TimeBank News

Upcoming events and 2018 excitement

  Hi members!  We at the TimeBank are excited about 2018!  Thank you to everyone who has participated in our member survey.  We hear you!  We're in the process of taking all of your thoughts and feedback and using them to direct our strategic planning process.  We are committed to focusing on improving member experience in 2018 and we will use your input to grow and improve. We've had a couple new staff join us.  Jaime Benton is joining us as Associate Director and brings years of restorative... [ more ]

It's been a great year...

December 21, 2017     Dear all,   Hi! Happy holidays! 2017 has been another fast-paced year at the Dane County TimeBank, one filled with challenges, to be sure, but numerous sources joy and achievement. We’re writing to share a few highlights with you.   It’s been another banner year for our restorative justice youth court program. One of the standout moments was Lorrie being selected to receive a Community ChangeMaker Award from Community Shares of Wisconsin. While personally satisfying, this... [ more ]

Madison Mutual Aid Network launch party! Wed. Dec. 13, 6-8pm @ Art In

Madison Mutual Aid Network Cooperative Launch Party! Wednesday, December 13, 6-8pm at Art In, 1444 E. Washington  –  ?s (608)443-8229   Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and low-key fun, along with a little (brief!) information about the structure, goals, and plans of the Madison Mutual Aid Network Cooperative.   We’ll have ways for you to join the new cooperative, offer your skills, talents, money, or other contributions, and find ways it can benefit you. We’ll start to build the actionable... [ more ]

It's Workplace Giving Season!

Halloween is a sure sign that the Community Shares of Wisconsin workplace giving campaign is underway! Your contribution to the Dane County TimeBank strengthens our community by providing the opportunity for all people to contribute their time and talents for the greater good. The TimeBank connects people through neighbor-to-neighbor exchanges of services. Timebanking recognizes that everyone has needs and everyone has something to contribute. Last year, TimeBank members exchanged 6000 hours of... [ more ]

TimeBank Director, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer receives a Community Shares Changemaker Award

Congratulations to Dane County TimeBank Director, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, for being awarded the Liesl Blockstein Community Leadership Award from Community Shares of Wisconsin. Click below to see her acceptance speech. ">https://youtu.be/3ymnhcz7K90]

Sharefest was a success!

Big thanks to everyone that came out for Sharefest this year.  We had a great time.  Thanks to everyone who helped organize, led workshops, shared information, and brought food, produce, and stuff to swap!  Big thanks to our sponsors Willy St. Coop, Solidarity Realty, Madison Free Skool, Festival Foods, and Summit Credit Union.  See you in the spring for another one!

Ripples

*/ Hello! Happy summer. As I sit at the beach I’m noticing the ripples in the water. It reminds me of timebanking. When we make TimeBank exchanges and share our time supporting each other, we produce a grassroots ripple effect of engagement and support within the community that brings us together and makes us stronger. Through timebank exchanges we begin to connect with one another in ways that ripple throughout Dane County. Promoting the idea that, “We have what we need if we use what we... [ more ]

Organization partners seeking helping hands

*/ Did you know that the TimeBank has over 200 organizations as partners?!?! Connecting with organizations is another way TimeBank members can contribute to their community, and earn TimeBank Hours while doing so! Here's a sampling of some of those organizations and some current needs they have, along with a little background info on each. Please consider lending them a helping hand!   Hope and a Future Hope & A Future is taking a fresh look at the needs and strengths of the two fastest... [ more ]

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