Time For the World – Funding update, BuildFTW, Builders’ Workshops, the Build A Better World Game


Things are moving fast in Time For the World land.

First, we have received some key seed funding! A generous anonymous donor has pledged $10,000. This will unlock an additional $10,000 from a challenge grant pledged last year. Thanks to our donors!

This funding enables us to move forward with improvements to http://BuildFTW.org, start building out the other pieces (TeachFTW, ShareFTW, BankFTW), conduct more in-person outreach to Build sites, and create and share a robust Builders’ Workshops work-and-learn series.

We still have $5000 left on that challenge grant and it expires in August – so now it’s your turn to pitch in and help out. Help us reach $5000 before the end of summer and we double the money! Let’s aim for the end of June rather than the end of summer, we have lots of work to do.

Click this link to donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EWZUKAJNYUKS2

Projects are being logged at http://BuildFTW.org – slowly, slowly. That’s fine for now because we’re still constructing and improving and creating how-to materials and processes. But for those of you who are ready to start please go post your projects! The more actively we share stuff the more valuable it becomes. There’s a sustainable forestry project in Kenya, an Artist Bailout in LA, Health care coops in Pennsylvania, restorative justice projects in Madison and more. Help make it as cool as it can be!

And last but not least, our Builders’ Workshops are off to a great start. Workshop #2 is next Thursday May 17 – Building Blocks and Bridging Barriers
See the whole series calendar at: http://assets.danecountytimebank.org/Builders_workshop_calendar.pdf

We’re especially excited for the June 21 session where we’ll roll out our brand new Build A Better World Game. You’re invited to play it wherever you are! It starts as a board game but can grow into the Build A Better World Real-Life Adventure and beyond. Details to come…

As always, thanks for your interest and participation.


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