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FAQs

What is fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement in which a legally incorporated nonprofit entity agrees to accept and manage funds for another entity, such as an individual or informal group. It usually occurs when a grou...

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I’ve sent an email blast to everyone in my network and no one is giving to my new campaign. Why isn’t this working?

Sending out e-blasts to make campaign donation asks is not the most effective way to ask donors to give to your campaign. This method of asking has an industry standard return on investment of 1%. That means t...

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Are we able to accept in-kind tax deductible donations through ioby for our fundraising event?

We can issue receipts to in-kind donors. However, we do not list specific dollar amounts on those tax receipts. So, for instance, if someone donated a desk to be used in your new office, we would issue a receip...

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Will ioby help drive donors to my campaign page?

ioby is a platform that connects people who share a community. Donors are neighbors, friends, and supporters of the leaders and projects running a campaign on ioby. ioby trains you to decide the best methods to...

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What is a Giving Code?

ioby giving codes can help get your favorite neighborhood projects the funding they deserve. All of our projects are aimed at making neighborhoods stronger and more sustainable, and they all need is some extra ...

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What makes ioby different than other crowdfunding sites?

Crowdfunding platforms are not built equal. If you’re looking to make meaningful change in your neighborhood and pick up fundraising and organizing skills along the way, our platform is tailored to support you....

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What do your one-on-one coaching services entail?

When you run a campaign, you get more than just a fundraising page. You will be matched with a Leader Success Strategist, one of our on-staff grassroots fundraising experts whose job it is to help you plan, fun...

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Do you offer peer to peer lending?

We are not currently set up to manage peer-to-peer lending. At the moment, your donation is just that - a donation. Our platform is designed to pool small donations toward a specific project led by an individua...

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Can I opt out of a funding deadline?

We require project leaders to set a fundraising deadline and here's why: creating a public deadline is one of the single most effective ways to convince donors to give. It also keeps your fundraising team - all...

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Do I need a social media account to promote my campaign?

Absolutely not! Social media can be a helpful tool for telling your story to a wide audience, and for reminding donors to give, but it is generally a fairly ineffective way to ask for donations. The bulk of y...

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