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Managing your Campaign

Soft Launch: The Smart Start to Fundraising

What's a "soft launch"? At the start of your campaign, you may be tempted to blast your campaign out on social media. But wait! First, reach out to your closest networks of friends, family, and colleagues an...

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Leader Handbook to Crowdfunding Success

We've put together some helpful tips, worksheets and templates for many of the most important parts of running your crowd-resourcing campaign to raise money and build support for your awesome idea--from communi...

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7 Habits of the Highly Effective ioby Leader

Here at ioby, we've been watching our leaders run successful campaigns and bring their great ideas to life for a while now. For your benefit, we've collected ioby Leaders' best practices and distilled them down...

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Campaign Essentials: Mythbusting

We need to talk. There are some rumors flying around that crowdfunding means “free money from strangers on the internet.” We hate to break it to you but that’s not quite right - successful crowdfunding means yo...

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Campaign Essentials: Build your Campaign

If you really want to make an impression on donors, you’ll need a bangin’ campaign page. In this video, we’ll give you a tour of the many powerful features on an ioby campaign page. Watch to learn what it’s l...

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Campaign Essentials: Prospect Pipeline

Think about the last time you went on a roadtrip... Did you rely on your gut to lead you where you needed to go? C’mon, we all know you used a map. To save time and avoid getting lost during the course of your ...

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Campaign Essentials: Making the Ask

Before you ask for your first donation, take a minute to watch the video below. The timing of your asks should coincide with a larger communications strategy intended to build momentum for your campaign. How ...

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Campaign Essentials: Please & Thank You's

Your commitment to thanking donors will make or break the campaign. Donors are crucial to your project’s success, and you want to make sure their enthusiasm remains high by quickly following up with a genuine t...

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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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Do I need to report my project disbursement as taxable income?

For leaders with projects fiscally sponsored by ioby: ioby cannot provide any financial advice to the project leader about the tax filing requirements of project disbursements. We recommend all fiscally sponso...

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