Welcome to the Dane County TimeBank


Increasing efficiency, opportunity, and resource sharing through mutually beneficial exchange -
 Building community ties and self-sufficiency for individuals and organizations in Dane County.


The Dane County TimeBank (DCTB), established in 2005, is a network of over 2500 individuals and organizations who exchange services and skills to build community, build capacity, and come together to help each other to build a better world.  In timebanking, everyone's time is valued equally - one hour equals one hour - and services exchanged include helping neighbors cover basic needs, skilled services and skill building, and other creative connections. Joining the TimeBank is open to individuals and organizations in Dane County.  

The Dane County TimeBank has also been used as a tool to build programs that provide solutions for challenges identified in the community. Community members can become involved in projects as a way to make connections in the TimeBank while supporting vital community services. Learn more about projects by DCTB

We are also working on building a world-wide cooperative network – Mutual Aid Networks, with a current project-sharing site Build for the World as a platform to share our progress and learn from others from across the globe. This is part of a larger initiative to connect timebanking with other cooperative practices to create and spread generative community economy. This project – Time For the World – includes a small team of people collaborating widely with others to share what we are learning here in Dane County and improve on our efforts through what we learn from others.

Please browse our website for more information - including media coverage of our work,  joining the TimeBank, starting a TimeBank, and general information.


Although each exchange of time does not require money, contributions from the community support the operations and infrastructure of the Dane County TimeBank.  Individuals, organizations, and businesses all play a role in increasing our capacity to serve the community.

Please make your tax-deductible contribution today!  

Please donate online through PayPal - credit card or mail your contribution to:
Dane County TimeBank
1202 Williamson St. Suite 107
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 663-0400


Our new software - Community Forge - provides us with the flexibility to build a system that best supports users of the Dane County TimeBank. We are very happy to pilot this software and expect that for a bit of time that our website will be a work in progress.  We appreciate your patience. If you have suggestions for improvements or difficulty with the software please email or call (608) 663-0400.  Thank you.