donors give cash to a campaign? How are cash donations reflected on a campaign page?

ioby does not accept cash donations to campaigns. If a donor does not want to give to a campaign online, they may donate by check. If an ioby leader has received a cash donation in person or at an event and wa...

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