First Advisor

Del Castillo, Ramon

Second Advisor

Pappas, Georgia


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Management


School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

30 pages


This paper examines the ways in which the use of complementary currencies can help solve the current crisis in American health care and create abundance in the lives of those people who have been marginalized by both the prevailing health care and economic systems. It explores the positive effects that the use of these social currencies can have on the programs and financial stability of nonprofit health care organizations, as well as on the communities in which they operate. This paper looks at several implementations of complementary currencies in health care organizations, particularly those based on the Time Dollars model. Finally, it draws conclusions for the continued use of social currencies to help solve health, social, and economic problems.

Date of Award

Summer 2005

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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