As the Strive Network is looking for ways to better facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources between Network Members, the concept of a TimeBank has become an exciting solution to enable this process. Timebanks are a way for network members to exchange knowledge and resources without it needing to be a one-to-one interaction. It essentially creates a currency in which to track and exchange knowledge, with the overall intention to create a level of fairness when it comes to assisting other communities. As Strive is working to develop a technology solution to enable this TimeBanking concept, we are incredibly influenced and informed by the great work of TimeBanks, USA, an organization that works with "TimeBanks leaders across the US and internationally to strengthen and rebuild community, and use TimeBanks to achieve wide-ranging goals such as social justice, bridges between diverse communities, and local ecological sustainability."
Learn more about the TimeBank concept and its increasing importance in our current job market in the following article: 'Time Banks Provide New Way to 'Spend' an Hour.'