Mutual Aid Networks overview

Mutual Aid Networks are now open for business! Visit http://mutualaidnetwork.org for more.

Mutual Aid Networks:

Redesigning Work for a Cooperative, Regenerative Economy

What would it look like if everyone were doing the work they loved, what they felt called to do? What if everyone had the opportunity to build their skills to their maximum capabilities and then apply them to making their communities whole and beautiful?

 

Let’s find out!

People around the world have been experimenting with timebanking, cooperative saving and investment, complementary currencies, cooperative ownership, and other forms of mutual credit. Each fills a different, complementary role in economic and community life. We’ve found ways we can connect them in a comprehensive system that can lead to a much-needed overhaul in how our economy works. We are redesigning work by redesigning our own work lives and the work lives of the people in our networks creating avenues to commission work from each other, compensated in a variety of ways to meet real needs and build real communities.

This new form of cooperative is called Mutual Aid Networks (MANs) and we’re just beginning. We’ve created the first MAN, the Main MAN, which will use the tools we’re experimenting with to support the efforts of the other communities across the nation that are experimenting with local MANs.

The mission of MANs is “To create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.”

Finally, you’ll be able to do great work and have your dream job working for the MAN!

Sign up to stay posted – or get involved and help shape it – here.

Mutual Aid Network final one-pager color

More written detail here.

Slide presentation here.

Donor case statement here.

Mutual Aid Networks are now open for business! Visit http://mutualaidnetwork.org for more.


4 Comments on “Mutual Aid Networks overview”

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  3. […] Madison Hours project and local time bank schemes. She has done some interesting work establishing Mutual Aid Networks, which try to bring together various elements of alternative currencies and finance, such as time […]


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