Mutual Aid Networks

We describe our form of Mutual Aid Networks (of course actual mutual aid networks have always been around, in every living system) as: a new type of networked cooperative, designed to create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community. The Madison MAN Coop, our local pilot site, is the cooperative that runs the Mutual Aid Workspace (MAW) outside the timebank's office. The timebank is a core founding member! The aim is to make multi-stakeholder cooperatives that comprise organizations, individuals, projects, and/or businesses, and use timebanking plus other sharing and exchange in order to fully support us and our projects. And we're connected in the global cooperative network, Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks (HUMANs), where we share learning, material support, inspiration, and governance frameworks in order to build a real solidarity economy. Building local or mission-oriented networks of real trust that then create trust between them through mutually beneficial sharing and exchange, eventually connecting our networks into a neighborly global economy. Check out for the global, for the local.

Everywhere Gardens - regular skillshares, new ways to move forward. Join in!

  • Posted on: 6 April 2020
  • By: Stephanie Rearick


First - TOMORROW Tuesday April 7, 6pm, join us on zoom for a special Everywhere Gardens session with Dawn Morrison of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty! More info (and more skillshare and connecting events) here.

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Some of you have been with the timebank's garden project since the beginning, as it has morphed along with conditions, participants, life...

Join us as we navigate making regenerative gardens everywhere, with partners local and global! Working with Dane County TimeBank's partner coop project, the Madison Mutual Aid Network, and lots of partners individual and organizational, with more joining up all the time.

Every Tuesday at 6pmCDT and Sunday 2-4CDT (Sunday Skool) we'll hold learning and doing sessions to realize this vision, until further notice.

Earn timebank hours, there's something each of you can do to participate.

Hope to connect with you!


Mutual Aid Networks Update

  • Posted on: 18 March 2020
  • By: Stephanie Rearick

Current efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak using community based mutual aid tools.