Nonprofit Organization Membership
Just as we did for individuals before opening to the public in 2016, in 2018 we conducted a pilot project to test the feasibility of offering nonprofit organizations membership in the Sebastopol Area Time Bank. After analyzing the results, we are happy to announce that we are accepting applications. Read on to see if your organization would be a good fit.
Time banking is all about building community through sharing time and talents and acknowledging valuable work that is done every day but isn't necessarily rewarded by a traditional monetary system. Many time banks offer organizations memberships. Just as individuals can offer and receive services, organizations can offer something to the time bank and receive services from any of our time bank members.
When an organization joins the time bank, you become part of our community and we become part of yours.
What do you have to offer?
What do you need?
These are just a few examples of how we can all share resources. Think about it...
Too busy to record the day of an event? A time banker can take photos.
Do you have event space with down time? The time bank could make use of it.
Need extra help taking tickets at your events on occasion? Reach out to the entire time bank membership.
Someone would love to support your organization but isn't available when you need people to help. He can help a member of the time bank paint a fence when he has the time and donate the hours earned to your organization.
Have expertise to offer the time bank in social marketing or database management?
Encourage parents to tend the school garden in summer by awarding time bank hours.
How can the time bank help your organization?
A. You can receive occasional extra help with events and projects.
B. Your volunteers earn time bank hours for their volunteer work for you.
C. Your volunteers and our members can donate any earned time bank hours to you.
How can your organization help the time bank?
A. Space for time bank events.
B. Publicity for time bank, online and/or in displays.
C. Expertise for time bank operations.
D. Food donations for events.
E. Help SATB members with individual requests.
Eligibility for Membership
be a nonprofit operating in West Sonoma County
complete an application
identify a point person who will coordinate SATB interactions for the organization
agree to SATB terms of service
coordinator must be eligible for time bank membership and attend an in-person orientation
coordinator must attend brief, quarterly check-ins to share information with other nonprofit members
Organization may not:
promote any political or religious point of view
promote, exhibit, illustrate or manifest hate or discrimination, or obscene/pornographic/sexual content of any kind
participate in any illegal activities
participate in any activities that compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems
ask time bank members to represent the organization's mission or policies
Volunteers who receive time bank hours must be members of the Sebastopol Area Time Bank. (See eligibility requirements HERE.
For more information and an application, please email Thomas!