What we're about

A TimeBank is like a cross between an alternative economy and the sharing economy. The alternative economy is separate from, and operates independently of, the traditional economy. The sharing economy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharing_economy) is a peer-to-peer market model based on collaborative sharing of goods and services, empowered through online marketplaces such as eBay, social lending, peer-to-peer accommodation, peer-to-peer travel experiences, car sharing and commute-bus sharing. TimeBanking could be considered to be part of either economic model.

Both of these economic models serve the needs of people and the public-good first, decreasing the ability of others to take advantage of people economically. They also engender a safer and more pleasant environment for both individuals and families to live within. Smaller, highly self-sufficient local economies, largely independent of the global economy, are more likely to survive economic reversals.

The Alternative/Sharing Economy in Boulder

To help alternative and sharing economies to grow and become successful in Boulder, we link people together through education, events, technology and social networks.

That's why we started this Meetup group as a place where people can come together to run and promote informational events about the alternative and sharing economies, timebanking (http://timebanks.org/what-is-timebanking/) and sustainability.

Please join our Meetup group today to receive notifications about these type of events.

If you're interested in hosting related events of your own, you may be able to use our Meetup group to schedule them.

Our Sponsor Is TimeBank Boulder

This Meetup is sponsored by TimeBank Boulder (http://www.skillsharenetwork.org/) (formerly SkillShare Network) Colorado's oldest and most successful timebank. TimeBank Boulder empowers individuals and nonprofit organizations to meet their needs without the need for cash in one-to-one exchanges and group projects.

By helping others in the TimeBank Boulder community, you earn TimeDollars that you can use in exchange for services you need from other TimeBank Boulder members. In TimeBank Boulder, everyone's time is equal, no matter what the service! We currently have about 130 active members in Boulder.

Belonging to our TimeBank allows you to help yourself, assist others, and stay outside of the conventional for-profit economy.

Our website: TimebankBoulder.org (http://timebankboulder.org)

Sign up for our enewsletter: E-Newsletter Signup (http://eepurl.com/b1Y5L9)

More about timebanking: Hourworld.org (http://hourworld.org/_FAQ.htm)

Upcoming events (5+)

Building Community Through Timebanking!, Intro for Prospective Members

Boulder Public Library - Main Library

This event is being held for prospective members and new members. How would you like to get the support you need to make your life easier, while supporting others doing what you love, and make a difference in your community? How would it feel to participate in those connections and relationships all outside of the conventional for-profit economy? Please join me and other members of TimeBank Boulder - a non-profit exchange organization with 135 members - to learn how you can trade your services through the use of time credits. Within TimeBanking, everyone’s skills are equally valued, no matter what the service. For every hour you spend doing something for someone in the TimeBanking Community, you earn one Time Dollar, which you can then use to spend on receiving another's gifts and talents. Simple, but powerful! The movie "Fix the Future” offers a couple of other examples of how this new kind of community is working: https://bit.ly/2VNeB30 and https://bit.ly/2J1Ub4M It’s also a great way to practice asking for assistance, and for entrepreneurs to offer a set amount of hours toward Timebanking to assist those clients that can’t afford their typical rates. Those who join this event will have an opportunity to draft a brief bio, gain clarity on the gifts and talents they'd like to share with others, and draft an ASK for those activities they would prefer to delegate. If you decide to become a member, stay for the new member orientation so you can start participating in the time bank exchanges! Agenda: ⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞ 6:00 - 6:10pm: Recognize the benefits of TimeBanking and determine if it’s a fit (Kelly Mullen, Jamie Enstrom) 6:10 - 6:25pm: Complete your bio (Kelly Mullen, Jamie Enstrom) 6:25 - 6:45pm: Complete an OFFER that captures what you love to do, and a REQUEST for services you’d rather delegate to the Timebanking community (Kelly Mullen, Jamie Enstrom) ORIENTATION - For participants that want to continue signing up for a membership: 6:45 - 7:15pm: Timebanking Software Demo (Ashley Doriss) 7:15 - 7:25pm: Q&A (Ashley Doriss) 7:25 - 7:45: Complete applications (Ashley Doriss) 7:45 - 7:50pm: Identify next steps to begin exchanges (Ashley Doriss) What to Bring: ⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞ This event is free, but if you decide to become a member, please bring cash, or your checkbook. The annual fee is $15 for seniors, $10 for low-income, and $30 otherwise. Bring contact information for two references (if you decide to join). Please also bring your laptop (if you have one). For more information: ⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞ Website: TimebankBoulder.org (http://timebankboulder.org) Hourworld.org: (http://hourworld.org/_FAQ.htm) Overview of Time Banking Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJFmzCMba-E Video from Founder Edgar Cahn and why he started it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySzlmwmiHDo About Your Hosts: ⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞ This event is facilitated by Kelly C. Mullen, founder of Lightworkers of Boulder & Beyond and owner of Whole-Self Wisdom. Kelly helps empathic Lightworkers feel safe in their bodies so they can tune into their inner guidance and make the tough, empowered decisions needed to experience more ease and joy. Click here to learn more: http://www.kellycmullen.com Jamie Enstrom is a TimeBank Boulder member who came to Colorado three years ago to be close to family, mountains, opportunities in renewable energy. She calls herself a yogi, hiker, dancer, (pretty good) cook, and ENFJ. Her interests and experiences also include: gardening and farming, nonprofit and small business management, interior design, and more!

New Member Orientations for Time Bank (North Boulder)

Red Rock Coffeehouse

You are invited to become a member of TimeBank Boulder (formerly SkillShare)! We offer a variety of times and locations to make it easy for you to join. Here are the steps to becoming a member: 1) Go to our website at https://hourworld.org/bank/Join.php?hw=1069 and fill out and submit the online preliminary application. 2) RSVP 'Yes' to this meetup at least two days prior and send a message to Ashley with the date that you wish to attend. 3) Bring your checkbook and laptop (the later only if you have one). The annual fee is $15 for seniors and $10 for low-income. $30 otherwise. This orientation is a requirement to participate in the time bank exchanges, but everyone is welcome to time bank events. It should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your questions. Please note that if Sunday morning does not work for you, we can move it to Sunday afternoon instead. Also, we can give alternative locations in Lyons, Longmont, or Lafayette, if the Boulder location is not convenient for you.

Latin America Flavor Potluck!

Private Residence in Northwest Boulder

The TBB Spanish Conversation Group is sponsoring the first potluck of the year, and it has a decidedly Latin flavor – naturally! Come celebrate the language, food and connections with Latin America. All TBB members and guests are invited to bring their stories to share. No facility in Spanish language required. It’s a potluck though, so please bring a dish to share, preferably Latin inspired but anything is welcome. Make sure you bring a list of ingredients so everyone will know what is inside.

New Member Orientations for Time Bank (Longmont)

Ozo Coffee Longmont

You are invited to become a member of TimeBank Boulder (formerly SkillShare)! We offer a variety of times and locations to make it easy for you to join. Once you are an active member, you will be able to exchange with over 22,000 in the continental U.S. and even more members overseas. Here are the steps to becoming a member: 1) Go to our website at https://hourworld.org/bank/Join.php?hw=1069 and fill out and submit the online preliminary application. 2) RSVP 'Yes' to this meetup at least two days prior and send a message to Ashley with the date that you wish to attend. 3) Bring your checkbook and laptop (the later only if you have one). The annual fee is $15 for seniors and $10 for low-income. $30 otherwise. This orientation is a requirement to participate in the time bank exchanges, but everyone is welcome to time bank events. It should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your questions. First, fill out the online application and then RSVP if you can make it.

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