Thanks for your interest in participating in the Spring TimeDollar Fair by sharing your skills with our community! To do so, you just need to follow these three simple steps:
Deadline for entering a Service or Item into the Fair is Thursday May 12th!
1) Decide what Offer you’d like to enter
Please note that your service or item should fit within the Offer Categories we are showcasing: Home Improvement Services, Yard and Garden Services, Summer Lesson Services, and/or New and Gently-Used Yard Sale Items.
2) Login to your SkillShare account and create a NEW Offer Ad following these instructions:
a) Click on the “My Profile” tab and then the “My Services” sub-tab
b) Click on the “Add New Offer” button
c) IMPORTANT! For the Category, select Community Activities > Miscellaneous
This is so that all Spring TimeDollar Fair Ads will be in the same place and therefore easy to find for all members
d) Start the title of your Ad with “Spring TimeDollar Fair Offering – ” so, for example, “Spring TimeDollar Fair Offering – Vegetable and Herb Seedlings”
e) List all important details in the “In Detail” box including any limitations (for example, I will only provide this service to the first two members who sign up at the Fair) and the TimeDollar price and any reimbursement for materials requested (for example, this service/item costs 4 TimeDollars plus reimbursement for garden plants).
For an example of what your Ad should look like, login and go to the Community Activities > Miscellaneous category and check out Laura McCall’s Vegetable and Herb Seedlings Offer.
3) Show up at the day of the Fair!
What to expect:
a) We will have a “Giver” meeting during the set up time (12:30-12:45pm) to go over the information below in person.
b) If you have a Service Offering entered:
i. You will have a designated seat and name placard at the table for your Service Category (Home Improvement, Yard and Garden or Summer Lessons).
ii. You are expected to be at that table during the time your category is featured. Please see the Schedule Breakdown to find out exactly what time this is.
iii. Please bring photos or examples of your work, if possible, to help in your discussions with members.
iv. Members will approach you to discuss setting up a transaction to receive your service.
v. If you and another member agree to make a transaction, you will fill out a Service Offer Intent Form with the details and each take a copy. Copies of this form will be provided for you the day of the Fair.
vi. During the time your Service Category is not featured, you are welcome to circulate and purchase services/goods yourself!
b) If you have New or Used Item(s) entered:
i. After the “Giver” meeting at 12:30 pm, take your item(s) to the Yard Sale table and fill out a Sale Item Form with details about the item(s).
ii. Feel free to circulate throughout the Fair and set up services or purchase items yourself.
iii. When a member buys your item(s), he/she will pay for it at the Check-Out table. There will be laptops where the TimeDollars can be logged and we will also have a cash box for collecting any materials reimbursement US dollars owed.
iv. At the end of the Fair, be sure to stop by Check-Out to see how many TimeDollars you made and also collect your reimbursement US dollars.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your Neighborhood Coordinator or the Fair Coordinator, Laura McCall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.