Membership & Subscriptions Social: Networking for Social Impact Businesses

22nd July 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Meet other social impact organisations to explore the topic of membership & subscription to discuss best practice, share ideas & get support

About this Event

This event will bring together socially conscious people from organisations who would like to explore and discuss membership and subscription models. This will include organisations who have members that pay subscriptions but as more services are moving online, the concept of subscription services. We will be discussing various models, best practice, sharing ideas and possible support. We will start the session with a facilitated panel discussion, with panelists sharing lessons and learnings from their organisations, then open up the conversation to the wider group. The session will have no more than 20 people to make sure genuine connections are created.

The discussion will cover:

  • The benefits of community
  • Competition & innovation
  • Organisational purpose & building a value proposition
  • Recurring revenue & pricing
  • Lead magnets and added value
  • Managing expectations & service delivery
  • Handling administrative work load

Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at SMEs that are Social Enterprises, social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and other purposeful businesses committed to enabling positive social and environmental impact, including; co-ops, membership organisations and subscription model businesses.

This session will be limited to up to 20 people to facilitate good discussion and strong connections to help build relationships and collaboration going forwards.

The Panel

The panellists will share their personal experiences, and provide advice and ideas on how to use collaboration to grow your business.

Anna Munday, Co-Founder of Independent Oxford will kick off the session with lessons and learnings from 5 years of running a membership business.

Tom Jowett, Marketing and Events Manager at Ultimate Picture Palace will be talking about how membership works for them, and the importance to community to run a successful crowdfunder.

Henry Owen, Lead Coordinator at CAG Oxfordshire will be talking about his experience at CAG and providing top tips on becoming a co-op. CAG is one of our eScalate Hubs and consists of over 70 groups across Oxfordshire who are at the forefront of community led climate change action tackling issues including waste, transport, food, energy, biodiversity and social justice.

Started in 2001, the network is the largest of its kind in the UK, running over 2,000 events per year, attended by around 80,000 local residents and contributing over 20,000 volunteer hours to the county. CAG is based at Makespace, a community-led workspace, which launched in September 2018.

For more information about the eScalate programme , visit

Please note that this webinar is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.


22nd July 2020
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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