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Start a project in Cincinnati

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for creating positive change in their neighborhood can raise funds, find volunteers and promote their project. When you fundraise for your community project on ioby, you can:

  • Receive one-on-one fundraising and implementation coaching

  • Collect tax-deductible donations

  • Have ioby act as your project’s fiscal sponsor

  • Find new volunteers

  • Join us for grassroots fundraising trainings and workshops

Submit your idea and ioby will reach out to support you on your journey to making positive change in your Cincinnati neighborhood.

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About ioby Cincinnati

Cincinnati is full of energy—there's so much happening in the world of positive civic change, it's hard not to be excited! But part of what makes Cincinnati so special to us is its long history of neighbors working together to get good done. It's pretty clear that Cincinnatians have no shortage of great ideas, and are ready to make them happen. And when neighbors want to roll up their sleeves to get good done and make Cincinnati even more awesome, ioby is there to lend a hand.

We're so excited to have worked in the Queen City since April 2020. With a median donation of $50, neighbors in Greater Cincinnati have already raised over $300,725 for 63 projects to help make their communities greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents. How will you get good done in Cincinnati? 

 

Meet Leslie Mattie Rich, ioby's Cincinnati Action Strategist! 

As a Cincinnati Senior Action Strategist, Leslie Mattie Rich is working to help even more leaders like you in Cincinnati make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Cincinnati neighborhood, Leslie will walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign page, make your first donation asks, and build your project.

Leslie is a native Cincinnatian who believes deeply in the power of trust and community. She serves on the boards of Invest in Neighborhoods, My Neighbbor's Place, Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and Dater Montessori LSDMC. She's brings over twenty years of experience in community organizing, asset-based community development, creative placemaking, and youth development to her role at ioby and is excited to help you get good done! 

Learn more about our City Action Strategists and how we work on-the-ground to support resident-led change.

Or, schedule a time to chat with Leslie during her office hours! This is your chance to learn more about ioby, share an idea, or give an update on an ioby project. Looking to meet with Leslie? Reach out to her at cincinnati@ioby.org

 Book an office hour session with Leslie

 

Upcoming events with Leslie

You can always book time on Leslie's calendar. Or, come out and share your idea and meet other community leaders like you during our ioby Fall Socials throughout Cincinnati.

Share your idea with us, and we'll reach out to give you tips, tricks, and resources so you can crowdfund to get good done in your neighborhood. 

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  • Kids Bonding

    The Youth Empowerment Plan

    YEP develops critical skills in a holistic way for the youth in a creative and collaborative environment that exposes them to new information, expanding their minds and equipping them with new skills to excel in life!

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,300 + Volunteers
  • Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative

    Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative

    Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative (GCVC) is a local nonpartisan alliance of organizations who are working together to advance civic and electoral engagement in the region. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,640 + Volunteers
  • Volkshaus Action Tank OTR ADOPT

    The Volkshaus

    The Volkshaus, or The People's House, is a place for civic engagement, inviting residents and resident-led groups to join us in work, planning, respite, and community-building.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,623
  • Action Tank Logo

    Northside Street Meets

    The Northside Community Council and Action Tank are putting on a series of block parties filled with art, food, activities and games for kids and adults, and resource tables to meet the needs of all Northside residents!

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,092 + Volunteers
  • Food From the Heart

    Providing good and healthy foods to neighbors in need.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,510 + Volunteers
  • Station 7

    Contemporary Art Fulfillment at the Firehouse

    We are developing a 1910 Firehouse in the East End neighborhood of Hamilton, Ohio.  This firehouse will be home to Tide Pool, a contemporary art fulfillment center, community driven and artist led. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,770
  • Children's Community Libraries!

    Working to build Little Free Library's outside each elementary school to encourage kids to read/give easy access to books! Will be a great resource and good in Wyoming's walking community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 295