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Salesforce / Re: Time Bank Co-Production Ro...
Last post by andryusky - June 26, 2015, 06:47:17 am
Might I add from our conversation yesterday I would have written this slightly different.  The Intake Weavers would be on the level directly below your Leader Beaver - Program/Project/xxPatron/Hub (which there should currently be 4 (Yourth Court, Time Store, Health & Wellness & Sharing?)  At least one intake weaver would be directly below (and additional ones added as/if needed?)
Salesforce / Re: Time Bank Co-Production Ro...
Last post by andryusky - June 26, 2015, 06:43:36 am
You beat me to it!  This was on my mental list of things to do today!!!  (Glad I looked here first)
Salesforce / Time Bank Co-Production Role H...
Last post by Tony Budak - June 25, 2015, 10:44:53 pm
Salesforce / Re: Getting Started in Salesfo...
Last post by Tony Budak - June 25, 2015, 08:55:41 pm
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Salesforce / Getting Started in Salesforce
Last post by Tony Budak - June 25, 2015, 08:47:11 pm
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Co-Developer / Deficit Language
Last post by Tony Budak - June 13, 2015, 09:16:22 am


It seems to me the word REQUESTS conveys and results from the idea of a deficit, not really what Time Banking is about, is it? This question is always bothered me. What about dropping the topics OFFERS and REQUESTS and instead using the topics HAVE DONE and WOULD LIKE TO DO?

Click the above REPLY button and enter your thoughts.

Help Center / Aging In Place
Last post by Tony Budak - May 21, 2015, 06:51:20 am
Marketing / Marketing
Last post by Tony Budak - April 17, 2015, 12:43:22 pm
Here is a clever marketing citation that has been circulated around that delineates the differences between advertising, promotion, publicity, public relations and marketing. (http://skyworksmarketing.com/)

  • If the circus is coming to town and you paint a sign saying, "Circus is coming to Fairgrounds Sunday," that's Advertising.

  • If you put the sign on the back of an elephant and walk him through town, that's a Promotion.

  • If the elephant walks through the Mayor's flower bed, that's Publicity.

  • If you can get the Mayor to laugh about it, that's Public Relations.

  • And, if you planned the whole thing, that's Marketing!

Co-Developer / Re: 2nd Discussion....Business...
Last post by tmort - April 07, 2015, 11:45:27 pm
I've just learned about timebanking and am a little overwhelmed by all the information.  I'm glad to hear it is around.  I was sort of thinking about trying to do something similar.  I'll explain what I was thinking about doing, and some questions I have based on what I've learned so far.  Bear in mind I'm at the bottom of the learning curve on all of this.

I'm on the board of a neighborhood association.   The general goal of the association is to help stabilize and improve the neighborhood in terms of crime prevention, housing, quality of life and the environment in the neighborhood. That includes community building and trying to revitalize neighborhood businesses which can make the neighborhood friendlier and conducive to non-automotive modes of transportation.

I was aware of and a winning bidder on a couple of occasions for some services that were donated to a silent auction at church.  The church got the cash, the winning bidder got the services.  In my case it was yard work.  I thought collecting information on talents and interests of people in the neighborhood would be a good thing just to make connections and build community.  Later I gathered up a list of registered businesses with our area for another board member who was looking to contact them for donations.  It was a pretty large list.  The businesses were not necessarily store fronts or shops.  More often than not they were the registered locations for contractors,  etc.

Somewhere along the line I thought that some sort of inexpensive or open source software could be developed to allow community organizations, etc. where people/businesses with talents/interests/goods could donate their services or goods to the neighborhood association to offer on an online silent auction.  It could help build community by making connections and could also raise money for the association by both the funds raised through the auction, but, by also increasing membership by either requiring a small fee for participation in the service and membership and by gathering email addresses which can be used for a low cost way to reach them for appeals for support.  In the case of businesses or people where there is a recognized dollar value for their time or services they could probably write this off on their taxes.

I've been running what I had in mind by people and I've learned that what I had in mind was a lot like timebanking where low cost/free and sometimes open source already exists.  That was good news.

However, in talking to a couple timebanks, the ones I talked to sort of steer clear of working including businesses, because they have concerns that it could lead to tax or tax evasion concerns and problems.

I'd be interested in anything anyone else has to say about including businesses in the mix along with legal problems and ways to avoid them.  I see sometimes timebanking is sometimes described in pretty ideological terms.  I'm more interested in getting something done more for pragmatic reasons.  I suppose having a good timebanking system in place could take a big load of a a neighborhood association if not  at some point theoretically replace it.

I'm wondering what others have to say about this sort of hybrid approach, pros and cons, and how it might be accomplished.

Finally, I see that software is part of what can make this all work and I see that at least some of it is open source so can be used and modified to fit specific needs and I think even the non-open source software can have features added.  I'm wondering any experiences anyone has with different software packages, modifying it and so forth.  I've seen the term Drupal in various news articles, but, never really knew what it was.  I see that it is an open source social web development software framework that would be well suited to this sort of thing.  I found a Swiss group that had some sort of timebanking system that uses drupal.  They didn't have much informaiton on their site and what the information that was there was in French.

So, I'm just trying to pick some brains and get some sort of conversation going about this.


Also, for reference I'm in the USA so any tax/legal issues I encounter will be based on US law.
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