We believe in Open Innovation. We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!
We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld® platform is and will remain FREE. (If you are in the UK there is a $100 USD annual fee.) It's easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.
We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.
We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers on HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.
We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities to provide care are profound!
Whether you are setting up a brand new Hour Exchange, or converting from your existing software, Time and Talents® offers simple, intuitive and user friendly tools to help you grow and manage your organization!
We can handle the conversion of your existing TimeKeeper or Time Banks USA: Community Weaver II or III data. We can do a test conversion so you may evaluate Time and Talents to see if would meet your needs before you make any decision to convert. We encourage you to remain connected to TBUSA and other resources providing you support for timebanking.
Access to hOurworld, supported by Time and Talents® is and will remain FREE! (If you are in the UK there is a $100 USD annual fee.)
Report Types Include:
|Email List||Services Provided by Count|
|Mailing Labels||Services Provided by Hours|
|Contact List *May be Mapped!!!||Members Without Contact Info|
|Services Offered by Service||Members Without Attributes|
|Services Offered by Member||Members Without Services|
|Services Offered by Count||Members Without Groups|
|Members Without Address|
|Trans Count Between Members|
|Transactions By Provider *Mappable!||Hours or Count of Services by Category|
|Transactions By Receiver||Accounts Receivable|
|Transactions By Service||No Attribute in a Category|
|Applicant Pool||All Members & Their Attributes|
|Newsletter Recap||*** Custom Reports for Your Exchange ***|
Our service provider, Top of Third, is a cooperatively owned business. They manage server clusters for customers which receive as many as 10 million page views per month.
Backups: Included are daily backups of files and databases with archiving of the daily backups for two weeks. Customized backup solutions are available including longer archiving and geographically redundant backup storage.
Servers: All servers are RAID 1, mirrored storage, with multiple processors. They are providing us with a Virtual Server up to date with standard OS and web server stack upgrades. Gaia Host Server Support: 24/7/365 with active server monitoring and 15 minute urgent response time over phone.
hOurworld® derives funding from trainings, personal investment, brokered agency software, RPF research data access, grant funding and member gifts. Access to hOurworld® for local 'mom and pop' service exchanges is and will remain free. (If you are in the UK there is a $100 USD annual fee.)
Linda Hogan, Terry Daniels and I (Stephen Beckett) co-founded hOurworld® in 2010. We have teams of member helpers and consultants that are participating in various software development, training and research projects. John Saare, a 'Silcon Valley Refuge' and Enterprise Software Developer has become a co-founding member of hOurworld® and together we are creating a new software platform TNT 2.0 which will be ready for release mid 2022!
Want to participate? We have projects!
Speak with Lisa Conlin-Lewis (former TBUSA CEO and Board President) at the
New Hope Time Exchange in RI:
or Beth Thorpe, Communications Chair and Webmaster, Louisville TimeBank:
or Steve Bosserman, Columbus Ohio's Care & Share Time Bank:
They'll share honest reports about their conversion process and how they are doing now.
Once logged in there is context sensitive help throughout both sides of the system. Click [Help] for help about where you are in the system.
Searchable Help (Knowledge Base) built from answered support tickets and an original more verbose copy of the help system.
[Contact Us!] button in the header of every member page to activate the member help ticket system.
[Contact Support] on the admin menu bar to do the same thing - only this one adds content to the admin side of the KB.
We're here! Contact Us!