Year End Letter

December Newsletter    We did it again. As the year comes to a close, we are once again in the position to look back at our work over the last 12 months with appreciation for the challenges and inspirations. We are embracing openness to learning what we can from all that has transpired. It has been a …

From Timebank to Flywheel Skill Sharing: What’s the Difference?

When I started working at Dane County Timebank two years ago, I was very interested in the idea of independence from the death grip of money over our lives. Timebanking opened the door to go beyond the constraints of money. People were exchanging their skills and resources based on something much more important than money. The exchanges were offered through a sense of lifting up the values of reciprocity, autonomy and a sense of can-do empowerment. Dignity, strength and connection were supported in these exchanges.