Recent Changes for "Davis Dollars" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_DollarsRecent Changes of the page "Davis Dollars" on Davis Wiki.en-us Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2013-05-24 19:37:13ScottMeehleibre-adding website <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||http://davisdollars.org/||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2013-05-22 08:29:57SteveDavisonRevert to version 65 (Didn't mean to remove the comment though.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-03-01 13:03:44'' [[nbsp]] The davisdollars.org website is no longer functioning so I'm wondering if they're still active.<br> + <br> + I think the community currency idea is great and can add a lot to a local economy, but the<br> + Davis Dollars implementation has a serious problem in that each local currency dollar must be<br> + backed by an actual dollar before it is used. This means that the currency cannot create additional<br> + money circulation in the community. In effect, having to pre-buy the currency just represents an additional<br> + step to a local purchase. It's just a subtitution step.<br> + <br> + It would be more effective for Davis Dollars to be able to act as a fiat currency. A fiat currency is<br> + a currency based not on a backing resource, like gold or dollars, but one based on trust.<br> + <br> + This could be done by changing the model such that Davis Dollars (DD) are releaesed to users on the<br> + promise of support for the currency rather than on actual investment. Say, for example, that someone promises<br> + to support the currency for $100. This entitles them to $100 DD which they can spend how they choose.<br> + <br> + The backers don't have to come up with money unless there is a redemption request. They may never have<br> + to come up with the money. So why isn't this a Ponzi scheme? What stops everyone from backing the currency<br> + for a million dollars and redeeming it? This is where the trust comes in. The backers of the currency<br> + must be seen as people with the financial means and character to back their pledge of support. They<br> + should be stable people within the community, people with long standing local businesses.<br> + <br> + The currency operates on the faith that these trusted people will step up and back the currency if they<br> + are called to. This means the currency takes on a deeper community function, as a form of local pride and<br> + honor. The currency needs to be treated with respect by its users. With no police agency to prevent counterfeiting<br> + and manipulation, large DD transactions with strangers should be discouraged as it best it will trigger a<br> + large currency redemption, which will reduce the amount of currency in circulation. At worst it could<br> + be a counterfeiter or someone seeking to exploit a flaw in the system. This underlines the point that<br> + a local currency is intended for local exchanges between parties who know each other, or have a close<br> + indirect relationship (e.g. friend of a friend). Sellers must always have the right to decide on how<br> + they will accept DD on any transaction.<br> + <br> + The benefit of running the system this way is that the currency can float free of an actual parked<br> + financial asset. A sum of local currency can be manufactured that can buy goods and services that is in<br> + addition to what is available in the national currency. The amount of this float will have to managed<br> + of course to the level that the local economy can support. Users of the currency should work to discourage<br> + actual fund redemptions, where someone comes to the central DD authority to exchange DD for USD,<br> + by handling them internally whenever possible. This protects the backers from getting called to support the<br> + currency and protects the floating circulation, as redemptions reduce the float. For example,<br> + the Davis Coop could try to return DD as change rather than redeem them for cash.<br> + <br> + The last step towards building the value of the currency is to have something that makes people<br> + to want to accumulate it. Normally this would be a tax but since this isn't possible we could substitute<br> + occassional community events in which only DD are accepted for admission. DD could be purchased at the<br> + door (which is yet another way to handle fund redemptions) for those who don't have them.<br> + <br> + Anyway this is just a start. The implementation of this would obviously be challenging, but by backing the<br> + currency based on the trust of stable, well known, local individuals and institutions who are personally<br> + only committed to small amounts of backing funds (&lt;$100), an effective new set of local money can be created<br> + for local transactions only.<br> + <br> + In fact, as I think about it the advantage of backer based system is that backers are encouraged to<br> + spend DD within the system. If you are a backer you are encouraged to spend your DD back in the DD because<br> + any redemption you make is going to mean backers will be called to support the system. This is a feedback<br> + system that will encourage transactions rather than redemptions, which is what we want to see.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + --["Users/JoelBremson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2013-05-22 08:28:03SteveDavisonRevert to version 64 (Website looks fine). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2013-03-01 13:03:44'' [[nbsp]] The davisdollars.org website is no longer functioning so I'm wondering if they're still active.<br> - <br> - I think the community currency idea is great and can add a lot to a local economy, but the<br> - Davis Dollars implementation has a serious problem in that each local currency dollar must be<br> - backed by an actual dollar before it is used. This means that the currency cannot create additional<br> - money circulation in the community. In effect, having to pre-buy the currency just represents an additional<br> - step to a local purchase. It's just a subtitution step.<br> - <br> - It would be more effective for Davis Dollars to be able to act as a fiat currency. A fiat currency is<br> - a currency based not on a backing resource, like gold or dollars, but one based on trust.<br> - <br> - This could be done by changing the model such that Davis Dollars (DD) are releaesed to users on the<br> - promise of support for the currency rather than on actual investment. Say, for example, that someone promises<br> - to support the currency for $100. This entitles them to $100 DD which they can spend how they choose.<br> - <br> - The backers don't have to come up with money unless there is a redemption request. They may never have<br> - to come up with the money. So why isn't this a Ponzi scheme? What stops everyone from backing the currency<br> - for a million dollars and redeeming it? This is where the trust comes in. The backers of the currency<br> - must be seen as people with the financial means and character to back their pledge of support. They<br> - should be stable people within the community, people with long standing local businesses.<br> - <br> - The currency operates on the faith that these trusted people will step up and back the currency if they<br> - are called to. This means the currency takes on a deeper community function, as a form of local pride and<br> - honor. The currency needs to be treated with respect by its users. With no police agency to prevent counterfeiting<br> - and manipulation, large DD transactions with strangers should be discouraged as it best it will trigger a<br> - large currency redemption, which will reduce the amount of currency in circulation. At worst it could<br> - be a counterfeiter or someone seeking to exploit a flaw in the system. This underlines the point that<br> - a local currency is intended for local exchanges between parties who know each other, or have a close<br> - indirect relationship (e.g. friend of a friend). Sellers must always have the right to decide on how<br> - they will accept DD on any transaction.<br> - <br> - The benefit of running the system this way is that the currency can float free of an actual parked<br> - financial asset. A sum of local currency can be manufactured that can buy goods and services that is in<br> - addition to what is available in the national currency. The amount of this float will have to managed<br> - of course to the level that the local economy can support. Users of the currency should work to discourage<br> - actual fund redemptions, where someone comes to the central DD authority to exchange DD for USD,<br> - by handling them internally whenever possible. This protects the backers from getting called to support the<br> - currency and protects the floating circulation, as redemptions reduce the float. For example,<br> - the Davis Coop could try to return DD as change rather than redeem them for cash.<br> - <br> - The last step towards building the value of the currency is to have something that makes people<br> - to want to accumulate it. Normally this would be a tax but since this isn't possible we could substitute<br> - occassional community events in which only DD are accepted for admission. DD could be purchased at the<br> - door (which is yet another way to handle fund redemptions) for those who don't have them.<br> - <br> - Anyway this is just a start. The implementation of this would obviously be challenging, but by backing the<br> - currency based on the trust of stable, well known, local individuals and institutions who are personally<br> - only committed to small amounts of backing funds (&lt;$100), an effective new set of local money can be created<br> - for local transactions only.<br> - <br> - In fact, as I think about it the advantage of backer based system is that backers are encouraged to<br> - spend DD within the system. If you are a backer you are encouraged to spend your DD back in the DD because<br> - any redemption you make is going to mean backers will be called to support the system. This is a feedback<br> - system that will encourage transactions rather than redemptions, which is what we want to see.<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - --["Users/JoelBremson"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2013-03-01 14:03:44JoelBremsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-03-01 13:03:44'' [[nbsp]] The davisdollars.org website is no longer functioning so I'm wondering if they're still active.<br> + <br> + I think the community currency idea is great and can add a lot to a local economy, but the<br> + Davis Dollars implementation has a serious problem in that each local currency dollar must be<br> + backed by an actual dollar before it is used. This means that the currency cannot create additional<br> + money circulation in the community. In effect, having to pre-buy the currency just represents an additional<br> + step to a local purchase. It's just a subtitution step.<br> + <br> + It would be more effective for Davis Dollars to be able to act as a fiat currency. A fiat currency is<br> + a currency based not on a backing resource, like gold or dollars, but one based on trust.<br> + <br> + This could be done by changing the model such that Davis Dollars (DD) are releaesed to users on the<br> + promise of support for the currency rather than on actual investment. Say, for example, that someone promises<br> + to support the currency for $100. This entitles them to $100 DD which they can spend how they choose.<br> + <br> + The backers don't have to come up with money unless there is a redemption request. They may never have<br> + to come up with the money. So why isn't this a Ponzi scheme? What stops everyone from backing the currency<br> + for a million dollars and redeeming it? This is where the trust comes in. The backers of the currency<br> + must be seen as people with the financial means and character to back their pledge of support. They<br> + should be stable people within the community, people with long standing local businesses.<br> + <br> + The currency operates on the faith that these trusted people will step up and back the currency if they<br> + are called to. This means the currency takes on a deeper community function, as a form of local pride and<br> + honor. The currency needs to be treated with respect by its users. With no police agency to prevent counterfeiting<br> + and manipulation, large DD transactions with strangers should be discouraged as it best it will trigger a<br> + large currency redemption, which will reduce the amount of currency in circulation. At worst it could<br> + be a counterfeiter or someone seeking to exploit a flaw in the system. This underlines the point that<br> + a local currency is intended for local exchanges between parties who know each other, or have a close<br> + indirect relationship (e.g. friend of a friend). Sellers must always have the right to decide on how<br> + they will accept DD on any transaction.<br> + <br> + The benefit of running the system this way is that the currency can float free of an actual parked<br> + financial asset. A sum of local currency can be manufactured that can buy goods and services that is in<br> + addition to what is available in the national currency. The amount of this float will have to managed<br> + of course to the level that the local economy can support. Users of the currency should work to discourage<br> + actual fund redemptions, where someone comes to the central DD authority to exchange DD for USD,<br> + by handling them internally whenever possible. This protects the backers from getting called to support the<br> + currency and protects the floating circulation, as redemptions reduce the float. For example,<br> + the Davis Coop could try to return DD as change rather than redeem them for cash.<br> + <br> + The last step towards building the value of the currency is to have something that makes people<br> + to want to accumulate it. Normally this would be a tax but since this isn't possible we could substitute<br> + occassional community events in which only DD are accepted for admission. DD could be purchased at the<br> + door (which is yet another way to handle fund redemptions) for those who don't have them.<br> + <br> + Anyway this is just a start. The implementation of this would obviously be challenging, but by backing the<br> + currency based on the trust of stable, well known, local individuals and institutions who are personally<br> + only committed to small amounts of backing funds (&lt;$100), an effective new set of local money can be created<br> + for local transactions only.<br> + <br> + In fact, as I think about it the advantage of backer based system is that backers are encouraged to<br> + spend DD within the system. If you are a backer you are encouraged to spend your DD back in the DD because<br> + any redemption you make is going to mean backers will be called to support the system. This is a feedback<br> + system that will encourage transactions rather than redemptions, which is what we want to see.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + --["Users/JoelBremson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2013-02-10 22:47:03AndrewLamWebsite seems to be compromised. Domain still owned by original registrant. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> - ||[http://www.davisdollars.org]||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2013-02-10 22:46:19AndrewLamWebsite seems to be compromised. Domain still owned by original registrant. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Contact'''||<br> - ||[[MailTo(nick AT davisdollars DOT org)]]||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-09-21 12:41:04RightyoComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-09-21 12:41:04'' [[nbsp]] Davis Dollars are the perfect illustration of how ignorant people are of basic economics. The premise behind Davis Dollars is that money will stay within the Davis community and to further that goal, a discount is provided for people to enter the market for Davis Dollars.<br> + <br> + However, the first important detail to keep in mind is that the issuing entity is in fact going to function like a clearing house as people buy Davis Dollars or sell them back for USDs. This means that the real money used to fuel the program is actually not bound to Davis at all. Once customers swap their USDs for Davis Dollars, the issuing entity can (and most likely does) deposit this into a bank or credit union revolving account, where it will be controlled largely by the bank or credit union fund manager.<br> + <br> + Now of course the operating principle behind something like this is to encourage the patronage of local businesses, and the Davis Dollar is designed to subsidize the cost of patronizing a Davis business by lowering the price for the customer. However, those of you who remember how to count will no doubt realize that this is not a sustainable system. If customers purchase 100 DDs for $95, and then businesses accumulate 500 or more DDs, they can sell them back for a full $500 (at least according to this page), or a $25 loss for the issuing entity. If the issuing entity limits exchanges to USDs to 95 cents (thus 500 DDs would yield $475), then this functions as a tax on the very businesses who are intended to receive a benefit from the program.<br> + <br> + Then there's the issue of crowding out existing spending. If the only people who buy Davis Dollars are in fact the most loyal denizens of Davis who always patronize Davis establishments, then the program does nothing except consume resources and manpower as an endless stream of transactions are conducted for absolutely no increase in productivity (or in economic terms, WASTE).<br> + <br> + The coup de grace of this whole fantastically horrible enterprise comes in the form of price distortion. Even if the program magically increases business revenue without bankrupting itself, it has to confront the fact that it is acting as a market subsidy, and thus preventing the market from functioning properly. The Davis Dollars and their discount incentivize customers to not go to businesses in Woodland, Dixon, or West Sac. If Davis Dollar holders find the discount worthwhile, they will continue to purchase goods and services in Davis, even if they are inferior. This is because they are receiving an incentive to do so. However, this means that inevitably businesses will arrive at a new equilibrium and incorporate the subsidy into their gross margins, either reducing quality or raising prices because the demand curve has shifted favorably towards them. This results in Davis being a worse place for nonresidents (or short term residents, like the 30,000 students that comprise the backbone of the local economy) to purchase goods and services because without the Davis Dollars, local businesses will be either too expensive or too inferior to bother with. Ultimately that hurts local businesses more than it helps them because a narrow customer base is usually not a path towards fiscal health.<br> + <br> + Worse still, the price distortion can have the effect of producing long term inefficiencies in other sectors of the Davis economy. For example, if a local plumber uses his Davis Dollars to purchase accounting services from a local accountant, he will receive a discount. However, the local accountant could be inferior to one found in nearby Sacramento. This inferior accountant could fail to notice a deduction or mischaracterize an asset, forcing the plumber to pay a higher tax rate, which not only results in less money staying in Davis, it results in the plumber not being able to reinvest in new equipment to serve customers faster or better, or hire a second hand.<br> + <br> + I am a big fan of civic engagement and investment, but sometimes meaning well is not doing well. --["Users/Rightyo"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-05-30 15:53:07NicholasBarryFood Co-op can sell you DDs <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. <span>Buy</span> Davis Dollars (at $1.00 per Davis Dollar):<br> <span>-</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday <span>from 8</span>a<span>m to 2pm), or o</span>n<span>&nbsp;campus (they meet in the ["Stu</span>d<span>ent Community Center"], near the Silo, on</span> Wednesday<span>s from 9am - 5pm</span>)<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. <span>Exchange US Dollars for</span> Davis Dollars (at $1.00 per Davis Dollar):<br> <span>+</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday and Wednesday) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- a. From a business that accepts Davis Dollars, some of which also sell Davis Dollars</span> </td> <td> <span>+ a. From the ["Davis Food Co-op"], which accepts and sells Davis Dollars. (Some other businesses that accept Davis Dollars may also sell you some Davis Dollars, but the Davis Food Co-op is the likeliest bet since they'll likely have the most on hand.)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-05-09 11:34:58JabberWokkyDavis Dollars =&gt; Represented by Anger and Nastiness. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Check out <span>ou</span>r (soon to be) monthly ["Davis Dollars Craft Fair"]! </td> <td> <span>+</span> Check out <span>thei</span>r (soon to be) monthly ["Davis Dollars Craft Fair"]! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-05-09 10:35:56thefrontpagedesignsucks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Co<span>me </span>t<span>o</span> our (soon to be) monthly ["Davis Dollars Craft Fair"]! </td> <td> <span>+</span> C<span>heck </span>o<span>u</span>t our (soon to be) monthly ["Davis Dollars Craft Fair"]! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-05-09 10:07:42thefrontpagedesignsucks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Come to our (soon to be) monthly ["Davis Dollars Craft Fair"]!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-04-29 15:23:14NicholasBarryexpand acronym <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday from 8am to 2pm), or on campus (they meet in the SCC, near the Silo, on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm). </td> <td> <span>+</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday from 8am to 2pm), or on campus (they meet in the <span>["</span>S<span>tudent </span>C<span>ommunity </span>C<span>enter"]</span>, near the Silo, on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-04-25 14:49:38davisrox <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2012-04-25 14:48:48davisrox <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday from 8am to 2pm), or on campus (they meet in the C<span>oho</span>, near S<span>w</span>i<span>r</span>l<span>z</span>, on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm). </td> <td> <span>+</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday from 8am to 2pm), or on campus (they meet in the <span>S</span>C<span>C</span>, near <span>the </span>Sil<span>o</span>, on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-12-24 23:49:41NicholasBarryclarify date of founding <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||2008||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Founded 2008; currency and website launched 2010||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||["Users/NicholasBarry"]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||["Users/NicholasBarry"<span>&nbsp;Nicholas Barry</span>]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-12-24 23:47:55NicholasBarry+media and photo; relocate other photos <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(1back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(1back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(5back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> + [[Image(10front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(5back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> - [[Image(10front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(fmtabling.jpg, 250, "["Users/NicholasBarry" Nicholas Barry] tabling at the ["Davis Farmers Market"]", thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/davis-dollars-are-taking-root-in-community/ Davis Dollars are taking root in community]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/davis-dollars-are-taking-root-in-community/ Davis Dollars are taking root in community (The Enterprise, 2011-11-30)]<br> + * [http://theaggie.org/article/2011/10/11/davis-dollars-revamps-currency Davis Dollars revamps currency (The Aggie, 2011-10-11)]<br> + * [http://www.kdrt.org/node/4145 Interview on Davisville radio show (2010-11-08)]<br> + * [http://www.davisenterprise.com/Archived-Stories-0/davisville-features-founder-of-davis-dollars/ 'Davisville' features founder of Davis Dollars (The Enterprise, 2010-11-07)]<br> + * [http://www.davisenterprise.com/Archived-Stories-0/Buy-local_currency_minted/ Buy-local currency minted (Davis Enterprise, 2010-10-20)]<br> + * [http://www.theaggie.org/2010/02/01/team-plans-to-launch-a-community-currency-in-davis/ Team plans to launch a community currency in Davis (The Aggie, 2010-02-01)]<br> + * [http://davisdollars.org/about/news/cash-on-hand-davis-enterprise-story/ Cash on Hand (Davis Enterprise, 2009-09-27)]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-12-24 23:46:41NicholasBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=fmtabling.jpg">fmtabling.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-12-23 09:11:20CovertProfessorFixing headers; adding link to enterprise article <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=</span>= Businesses Accepting Davis Dollars =<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Businesses Accepting Davis Dollars = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=</span>= How to get Davis Dollars =<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = How to get Davis Dollars = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=</span>= How to spend Davis Dollars =<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = How to spend Davis Dollars = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=</span>= How Businesses can use Davis Dollars =<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = How Businesses can use Davis Dollars = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=</span>= Internships =<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Internships = </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Media =<br> + * [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/davis-dollars-are-taking-root-in-community/ Davis Dollars are taking root in community]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-12-07 10:18:12NicholasBarrytypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They are spent just like US Dollars, except that you know that when you spend Davis Dollars, they'll keep on circulating within Davis, ben<span>i</span>fi<span>t</span>ting Davisites and Davis businesses. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They are spent just like US Dollars, except that you know that when you spend Davis Dollars, they'll keep on circulating within Davis, ben<span>e</span>fiting Davisites and Davis businesses. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-11-21 21:03:33NicholasBarryClarify how to use them; link to Davis ECO <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It’s a bit like bartering, but without the need to find a perfect trade between two people. You can just pay someone in Davis Dollars for a service, and can earn Davis Dollars by providing your own services.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ They are spent just like US Dollars, except that you know that when you spend Davis Dollars, they'll keep on circulating within Davis, benifitting Davisites and Davis businesses.<br> + <br> + Davis Dollars is a program run by the ["Davis Empowerment &amp; Community Organization"], or Davis ECO.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-11-21 16:29:14NicholasBarryadd internship info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Internships ==<br> + Davis Dollars offers ["internships"] in a variety of fields (contact the Davis Dollars organization for more information):<br> + * Davis Dollars Board of Directors: Help develop the direction the Davis Dollars organization should move in<br> + * Business outreach and development: convincing businesses to accept Davis Dollars, improving on the Davis Dollars business plan, reaching out to banks and credit unions to encourage them to exchange Davis Dollars, etc.<br> + * Community outreach: talking to community members at the farmers market, working with existing communities to help them exchange services, etc.<br> + * Website design: Learn how to use Wordpress (a website/blog creation tool), and help develop the Davis Dollars website<br> + * Graphic design and illustration: Design fliers, posters, T-shirts, etc.<br> + <br> + Davis Dollars has offered internships to over 65 interns since 2009.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-11-10 09:19:23NicholasBarryRemoving outbound links per Talk page discussion <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"] (see the list below), and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]<span>&nbsp;(see the [http://davisdollars</span>.<span>org/services Services listing on the DD website]).</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"] (see the list below), and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Below you will find the businesses that accept Davis Dollars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Below you will find the<span>&nbsp;[http://davisdollars.org/businesses/</span> businesses that accept Davis Dollars<span>]</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> a. From a business that accepts Davis Dollars, some of which also sell Davis Dollars<span>&nbsp;(see the [http://davisdollars.org/businesses/ list of accepting businesses])</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> a. From a business that accepts Davis Dollars, some of which also sell Davis Dollars </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> You can also spend Davis Dollars at some<span>&nbsp;[http://davisdollars.org/businesses/</span> local businesses that accept Davis Dollars<span>]</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> You can also spend Davis Dollars at some local businesses that accept Davis Dollars<span>&nbsp;(see the list above)</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - == More information ==<br> - <br> - For more information about how Davis Dollars works, check out these pages:<br> - * [http://www.davisdollars.org/about/ About Davis Dollars]<br> - * [http://davisdollars.org/frequently-asked-questions/ Frequently Asked Questions]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-11-07 10:59:56NicholasBarryLink to service posting page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. Earn Davis Dollars - for example, by listing services or goods you can provide on the Davis Dollars website </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. Earn Davis Dollars - for example, by <span>[http://davisdollars.org/new-service </span>listing services or goods you can provide<span>]</span> on the Davis Dollars website </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-22 12:51:49NicholasBarryRelocate TOC to make it easier to read article intro <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Tableofcontents]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Tableofcontents]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-22 12:51:01NicholasBarryGet rid of redundant title <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Davis Dollars Community Currency =</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-20 10:18:45WilliamLewisinstructions! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ## To add a business to this list, link to ["accepts Davis Dollars"] somewhere on the page. You probably want to put this link in the payment methods section of the info table.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-20 09:55:51WilliamLewisRevert to version 40 (restoring dynamic list.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- These businesses accept Davis Dollars.<br> - * ["Redwood Barn Nursery"]<br> - * ["Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates"]<br> - * ["Watermelon Music"]<br> - * ["Apex Cycles &amp; Service"]<br> - * ["Davis Bike Collective"]<br> - * ["The Graduate Movers of Davis"]<br> - * ["The Luxury Out House Company"]<br> - * ["Davis Upholstery"]<br> - * ["Tanya Lawrence, CMT"]<br> - * ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"]<br> - * ["John Evans, Handyman"]<br> - * ["Ken's Bike &amp; Ski"] - accepts up to 100 DDs per household per month<br> - * ["Mary P. Perez, MA, MFT"]<br> - * ["Copyland"]<br> - * ["Tots Trade Center"]<br> - * ["Fresh Spin Farms"]<br> - * ["Cache Creek Inn"] (Rumsey, in Capay Valley)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Below you will find the businesses that accept Davis Dollars.<br> + <br> + [[Linkshere(Accepts Davis Dollars)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis. ["Users/JeffSimons"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis. ["Users/JeffSimons"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-20 09:42:03NicholasBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis. ["Users/JeffSimons"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis. ["Users/JeffSimons"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-20 09:34:33NicholasBarryReturn to manual list <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Below you will find the businesses that accept Davis Dollars.<br> - <br> - [[Linkshere(Accepts Davis Dollars)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ These businesses accept Davis Dollars.<br> + * ["Redwood Barn Nursery"]<br> + * ["Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates"]<br> + * ["Watermelon Music"]<br> + * ["Apex Cycles &amp; Service"]<br> + * ["Davis Bike Collective"]<br> + * ["The Graduate Movers of Davis"]<br> + * ["The Luxury Out House Company"]<br> + * ["Davis Upholstery"]<br> + * ["Tanya Lawrence, CMT"]<br> + * ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"]<br> + * ["John Evans, Handyman"]<br> + * ["Ken's Bike &amp; Ski"] - accepts up to 100 DDs per household per month<br> + * ["Mary P. Perez, MA, MFT"]<br> + * ["Copyland"]<br> + * ["Tots Trade Center"]<br> + * ["Fresh Spin Farms"]<br> + * ["Cache Creek Inn"] (Rumsey, in Capay Valley)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-19 14:18:05hankim <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - <br> - * ["John Evans, Handyman"]<br> - * ["Mary P. Perez, MA, MFT"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-19 14:07:16hankim <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Your version: -----</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-19 14:06:33JabberWokkyAck! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[LinksHere(Accepts Davis Dollars)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ----- /!\ Edit conflict! Your version: -----<br> + [[Linkshere(Accepts Davis Dollars)]]<br> + <br> + <br> + * ["John Evans, Handyman"]<br> + * ["Mary P. Perez, MA, MFT"]<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-19 14:05:57hankim <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Redwood Barn Nursery"]<br> - * ["Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates"]<br> - * ["Watermelon Music"]<br> - * ["Apex Cycles &amp; Service"]<br> - * ["Davis Bike Collective"]<br> - * ["The Graduate Movers of Davis"]<br> - * ["The Luxury Out House Company"]<br> - * ["Davis Upholstery"]<br> - * ["Tanya Lawrence, CMT"]<br> - * ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"]<br> - * ["John Evans, Handyman"]<br> - * ["Ken's Bike &amp; Ski"]<br> - * ["Mary P. Perez, MA, MFT"]<br> - * ["Copyland"]<br> - * ["Tots Trade Center"]<br> - * ["Fresh Spin Farms"]<br> - * ["Cache Creek Inn"]<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[LinksHere(Accepts Davis Dollars)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 12:37:39AnnBarzman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Just Kidding"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:50:10AnnBarzman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(5back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> + [[Image(10front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Buying from a business also makes it easier for businesses to accept Davis Dollars (since businesses can get $0.95 per Davis Dollars. Furthermore, they get $0.97 per DD if they exchange 250 DDs or more, or $1.00 per DD if they exchange 500 DDs or more.). So your purchase can encourage businesses to continue to support the community by accepting Davis Dollars.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(5back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Spending Davis Dollars at a business also makes it easier for businesses to accept Davis Dollars (since businesses can get $0.95 per Davis Dollars. Furthermore, they get $0.97 per DD if they exchange 250 DDs or more, or $1.00 per DD if they exchange 500 DDs or more.). So your purchase can encourage businesses to continue to support the community by accepting Davis Dollars.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(10front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. Exchange the Davis Dollars back to the Davis Dollars organization for $0.95 per Davis Dollar </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. Exchange the Davis Dollars back to the Davis Dollars organization for $0.95 per Davis Dollar<span>. Furthermore, they get $0.97 per DD if they exchange 250 DDs or more, or $1.00 per DD if they exchange 500 DDs or more.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:40:48AnnBarzman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(1front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(1front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(1back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> + [[Image(5front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> + [[Image(10back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(1back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> - [[Image(5front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(10back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:38:47NicholasBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- You can spend Davis Dollars on services and goods offered by other Davisites - for example, those listed on the [http://davisdollars.org/services/ Services page of the website].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ You can spend Davis Dollars on services and goods offered by other Davisites - for example, those listed on the [http://davisdollars.org/services/ Services page of the website], or on the bulletin board the DD folks display when they're at the farmers market or on campus.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:36:39NicholasBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday), or on campus (they meet in the Coho, near Swirlz, on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm). </td> <td> <span>+</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday<span>&nbsp;from 8am to 2pm</span>), or on campus (they meet in the Coho, near Swirlz, on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:32:14NicholasBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"] (see the list below), and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"] (see the list below), and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]<span>&nbsp;(see the [http://davisdollars</span>.<span>org/services Services listing on the DD website]).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:31:45NicholasBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"], and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"]<span>&nbsp;(see the list below)</span>, and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:21:04AnnBarzman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-09-15 11:18:49AnnBarzman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''||<br> - ||[[Address(624 N Street)]]||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Tableofcontents]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Businesses Accepting Davis Dollars ==<br> + Below you will find the businesses that accept Davis Dollars.<br> + <br> + * ["Redwood Barn Nursery"]<br> + * ["Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates"]<br> + * ["Watermelon Music"]<br> + * ["Apex Cycles &amp; Service"]<br> + * ["Davis Bike Collective"]<br> + * ["The Graduate Movers of Davis"]<br> + * ["The Luxury Out House Company"]<br> + * ["Davis Upholstery"]<br> + * ["Tanya Lawrence, CMT"]<br> + * ["Pachamama Coffee Cooperative"]<br> + * ["John Evans, Handyman"]<br> + * ["Ken's Bike &amp; Ski"]<br> + * ["Mary P. Perez, MA, MFT"]<br> + * ["Copyland"]<br> + * ["Just Kidding"]<br> + * ["Tots Trade Center"]<br> + * ["Fresh Spin Farms"]<br> + * ["Cache Creek Inn"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. Buy Davis Dollars (at $0<span>.95</span> per Davis Dollar):<br> <span>-</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday), or on campus (they meet in the Coho, near Swirlz, on <span>Mon</span>days from 9am - 5pm). </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. Buy Davis Dollars (at $<span>1.</span>0<span>0</span> per Davis Dollar):<br> <span>+</span> a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday), or on campus (they meet in the Coho, near Swirlz, on <span>Wednes</span>days from 9am - 5pm). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Buying from a business also makes it easier for businesses to accept Davis Dollars (since businesses can <span>redeem Davis Dollars for $0.90 for 1 Davis Dollar, but can earn</span> $0.95 <span>by selling one</span> Davis Dollar). So your purchase can encourage businesses to continue to support the community by accepting Davis Dollars. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Buying from a business also makes it easier for businesses to accept Davis Dollars (since businesses can <span>get</span> $0.95 <span>per</span> Davis Dollar<span>s. Furthermore, they get $0.97 per DD if they exchange 250 DDs or more, or $1.00 per DD if they exchange 500 DDs or more.</span>). So your purchase can encourage businesses to continue to support the community by accepting Davis Dollars. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Davis Dollars <span>and businesses </span>== </td> <td> <span>+</span> ==<span>&nbsp;How Businesses can use</span> Davis Dollars == </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 1. Exchange the Davis Dollars back to the Davis Dollars organization for $0.9<span>0</span> per Davis Dollar </td> <td> <span>+</span> 1. Exchange the Davis Dollars back to the Davis Dollars organization for $0.9<span>5</span> per Davis Dollar </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-05-30 12:57:04JeffSimons <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;["Users/JeffSimons"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-05-30 12:56:10JeffSimons <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * One Davis Dollar is worth One Dollar, so long as it is kept in circulation and spent within the community, as opposed to cashing it in for USD. In the example above, if the grocer can transact with another local business for goods or services that he needs, the money is worth exactly the same for him as the goods he gave for it. The trick is to have enough local businesses accepting them to make it possible to get what you need. The whole point of a community currency (as I understand it) is to keep the money circulating with the community. Turning it in for USD takes it out of circulation. It is (of course) necessary to have USDs to pay vendors and deposit into your bank, but the goal is to keep spending within Davis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-05-20 17:49:10PeteBMap location(s) modifiedDavis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-05-20 17:49:10PeteBmacro'ed addy <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||624 N Street<span>, Davis CA 95616</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>[[Address(</span>624 N Street<span>)]]</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-05-20 17:05:20NicholasBarryAdding links to new profile <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Founder'''||<br> + ||["Users/NicholasBarry"]||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2010-08-13 22:58:00'' [[nbsp]] Davis Community Currency was someone's proposal that, to my knowledge, was never really pursued. I speak to a lot of people around town who mention various attempts at different times to start community currencies - it's obviously an idea that's in the air. Good to know lots of people are thinking about it! --["Users/NaBarry"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2010-08-13 22:58:00'' [[nbsp]] Davis Community Currency was someone's proposal that, to my knowledge, was never really pursued. I speak to a lot of people around town who mention various attempts at different times to start community currencies - it's obviously an idea that's in the air. Good to know lots of people are thinking about it! --["Users/NaBarry"]<span>&nbsp;(See my current profile here: ["Users/NicholasBarry"]; in order to meet wikispot's Full Name policy, I no longer use NaBarry, though the account still exists for the sake of recordkeeping.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Thanks, John! --["Users/NaBarry"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Thanks, John! --["Users/NaBarry"] (See my current profile here: ["Users/NicholasBarry"]; in order to meet wikispot's Full Name policy, I no longer use NaBarry, though the account still exists for the sake of recordkeeping.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Actually, Berkshares (the biggest community currency in the country, with the equivalent of over $2 million in circulation) uses this same model. You're absolutely right that for a business with a low margin, accepting Davis Dollars won't make sense. Hibbert Lumber, for example, has expressed some interest, except that they have a very low margin on their products (way below 10%), so it doesn't make sense for them. Despite this, some of our early supporters do sell goods (Redwood Barn Nursery, Apex Cycles, Watermelon Music). Davis Dollars also makes sense for businesses that provide services, and therefore have very high margins, as long as Davis Dollars brings in new customers or new business from existing customers. --["Users/NaBarry"], ''2010-11-19'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Actually, Berkshares (the biggest community currency in the country, with the equivalent of over $2 million in circulation) uses this same model. You're absolutely right that for a business with a low margin, accepting Davis Dollars won't make sense. Hibbert Lumber, for example, has expressed some interest, except that they have a very low margin on their products (way below 10%), so it doesn't make sense for them. Despite this, some of our early supporters do sell goods (Redwood Barn Nursery, Apex Cycles, Watermelon Music). Davis Dollars also makes sense for businesses that provide services, and therefore have very high margins, as long as Davis Dollars brings in new customers or new business from existing customers. --["Users/NaBarry"], ''2010-11-19''<span>&nbsp;(See my current profile here: ["Users/NicholasBarry"]; in order to meet wikispot's Full Name policy, I no longer use NaBarry, though the account still exists for the sake of recordkeeping.)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 17:18:41NaBarryresize logo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.png, <span>3</span>50, noborder, thumbnail, right)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.png, <span>2</span>50, noborder, thumbnail, right)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 17:16:39NaBarryAdd currency images <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Davis Dollars Community Currency =<br> + [[Image(1front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(1back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]<br> + [[Image(5front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ a. Visit the Davis Dollars team at the Farmers Market (they're there every Saturday), or on campus (they meet in the Coho, near Swirlz, on Mondays from 9am - 5pm).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(5back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(10front.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(10back.jpg, 250, noborder, thumbnail, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 16:46:41NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=10back.jpg">10back.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 16:42:28NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=10front.jpg">10front.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 16:41:21NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=5back.jpg">5back.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 16:39:11NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=5front.jpg">5front.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 16:32:55NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=1back.jpg">1back.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2011-04-18 15:25:04NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=1front.jpg">1front.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-27 23:22:21NaBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"], and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals<span>"</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Davis Dollars''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"] that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some ["businesses"], and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from ["people" individuals]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 07:12:01JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Davis Dollars<span>&nbsp;is a community currency</span> that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some <span>businesses</span>, and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from individuals. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Davis Dollars<span>''' is a [wiki:wikipedia:"community currency"]</span> that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some <span>["businesses"]</span>, and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from <span>["people" </span>individuals<span>"]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 07:09:36JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.png, <span>4</span>0<span>0</span>, thumbnail, right)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.png, <span>35</span>0<span>, noborder</span>, thumbnail, right)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 07:09:18JabberWokkyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=davisdollarslogo.png">davisdollarslogo.png</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 07:09:06JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.<span>j</span>pg, <span>3</span>00, thumbnail, right)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.p<span>n</span>g, <span>4</span>00, thumbnail, right)]]<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 00:42:14NaBarry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.jpg, <span>2</span>00, right)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(davisdollarslogo.jpg, <span>3</span>00<span>, thumbnail</span>, right)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == How to get Davis Dollars ==<br> + There are two ways to get Davis Dollars:<br> + 1. Earn Davis Dollars - for example, by listing services or goods you can provide on the Davis Dollars website<br> + 1. Buy Davis Dollars (at $0.95 per Davis Dollar):<br> + a. On the [http://davisdollars.org/buy Davis Dollars website].<br> + a. From a business that accepts Davis Dollars, some of which also sell Davis Dollars (see the [http://davisdollars.org/businesses/ list of accepting businesses])<br> + <br> + Earning Davis Dollars contributes quite a bit to the community by providing more services or goods to other people. But buying Davis Dollars can help the Davis Dollars economy if there aren't enough circulating already - and, of course, if there aren't enough circulating around, you may find it easier to buy Davis Dollars than to earn them.<br> + <br> + Buying from a business also makes it easier for businesses to accept Davis Dollars (since businesses can redeem Davis Dollars for $0.90 for 1 Davis Dollar, but can earn $0.95 by selling one Davis Dollar). So your purchase can encourage businesses to continue to support the community by accepting Davis Dollars.<br> + <br> + == How to spend Davis Dollars ==<br> + You can spend Davis Dollars on services and goods offered by other Davisites - for example, those listed on the [http://davisdollars.org/services/ Services page of the website].<br> + <br> + You can also spend Davis Dollars at some [http://davisdollars.org/businesses/ local businesses that accept Davis Dollars].<br> + <br> + == Davis Dollars and businesses ==<br> + Businesses that accept Davis Dollars can use their Davis Dollars in several ways:<br> + 1. Spend them on services the business needs (e.g. website work)<br> + 1. For a sole proprietorship, the owner can use the Davis Dollars for personal purposes<br> + 1. Sell Davis Dollars to people who want to buy them<br> + 1. Exchange the Davis Dollars back to the Davis Dollars organization for $0.90 per Davis Dollar<br> + <br> + == More information ==</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 00:09:40NaBarry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(davisdollarslogo.jpg, 200, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-21 00:04:06NaBarryUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=davisdollarslogo.jpg">davisdollarslogo.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-19 14:16:17NaBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Actually, Berkshares (the biggest community currency in the country, with the equivalent of over $2 million in circulation) uses this same model. You're absolutely right that for a business with a low margin, accepting Davis Dollars won't make sense. Hibbert Lumber, for example, has expressed some interest, except that they have a very low margin on their products (way below 10%), so it doesn't make sense for them. Despite this, some of our early supporters do sell goods (Redwood Barn Nursery, Apex Cycles, Watermelon Music). Davis Dollars also makes sense for businesses that provide services, and therefore have very high margins, as long as Davis Dollars brings in new customers or new business from existing customers. --["Users/NaBarry"], ''2010-11-19''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-11-02 21:36:14Wes-PComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-02 21:36:14'' [[nbsp]] The problem with Davis dollars is the exchange rate. Let's say I buy 10 Davis Dollars. As a consumer, I pay $9.50 according to their pricing. I go to my downtown business and buy 10.00 worth of goods (we'll pretend these are non-taxable items at a local grocers) and I go on my merry way. Now the grocer, who obviously needs the actual cash to pay for the goods and not Davis Dollars goes to exchange them for cold hard American currency. Guess what, there is a 1.00 exchange rate fee. So now, the grocer is actually LOSING $1.00 on each 10.00 transaction. Does not work for the businesses, no matter how good it is for the consumer and for the community and will fail because of this.<br> + <br> + It has to be profitable. It is not. End of story. --["Users/Wes-P"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-08-13 23:14:10NaBarry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ For more information about how Davis Dollars works, check out these pages:<br> + * [http://www.davisdollars.org/about/ About Davis Dollars]<br> + * [http://davisdollars.org/frequently-asked-questions/ Frequently Asked Questions]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-08-13 23:03:44NaBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Thanks, John! --["Users/NaBarry"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-08-13 23:00:26NaBarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2010-08-13 22:58:00'' [[nbsp]] Davis Community Currency was someone's proposal that, to my knowledge, was never really pursued. I speak to a lot of people around town who mention various attempts at different times to start community currencies - it's obviously an idea that's in the air. Good to know lots of people are thinking about it! --["Users/NaBarry"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-08-13 22:50:07NaBarry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Davis Dollars''' is an effort to create a Davis-wide community currency that ["students"] and local residents can use to keep money in the local economy.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''||<br> + ||624 N Street, Davis CA 95616||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530) 213-3312||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||[http://www.davisdollars.org]||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Contact'''||<br> + ||[[MailTo(nick AT davisdollars DOT org)]]||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Established'''||<br> + ||2008||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- =What is community currency?=</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Davis Dollars is a community currency that encourages people to spend locally and get to know each other. It can be spent at some businesses, and can also be used to buy or sell goods and services from individuals.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(ddflyer.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]]<br> - [[Image(ddflyerback.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]]<br> - <br> - Community currencies, or scrips, are used by many communities to stimulate a local economy, and give a lot of people a chance to offer, and use, services that wouldn't otherwise be utilized by the current US Dollar economy. Y'see, lots of people have lots of useful skills. I can do some woodworking, and take care of pets, and tend to a garden plot, and make you some wall art, and build you a bamboo floor lamp. You probably have skills of your own - you can teach photoshop, or fix a ["Bicycles" bike], or give a manicure or a haircut, or teach someone to cook or play guitar. But it'll be hard for any of us to get someone to pay us cold hard cash for these services, because people save their US bucks for rent and gas and tuition.<br> - <br> - So when we create a community currency that can't be used for rent, people are much more willing to spend it on services from each other. It creates a network of people who are all working with and for each other, and it helps our productivity benefit our own community. It's really healthy, and it's great to be able to afford to pay someone to fix your bike - all you have to do is provide your own useful services to someone else!<br> - <br> - So you like the idea of the community currency, and decide to support it by buying some. To find out the different ways you can spend it, you go on the community currency website to see the list of services and their prices offered by different members. You see someone is offering guitar lessons, and you contact the instructor, and set up a time to begin.<br> - <br> - After your first lesson, you're pleased with the value of your currency, and decide you'd better earn some more so you can continue your lessons. You post several of your own services to the list – you're willing to take care of someone's garden plot on a regular basis; you'll help someone move out; you'll de-bug a computer. Your services are now online, and anyone interested can hire you.<br> - <br> - You can think of several services you'd like offered, but which you don’t see anyone yet providing: car washing, clothing alterations, and salsa lessons. You post these to a “services wanted” list, with an amount you’d be willing to pay someone for each, so people can see what others see as useful services.<br> - <br> - So with your initial purchase of currency, as long as you keep providing useful services, you can continue to take advantage of other services offered by others – you may never need to buy more currency again. And it’s all spent locally!<br> - <br> - <br> - Additionally, we have a Volunteer Gardening Team. The vision of this team is to create an Edible Davis and share the gift of food and knowledge. If you would like to volunteer to build gardens, receive a garden, or both e-mail the Volunteer Gardeners at davisdollarsgardens@gmail.com!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ It’s a bit like bartering, but without the need to find a perfect trade between two people. You can just pay someone in Davis Dollars for a service, and can earn Davis Dollars by providing your own services.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2010-04-29 11:24:26volunteergardeners <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Additionally, we have a Volunteer Gardening Team. The vision of this team is to create an Edible Davis and share the gift of food and knowledge. If you would like to volunteer to build gardens, receive a garden, or both e-mail the Volunteer Gardeners at davisdollarsgardens@gmail.com!<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-07-19 16:28:54JohnHumperdinkleComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-07-19 16:28:54'' [[nbsp]] Here's the tax implications [http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc420.html] --["Users/JohnHumperdinkle"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-07-19 15:07:47dianeeeXD <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- What is community currency? Advanced explanation<br> - Why a community currency?<br> - <br> - A community currency can help stimulate a local economy by “unlocking” goods and services that could be bought and sold by community members, but which aren't supplied or demanded by the US Dollar economy. The fact is that although many people could provide services (bike repair, babysitting, car washing, tutoring, haircuts, lawn care, etc), it is difficult to sell these services to people who need to save their limited income for necessary expenses such as rent, gasoline, and insurance. The solution is to give people more money, so they can feel comfortable buying and selling services within the community.<br> - <br> - Of course, it isn't possible to grant people more US Dollars, but it is possible to start a community currency. In at least two ways, a community currency is a better solution than handing out US cash. First, it encourages (requires, in fact) local spending, so that the extra money stays in the community rather than being spent of internet purchases. Second, the development of a community currency encourages people to consider what services they might offer, and to hone the skills they already have. Not only does the currency unlock services that are underutilized by our current economy, it pushes people to create entirely new services.<br> - How the currency is distributed and administered<br> - <br> - People interested in joining the community currency can do it in two ways. They can buy currency from the community “central bank,” which issues the currency at a fixed rate (e.g. 4 units of currency for $10 USD). Or they can offer their services for community currency, and earn the currency without paying anything.<br> - <br> - In order to support the currency, people are encouraged to “subscribe” to the currency – for $10/year, they will get an equivalent amount of currency each year. (They may, of course, buy more.)<br> - <br> - The US Dollars used to purchase the currency will be used to pay expenses of the currency, such as professional printing, website work for the community currency website, and printing a newsletter. Any money remaining will be allocated to community projects, according to votes by community currency subscribers. They might vote to invest in a set of tools for a community bike repair shed (or to augment the tools of the Bike Church, if it reconstitutes itself), hire an expert to give a community class on the use of Adobe Photoshop, or spend on something completely unrelated to the community currency, such as donation to a charity during a disaster. (The “central bank” will not give back US Dollars in exchange for community currency, so it does not need to maintain a reserve of USD. Anything available after expenses is available for investment.)<br> - <br> - Some community currency systems have given the system a jump-start by initially distributing a fixed amount of the currency free, and only afterwards charging for it. This obviously has the advantage of getting things started quickly, but makes it harder for the central bank to cover its initial costs. There is also the possibility that giving the money out free will devalue it in the eyes of the users, thus limiting their interest in using what they might consider “fake money.” Whether to start by disbursing some currency free, at a discounted rate, or at regular rate will depend partly on how many people will commit to buying the currency at its starting date.<br> - <br> - Once the currency has taken hold, and there is a healthy economy using the currency, the central bank can help get the currency into the community by making grants or interest-free loans of the currency to nonprofits and local organizations.<br> - How the community currency economy would work</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-07-07 08:29:00dianeeeXD <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(ddflyerback.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-07-07 08:27:15dianeeeXDUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=ddflyerback.jpg">ddflyerback.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-07-02 14:22:34JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''What is community currency?'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ =What is community currency?=<br> + <br> + <br> + [[Image(ddflyer.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A community currency can help stimulate a local economy by “unlocking” goods and services that could be bought and sold by community members, but which aren<span>’</span>t supplied or demanded by the US Dollar economy. The fact is that although many people could provide services (bike repair, babysitting, car washing, tutoring, haircuts, lawn care, etc), it is difficult to sell these services to people who need to save their limited income for necessary expenses such as rent, gasoline, and insurance. The solution is to give people more money, so they can feel comfortable buying and selling services within the community. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A community currency can help stimulate a local economy by “unlocking” goods and services that could be bought and sold by community members, but which aren<span>'</span>t supplied or demanded by the US Dollar economy. The fact is that although many people could provide services (bike repair, babysitting, car washing, tutoring, haircuts, lawn care, etc), it is difficult to sell these services to people who need to save their limited income for necessary expenses such as rent, gasoline, and insurance. The solution is to give people more money, so they can feel comfortable buying and selling services within the community. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Of course, it isn<span>’</span>t possible to grant people more US Dollars, but it is possible to start a community currency. In at least two ways, a community currency is a better solution than handing out US cash. First, it encourages (requires, in fact) local spending, so that the extra money stays in the community rather than being spent of internet purchases. Second, the development of a community currency encourages people to consider what services they might offer, and to hone the skills they already have. Not only does the currency unlock services that are underutilized by our current economy, it pushes people to create entirely new services. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Of course, it isn<span>'</span>t possible to grant people more US Dollars, but it is possible to start a community currency. In at least two ways, a community currency is a better solution than handing out US cash. First, it encourages (requires, in fact) local spending, so that the extra money stays in the community rather than being spent of internet purchases. Second, the development of a community currency encourages people to consider what services they might offer, and to hone the skills they already have. Not only does the currency unlock services that are underutilized by our current economy, it pushes people to create entirely new services. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> After your first lesson, you<span>’</span>re pleased with the value of your currency, and decide you<span>’</span>d better earn some more so you can continue your lessons. You post several of your own services to the list – you<span>’</span>re willing to take care of someone<span>’</span>s garden plot on a regular basis; you<span>’</span>ll help someone move out; you<span>’</span>ll de-bug a computer. Your services are now online, and anyone interested can hire you. </td> <td> <span>+</span> After your first lesson, you<span>'</span>re pleased with the value of your currency, and decide you<span>'</span>d better earn some more so you can continue your lessons. You post several of your own services to the list – you<span>'</span>re willing to take care of someone<span>'</span>s garden plot on a regular basis; you<span>'</span>ll help someone move out; you<span>'</span>ll de-bug a computer. Your services are now online, and anyone interested can hire you. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> You can think of several services you<span>’</span>d like offered, but which you don’t see anyone yet providing: car washing, clothing alterations, and salsa lessons. You post these to a “services wanted” list, with an amount you’d be willing to pay someone for each, so people can see what others see as useful services. </td> <td> <span>+</span> You can think of several services you<span>'</span>d like offered, but which you don’t see anyone yet providing: car washing, clothing alterations, and salsa lessons. You post these to a “services wanted” list, with an amount you’d be willing to pay someone for each, so people can see what others see as useful services. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-07-02 14:05:39dianeeeXDUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars?action=Files&do=view&target=ddflyer.jpg">ddflyer.jpg</a>.Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-02-10 00:58:54PhilipNeustromDavis Community Currency page? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + How does this relate to ["Davis Community Currency"]?</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-02-10 00:20:21JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span><br> - = </span>Davis Dollars<span>=<br> - </span> is an effort to create a Davis-wide community currency that students and local residents can use to keep money in the local economy<span><br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Davis Dollars<span>'''</span> is an effort to create a Davis-wide community currency that <span>["</span>students<span>"]</span> and local residents can use to keep money in the local economy<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Community currencies, or scrips, are used by many communities to stimulate a local economy, and give a lot of people a chance to offer, and use, services that wouldn't otherwise be utilized by the current US Dollar economy. Y'see, lots of people have lots of useful skills. I can do some woodworking, and take care of pets, and tend to a garden plot, and make you some wall art, and build you a bamboo floor lamp. You probably have skills of your own - you can teach photoshop, or fix a bike, or give a manicure or a haircut, or teach someone to cook or play guitar. But it'll be hard for any of us to get someone to pay us cold hard cash for these services, because people save their US bucks for rent and gas and tuition. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Community currencies, or scrips, are used by many communities to stimulate a local economy, and give a lot of people a chance to offer, and use, services that wouldn't otherwise be utilized by the current US Dollar economy. Y'see, lots of people have lots of useful skills. I can do some woodworking, and take care of pets, and tend to a garden plot, and make you some wall art, and build you a bamboo floor lamp. You probably have skills of your own - you can teach photoshop, or fix a <span>["Bicycles" </span>bike<span>]</span>, or give a manicure or a haircut, or teach someone to cook or play guitar. But it'll be hard for any of us to get someone to pay us cold hard cash for these services, because people save their US bucks for rent and gas and tuition. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-02-09 23:27:40jrc <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = <span>Headline text =</span>Davis Dollars is an effort to create a Davis-wide community currency that students and local residents can use to keep money in the local economy </td> <td> <span>+ <br> +</span> = Davis Dollars<span>=<br> + </span> is an effort to create a Davis-wide community currency that students and local residents can use to keep money in the local economy </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> What is community currency? </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>What is community currency?<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Dollarshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Dollars2009-02-09 23:25:26jrc <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Dollars<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Headline text =Davis Dollars is an effort to create a Davis-wide community currency that students and local residents can use to keep money in the local economy<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + What is community currency?<br> + <br> + Community currencies, or scrips, are used by many communities to stimulate a local economy, and give a lot of people a chance to offer, and use, services that wouldn't otherwise be utilized by the current US Dollar economy. Y'see, lots of people have lots of useful skills. I can do some woodworking, and take care of pets, and tend to a garden plot, and make you some wall art, and build you a bamboo floor lamp. You probably have skills of your own - you can teach photoshop, or fix a bike, or give a manicure or a haircut, or teach someone to cook or play guitar. But it'll be hard for any of us to get someone to pay us cold hard cash for these services, because people save their US bucks for rent and gas and tuition.<br> + <br> + So when we create a community currency that can't be used for rent, people are much more willing to spend it on services from each other. It creates a network of people who are all working with and for each other, and it helps our productivity benefit our own community. It's really healthy, and it's great to be able to afford to pay someone to fix your bike - all you have to do is provide your own useful services to someone else!<br> + What is community currency? Advanced explanation<br> + Why a community currency?<br> + <br> + A community currency can help stimulate a local economy by “unlocking” goods and services that could be bought and sold by community members, but which aren’t supplied or demanded by the US Dollar economy. The fact is that although many people could provide services (bike repair, babysitting, car washing, tutoring, haircuts, lawn care, etc), it is difficult to sell these services to people who need to save their limited income for necessary expenses such as rent, gasoline, and insurance. The solution is to give people more money, so they can feel comfortable buying and selling services within the community.<br> + <br> + Of course, it isn’t possible to grant people more US Dollars, but it is possible to start a community currency. In at least two ways, a community currency is a better solution than handing out US cash. First, it encourages (requires, in fact) local spending, so that the extra money stays in the community rather than being spent of internet purchases. Second, the development of a community currency encourages people to consider what services they might offer, and to hone the skills they already have. Not only does the currency unlock services that are underutilized by our current economy, it pushes people to create entirely new services.<br> + How the currency is distributed and administered<br> + <br> + People interested in joining the community currency can do it in two ways. They can buy currency from the community “central bank,” which issues the currency at a fixed rate (e.g. 4 units of currency for $10 USD). Or they can offer their services for community currency, and earn the currency without paying anything.<br> + <br> + In order to support the currency, people are encouraged to “subscribe” to the currency – for $10/year, they will get an equivalent amount of currency each year. (They may, of course, buy more.)<br> + <br> + The US Dollars used to purchase the currency will be used to pay expenses of the currency, such as professional printing, website work for the community currency website, and printing a newsletter. Any money remaining will be allocated to community projects, according to votes by community currency subscribers. They might vote to invest in a set of tools for a community bike repair shed (or to augment the tools of the Bike Church, if it reconstitutes itself), hire an expert to give a community class on the use of Adobe Photoshop, or spend on something completely unrelated to the community currency, such as donation to a charity during a disaster. (The “central bank” will not give back US Dollars in exchange for community currency, so it does not need to maintain a reserve of USD. Anything available after expenses is available for investment.)<br> + <br> + Some community currency systems have given the system a jump-start by initially distributing a fixed amount of the currency free, and only afterwards charging for it. This obviously has the advantage of getting things started quickly, but makes it harder for the central bank to cover its initial costs. There is also the possibility that giving the money out free will devalue it in the eyes of the users, thus limiting their interest in using what they might consider “fake money.” Whether to start by disbursing some currency free, at a discounted rate, or at regular rate will depend partly on how many people will commit to buying the currency at its starting date.<br> + <br> + Once the currency has taken hold, and there is a healthy economy using the currency, the central bank can help get the currency into the community by making grants or interest-free loans of the currency to nonprofits and local organizations.<br> + How the community currency economy would work<br> + <br> + So you like the idea of the community currency, and decide to support it by buying some. To find out the different ways you can spend it, you go on the community currency website to see the list of services and their prices offered by different members. You see someone is offering guitar lessons, and you contact the instructor, and set up a time to begin.<br> + <br> + After your first lesson, you’re pleased with the value of your currency, and decide you’d better earn some more so you can continue your lessons. You post several of your own services to the list – you’re willing to take care of someone’s garden plot on a regular basis; you’ll help someone move out; you’ll de-bug a computer. Your services are now online, and anyone interested can hire you.<br> + <br> + You can think of several services you’d like offered, but which you don’t see anyone yet providing: car washing, clothing alterations, and salsa lessons. You post these to a “services wanted” list, with an amount you’d be willing to pay someone for each, so people can see what others see as useful services.<br> + <br> + So with your initial purchase of currency, as long as you keep providing useful services, you can continue to take advantage of other services offered by others – you may never need to buy more currency again. And it’s all spent locally!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>