Welcome to the Help Desk on Complementary Currency Systems,
If you need assistance in implementing a new Local, Complementary, Community or Traditional Currency System, or questions about improving an existing local economic system, of any type, anywhere in the World, the Complementary Currency Help Desk is here for you !
Orignally an initiative of the Social Trade Organization, assistance for the helpdesk is provided by Concentric Network Economy Consulting, with webspace provided by the Complementary Currency Resource Center.
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A Complementary Currency System cannot be started for free.
As a self-sustaining economic system that benefits people socially and economically, it requires financial resources to implement and manage a system properly. To start a system properly often requires the services of an assistant, advisor or consultant.
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Please inform the Help Desk
Coordinators of your interest, so that
we can assist you to find your way to the information and support that
If you have questions,
please review the Frequently
Asked Questions file for
answers, and take a good look around this website, especialy the ccLibrary,
and the ccLinks
may also wish to join a Discussion Group,
and ask your questions there. Also be sure to visit the Strohalm
Foundation website to see descriptions of our organization’s programs.
If your question has not been
in the Frequently Asked Questions file,
please contact the Help
Desk Coordinator with your question,
If you wish to start a new complementary currency system, we ask
you to download and fill out a brief Community
Assessment form, to give us as much information
about you, your group, and your community as possible. We would also
to know what type of system you are thinking of starting, and this
to Starting a New Complementary Currency System is very helpful.
It would be very beneficial if you were also to fill out the more detailed Situation
Assessment form as well, to give us a very clear idea about your
proposed program. You may also want to consider doing a Community
Economic Mapping project.
If you need assistance with improving an existing Local Currency System,
we ask you to send us a detailed description and analysis of your
system. This should include the Community
Assessment form and Situation
Assesment form, as
well as your own analysis of the community and what program you would
like to implement. Also, see the Method
for Assessing the Operations of a Complementary Currency System.
For groups who request ongoing assistance in implementing new, or
improving an existing Local Currency System, please contact Concentric Network Economy Consulting.
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List of Help Desk Materials & Tools
If you did not find the document that is useful to your problem, please let us know and we will try to provide it for you. To see hundreds more documents on CC systems, please go to the ccLibrary.