What we do
ioby helps neighbors grow and implement great ideas one block at a time. Our crowd-resourcing platform connects leaders with funding and support to make our neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun.
ioby believes that it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards” – the positive opposite of NIMBY.
How we do it
ioby uses the concept of crowd-resourcing (a term we coined) to drive projects to success:
source crowdfunding + resource organizing = crowd-resourcing
Crowdfunding is the pooling of small online donations for a cause or project.
Resource organizing is a core tenet of community organizing that considers activists and advocates the best supporters to ensure the success and long-term stewardship of a cause or project.
As a combination of these two, ioby’s platform gives everyone the ability to organize all kinds of capital—cash, social networks, in-kind donations, volunteer time, advocacy—from within the neighborhood to make the neighborhood a better place to live.