Make sure that you are meeting
the needs of the people using it by
involving as many people as possible
in organising it.
Start small and build on the
success. Better to have a few quality
exchanges than lots of people
registered but not actively involved.
Keep in touch on a regular basis.
Doing a ring round to all the members
can help people feel involved even
if they have not done an exchange
Hold regular meetings and social
events where people can get together
as a group. This is useful to find out
how the exchanges are going, try out
new offers and to discuss how things
might be improved.
Keep people informed of what you
are doing, particularly if you do not have
anyone who can help immediately.
After a new exchange check with
both people that they are happy with
If there are exchanges that are going
to be repeated for a set period keep in
touch to make sure both people are
happy to carry on.
Getting people to
spend their time credits
Do all you can to get people into the
time banking habit. Give out a list of the
skills and services on offer and remind
them how helpful it is if they ask for what
People like working together in
groups so arrange joint activities.
Look to see if there are people who
can run small workshops on skills like
cooking, knitting, gardening, DIY
decorating, IT, sewing, etc.