Open Collective
Open Collective

The Offers and Needs Market

Join us for a two-hour guided process in which OC community members can meet to identify and exchange their passions, knowledge, skills, resources, opportunities, and needs

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC-05:00)

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Published on August 25, 2022 by Mike Strode

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Connect with your Open Collective community to exchange passions, knowledge, skills, and more at an Offers and Needs Market. A truly transformative experience!

Transparent budgeting and shared decisions around money. Open Collective has built the shared infrastructure where collectives and fiscal hosts can do these two things extraordinarily well. Accounting for time and skills or fostering collaboration around non-monetary exchanges. Not so much.
 
The Offers and Needs Market is a two-hour guided process in which community members meet to identify and exchange their passions, knowledge, skills, resources, opportunities, and needs.
 
It’s a fun and effective way to connect, get more comfortable expressing your offers and needs, and begin conversations with interesting people.
Through Offers and Needs Markets around the world, participants have found employment, connected with like-minded people, learned organizing strategies, and met accountability buddies. The process is a proven way to boost self-esteem and trust, while dramatically increasing the sourcing of quality goods and services.

What’s more, the Offers and Needs Market is proven to catalyze and deepen relationships. When we share what we have to offer, we see our own value in a new light while making life easier for each other. The same counts for sharing what we need, with the opportunity to find a connection and solve practical problems of all kinds.

When sharing offers and needs, each participant can determine their availability and location, the urgency of their need, and whether an exchange involves payment, barter, negotiation, or is gifted. Afterward, there’ll be a vibrant networking session.

Watch this short video about what to expect.