ecomodo : good for business
Ecomodo is a social enterprise that brings communities together to share.
Our award winning peer-to-peer website, Ecomodo.com simply enables individuals to confidently lend and borrow everyday objects, skills and spaces with their neighbours, friends and work colleagues.
From lawnmowers to tents; golf clubs to awnings, Ecomodo enables users to simply list their items to lend and see what others have on offer. Items can be lent for free or lenders are able to charge for an item, and choose if they want to keep the fee or make a donation to charity.
Ecomodo.com is a simple tool to use and an easy way to engage your employees to support your local community. Together we can create more sustainable communities around the UK.
Why is ecomodo good for business ..
Introducing Ecomodo to your workplace can help to build a positive attitude towards your organisation and its values, both internally and locally and brings the following benefits ..
For your staff ..
- Save money by borrowing the things they don’t often need direct from their work colleagues and local neighbourhood.
- Fundraise for a local school, grassroots football club or a registered charity simply by lending out their stuff.
- Lend and borrow confidentlyby controlling who can borrow their items and choose insurance or deposits for extra peace of mind.
For your organisation ..
- Deliver a staff benefit with minimal cost to strengthen the community spirit within your organisation.
- Encourage sustainable living and help your community reduce its collective environmental impact.
- Be a catalyst to social change by encouraging staff to broaden their sharing to their local neighbourhood.
How it works ..
Ecomodo is a free tool for all your staff to use and start sharing. They simply need to sign up as a member, add items to lend and choose for each item whether they would like to lend it for free, for a fee or for charity.
The beauty of Ecomodo is it keeps visible, in one place, all the things people are willing to share. It saves time and keeps everyone abreast of the opportunities around them. Users can simply search for an item in their location and if it's not yet listed, they can post a wanted ad to simply tell others what they need to borrow.
To help your staff feel more comfortable about sharing, your organisation can choose to create trusted lending circles and invite staff to join to pool their assets. Using lending circles, your staff can automatically control who can borrow their gear - everyone or just people from their workplace. On top of this lenders can also opt for deposits to be taken or insurance for extra peace of mind. And a feedback system checks both parties are happy at the end of the lend.
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How we can help ..
We can help you to inspire your staff and promote the benefits of sharing through a fun, informative and engaging workshop. We tailor our workshops to suit your needs depending on the size of your organisation and whether you would like us to dovetail into an existing staff event - such as a training day or company offsite.
Our workshops are completely optional and if you're interested please contact us for more information, pricing and how details of how they work.
Choose to 'charity match fund' !!
To inspire your staff to lend their stuff, skills or spaces for charity, your organisation can choose our 'charity match maker' scheme. It's very simple. If one of your employees lends an item to fundraise for a good cause, every time it's borrowed, your organisation simply can choose to 'match' the amount raised.
If you're interested in participating in our 'charity match fund' scheme, simply contact us for more information.
Four simple steps to get started ..
- Join Ecomodo
The first step is to get your staff to join Ecomodo. It's free to sign up and only takes a minute. Once registered they'll be able to add items to lend, post wanted ads, create lending circles and invite others to join.
- Create a lending circle
Create a lending circle for your office and invite your staff to join. Each circle has a specific location so if your organistion has multiple locations, it's best to have people local to each office set up their own lending circle. Once your circle is set up you can add an icon, description, URL and choose to promote a good cause for your staff to donate to.
- Add items to lend
Adding items to lend is the best way to inspire others to join in, so find a few friends and add some stuff. Also consider is there is any spare equipment the company has that could also be lent out. A spare computer or spare chairs could be very useful to your local community. Perhaps add a hot-desk that a small local business could use from time to time. If you're not sure what to lend then get inspired or browse items to lend.
- Promote ecomodo to your staff
There are lots of easy ways to promote Ecomodo within your workplace. Simply, invite people through our site, add a link or RSS feed on your intranet; tell people through a company newsletter or email; and even use our in-built leaflet and poster maker to promote your lending circle in the kitchen or by the water-cooler.
And if you're interested in our workshops, please get in touch.