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On 21st May 2024 we successfully raised £7,210 with 69 supporters in 42 days

A third-sector peer support network & community room to help underrepresented social entrepreneurs reach financial stability

by Trudi Donahue in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

 New stretch target


Why Peer Support?

The past few years have been challenging for all industries. However, it can be especially daunting when you are trying to create a financially sustainable business model while also achieving your social impact goals.

That to-do list gets longer, overheads get more expensive and as the everyday consumer feels the pinch of the cost of living crisis, trading becomes more difficult. 

Even if you have a strong team at your side, you can’t always share your worries with them. That’s why peer support can have a massive, positive impact on your resilience and mental wellbeing.

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So, if you’re a visionary leading a social enterprise, but feeling isolated in your journey, if you are yearning for a supportive community beyond mere business connections, and looking for a space where you can forge genuine friendships while making a difference, Look no further!

At Wild & Kind, we’re building a vibrant community where passionate leaders like you can thrive together, sharing insights, resources, and stories every step of the way.

As well as fostering peer support, one of our main goals going forward is to advance the education, empowerment and financial literacy of social entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups through workshops and training sessions. So even if you can't pledge today, get in touch if you need support. 

Online Platform

This is unlike what you may imagine when someone says ‘online community’. The platform we are building, as well as being designed to bring social entrepreneurs together, can also act as a customer-facing platform for your organisation (a bit like your own website) to share workshops, events, news and even recruit staff and volunteers.

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We hope to have our site live by August/September 2024, so any membership-based pledges will begin once it’s ready to use!

Online Membership Rewards Available:

£50 - 12 month online VIP membership
A 12-month membership for the highest tier possible, as well as a 20% ‘forever discount’ for all online memberships for your organisation in the future.

£150 - Lifetime online VIP membership
A lifetime membership of the highest tier possible. we’re only offering a maximum of 20 of these so once they’re gone they’re gone.

Community Room

We will equip it with everything you need including a meeting pod, comfortable chairs, access to computers & software as well as a coffee & snacks station to ensure it becomes your home away from home.

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We will run an initial pilot for 3 months, during which time we will only offer 12 memberships, but these members will have unrestricted access to use the space in the daytime as a group, as well as dedicated bookable time in the evenings/weekends to run events and workshops. We hope to swing our doors open wide for the pilot by June/July 2024!

Community Room Membership Rewards:

£100 - Room Hire (Glasgow)
8 hours of evening/weekend room hire (£12.50 per hour). Space holds approx 12. Valid once the pilot ends (approx Sept/Oct 24) for 6 months.

£250 - 3 Month Membership to our Community Room (Glasgow)
For social entrepreneurs looking for a workspace away from home, or in need of a regular venue to run meetings/workshops. Valid for 3 months once pilot launches (approx Jun/Jul 24) - you'll also receive a 12 month membership to our online platform.

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Other Rewards

£20 - Cash Flow Starter Pack
Suitable for start-up social entrepreneurs and creatives alike. Our cash flow starter pack helps you make a plan for financial stability as well as pricing products and services correctly. (comes free with online platform and community room rewards)

£40 - Risograph Prints from Hot Pink Press
50 x 2 colour custom risograph printed posters 135gsm paper - designed and created by you, printed in our Glasgow-based studio.

£80 - Headshots Package from Leah Fay Photo
60-minute Professional Headshot session from Leah Fay Photo - The perfect opportunity to put a face to your name! Leah will capture your best angles and create stunning headshots that will make a lasting impression. Whether you're a professional looking to update your portfolio, or simply want to capture a moment in time, our headshot session is the perfect choice!

What do we need?

We have an initial target of £5000. This is to help pay towards a meeting pod for the space. It's really just the minimum we need to get things off the ground.

But seeing as we're at the beginning of a such an exciting new journey, we've set a stretch target of £15,000. Reaching this would be incredible, as it would not only allow us add some finishing touches to the space (new flooring, phone booths etc) but it would also allow for us to hire additional staff to help run the new space!

Other Ways to Help

We currently have a nationwide survey open to all social entrepreneurs. We would love to get your feedback. It only takes about 15 mins, and it's mostly 'click through-able', although we do leave plenty of space for you to give us more feedback if you have the time.

If you're a social entrepreneur (even if you've not started anything up yet) then click here to share your thoughts with us!

And as always, sharing the word on socials really helps too so we appreciate every post!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I just enter a donation amount on this page?
If you enter a donation amount at the top but do not select a reward then there will be no reward attached to the donation. So if you’re looking for a reward, make sure to select the reward that you want.

What if I want to choose more than one reward?
You can’t select more than 1 reward on the main page, however, if you would like to choose multiple rewards, click the reward of the highest value on this page, tally up the rest and add it as an additional donation on the next page. Then send us an email to [email protected] letting us know your additional options.

Can I visit the space before pledging? or call you for a chat?
YES! We’d love to hear from you, but as you can imagine we are really busy over the next few weeks, so if you’d like to send us your contact details to [email protected] we will get in touch to arrange a meeting!

The reward I want is no longer available :(
Unfortunately, we have to set some limits on rewards in the off chance things pop off. We have to be careful that we don’t over-promise anything, but if this has happened to you, please let us know and we’ll add you to a list of folks that will get first dibs on any future deals. you can contact us at [email protected].

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

£250 - 3 Month Membership to our Community Room

(Glasgow) For social entrepreneurs looking for a workspace away from home, or in need of a regular venue to run meetings/workshops. Valid for 3 months once pilot launches (approx Jun/Jul 24)

£20 or more

£20 - Cash Flow Starter Pack for Creatives

Cash flow & product pricing starter pack.

£40 or more

£40 - 50x Risograph Prints

50 x 2 colour Risograph posters 135gsm paper from Hot Pink Press

£50 or more

£50 - 12 month online VIP membership

A 12-month membership for the highest tier possible, as well as a 20% ‘forever discount’ for all online memberships for your organisation in the future.

£80 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£80 - Headshots Package

60-minute Professional Headshot session from Leah Fay Photo

£100 or more

£100 - Room Hire

8 hours of evening/weekend room hire (Glasgow). Space holds approx 12. Valid once the pilot ends (approx Sept/Oct 24) for 6 months.

£150 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£150 - Lifetime online VIP membership

A lifetime membership of the highest tier possible. we’re only offering a maximum of 20 of these so once they’re gone they’re gone. No matter how much we grow, or what additional tiers we may introduce, you’ll never pay for a membership again.

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