Ecomodo – fundraising by trading skills for donations in a local community

EcomodoLogoEcomodo are an online marketplace to lend and borrow objects, skills and spaces. Launched in 2010, they trade for free, fee or donations within local trusted ‘circles’ and have insurance in place to protect their members.
 
Building on Ecomodo’s existing platform, Age UK is exploring a new business model based on skills-sharing and encouraging older people to actively engage in society. So, a retired gardener could offer a few hours’ gardening; in return, the recipient makes a donation to Age UK.
 
Age UK has been awarded £120,000 from the Innovation in Giving Fund (backed by the Cabinet Office and Nesta)) to support the front and back-end development of the platform, markets research and build the capacity of the team.
 
For more information:
http://giving.nesta.org.uk/project/age-uk/
http://ecomodo.com/

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