We had about 45 people at yesterday's Builders' Workshop from around here, plus Alison Basile and Greg Bloom of the DC TimeBank who joined us via Webex (thanks for helping us work through trying that out our first time! We learned how to do it better next time).
We're working on putting our notes into a good shareable format and Edge Brussel came from Michigan to film (thanks Edge!!!) so we'll post the whole raw video and then work on distilling it into a few short useable snippets.
We had representatives from about 30 of our participating organizations (members of the Dane County TimeBanks) and got a couple cool new ones. We expect to see new matches and activities coming from this. A group who create mosaic art with women who are incarcerated linked up with Family Farm Defenders to get food for the group and they'll be offering mosaic art pieces and opportunities to learn the craft. That's just one of many of the great connections that were made. Look for more details shared here soon!
I also posted the slideshow presentation I did. It's in the shared files section here. I have yet to make presentable instructions for the activities but when I do they'll be here too. Use anything that's helpful to you!
Note that a few of the graphics on the slide show won't look that great - it's a function of creating it in keynote but transferring it to PowerPoint to post here. You'll want to fix them up before you show it, and check to be sure the fonts look right too. If you fix it please reshare it so others can use your nicer version. That's what Build is here for.
Thanks for paying attention!
First Builders' Workshop was great!