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.
How many steps are there to creating a new circle ?
There are 3 steps to creating a new circle.
- Create your circle. Choose a title, determine which sort you would like it to be, add a location and select a category.
- Invite people to join Invite people you are already connected with on Ecomodo or anyone else.
- Compose your message. Write a personalised message to your invitees.
Once your circle is created you can personalise it in Circle Settings. Add a description, an icon, a URL and promote a good cause.
How should I title my circle ?
Help people find your circle with a title that is clear and to the point. You only have 24 characters so think carefully how you want to use them.
What are the different sorts of circles ?
You can choose between 3 different sorts of circles.
Public circles allow anyone to join. This means that any Ecomodo member can join your circle.
Private (request to join) circles allow anyone to request to join. When an Ecomodo member requests to join, you (as circle administrator) will be sent the request by e-mail. You will need to accept their request to allow them to join.
Private (by invitation only) circle will only allow people to join through being sent a invitation from the circle administrator. Once they accept the invite they will become a member of your circle.
What location should I choose ?
If your circle is based around an existing place or building (such as a school, workplace, university, hospital or community centre) then it is best to use the location of that place. If your circle is a special interest circle and has no fixed location then use a location that makes sense such as your home.
What are circle guidelines ?
These are tips to help you create and run a successful circle. Read our circle guidelines