Right now, Hike the Heights is raising funds to celebrate their 19th annual event, a community hike and celebration in Northern Manhattan parks. The family-friendly event, taking place on June 3, invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate their city’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, fun, and civic participation. It also helps ensure that NYC parks are safe and accessible to all. Since 2011, the Hike the Heights team has enlisted ioby to help them fundraise and receive grants.Continue reading Neighbors in NYC Hike Through Parks and Chart Their Own Way Forward
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One Woman’s Idea to Provide Menstrual Products to her Neighbors Grows into a Large Scale Operation
Eli Cloud co-founded Sister Supply with a straightforward mission: eradicate Period Poverty. After raising over $5,000 on ioby in 2016, she was able to expand the impact of her organization. Since then, the number of menstruation products she has been able to provide for menstruating people in Memphis has nearly quadrupled.Continue reading One Woman’s Idea to Provide Menstrual Products to her Neighbors Grows into a Large Scale Operation
Celebration in the Streets of LA Brings Life-saving Awareness to Bike and Pedestrian Safety
In 2015, Adé Neff raised over $15,000 for Street Beats, a community festival that took place in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The event took place at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue, one of the most dangerous intersections in LA county. Through music, food, and art, Street Beats highlighted the importance of street safety and the power of public space.Continue reading Celebration in the Streets of LA Brings Life-saving Awareness to Bike and Pedestrian Safety
Meet the Neighborhood Leaders Fighting For Food Justice
From windowsill gardens in New York City to community juice pop-ups in Cleveland, these activists are planting the seeds for a different world. Food justice leaders work to ensure universal access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally-appropriate food. These leaders are transforming their neighborhoods through food justice projects.Continue reading Meet the Neighborhood Leaders Fighting For Food Justice
An Eagle Scout Gets His Neighbors On Board With Composting
Fifteen years ago, Edward Maddalena was in the final stages of becoming an Eagle Scout. He spent the majority of his youth in the Boy Scouts, but in order to achieve his ultimate goal of Eagle Scout, he had to complete one final leadership project. “The aim is to lead a group of other scouts and adults and bring them all together to accomplish a shared goal of creating positive change in the community,” Edward says.Continue reading An Eagle Scout Gets His Neighbors On Board With Composting
ioby’s Comprehensive Guide to Raising Money For A Cause You Care About
Fundraising can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. With ioby’s help, you can successfully crowdfund for community projects both small and large. Through events, crowdfunding campaigns, and social media, it is possible to fundraise for a cause you care about. ioby’s comprehensive guide provides step-by-step tips for how to get started.
There is nothing more exciting than getting a new project off the ground. You have the energy, enthusiasm, and excitement — now you just need the funds to make it happen! Raising money for a cause you care about can be daunting at first, but with the right tools you can fundraise like a pro. Below is ioby’s comprehensive guide to raising money for a cause you care about.Continue reading ioby’s Comprehensive Guide to Raising Money For A Cause You Care About
Crowdfunding vs. Grant writing: A Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofit Leaders
Being a nonprofit leader means staying flexible. Below, we help you understand when to write grants and when to tap into crowdfunding as a way to fulfill your project’s needs.
If you’re a nonprofit leader, you know that adaptation is key to your organization’s success. As the coronavirus pandemic made clear, even our best-laid plans can become undone in a matter of days. And often, those forces aren’t a global pandemic: they can be a major donor stepping back to focus on new priorities or a much-needed grant application getting denied.Continue reading Crowdfunding vs. Grant writing: A Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofit Leaders
Birthing for Justice: Black Doulas are Leading a Movement to Make Childbirth Safe
Across the country, Doulas are closing the Black Maternal Health Gap to ensure childbirth is empowering for all.
Over the past five years, activists across the United States have called attention to one of the most tragic inequities in our healthcare system: Black maternal death rates. According to the CDC, Black women in the United States are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women.Continue reading Birthing for Justice: Black Doulas are Leading a Movement to Make Childbirth Safe
ioby’s Top-6 Tips to Start a Thriving Urban Farm
Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, creating an urban farm isn’t as challenging as you might think! Bring fresh produce and fun activities into your neighborhood with our step-by-step guide.
Spring is in the air! Small buds are emerging from trees and clusters of yellow flowers are peeking through the concrete. Soon, farmers market stands will evolve from winter produce (potatoes, anyone?) to brightly-colored cucumbers and cherries. Witnessing all of this abundance can spark the desire to create an urban farm of your own, which is simpler than you might imagine! Here, we’ve mapped out everything you need to transform a patch of land into a bustling, productive urban farm.Continue reading ioby’s Top-6 Tips to Start a Thriving Urban Farm
ioby Seeks our Next CEO
ioby’s Board of Directors and staff are working with Axis Talent Partners on an executive search for ioby’s next CEO. This is an exciting time for our organization, and we hope you’ll help spread the word within your networks. We know our community has a wealth of experience in civic leadership, nonprofit organizations, grassroots organizing and other areas, and we need your help!Continue reading ioby Seeks our Next CEO