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.

Today's Balance
$10,880.37
Estimated Annual Budget
$23,892
Goal
$0

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Financial Contributions

Membership

Join member supported timebank for $25 per year Read more

$25 USD / year

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$35 USD / year

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$50 USD / year

Goal

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%)

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$150 USD

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$300 USD

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$500 USD

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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
Qui Virtual Support Solutions, LLC

$100 USD since Jul 2021

6
SOMOS Mayfair

$100 USD since Aug 2021

7
Deidra Marie Somerville

$70 USD since May 2020

8
Rebecca Zorach

$70 USD since Jul 2020

9
Bea Echeverria

$50 USD since Apr 2020

10
Breanna Bertacchi

$50 USD since May 2020

11
Robbie Markus

$50 USD since Jun 2020

12
LaTierra Piphus

$50 USD since Jun 2020

13
Mike Strode

$25 USD since Sep 2018

14
Christopher Preciado

$25 USD since Apr 2020

15
Renata

$25 USD since Jan 2021

Organizations

1
The Field Foundation of Illinois

$25,000 USD since Feb 2021

2

$70 USD since Apr 2020

The Kola Nut Collaborative is all of us

Our contributors 23

Thank you for supporting The Kola Nut Collaborative.

Mike Strode

Admin

$25 USD

I am locked in a reciprocal arrangement where w...

Christopher P...

Admin

$25 USD

The Field Fou...

$25,000 USD

Latham Zearfoss

Offers and Needs Market (OA...

$100 USD

Jesse

Offers and Needs Market (OA...

$100 USD

Priyanka Das

Offers and Needs Market (OA...

$100 USD

Mayte Aldrett

Offers and Needs Market (OA...

$100 USD

Qui Virtual S...

$100 USD

SOMOS Mayfair

$100 USD

Household Membership

$70 USD

Peace and health!

Deidra Marie ...

Household Membership

$70 USD

It's a family affair! Ile Somerville looks forw...

Rebecca Zorach

Household Membership

$70 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$10,880.37 USD

Total raised

$24,073.86 USD

Total disbursed

$13,193.49 USD

Estimated annual budget

$23,892.37 USD

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News from The Kola Nut Collaborative

Updates on our activities and progress.

Haji Healing Salon Hosting Free Release Distribution Site for adrienne maree brown's "Holding Change"! 🌿

If you are southeast or southwest and want to grab your copy from this location, please drop by with your form submission email has handy. You can also fill out a form on-site to obtain a copy. While you are there, peruse their plant life...
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Published on June 15, 2021 by Mike Strode

Sharing Change Free Book Distribution

Are you a current or aspiring facilitator in Chicago? Do you have an organizational or community home where you are responsible for holding space? The Kola Nut Collaborative has an offer to share and a need you can help us fulfill. We want...
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Published on June 1, 2021 by Mike Strode

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 w...