A great big thank you to all who attended our ioby webinar/pizza party session on Jan. 30. If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the session at your leisure here. ioby’s crowd-resourcing platform connects leaders with funding and support to make neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun.
After you view the session, please take a few moments to fill out our survey:
Remember: thanks to a partnership between ONE and ioby, when you crowdfund a project that improves your neighborhood, donations to your campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2000 on a first-come, first-served basis if your neighborhood group has completed its Lead Neighborhood Visioning Session. Haven’t done that yet, click here for more info so you can start the process.
We look forward to seeing what projects you’ve got in mind!
Julie Smith, director
Last month, Sen. Matt Hanson from the Nebraska Legislature’s District 26 introduced LB 986, also known as the Neighborhood Improvements District Bill.
ONE Omaha – on behalf of the alliance presidents of Midtown, North, Northwest, South and Southwest Omaha – has suggested the Urban Affairs Committee oppose the bill, which enables the creation of Neighborhood Improvement Districts (similar to Business Improvement Districts) that give appointed board members the authority to create a special assessment on residents and direct the decision making and implementation process for neighborhood improvements.
Mini Grants: Look What Your Neighbors Are Doing!
We love it when a plan comes together! Take a moment to read what your neighbors are doing – below is a progress report on the IN the Neighborhood Conference Mini Grants that were awarded last fall.
A community differs from a neighborhood. Neighborhoods are merely space; whereas, communities are comprised of people living and working together forming social bonds.
By William Hatcher