What are trusted circles ?
On Ecomodo people can create lending circles that use existing community connections to help feel more confident about who they are lending and borrowing with.
As a member of Ecomodo you can join lending circles that are already set-up or create your own and invite others to join you. You can belong to as many lending circles as you want to fit your life and the communities you hang out in.
Find a circle
to join near you or
create a circle
for your ..
- street, village or town
- office or workplace
- school or PTA, college or university
- hobby or special interest group
- community centre, scout or guide group
- charity or faith centre
- transition town or local action group
- sports club or gym
- hospital or PCT
- local coffee shop or allotment
- even with fellow dog-walkers
.. and pool your resources for the common good.
Can I invite my friends to join the service ?
Absolutely. To invite friends simply choose "invite a friend" from the "Circles" tab at the top of any page. Anyone invited as a friend will automatically be added to your friends circle.
How do I find circles in my area ?
Click the Circles tab and you will be presented with a search bar to find circles. To browse circles near to you simply leave the search term blank, enter your postcode and hit find.
How do I join a circle ?
There are three different kinds of circle.
- To join a Public circle simply click "join this circle" on a circle listing or circle page and you will immediately become a member.
- To join a Public ( request to join ) circle you will need to send a request. Your request will be reviewed by the Circle Administrator and upon acceptance you will become a member.
- Private ( by invitation only ) circles can only be joined through being sent an invitation from the Circle Administrator.
How do I set up a circle ?
There are 5 simple steps to set up your circle ..
- Create a new circle. Decide on a name; enter a location and choose what type of circle you want (public, public ( join by request ) or Private (by invitation only ).
- Check for similar circles. Just in case we will check for similar circles that you may choose to join instead.
- Invite people to join. Invite your friends, colleagues, neighbours and anyone else you would like to join you
- Personalise & set the rules. Create a checklist of everything around your item. If it's an object state what's in the box. If it's a space state what facilities are available and if it's a skill list what expertise you bring. Your checklist can be printed for easy checking in and checking out of your item.
- Promote your circle. Use Ecomodo's integrated poster and leaflet maker to help promote your circle.
How do I invite others to join my circle ?
Invite people to join your circle during the Circle set up process or later from your circle page.
How do I upload an image for my circle ?
On your circle page, simply click the button "edit image" to upload a personalised icon for your circle.
What are circle guidelines ?
These are tips to help you create and run a successful circle. Read our circle guidelines
How do I delete a circle I have created?
On the right hand side of each circle page that you are an Administrator of, there is a button "delete this circle". Simply click this button to delete your circle.
How do I leave a circle ?
On the right hand side of each circle page there is a button "leave this circle". Simply click this button to leave.
Can I search for friends who may already be members of Ecomodo?
Yes you can. From the circles tab at the top of the page simply select "search for people" and enter their full name or e-mail address.
What are circle settings ?
Circle Settings allow you can personalise your circle page. Add a description, an icon and promote a good cause. Here you can also set up Circle Rules.
What are circle rules ?
The circle rules written by the Circle Administrator outline the intention of the circle.
For example: An Administrator of a neighbourhood circle may wish that only people who live on certain roads in their area join their circle whereas an administrator of a special interest circle (e.g. photography) may only wish to have photographers join.