Inspired By The Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21st, hand on heart, I helped to make history.  In a small way, it is true, but still: I was there. I was a part of The Women’s March in Washington, DC. In that vibrant sea of pink hats, warm coats, and gloriously untidy hand-made signs, I ambled,...
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Erin Malone – A Timebanking Juggler

In addition to interviewing the TimeForAll founders I had time to interview one more TimeBank coordinator: Erin Malone, coordinator of Our Washington County TimeBank in West Bend, WI. Here is Erin's narrative: In a whirlwind of dog hair, rabbit fur, two teenage kids,...
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Abby Greer: Building the Community

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is Abby's...
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Abby Greer: In-Depth Interview

Abby Greer is one of the three founding members of TimeForAll, a TimeBank dedicated to helping coordinators help coordinators.  Abby is the founder of the Kent Community Timebank which has grown into becoming a part of the Crooked River Alliance of Timebanks. Below is...
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Stacey Jacobsohn and Sheila Malone

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...
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CARP AND MORE….

By Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank We here at the Kent Community TimeBank call this “The Carp Story,” which began when my nutritionist, helping me recover from a serious blood disorder, told me I needed to eat a medicinal soup comprised mostly of...
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Kathy Perlow: Friends, Love, and Family

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...
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Kathy Perlow — In-depth Interview

Kathy Perlow is one of the three founding members of TimeForAll, a TimeBank dedicated to helping coordinators help coordinators. While she started with the Community Exchange TimeBank in Allentown, PA, she has since retired and is now co-heading the Mutual Aid...
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Summer at TimeBanks USA: Nicole’s Journey

By: Nicole Bañales Stories: The Heartbeat of TimeBanking 16 June 2016 from http://www.cflsdc.org/ Stories are powerful tools. They inspire, amaze, motivate, get a toddler to sleep after a nightmare -- and they also connect us together in unforeseen ways.   It was...
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Timebanking Stories

Abby Greer: Building the Community

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is Abby's...

Stacey Jacobsohn and Sheila Malone

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...

CARP AND MORE….

By Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank We here at the Kent Community TimeBank call this “The Carp Story,” which began when my nutritionist, helping me recover from a serious blood disorder, told me I needed to eat a medicinal soup comprised mostly of...

Kathy Perlow: Friends, Love, and Family

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...

Summer at TimeBanks USA: Nicole’s Journey

By: Nicole Bañales Stories: The Heartbeat of TimeBanking 16 June 2016 from http://www.cflsdc.org/ Stories are powerful tools. They inspire, amaze, motivate, get a toddler to sleep after a nightmare -- and they also connect us together in unforeseen ways.   It was...

A Founder – Three Times

  April 29th at the University of the District of Columbia, we gathered to celebrate timebanking founder, Edgar Cahn.  This time, it was to honor Edgar for the two other times he was a visionary founder, before he started the timebanking movement worldwide:  the...

Timebankers Get To Be Artists For Farmer’s Market

by Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank The manager of Kent’s Haymaker Farmers’ Market initially decided to join the Kent Community Timebank to meet her neighbors and to support the director of the program, her good friend, Abby Greer.  But it didn’t take much for...

A Wealthy Man

By Abby Greer, Kent Community TimeBank As the founder and director of a timebank, I have seen many profound changes in people as they experience, first hand, an economy without cash. Beyond saving money and time, beyond folks getting things done that they have been...

Learning to Expect the Unexpected

  One thing about TimeBanking that makes it fun and interesting is that you never know what offer or request might peep its head over the horizon. Here’s my most recent piece of unexpectedness. I put it out there on the timebank that I would offer listening....

Timebanking In The News

Erin Malone – A Timebanking Juggler

In addition to interviewing the TimeForAll founders I had time to interview one more TimeBank coordinator: Erin Malone, coordinator of Our Washington County TimeBank in West Bend, WI. Here is Erin's narrative: In a whirlwind of dog hair, rabbit fur, two teenage kids,...

Abby Greer: Building the Community

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is Abby's...

Stacey Jacobsohn and Sheila Malone

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...

CARP AND MORE….

By Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank We here at the Kent Community TimeBank call this “The Carp Story,” which began when my nutritionist, helping me recover from a serious blood disorder, told me I needed to eat a medicinal soup comprised mostly of...

Kathy Perlow: Friends, Love, and Family

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...

Summer at TimeBanks USA: Nicole’s Journey

By: Nicole Bañales Stories: The Heartbeat of TimeBanking 16 June 2016 from http://www.cflsdc.org/ Stories are powerful tools. They inspire, amaze, motivate, get a toddler to sleep after a nightmare -- and they also connect us together in unforeseen ways.   It was...

A Founder – Three Times

  April 29th at the University of the District of Columbia, we gathered to celebrate timebanking founder, Edgar Cahn.  This time, it was to honor Edgar for the two other times he was a visionary founder, before he started the timebanking movement worldwide:  the...

Timebankers Get To Be Artists For Farmer’s Market

by Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank The manager of Kent’s Haymaker Farmers’ Market initially decided to join the Kent Community Timebank to meet her neighbors and to support the director of the program, her good friend, Abby Greer.  But it didn’t take much for...

A Wealthy Man

By Abby Greer, Kent Community TimeBank As the founder and director of a timebank, I have seen many profound changes in people as they experience, first hand, an economy without cash. Beyond saving money and time, beyond folks getting things done that they have been...

Learning to Expect the Unexpected

  One thing about TimeBanking that makes it fun and interesting is that you never know what offer or request might peep its head over the horizon. Here’s my most recent piece of unexpectedness. I put it out there on the timebank that I would offer listening....

Announcements

Community Weaver 3 Has Arrived!

Final testing for Community Weaver 3 is finished!  A presentation of the new and exciting features is available HERE you can now see the new Demo site. Community Weaver 3 is streamlined, smart, and nimble. Members will love the simplicity and responsiveness of their...

TBUSA Newsletter August 28, 2014

Changing the world, one community at a time Coming Senior Tsunami: Huge Care Shortfall 10,000 people are turning 65 in the US every day. These people are our grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and friends. With the rapidly growing demand for health care...

TBUSA Newsletter July 16, 2014

Changing the world, one community at a time Stephanie's Blurb: TimeBanks Adventures! I have had a whirlwind of a week doing so many cool things for TimeBanks! I was able to go to Bread for the City TimeBank's monthly meeting, where they discussed various community...

TBUSA Newsletter July 11, 2014

Changing the world, one community at a time. Stephanie’s Blurb: Learning About Community Weaver 3 This week, I learned about TimeBanks USA’s newest timebanking software, Community Weaver 3. TimeBanking software has become such an essential tool for timebanking, as it...

TBUSA Newsletter July 3, 2014

Changing the world, one community at a time. Stephanie's Blurb: Welcome Welcome to TimeBanks USA's Summer Newsletter! We are excited to bring you updates and information about the 2014 Global Exchange Gathering in Rhode Island at the end of July, as well as TimeBanks...

Global Exchange Gathering

Global Exchange Gathering Building Community Resilience Around the World July 31-August 3, 2014 Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, Rhode Island To register click here This Gathering will be an opportunity to join people from around the world to see how time banking,...

Community Weaver Upgrade to CW 3.0

TimeBanks USA is working on a major upgrade of its online Community Weaver TimeBanking software, from version 2.3 to version 3.0. We will be using this blog to keep Community Weaver (CW) coordinators and users informed of progress. This first posting provides a short...

Community Weaver 3.0

Community Weaver 3 Has Arrived!

Final testing for Community Weaver 3 is finished!  A presentation of the new and exciting features is available HERE you can now see the new Demo site. Community Weaver 3 is streamlined, smart, and nimble. Members will love the simplicity and responsiveness of their...

Step Forward for TimeBanking Software

At the upcoming Global Exchange conference, TimeBanks USA will debut its most recent upgrade to Community Weaver, our online TimeBanking software. A key feature of Community Weaver 3.0 is the way that it easily works on smart phones and iPads. State-of-the-art...

Community Weaver Upgrade to CW 3.0

TimeBanks USA is working on a major upgrade of its online Community Weaver TimeBanking software, from version 2.3 to version 3.0. We will be using this blog to keep Community Weaver (CW) coordinators and users informed of progress. This first posting provides a short...

Learning

Erin Malone – A Timebanking Juggler

In addition to interviewing the TimeForAll founders I had time to interview one more TimeBank coordinator: Erin Malone, coordinator of Our Washington County TimeBank in West Bend, WI. Here is Erin's narrative: In a whirlwind of dog hair, rabbit fur, two teenage kids,...

Abby Greer: Building the Community

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is Abby's...

Abby Greer: In-Depth Interview

Abby Greer is one of the three founding members of TimeForAll, a TimeBank dedicated to helping coordinators help coordinators.  Abby is the founder of the Kent Community Timebank which has grown into becoming a part of the Crooked River Alliance of Timebanks. Below is...

Stacey Jacobsohn and Sheila Malone

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...

CARP AND MORE….

By Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank We here at the Kent Community TimeBank call this “The Carp Story,” which began when my nutritionist, helping me recover from a serious blood disorder, told me I needed to eat a medicinal soup comprised mostly of...

Kathy Perlow: Friends, Love, and Family

To create this series of coordinator narratives we will be interviewing coordinators throughout the Timebanking world. We are kick-starting this series with the narratives of the three TimeForAll founders: Kathy Perlow, Abby Greer, and Stacey Jacobsohn. Here is...

Kathy Perlow — In-depth Interview

Kathy Perlow is one of the three founding members of TimeForAll, a TimeBank dedicated to helping coordinators help coordinators. While she started with the Community Exchange TimeBank in Allentown, PA, she has since retired and is now co-heading the Mutual Aid...

Summer at TimeBanks USA: Nicole’s Journey

By: Nicole Bañales Stories: The Heartbeat of TimeBanking 16 June 2016 from http://www.cflsdc.org/ Stories are powerful tools. They inspire, amaze, motivate, get a toddler to sleep after a nightmare -- and they also connect us together in unforeseen ways.   It was...

A Founder – Three Times

  April 29th at the University of the District of Columbia, we gathered to celebrate timebanking founder, Edgar Cahn.  This time, it was to honor Edgar for the two other times he was a visionary founder, before he started the timebanking movement worldwide:  the...

Timebankers Get To Be Artists For Farmer’s Market

by Debra-Lynn Hook, Kent Community TimeBank The manager of Kent’s Haymaker Farmers’ Market initially decided to join the Kent Community Timebank to meet her neighbors and to support the director of the program, her good friend, Abby Greer.  But it didn’t take much for...

A Wealthy Man

By Abby Greer, Kent Community TimeBank As the founder and director of a timebank, I have seen many profound changes in people as they experience, first hand, an economy without cash. Beyond saving money and time, beyond folks getting things done that they have been...

Learning to Expect the Unexpected

  One thing about TimeBanking that makes it fun and interesting is that you never know what offer or request might peep its head over the horizon. Here’s my most recent piece of unexpectedness. I put it out there on the timebank that I would offer listening....

Crab-Apple Jelly – No Price

  Today, a friend, who lives in Vermont, gave us three jars of crab-apple jelly – ruby red, and tantalizing. We could not wait. Together, we broke into the first jar right away, digging a spoon into the jelly and then spreading it, wobbly and translucent, onto some...

TimeBanking Creativity on the Line

Have you ever thought about how much imagination and creativity gets stirred up by TimeBanking? I was reminded of that, big time, at the September DC TimeBank monthly gathering and potluck that we held last weekend. I happen to love the potlucks/gatherings. For a...

Core Values, Sh’More Values

Why ask why? Why not just get down to timebanking? This entry is for excited, eager founders of new timebanks who feel that stressing the core values of timebanking to newcomers is too deep, abstract, or unnecessary preaching. Your steering committee may be steering...

Abundant Living

 by Kristina Spaude As a seminarian, I know the struggle of not having enough time or money. I currently have no regular income – other than student loans – and enough work to do that I could keep several clones of myself busy for years to come. Concerns about paying...

2015 Time for All Leadership Retreat

We’re gearing up! 2015 Time for All Leadership Retreat: Sept. 9-13 Our mission: To create a space where timebank leaders of all levels of experience can share resources, tell stories, relax together, brainstorm for future projects, grow, and renew bonds that timebank...

The Family Tree

  (traveling together in Bangkok, Thailand, 2012) Ulrich B. Jacobsohn, M.D. 1928-2015 My father, Ulrich B. Jacobsohn, M.D., passed away last week. He was a brilliant psychiatrist, my hero and my inspiration to be a timebanker. Through his stories, I learned about the...

Video

Using TimeBanking to provide respite for caregivers

  By Hannah Lobb (Intern at TimeBanks USA) WDSU News in New Orleans recently ran a story on the NOLA Timebank. In the news clip, Gretchen Zalkind, founder of NOLA Timebank, explained how timebanking is both important to the community and her personally. Zalkind...