Increasing efficiency, opportunity, and resource sharing through mutually beneficial exchange -
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 contribution is valued equally - one hour equals one hour - and services exchanged help to fill resource gaps in the community. Anyone can join the TimeBank to offer skill or services - and receive services in exchange.
The Dane County TimeBank has become a valuable tool to build programs that help solve challenges identified by the community - collaborating with community partners Dane County Human Services, Madison School District, and private investors to network to connect unmet needs with unused resources. Our small staff would love to consult with your community for means to build in TimeBanking as a tool - or we invite you to become involved in the PROJECTS that inspire.
In addition to our local efforts, we are working globally to help build a world-wide cooperative network – Mutual Aid Networks - to connect TimeBanking with other cooperative practice to help spread a generative community economy. Time For the World is a project that includes a small team of people collaborating to share what we learn in Dane County to share with others across the globe. To follow our progress and learn from other visit Build for the World – a platform created for information sharing across the globe.
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 ability to build programs and facilitate connections in the community.
To mail your contribution:
Dane County TimeBank
1202 Williamson St. Suite 107
Madison, WI 53703
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.