The Kola Nut Collaborative

Cooperative

The Kola Nut Collaborative (KNC) is a mutual support network of people engaged in reciprocal exchange of services, skills, and goods through a timebank where the currency is an hour of time for everyone.

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Membership

Individual Membership

Join member supported timebank for $25 per year Read more

$25 USD / year

Contributions by


+ 4
Membership

Household Membership

Join member supported timebank for $35 per year Read more

$35 USD / year

Contributions by


Membership

Organization Membership

Join member supported timebank for $50 per year Read more

$50 USD / year

Goal

Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network

Applicants who are accepted to the inaugural OANM cohort may submit their contribution to the program here. Read more

$368.63 USD of $2,000 USD raised (18%)

$100 USD

Contributions by


One-time contribution

Nserewa (Cowries)

Support our work with a one-time contribution of $150 Read more

$150 USD

One-time contribution

Bese Saka (Sack of Kola Nuts)

Support our work with a one-time contribution of $300 Read more

$300 USD

One-time contribution

Nkuruma Kesee (Big Okro)

Support our work with a one-time contribution of $500 Read more

$500 USD

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Contributions by


+ 12

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Latham Zearfoss

$100 USD since Mar 2021

2
Jesse

$100 USD since Mar 2021

3
Priyanka Das

$100 USD since Apr 2021

4
Mayte Aldrett

$100 USD since Apr 2021

5
Deidra Marie Somerville

$70 USD since May 2020

6
Bea Echeverria

$50 USD since Apr 2020

7
Breanna Bertacchi

$50 USD since May 2020

8
Rebecca Zorach

$35 USD since Jul 2020

9
Mike Strode

$25 USD since Sep 2018

10
christopher preciado

$25 USD since Apr 2020

11
Robbie Markus

$25 USD since Jun 2020

12
LaTierra Piphus

$25 USD since Jun 2020

13
Renata

$25 USD since Jan 2021

14
J Avraham

$25 USD since Mar 2021

Organizations

1
The Field Foundation of Illinois

$25k USD since Feb 2021

2
Solidarity Hall

$70 USD since Apr 2020

The Kola Nut Collaborative is all of us

Our contributors 17

Thank you for supporting The Kola Nut Collaborative.

Mike Strode

Admin

Total contributions

$25 USD

I am locked in a reciprocal arrangement where what I do for others is what I do for myself.

The Field Fou...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25,000 USD

Latham Zearfoss

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network

Jesse

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network

Priyanka Das

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network

Mayte Aldrett

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network

Solidarity Hall

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$70 USD

Peace and health!

Deidra Marie ...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$70 USD

It's a family affair! Ile Somerville looks forward to joining the movement.

Bea Echeverria

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$50 USD

Individual Membership

Breanna Berta...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$50 USD

Individual Membership

Rebecca Zorach

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$35 USD

Household Membership

christopher p...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Individual Membership

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Yearly financial contribution to The Kola Nut Collaborati...

from Deidra Marie Somerville

+$35.00USD
Completed

Yearly financial contribution to The Kola Nut Collaborati...

from Breanna Bertacchi

+$25.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to The Kola Nut Collaborative (Off...

from Mayte Aldrett

+$100.00USD
Completed
$
Today’s balance

$13,349.87 USD

Total raised

$23,745.61 USD

Total disbursed

$10,395.74 USD

Estimated annual budget

$23,651.02 USD

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The Kola Nut Collaborative

Updates on our activities and progress.

Call for Collaborators: Offers & Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network

WHAT: For our next economic pilot, the Kola Nut Collaborative is embarking on the development of an Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Network. OANM has been a key part of our orientation and facilitation toolkit si...
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Published on February 12, 2021 by Mike Strode

About


Our Mission

To promote and sustain a robust timebanking infrastructure which supports non-monetary transactions amongst individuals and organizations allowing a greater sum of the realized value of work to be retained and shared within local communities.

Our Vision

To make social infrastructure visible within our communities. Social infrastructure describes the invisible bonds and relationships which constitute a generative capital that can be accumulated and circulated through timebanking.

Our Goals
 
  • To improve the quality of life of members by linking them to a high value citywide database of skills and human assets.
  • To increase the accessibility of local skills pools to individuals, small businesses and community based organizations.
  • To develop and sustain a complementary community currency which decreases financial pressure, reinforces the fabric of trust and creates new opportunities for engagement between stakeholders within communities.
  • To develop a co-production pipeline which enables more agile delivery of human and social services by linking some recipients directly to services provided by members in their local communities.

Our Values

We uphold the Five Core Values of Timebanking:

  • Everyone is an asset with something to contribute.
  • Some work cannot be measured by its market price.
  • Reciprocity builds mutual trust and social bonds.
  • Social networks amplify our shared power.
  • Respect ensures that no voice goes unheard.

Our team

Mike Strode

Admin

I am locked in a reciprocal arrangement where what I do for others is what I do for myself.