Finally, you asked that I schedule a conference when Abby Greer can participate, well Abby does gets these emails and wrote she could not be here today for personal reasons. I hope she'll read to this point and let us know when she can be available. So look to hearing Abby's reply to set the date and time for another conference call on Businesses and Time Banks (Please keep in mind there are people on this list that are on the Pacific time zone)
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Last post by Tony Budak - February 24, 2015, 09:55:05 pm
Hi Time Bank Champions,
Can't wait to hear you in our conference call later. At about 3:55 PM est, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, dial into the conference line and when prompted enter the access code followed by the pound key.
Dial: (805) 399-1200 Access Code: 160029# ---------------------------------- I received two questions to start the conversation.
Alice Bagley asks, I am wondering how to pitch the idea of Time Banking to local businesses, they way they can benefit folks in our Time Bank feels obvious, the way that members of our Time Bank can benefit them seems more difficult. Also many of the businesses I'm thinking of approaching are only 1 or 2 person shops, so when does it make sense for them to join as individuals and when does it make sense for them to join as a business. ---------------------------------- Barbara (BJ) Andryusky asks, I am having a difficult time making the shift in my thinking that a business needs capital (in this case hours) to do business. I understand that the time bank software is a method of recording services that have already been accomplished, (we don't just "give" hours...) so if a business were to have 50 hours of service given to them - or provided to them by members in the first month, they would be -50 (in the red) until they had a way to reciprocate back to the community. So what does a business DO to reciprocate?
Last post by Tony Budak - February 24, 2015, 09:52:07 pm
Hi Network Champions,
OK so it's academic, yet here's an objective guide to create Time Bank relations with businesses, get a coffee and read Corporate Partnerships for Non-profits, see attached. Skimming the paragraph headings will provide great take away ideas.
Some you wrote that you would not have access to the web at that our meeting time, so we'll meet meet by PHONE, just call in as directed below from wherever you happen to be. Here's how:
At about 3:55 PM est, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, dial into the conference line and when prompted enter the access code followed by the pound key.
Last post by Tony Budak - February 24, 2015, 09:49:05 pm
Hello Network Champions, Our Businesses and Time Banking, webinar conference is fast approaching, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 4 PM EST.
Please take a moment to mark your calendar and reflect on your expectations for Tuesday. You can help set the agenda and guide the conversation. Please send your replies to TonyBudak@TBMW.org to gather for your use and agenda?
What is your one important concern or question regarding, Businesses and Time Banking?
Do you have one knowledgeable link or one article to share with the group?
Today Bob and I ran a test webinar on Big Marker, it was not as I hoped. So please know we'll be using another webinar conference application. I do have options under investigation, I'm not worried, however if you have a suggestion for a webinar conference application let me know that as well? --
Last post by Tony Budak - February 04, 2015, 06:04:57 pm
Published on Dec 17, 2014This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Change comes only from those who act...
Valerie Miller is one of the co-founders of Mother T's, a community centre whose objective is to rebuild community, facilitate connection and tackle problems such as loneliness and isolation. The team are setting up a 'time bank', a system of reciprocal service exchange where hours of time are used as currency. The team behind Mother T's believe it has the potential to transform the way we live our lives, putting the emphasis back on 'community'. Valerie and the Mother T's team drew inspiration from friends who recently set up a similar project, Northern Lights, in Ramsey.