Awesome Project: Memphis Civic Solar

by ioby
April 18, 2014

In 2013, the Brookings Institution, a leading liberal think tank, published The Metropolitan Revolution, which argues that, in light of the Great Recession and ensuing federal cutbacks, cities and metropolitan areas are leading the nation in creating economic prosperity through innovation and collaboration. No one understands this better than Memphis Bioworks, founded in 2001 to […]

Awesome Project: Seeds of Hope — GrowMemphis and the New Garden Campaign

by ioby
April 4, 2014

It was the start of 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee, when GrowMemphis, a non-profit that supports a local network of community gardens, was ready to cultivate their first batch of seedlings. Their greenhouse, equipped with electronic temperature controls, is designed to create the perfect conditions for budding vegetable plants. But no matter what they tried, their […]

New App for MidSouth Greenways on ABC24

by ioby
March 27, 2014

Congrats to the MidSouth Greenways group for the fantastic piece on ABC24 news. The story goes in depth on the development and ioby campaign to support feature updates for the MidSouth Greenways smart phone app that puts trail information at the fingertips of hikers, joggers and cyclists alike. Click here to donate to this great […]

How is ioby different from other crowdfunding sites?

by ioby
March 23, 2014

How is ioby different from other crowdfunding sites? Glad you asked! There are some important differences. 1. ioby is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so  all donations to projects on ioby are tax-deductible. Anyone can use ioby, so if you’re not a 501(c)3 yourself, ioby may be able to offer you fiscal sponsorship. 2. As a nonprofit, […]

Awesome Project: Carnes Garden

by ioby
March 17, 2014

On November 15th, 2013 urban planner Mary Baker took the students of Carnes Elementary School out the front door, right across J.W. Williams Avenue, to an empty, rubble-filled vacant lot. It was a warm, sunny fall day, and the students’ eyes were brimming with excitement. They could not wait to get their hands on a […]

Our Miami Public Space Challenge Open!

by ioby
March 3, 2014

We are proud to announce our continued partnership with The Miami Foundation, the Health Foundation of South Florida and the Miami Herald on the second Our Miami Public Space Challenge. On the challenge, Miami residents can suggest ideas to improve public spaces anywhere in Miami Dade County. Vibrant public spaces build a stronger sense of […]

ioby Leaders on Live at 9

by ioby
February 27, 2014

This morning ioby leaders Kirk Williamson from Memphis Civic Solar and Principal Reneta Sanders from the Carnes Elementary School Learning Garden shared their visions for Memphis on Live at 9 with Alex Coleman and Marybeth Conley. Watch the video clip from Live at 9 here. One you hear their inspiring projects, we know you’ll want […]

Hampline Groundbreaking

by ioby
February 24, 2014

We could not have been more excited to see the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hampline in Memphis last week. Congratulations to Livable Memphis, the Broad Avenue Arts District, the Binghampton CDC, to Mayor AC Wharton and all the residents of Memphis. Today is a great day!

Getting Good Done Miami

by ioby
January 31, 2014

The January 30 Getting Good Done Miami conversation at the Miami Green Lab was an exciting event. More than 60 of you came out on a rainy night to share practical skills and challenges in doing positive community-based work in Miami. A full podcast from the event will be available soon. Until then, you can […]