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Arranging assignments

* Make a note of the assignment at the time of arranging it.

* Check if the request needs to be done right away - or if it can wait a while.

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* 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 recently.

* 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.

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* 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 the outcome.

* 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 they need.

* 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.

 
 

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