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We need a diverse membership for the TrustWorks timebank to thrive. Please help by participating yourself and encouraging others to join!

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Welcome to the TrustWorks Timebank!

A time bank is a network of individual and organizational members who lend help to others and "bank" their hours spent doing so.  A time bank is not a barter network, since two parties don't exchange with each other. One member provides a friendly, neighborly service to another and records the time they gave. Their balance in the timebank increases and can be used or saved for future needs, either of the individual member or of another community member.

We started our timebank in the Fox Valley region of northeast Wisconsin to help individuals and organizations create stronger communities together.

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Get the newly updated mobile Time Banking APP
, recreated with help from hOurworld, Penn State U and PARC. We’ve put your feedback into play!  •Fast Results •Easy Browsing •Easy Contact •Simple Actions

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More to come: The app will be getting even better. No worries. It auto updates on startup!

hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!

We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld


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TrustWorks timebank uses the Time and Talents software developed by hOurworld, but the online platform is just a tool to help us connect and keep track of our activities. Our goal is to meet and involve many more people in creating a vibrant, abundant, resilient Fox Valley community by helping one another and developing new relationships.