Builders Workshop #16 – Building a MAN: How Mutual Aid Networks can redesign work and build a regenerative economy

hello! On Wednesday June 25, 4-6pm we held Builders Workshop #16 on how Mutual Aid Networks can redesign work and build a regenerative economy. I had the pleasure of co-presenting with new Time For the World/Mutual Aid Networks Co-Coordinator Chris Petit, who wrote these notes: Our June builder’s workshop was focused on Mutual Aid Networks…

Builders Workshop #15: Creating a Transportation Network

Our April Builders Workshop centered on how to use timebanking to better meet our transportation needs. We had about a dozen people in attendance. Kristin Sage began with this slide presentation about how transportation exchanges currently work within Dane County TimeBank. Carmen Smith, visiting PhD student from Bath University in England, graciously took notes. I…

Builder’s Workshop #14: Building Capacity in Your Organization

Hello Last Wednesday we held our March Builders Workshop, Increasing Capacity in Your Organization. This was geared toward helping our timebank’s organization members to better connect with each other and timebank members at large, in order to fulfill their mission as robustly as possible while facing the same funding shortages common to most of us…

Report from Builders Workshop #12: Report from the Road + building a MAN

Hello all As usual, we had a very stimulating discussion during the latest Builders’ Workshop. We had 14 participants representing these interest areas and organizations. Marc and I started by talking about our presentation from the Int’l Complementary Currencies Conference in the Hague. We shortened some of the theory stuff and added a few slides…

Reports from WI gathering, Deep Dive Discussion (BW #11) and Tech Collaboration Exploration

Hello! We’ve had a very eventful few weeks here. This report will cover our Wisconsin statewide gathering Time For a Healthy Wisconsin: How TimeBanking and other Cooperative Practices Can Help Build a Healthier State, plus the following week’s Deep Dive Discussion: How we’ll apply what we’ve learned and Tech Collaboration Lunch Discussion. We chose to…

Sharing Builders Workshop #10 – TimeBanking and the Arts: Building a Creative Community Economy

Hello, Our tenth Builders Workshop happened to fall on the one year anniversary of the Builders Workshops series. Happy birthday to us! This workshop focused on the intersection of timebanking and the arts. About fifteen people attended, representing various communities and artistic disciplines. Among the participants were the staff-person for the City of Madison’s arts…