How We Give Now

In How We Give Now, Lucy Bernholz shows that philanthropy is more than writing a check and claiming a tax deduction. While researching community-led initiatives and projects, she wrote about ioby and the work we do crowdfunding for change.

“Ioby’s projects are more about civic and political engagement than money. Ioby is a civic engagement program masquerading as a crowdfund- ing platform. It focuses on relationships before, during, and after a project, and it provides supports such as community liaisons that crowdfunding platforms focused on efficiency and scale will never offer. For Ioby, the campaigns that matter are not just the ones that fulfill their fundraising goals, but the ones in which individuals take action, realize they can change things, and rally others to do the same. While other platforms focus on the funding, Ioby focuses on the crowd.”