Resilience Action Network

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A Vision for Salem’s Sharing Economy

Elevator Speech An elevator speech is an important tool for project outreach.  It distills what you are doing down into the most important pieces and (hopefully!) puts the most important … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Time Bank: Next steps

Our time bank account is up and running.  Whoohoo!  We’ve been busy preparing the next steps to assemble a core team of founding members who can help prepare the … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting with Maps Credit Union

Maps CU meeting notes Friday, Aug 30 1:30pm Attending:  Ethan (RAN and SC), Jeremy (RAN), Kerry (SC); Amanda, Jill, Mitzi (Maps) Amanda Brenneman — Business Development Officer, major point of … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Update from

New features in the time banking software we are using! Hi all, We’ve made some updates to the mobile apps. The new app checks for a newer version and the … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Time Bank Education Resource

One of the largest hurdles we must overcome to establish the Time Bank as an important community resource are people’s attitudes, beliefs or lack of knowledge about time banking. For … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join us at Salem Sunday Streets

We’ll be at Salem Sunday Streets promoting the timebank, community cooperatives and (hopefully) giving away some TimeChecks.  probably be at the Capitol in the park next to Waverly St. (that … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creating Resilient Communities with Permaculture

Background:  This post is a presentation-style introduction to Resilience Action Network’s Cooperative TimeBank project.  The project draws inspiration from hOurWorld’s integration of community self-help cooperatives and time banking in Portland, … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Introducing the Resilience Bank

NOTE:  RAN applied for the 2012 Community Resilience Challenge grant in partnership with Oregon PeaceWorks.  This project gave us the opportunity and push to define a first draft of our … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Community Resilience: What, why…and how?

Introduction Up to this point, the purpose of our discussion and outreach has been to develop the scope and focus of the Resilience Action Network (RAN) — its purpose, reason … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

RAN work parties

We are busy building the Resilience Action Network (RAN).  In the mean time, we like to be doing things that help us and help others achieve some resilience goals.  One … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment