In Our Backyards. Who’s in?

May 15, 2009 at 11:30 am 1 comment

I just stumbled upon a website called IOBY. The name stands for “in our back yards” as in, it’s our responsibility, not someone elses. The website is a hub, where local (New York) organizations can post requests for volunteers and funding for environmental projects, so that small organizations can have the benefit of microphilanthropy, even if they don’t have the administrative resources to handle it. If I learned anything at the Pillar Nonprofit conference this spring, it’s that London needs something like this. Most of the organizations in the city are completely incapable of using social networking resources (lacking knowledge or resources) to effectively further their missions.
Mark today on your calendars. You’ll remember it as the day that a similar project started it’s wheels turning in London, Ontario. I’m working on it. Who’s in?


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  • 1. Erin Barnes  |  July 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for your enthusiasm! Here’s a video from a recent project in Queens. A little can go a long way!


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