Often one of the first reflections a new person has to Time Banking is, oh, Time Banking is just like a barter exchange. No. A barter is a one to one direct exchange while time banking is not. Barter is synchronous (directly face to face at the same time) while time banking is asynchronous and not linked to a direct concurrent moment in time, and occurs independent of a face to face direct exchange and will occur at any time over time with any one [members only])
This post is a followup to the previous article, how a time bank can benefit most any organization. The blog Warren Expressed recently ran a promotion piece on a project of the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, and the lack of interest from teens in planning to make Warren their home, “Warren: Old and getting older”. Please check out the article and my comments?
Recently I was asked, how does a time bank benefit a community center that is already doing good work. Here is Merith Weisman, member of the Center for Community Engagement at Sonoma State University, who writes how a time bank can benefit most any organization. Enjoy this read?