TimeBank News

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!


*/ 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 ]

Help build Mutual Aid Networks for Madison and the world

Hello TimeBank members, Many of you know me as the Founder and former Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank. During that time I was working on a Research and Development project which has now turned into Mutual Aid Networks - or MANs - a way to redesign work through connecting timebanking, commons building, common money stewardship, and cooperative ownership. We're making a Mutual Aid Network here in Madison, and we expect it to make your timebanking experience better and more valuable in... [ more ]

Help make fun events for TimeBank members! Plus other opportunities and news

Hello lovely members of the Dane County TimeBank, We hereby invite you to participate in a revitalized DCTB Events Team. Or Queens/Kings/etc of Fun, whatever we want to call it - made up of timebank members, board members, and staff. We're aiming to host at least one fun event per month, in different locations with different activities to draw different audiences, build the capacity of our timebank, and add to the fun. We could use your ideas and energy! If you're so inclined, rsvp by replying... [ more ]

TimeBank Organizations and Opportunities to Connect

  The TimeBank wants to make sure you're aware that we have over 200 organization members. Connecting with them is another way you can offer or receive help as well. You can see a list of DCTB organizations by clicking on 'members' and then the 'organizations' tab. If you're a member who could use some help in connecting with the best opportunity for you, or if you're part of an organization who could use some guidance on how to make the most of your partnership with the TimeBank, please feel... [ more ]

Want to help with transportation? New opportunities!

We're seeking more help with driving. You can provide any kind of transportation for any member, or run errands for members, pick up extra groceries while you're out shopping, etc. If you're willing to become a county-approved driver any ride you provide that is wellness-related (including food shopping, exercise outings, etc) can be eligible for gas reimbursement and can help the timebank get funding for coordination. But either way, lots of timebank members need transportation for lots of... [ more ]

Updating Your TimeBank Account

  We'd like to share some suggestions on updating your account. The few minutes you take to do this will make the TimeBank work better for you and all of our members. The TimeBank is much more effective for everyone when everything is up to date! Thank you for taking the time to do this. Quick Guide To Updating Your Account IF NOTHING ELSE PLEASE UPDATE YOUR OFFERS AND REQUESTS! - Under 'my account', click on 'offers and requests' and 'edit' to delete unwanted ads - Revive expired ads (the ones... [ more ]