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50 fabulous good causes ..

June 7, 2011

WOO-HOO! We now have 50 registered good causes for you to donate to when lending your stuff!

Ecomodo.com is an effortless and everyday way for supporters of good causes to fundraise, simply by lending and borrowing everyday objects, skills or spaces with their neighbours, friends and colleagues.

From lawnmowers to tents; golf clubs to awnings, individuals can simply list 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.

How to start fundraising on Ecomodo ..

1. Think about all the stuff around home that you want to keep but don’t use that often. And if can’t think of anything > Get inspired.

2. Take a photo of your item and add it on our web-site to lend.

3. Choose a price to lend for a day (or week) and select one of our 50 good causes to donate to. If you’re favourite isn’t there just make a suggestion and we will try to sign them up.

4. Sit back and wait until a borrower in your area needs your item.

5. When you recieve a request – arrange a time to collect and return. At the end of the transaction you will have raised money for your good cause!  – Easy!

And if you have a skills or spaces you can also add those to lend  too. It’s easy to and anyone can do it – and much easier than running a marathon.

Good causes on Ecomodo can be any not-for-profit group (from a registered charity, school PTA, social enterprise or community campaign). And though we have 50 good causes registered we are always looking for more. So if you run a charity or not-for profit group then register your good cause for free on Ecomodo. Read more about the benefits and how to get involved.

Here’s the 50 fabulous good causes we have signed up so far ..
Friends of the Earth, The Prince’s TrustWaste Watch, 10:10Bricks and BreadRSPCA (Hillingdon, Slough, Windsor, Kingston & District Branch)Positive Action in Housing, 3rd Guernsey Scout Group, Arthur Rank Hospice CharityCambodian Communities out of CrisisCare for Children, Children Walking TallDARE uk,Earthwatch InstituteEnvironmental Justice FoundationExercise Tiger TrustFanconi Hope Charitable Trust, Greener LeithFood4MaccFoodCycleForces Childrens TrustGroup B Strep SupportGuernsey Climate Action NetworkInternational Aid for the Protection & Welfare of AnimalsIslamic AidLungevityLemon Aid LimitedLow Carbon West OxfordMillennium Health Microscope FoundationPositive Action in Housing LtdPuriton Horse and Animal RescueScope, St Martin’s School PTA, The Book Bus FoundationThe Fostering NetworkThe National Autistic SocietyThe National Society for Epilepsy, Thrive AfricaUK YouthGrace & Flavour CIC, Harringay Online, Sheffield Alcohol Support Service, Sustaining DunbarCarmarthen Town AFCFood4Macc, Plant Heritage, Touchwood Project, Giving WorldContact the Elderly and XLP Research Trust.

get prepared for the big lunch!

July 2, 2010

Ecomodo has teamed up with The Big Lunch to help everyone get what they need to make their party go with a swing. Find out more.

Kick-started last year by The Eden Project, The Big Lunch is a one-day get together with your neighbours to eat, chat and have fun. It can be anything from a simple lunch to a full-blown street party with DJs and a hog roast. So this Sunday 18th July, why not hang out with your neighbours and chat whilst chomping on some chips and dips.

Whatever you need: a music system, games to play or extra tables and chairs; a helping hand to cook, make decorations, organise or clear up; or even a space to hold your Big Lunch: Ecomodo can help. Post a wanted ad to tell people around you what you’re looking for.

Need to raise some extra cash for food and drink? Rally your troops and get your neighbours lending all their assets and ask them to donate any profits to you. Ecomodo lets people lend almost anything so register your Big Lunch as a good cause, add some items to lend and start fundraising today. Search your shed and attic and get inspired for things to lend.

And at the end of the day, after the last sausage roll has gone and the bunting is coming down, keep your Big Lunch day alive by lending and borrowing throughout the year. Create a lending circle for your neighbourhood and get everyone, new friends and old to start pooling their assets for the common good.

lets start fundraising ..

June 1, 2010

It’s simple to fundraise through ecomodo.com and it takes hardly any time to do it, just lend out your assets to the people around you.

First, think about all the stuff around home that you don’t use that often, take a photo and list it on our web-site. Once listed, you then sit back and wait until a borrower in your area needs it. Then arrange a time to collect and return and at the end of the transaction you will have raised money for your good cause! If you have a skill or space you can also lend those too. Anyone can do it and it’s so much easier than running 26+ miles. Not sure what to lend? Get inspired.

Good causes on Ecomodo can be any not-for-profit group (from a registered charity, school PTA or community campaign). And though we have 30 good causes registered we are always looking for more.

If there’s a good cause you would like to donate to and it’s not on our list below, then please make a suggestion and we will try to sign them up.

Here’s a list of our good causes to date ..

3rd Guernsey Scout Group, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambodian Communities out of Crisis, Care for Children, Children Walking Tall, DARE uk, Earthwatch Institute, Environmental Justice Foundation, Exercise Tiger Trust, Fanconi Hope Charitable Trust, Food4Macc, FoodCycle, Forces Childrens Trust, Group B Strep Support, Guernsey Climate Action Network, International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals, Islamic Aid, Lemon Aid Limited, Millennium Health Microscope Foundation, Positive Action in Housing Ltd, Puriton Horse and Animal Rescue, Scope, St Martin’s School PTA, The Book Bus Foundation, The Fostering Network, The National Autistic Society, The National Society for Epilepsy, The Prince’s Trust, Thrive Africa, UK Youth

Or if you run a charity or not-for profit group then register it for free on Ecomodo. Read more about the benefits and how to get involved.

we got fry’d

May 28, 2010

Very early on this chilly Friday morning, I joined the queue of frenzied consumers outside the Apple Store on Regent Street to get my hands on one of the first UK iPads. Our plan: Lend the iPad on Ecomodo.com to promote two things ..

1. People don’t need to run a marathon to raise money for charity they can simply lend out their assets and help people around them.

2. To inspire people to borrow instead of buying or if they have to buy: Try it first and make sure it’s really what you want to spend your money on.

Just one hour after purchase it was available on Ecomodo.com . You could now borrow an iPad in London and play with it from the comfort of your own sofa. We truly thought this would be our big news of the day until Stephen Fry tweeted ..

@stephenfry Rather a cool idea @ecomodo Borrow an #iPad for £18. Proceeds to @PrincesTrust – http://ecomodo.com whole new world of temp ownership.

Now we’re cookin’. The response was extraordinary and caused our servers to crash momentarily. That’s #frypower for you.

Read the Twitter conversation and get the stats on Twitoaster

T3 | 10 Reasons you were buying iPads Lend it & raise money for charity.

Silicon.com | UK iPad launch photos Ecomodo’s view from the queue

horray .. we’re live !

April 1, 2010

Today is a red-letter day. Ecomodo has gone live. So here’s a little bit about what we’re about the marketplace of good returns

Ecomodo is an online service that enables people to lend and borrow each other’s everyday objects, skills and spaces with confidence. They can do this for free, for a fee or for charity. Ecomodo facilitates the transaction to make good returns for all.

Ecomodo enriches a local community by enabling people to ..

  • Make and save money : Earn money by lending the assets already owned. Save hard earned cash by borrowing the things not needed often.
  • Do a good turn : Donate proceeds to a favourite good cause or simply help the people around by sharing assets.
  • Lend and borrow confidently : Control who can borrow items by joining or creating trusted lending circles. Choose insurance or deposits for extra peace of mind.
  • Live a richer life : Gain access to the things needed to follow dreams, pursue interests and do the boring jobs more quickly.
  • Be green : Reduce collective effect on the environment by pooling resources.

Join the marketplace of good returns at www.ecomodo.com

Invite people and pool your resources ..

Get the most out of Ecomodo by pooling your assets. Create a circle for your street, village, town, workplace, charity, club, school, PTA, university, faith centre, hospital, coffee shop, interest group, local action group or evenwith the people you meet whilst walking your dog! Use your circles of trust to control who can borrow your items. Find out more about circles ..

Register your charity or good cause  ..

If you run a charity or not-for profit group, register it as a good cause on Ecomodo to let our members donate their earnings to you. Create a circle to promote your good cause and help your staff, volunteers and members by pooling the assets they have. Register your good cause for free.

So, whether you are an individual, charity, community group, school, or any other public or private organization find out how you can get involved.

Not sure what to lend ? Get inspired |  Need to borrow something ? Post a wanted ad |  Learn more about ecomodo

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