Author: J McCune Porter


Bundle up this Holiday season

Posted on November 18, 2017 by
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      BUNDLE UP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON An opportunity to buy in bulk and save! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Have you checked out our Bundles category inside the Communities Bookstore? We’ve packaged some of our key resources into subjects we know you care about: starting a community, peak oil, group work, cohousing,… Read More

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30 years of building a movement – What have we accomplished?

Posted on November 14, 2017 by
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    30 Years Of Building A Movement What Have We Accomplished by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director 30 years of building community, and a movement  A lot’s changed in the last 30 years. The internet alone as transformed just about everything. We constantly hear stories from people about how they found their community through the… Read More

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How are you resilient? A social media give-away.

Posted on November 11, 2017 by
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      SOCIAL MEDIA GIVE-AWAY How does intentional community make us more resilient? 30th Anniversary In case you haven’t heard, it’s our 30th birthday and we can’t stop celebrating. For those living in intentional community, the question is never, “Does intentional community make us more resilient?” Rather, we like to discuss “HOW does intentional community… Read More

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30 blog posts for 30 years – How does community make us more resilient?

Posted on November 7, 2017 by
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      30 blog posts for 30 years How does community make us more resilient? by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going    30 Blog Posts – The First Five Days Day 1: Movement at a Crossroads – Sky Blue, Executive Director Day 2: The Origins of the FIC… Read More

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Communities magazine Fall issue – Learning from the Past #176

Posted on November 4, 2017 by
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      Communities Magazine — Fall 2017 Learning from the Past Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Communities magazine fall #176 Our latest Communities issue on Learning from The Past is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample… Read More

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30 Years of Service to the Intentional Communities Movement

Posted on October 31, 2017 by
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      Happy 30th Birthday!!! Fellowship for Intentional Community 30 Years of Service to the Intentional Communities Movement For 30 years the FIC has provided networking and support to co-ops, land trusts, Cohousing, ecovillages, communes, and collective living of all kinds. We’ve helped people find communities, helped communities find people, and helped people who… Read More

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4 Ways to Celebrate the Communities Directory

Posted on October 23, 2017 by
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      Celebrate the Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Bookstore Manager The Communities Directory print book, now in its new seventh edition, continues to be a leading resource in finding, researching and discovering intentional communities throughout the world. The Communities Directory 7th Edition Print Book This invaluable resource profiles more than 1,200 communities, including… Read More

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2018 Calendars: Available Now!

Posted on October 21, 2017 by
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      2018 Calendars: Available Now! We’Moon 2018 – La Luna Permaculture Principles 2018 Each year we offer our favorite ways to stay organized, all within the tune to our favorite things. 2018 calendars are in stock while our supplies last! This year’s theme seems to be all about The Moon. Get your daily… Read More

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Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory

Posted on October 17, 2017 by
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      Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory Arcosanti Convergence November 10-12, 2017 An FIC co-sponsored event The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the first Arcosanti Convergence at Arcosanti, a unique urban laboratory in Arizona.    The Convergence will bring together renowned speakers, artists, musicians, and activators to co-create an experience of… Read More

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Community Builders Forum – FIC’s webinar series

Posted on October 14, 2017 by
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      The Community Builders Forum FIC Members Webinar Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Monthly Webinars for Members Did you know we host monthly webinars? The Community Builders Forum covers a wide range of topics of interest and importance to intentional communities and their allies. Members can participate live! We’ve produced two episodes. The… Read More

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Communities magazine Fall issue – Learning from the Past

Posted on October 7, 2017 by
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      Communities Magazine — Fall 2017 Learning from the Past Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our latest Communities issue on Learning from The Past is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Fall issue,… Read More

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Can we grow old in community?

Posted on October 3, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Elders in Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IX Elders in Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Landing Your Community, & introducing new Development Director

Posted on September 23, 2017 by
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The Community Builders Forum FIC Members Webinar plus, new Development Director Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Community Builders Forum – FIC Members Webinar We’ve produced two installments of The Community Builders Forum. The first was titled How Do We Get People to Join Our Community? The second featured a presentation on consensus with group process legend… Read More

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The Secret to Living in Community

Posted on September 16, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured The Secret to Living in Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Deep Listening The Secret to Living in Community A new film available in digital download and digital rental. Exploring the secrets of Aboriginal wisdom which enable connection and healing, this documentary asks What skills do we need to build successful… Read More

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Children in Community

Posted on September 12, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume VIII Children in Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Learning from the Past — Communities magazine fall issue

Posted on September 8, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Fall 2017 Learning from the Past Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Learning from the Past—Issue #176 Our new Communities issue on Learning from the Past was mailed to subscribers on September 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship… Read More

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Two amazing community events in California

Posted on September 5, 2017 by
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  Two Amazing Community Events In California West Coast Communities Conference Sept 29 – Oct 1 Building Resilient Communities & Permaculture Convergence Oct 5 – Oct 8 Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community The FIC is proud to sponsor the third annual West Coast Communities Conference, and the Building Resilient Communities & Permaculture Convergence. West… Read More

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5 Ways To Go Digital

Posted on September 2, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured 5 Ways to Go Digital by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager As you know, technology is evolving rapidly. And we’re trying to keep up! The FIC Bookstore Team is continually adding more digital products, online resources, films for rent, and more so that you can access the information you need as soon… Read More

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Ready for Community? Here’s how.

Posted on August 29, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured Community Starter Kit Bundle by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager COMMUNITY STARTER KIT BUNDLE A discounted offer to help you begin creating community. Only $40! If you had to choose just four books to get you started in seeking or creating intentional community, here are the essentials. Of course, our entire Community… Read More

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Community Builders Forum – Consensus

Posted on August 26, 2017 by
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The Community Builders Forum Consensus: Learning to Think and Act Cooperatively New webinar series for FIC members Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director We’ve kicked off our new monthly webinar series for members! The August episode of The Community Builder’s Forum answered the question How Do We Get People To Join Our Community? Watch the recording here.… Read More

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Have you heard what’s happening with ReInhabiting the Village?

Posted on August 22, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured ReInhabiting The Village by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager ReInhabiting the Village CoCreating our Future 352 pages; paperback book 110 pages; spiral-bound workbook by Jamaica Stevens Have you heard what’s happening with ReInhabiting the Village? This multimedia social movement features projects, organizations, and community leaders inspiring us to engage in a regenerative… Read More

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Together Resilient – new podcast interviews, book reviews & tour events

Posted on August 20, 2017 by
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Together Resilient speaking tour takes flight! New podcast interviews, book reviews and tour events in 2017 Ma’ikwe Ludwig, the author of the recently published book Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, has been keeping many balls in the air this summer. Her latest activities include manifesting a new ecovillage in Wyoming,… Read More

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What is a healthy relationship?

Posted on August 15, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager  Best of Communities Volume VII Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional… Read More

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Ecovillage Pathways – A 3 day journey to regenerative community

Posted on August 12, 2017 by
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  Ecovillage Pathways 4th Annual Conference by NextGEN September 7 – 10 hosted by Sirius Community Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director  The FIC is proud to co-sponsor the 4th annual conference by NextGEN, the youth arm of the Global Ecovillage Network. Do you want to wake up each day… Read More


Communities Conferences – Twin Oaks and West Coast

Posted on August 8, 2017 by
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Two Communities Conferences in September Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 1–4 West Coast Communities Conference Sept 29–Oct 1 Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community The FIC is a proud sponsor of two awesome Communities Conferences. The Twin Oaks Communities Conference, Labor Day weekend, September 1–4, and the West Coast Communities Conference, Sept 29–Oct 1. West… Read More


Communities summer 2017 — Economics in Cooperative Culture

Posted on August 5, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017 Economics in Cooperative Culture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175 Our latest Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a… Read More


The Community Builders Forum – FIC’s new webinar series for members

Posted on July 29, 2017 by
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The Community Builders Forum New webinar series for FIC members Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Starting Wednesday, August 16th at 1 pm Eastern, we’ll be hosting monthly webinars, which members can participate in live. These webinars will cover a wide range of topics of interest and importance to intentional communities and their allies. They will also… Read More

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New membership benefits with the Fellowship for Intentional Community

Posted on July 22, 2017 by
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Join the FIC! Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Why would I become a member of the FIC? There have always been benefits to FIC membership, and now we’re expanding those benefits. But that’s not the only reason to be a member. Being a member is a way to support the programs and services we provide to… Read More

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Bundle your Books and Save!

Posted on July 18, 2017 by
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Bundle your books and save at the FIC Community Bookstore Climate Action Bundle by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Climate Action Bundle A discounted offer to engage your community about climate change. Only $52! Are you seeking solutions that shift you from helpless to empowered? Looking for ways to engage your community on the issues… Read More

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4 Ways to Engage your Community in Action

Posted on July 15, 2017 by
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New to the FIC Community Bookstore Four Community Action Coursebooks by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager We are now offering four new coursebooks for guiding your group through discussions on climate change, sustainability, food ethics, and social justice! In collaboration with and from the creative minds of Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI), we are thrilled to… Read More

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