Festival Highlight: Benevolent Media Exchange on the DC Time Bank

The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia. The events are scheduled for November 4-7, 2011.

What: Benevolent Media Exchange on the DC Time Bank

When: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Cafe Collage, 1346 T St NW, Washington, D.C.


The DC Time Bank creates circles of giving and receiving. In the DC Time Bank, the unit of exchange is an hour and everyone's time is valued equally. People exchange language, music, art, cooking, gardening, and design skills, editing and business plan reviews, child and pet care, car rides, and more. There are Time Banks around the country and the world, and the DC Time Bank has over 250 members.

For the upcoming Benevolent Media Festival on November 4-7, we're launching a Benevolent Media Exchange. We'll connect people interested in sharing skills with people interested in learning skills for storytelling and design for good. Skills could include anything from exchanging photography skills to sharing social media tips for nonprofit advocacy. By using the DC Time Bank platform, we'll be able to create ongoing connections between people interested in these ideas! Fill out this form to join in the fun. We'll do our best to find you a match and send you an invitation to our face-to-face meetup on Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Cafe Collage.

Examples of Exchanges in Storytelling and Design for Good

  • Storytelling techniques
  • Website design and development
  • Videography and filmmaking
  • Photography
  • Blogging
  • Graphic design
  • Social media outreach
  • Music performance and production
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Journalism
  • Writing and editing

To participate, fill out this form.

For more information, contact Allison Basile at allison.basile [at] dctimebank [dot] org.