What makes your community unique? Maybe it’s the physical characteristics of the neighborhood, like architecture or neat murals. Or maybe it’s the spirit of hospitality. Or maybe it’s your neighbors themselves that make it special. Chances are, local businesses are also a big part of your neighborhood’s identity—the shops that know you by name, and the cafes and restaurants that know your order before you walk in. They’re likely unique and one-of-a-kind, too!
If you’re organizing to make positive change in your community, whether you’re a nonprofit or just a group of neighbors with a great idea, local businesses can be a great partner to help you achieve your goals. One way to do this is by partnering with a local business or corporate sponsor to match donations to a fundraising campaign.
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Today we are happy to release the first in a series of ioby Leader Guides. This series will provide best practices, tips and tools for overcoming common challenges for citizen and community led neighborhood projects.
The ioby Leader Guide to Getting Business Bucks is a easy 10-step guide for ioby Leaders who want to attract support from local businesses and large corporations alike. ioby is unique among crowdfunding platforms because we can act as a fiscal sponsor for informal groups, allowing businesses to make tax-deductible contributions of cash and in-kind materials or services.
Perhaps most useful to community leaders is ioby’s custom built Match Campaign tool that allows businesses to match citizen donations to projects. This unique tool allows businesses the opportunity to share their support for neighborhood projects in ioby’s high touch, high traffic crowdfunding campaign pages.
Download the guide here.