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In the heat of the moment, it can sometimes be easy to lose sight of the longer journey. And it's true that this election cycle is unprecedented: from a global pandemic, to enormous tech challenges and beyond. But the journey that begins today with actions big and small builds over the course of months, years, and decades. Even though the elections are behind us, there is still much to do.

We're pulling together a few projects on this page to inspire you, as well as tools and resources to help you, on your journey towards strengthening our democracy. While projects crowdfunding on ioby must be non-partisan because of our non-profit status, there's much that you can do to get involved with democracy and elections on ioby. Explore this page to see how. 

Start a Project

Inside and outside an election cycle, there's much you can do to strengthen our democracy. If you need funds to help bring it to life, we can help make it happen. When you crowdfund with ioby for a non-partisan project that boosts civic engagement or participation in elections in your community, you'll get an ioby Success Strategist dedicated to you who can offer personalized coaching to help you work through developing your project idea, fundraising for it in your community, and bringing it to life.

Remember, to be eligible to crowdfund with ioby your project must take place in the United States, be local to where you live, work, or play, and have a clear community benefit. Your project must be non-partisan, and cannot benefit a political or lobbying campaign or party of any kind. Eligible projects related to an election could include, but are not limited to: toolkits to help neighbors understand their voting rights; flyers or campaigns to register voters; creating public art that celebrates and encourages voting; tactical urbanist interventions like street chalk, planters, or ramps that make it physically easier and safer to vote. 

Start a project

Wondering if your idea is eligible? Share your idea with us above, or send us an email at hello@ioby.org or call us at 917-464-4515, and we'll talk through your project with you.

 Get inspired

We pulled together a few projects that have crowdfunded this year and in the past to help inspire your own election project! 

  • Action Tank Presents: Civic Health First Aid Kits

    Civic Health First Aid Kit

    Taking the guesswork out of civic participation leading up to the 2020 election. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,124
  • People voting, animated.

    Creating the Vote

    Art on the Streets is distributing coloring kits so kids and adults can make it easy for everyone to vote safely in 2020.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,129 + Volunteers
  • United Students of NYC Meeting

    Vote At 17

    We're a grassroots, youth-run organization dedicated to improving youth engagement and representation in politics.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,090
  • Y2K Votes

    Y2K Votes Northside

    We are a grassroots nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving millennial and Gen-Z engagement in elections in Pittsburgh's Northside. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,755 + Volunteers
  • Fighting for Clean Air and Votes

    Help us charter two buses to Albany to take high schoolers lobby for bills for climate and young voting! 

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,150 + Volunteers
  • Vote Everywhere

    The Andrew Goodman Foundation is seeking donations for its Vote Everywhere Ambassadors in the tri-state area. The funds will be used to support the work of 3 Ambassadors and will have an impact on over 300 students.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,100
  • Feeding Hope in Manchester

    We are here to provide hope and encouragement to come into community and realize they are not alone.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,140