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ChronoCurrency Pilot: Reclaiming Time As Money

FamilyTimebanking activates hidden social capital within our communities by identifying and engaging individual human assets. Come join us to learn more about timebanking and how you might become part of a new platform! March 22, 2018Lincoln Park ZooHurvis Family Learning Center10:00am-11:30am This training will provide an introduction to the practice and principles of timebanking while offering an opportunity to join a network of organizations using this tool to build community and improve learning. With support from the Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at The Chicago Community Trust (soon to join the Chicago Learning Exchange), several Chicago organizations have partnered to pilot the use of timebanking in youth and community development as an alternative to financial currency. What is timebanking? Timebanking is the reciprocal exchange of skills and services using time as a currency. Participants provide skills and services to one another in exchange for bankable hours. These hours can then be traded as a currency to obtain help and assistance from other participants on the platform. How might this help my organization? Timebanking has often been used in youth and community development as a type of incentive towards social participation. While volunteering may provide an altruistic boost, timebanking offers organizations something of meaningful value to reward participants for aiding in their programming. This incentive grows in value as the number of people on the timebank offer skills and services that are seen as valuable. Giving our best encourages and incentivizes others to offer their best in return. What should I do to get prepared? Think about the needs that are most resonant with you or your organization. Think about what you might be willing to offer a timebank in return for having some of those needs met. Thinking about reciprocal giving is the thoughtwork which precedes every successful time exchange. Click here to see how timebanking can match unus
March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60614 United States
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