Time banks are an amazing way for communities to share the things they love to do with each other using time instead of money as currency.

The concept is simple: 1. You spend 1 hour doing something for someone in your community and 2. You earn one “time dollar” that goes into the time bank. 3. You spend your time dollar having someone do something for you and then 4. Repeat!

The time bank movement is helping neighbors all over the country shift us away from economies based on consumption to economies based on relationships.

The Center for a New American Dream's Get2Gether Neighborhood Challenge encourages neighbors from all over the U.S. to start new ways of sharing to build and transform communities, and timebanks are the place to start.

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At ioby, we know that neighborhoods residents know the neighborhood best, and are the best source of innovative solutions to local problems, best equipped to implement the solutions and the best stewards of the work going forward. Local leaders quickly…


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At ioby, we know that neighborhoods residents know the neighborhood best, and are the best source of innovative solutions to local problems, best equipped to implement the solutions and the best stewards of the work going forward. Local leaders quickly become experts in their fields, so we created Recipes for Change, a peer learning toolkit for people who want to make positive change in their neighborhoods. On Recipes for Change, you can learn directly from ioby project leaders their best practices in their own projects.

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