ecomodo : good for schools and PTAs
Ecomodo is a social enterprise and our website simply enables individuals to confidently lend and borrow everyday objects, skills and spaces with others nearby. It's FREE to join and always will be.
By bringing your community together to share their resources, parents and staff can help each other and fundraise for your school. On top of this we can help your school save money by sourcing the things you need directly from your community and we make it easy to share resources with other schools nearby.
Fundraise for your school
Ecomodo is an effortless and everyday way for your local community to fundraise for your school simply by lending out their everyday objects, skills or spaces to each other.
Simply register your school as a good cause on Ecomodo and encourage your staff and parents to start lending their stuff and choose to donate their earnings to you.
Get your staff to add some of their own items to lend as this will inspire others to join in. And of course if there are any items to school is happy to lend to it's wider community - add those too. For example, lend a classroom in the evening to help another local group hold their meetings. Don’t forget, all proceeds will help you raise the money you need.
Find out more about lending and search our database to see if your school or PTA is already listed.
Get equipped and save money
For some activities teachers need specific equipment (for example: digital/video cameras for a media project or gardening tools to create a school vegetable patch). Instead of wasting money purchasing these items, use Ecomodo to source them directly from your local community and borrow them just for the time you need them.
By simply searching the local resources nearby, teachers may also be inspired to do new types of projects, sparked by the opportunities around them.
Alternatively you may need local skills to get a piano tuned or fix a leaky roof for example. Simply Post a wanted ad on Ecomodo to tell your local community what you need and get the job done at a low or no cost.
Pool your resources with other local schools
Individuals can set up lending circles around any type of community (their street, neighbourhood, school or workplace) and invite people to join and pool their assets. People can be members of multiple circles and use their circles to automatically control who can borrow their gear.
Choose to set up a 'private' lending circle with other schools nearby and pool your resources. Adding items you are happy to share with other schools on Ecomodo keeps them visible and helps everyone stay mindful of the opportunities nearby.
In today’s society, every organisation should seek to lessen its impact on the environment. By using your network to promote Ecomodo for your own benefits, your organisation will be actively contributing to reduce our collective effect on the environment.
Six steps to get your community sharing for you ..
Here's six simple steps to start to get your community sharing and raising money for your school.
- Create a lending circle for your school and register your school as a good cause
- Invite all of your staff and parents to join it your circle.
- Ask them to add items they are happy to lend and to donate their proceeds to your good cause.
- Ask them to promote their items to their friends, colleagues and neighbours. The more people that lend the items - the more money you will raise.
- Add any items the school is happy to lend to inspire others to join in
- Promote your circle to others by using our automated poster and leaflet maker.
Find out about how donations are processed. Find out more about circles.