Building Community Through Timebanking!, Intro for Prospective Members

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Boulder Public Library - Main Library

1001 Arapahoe Ave · Boulder, CO

How to find us

We'll meet in the Arapahoe Room on the 2nd Floor.

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Details

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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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!