Report from Builders Workshop #9: TimeBanking and Community Justice

Hello We had another wonderful Builders Workshop on January 17. This one was focused on TimeBanking and Community Justice.  Attendees included Lindsey Draper of Wisconsin’s Office of Justice Assistance, Madison Municipal Judge Dan Koval, and several people from Dane County Court Diversion, in addition to our usual array of members and interested passersby with a…

Sharing Builders Workshop #8: TimeBanking and Cooperatives: Better Together?

Hello! Builders Workshop #8: TimeBanking and Cooperatives: Better Together? — this was a really interesting and somewhat different Builders Workshop. We decided to maintain a pretty internal focus. I didn’t send a press release or encourage far-flung participation (although it was available – our only taker asked at a time that day that I wasn’t…

Sharing Builders Workshop #7: Healthy Community Economy Part II

Hello! Builders Workshop #7: Healthy Community Economy Part II was a great wrap-up of our explorations, from the Healthy Community Economy Part I workshop as well as the intervening Economic Democracy Conference, of how multiple currency/cooperative economic models could work in concert to achieve powerful community goals. In the Economic Democracy Conference open space Action…

Builders Workshop #6: Healthy Community Economy Part I – Materials and Summary

Hello! Our September 20 Builders Workshop, Healthy Community Economy Part I, was a great introduction to some additional cooperative economic models we’re considering building with here at the Dane County TimeBank. More than 30 people from 16 organizations attended. We presented the slides, attached, and Leander Bindewald joined online from London to fill us in…

Sharing materials from Builders Workshop #5 TimeBanking and Poverty: Creating Abundance in a Challenged Economy

Hello! Our workshop yesterday went really well. We had about 35 participants representing 14 different community organizations – including McFarland School District, Dane County Dept. of Human Services, SEIU Nurses’ Union Local, two local universities and more. We’ll add notes and video from our discussion when they’re ready but, due to high demand, we want…