New Features: Email alerts and private groups

Hello TimeBank Members, veterans and newbies!

We have some new TimeBank improvements to share with you! We’re excited about them, and hope that these enhancements help you to exchange more easily!

Want to stay updated on the latest offers and requests? Starting today, April 16th, as a current TimeBank member, you’ll automatically receive a daily digest of new offers and requests, when they are posted, straight to your email inbox.

You can also choose to receive a notification as soon as a listing is posted, a weekly digest that comes every Sunday, or no notification at all. Just go to your “My Account” page, scroll down on the grey left-hand panel to “Edit my profile and preferences”, and then navigate to the “Email preferences” tab.

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You may also notice changes to the TimeBank groups feature. We’ve started partnering with local community organizations to offer timebanking to their members, and they’ll be using Private Groups to do so. How will this affect you?

Public Groups: Public groups will continue to work as you know them today. Anyone can start or join a public group. Want to start a book club? Create a public group! See a public wine-tasting group that interests you? Feel free to sign yourself up!

Private Groups: Private groups require permission to join. If you see a private group that you’re interested in joining, you may request membership from the group’s admin. If they confirm that you’re a member of that organization, they will approve your membership. Private group members will not be able to see your profile, service listings and event postings. Similarly, you will not be able to see theirs.

We’re always working to improve your timebanking experience, so look for more enhancements coming your way, including a live feed that will show you the activity that’s going on in the TimeBank in real time! If you have any questions, please contact us. We’ll also update the user guide in the TimeBank library to provide more info on these changes!

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