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

+ 1

5 individuals have contributed

Membership

Household Membership

Join member supported timebank for $35 per year Read more

$35 USD / year

2 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

Membership

Organization Membership

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$50 USD / year

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

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Deidra Marie Somerville

$35 USD since May 2020

2
Rebecca Zorach

$35 USD since Jul 2020

3
christopher preciado

$25 USD since Apr 2020

4
Bea Echeverria

$25 USD since Apr 2020

5
Breanna Bertacchi

$25 USD since May 2020

6
Robbie Markus

$25 USD since Jun 2020

7
LaTierra Piphus

$25 USD since Jun 2020

Organizations

1
Solidarity Hall

$35 USD since Apr 2020

Conversations

Let’s get the ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.

Budget

See how money openly circulates through The Kola Nut Collaborative . All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Yearly financial contribution to The Kola Nut Collaborati...

from Rebecca Zorach7/26/2020

+$35.00USD
Completed

Yearly financial contribution to The Kola Nut Collaborati...

from LaTierra Piphus6/17/2020

+$25.00USD
Completed

Yearly financial contribution to The Kola Nut Collaborati...

from Robbie Markus6/1/2020

+$25.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$199.49 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $178.02 USD

The Kola Nut Collaborative is all of us

Our contributors 9

Everyone who has supported The Kola Nut Collaborative . Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Solidarity Hall
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$35 USD

Peace and health!

Deidra Marie ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$35 USD

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

Rebecca Zorach
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$35 USD

Household Membership

christopher p...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Individual Membership

Bea Echeverria
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Individual Membership

Breanna Berta...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Individual Membership

Robbie Markus
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Individual Membership

LaTierra Piphus
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$25 USD

Thanks for creating this space Mike!

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.