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Taking a stand for a sustainable and peaceful human presence on the planet

Posted on December 16, 2017 by

      Taking a stand for a sustainable and peaceful human presence on the planet by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Escalating Global Crisis – ICs are a Response It’s been quite a year. From the rise of white nationalism, to hurricanes and fires, to threats of nuclear war, to NFL protests, and a seemingly… Read More

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The last 30 years have been practice – this is not a dress rehearsal

Posted on December 9, 2017 by

                  Why am I asking you to give to the Foundation for Intentional Community? A message from Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director   Intentional Communities: What is Being Learned?       Humanity is facing unprecedented danger, mostly self-inflicted. What is being learned in intentional communities is applicable and… Read More

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Blog Post Roundup – 30th Anniversary

Posted on November 21, 2017 by

      FIC 30th Birthday Reminiscences by Moumita & Carrie ‘Tis the season for celebrations, resolutions, and good intentions. Thanks to all of you who have joined in our 30th birthday reminiscences. We have so enjoyed reading about what intentional community means to our supporters, and how FIC has been a part of your… Read More

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

Posted on November 14, 2017 by

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

Posted on November 7, 2017 by

      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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30 Years of Service to the Intentional Communities Movement

Posted on October 31, 2017 by

      Happy 30th Birthday!!! Foundation 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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Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory

Posted on October 17, 2017 by

      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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Can we grow old in community?

Posted on October 3, 2017 by

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 Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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The Secret to Living in Community

Posted on September 16, 2017 by

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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Two amazing community events in California

Posted on September 5, 2017 by

  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 Foundation 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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New membership benefits with the Foundation for Intentional Community

Posted on July 22, 2017 by

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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How do we resolve group conflict?

Posted on June 24, 2017 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Agreements, Conflicts, and Communication by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume VI Agreements, Conflicts, and Communication A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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How We Inspire: Top 100 Documentaries

Posted on June 17, 2017 by

Top 100 Documentaries To Change The World by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Recently we came across a link to the “Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World” from Films for Action. Of course, we FIC-ers are suckers for such click-bait and in any case  are eager to explore such lists. As the… Read More

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Digging Deeper

Posted on May 27, 2017 by

A Deeper Look Communities Movement Research By Ma’ikwe Ludwig, FIC Development Director (and Junior Researcher) I’ve been looking at data again. I’ve done this on again off again for the past few years for the various nonprofits I work with, but this data is way more fun than, say, budget numbers. This data is the… Read More

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Because I’m happy…

Posted on May 16, 2017 by
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Because I’m Happy! Ma’ikwe Ludwig, Acting Development Director News Flash! Researchers confirm that community is a happier, more meaningful way to live! Well, that’s not actually news to those of us who live in community, but it is news―important news―for the rest of the world, which is very much in need of all of the… Read More

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Is Consensus the Best Practice?

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Consensus by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume V Consensus A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 digital The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the very… Read More

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Learn, Visit, THRIVE with Dancing Rabbit this year

Posted on May 2, 2017 by

It’s Been 20 Years! Join the Learning Celebration at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage An FIC Partner Organization Danielle Williams, Executive Director Center for Sustainable & Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage It’s a special time at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, as we’re celebrating twenty years of experimenting, learning, and growing as a thriving community near rural Rutledge,… Read More

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People over profit, communities over corporations!

Posted on April 25, 2017 by

People Over Profit, Communities Over Corporations! Soon to be posted on the FIC Blog Sky Blue A long-time, low-rent community building in East Oakland could become a giant playground for big tech–or stay an affordable, people-of-color-led social justice center, with your help! This multi-use space includes: The Bikery, part of Cycles of Change, a community… Read More

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Think Resilience!

Posted on April 18, 2017 by

Think Resilience! Post Carbon Institute Self-Guided Course Community Bookstore Book Looking for a deep dive into what resilience means for your life and the world around you? The Post Carbon Institute has produced a self-guided course titled Think Resilience: Preparing Communities for the Rest of the 21st Century, which centers around a video series by Richard… Read More

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Inside Cohousing – Open House Day and the National Conference

Posted on April 1, 2017 by

Inside Cohousing Open House Day & The National Conference The second annual National Cohousing Open House Day will be held Saturday, April 29th. Organized by the Cohousing Association of the US, all kinds of communities are welcome to list events. Click here for a list of participating communities. Click here  pictures and posts from the 2016… Read More

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What Makes a Meeting Work?

Posted on March 7, 2017 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Good Meetings by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IV Good Meetings A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream… Read More

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Are you part of an impact center?

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

Are you part of an impact center? Looking for a transformational travel experience? NuMundo is an FIC partner organization by Sky Blue, FIC Exec. Director   Do you know of a project that offers sustainable living education and strives to leave a positive impact? Or are you looking for a transformational travel experience at a center… Read More

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We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption

Posted on February 21, 2017 by

We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption Initiative Maikwe, for FIC’s Climate Initiative Team Maikwe, Christopher, Chris, Marty and Sky “Is it possible to jettison our current system of exploitation and environmental destruction, and create a new system that is not only sustainable but affords us a comfortable and fulfilling life? The answer is a resounding… Read More

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See What’s Free at FIC Bookstore

Posted on January 21, 2017 by

Community Bookstore Feature Free Downloadable Resources at the FIC Bookstore by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Free Downloadables Our primary aim at the FIC Bookstore is to get essential information about community and cooperation to you, our readers. Sales help us keep the bookstore going, but we want our resources to be accessible too. Have… Read More

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The world, and the FIC, need you

Posted on December 17, 2016 by

The world, and the FIC, need you! Dear Friends,  Is it just me, or is the world going a little more crazy than usual? Does it seem like more people than usual are extra busy, stressed out, or overwhelmed? Wherever you land on the spectrum, no one seems to think humanity’s current situation is tenable.… Read More

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What does it take to cooperate?

Posted on December 5, 2016 by

What does it take to cooperate? Dear Friends, We all know that cooperation is the only way forward to actually address the monumental challenges facing humanity. But this isn’t easy. Cooperation is not the standard we were raised with. It takes both learning and unlearning. Which is why we are grateful for you: intentional communities… Read More

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You Are The FIC

Posted on November 14, 2016 by

You Are The FIC! After last Tuesday, could it be any more obvious that the world is in crisis? When the unimaginable happens, how do you respond? My request to you: Don’t despair. Use this as an opportunity. Trump has brought into stark focus the problems that already existed. It doesn’t mean we haven’t made… Read More

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How to find your community

Posted on October 29, 2016 by

Community Bookstore How to Find Your Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities II Seeking and Visiting a Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the very… Read More

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Watch Community Bookstore Videos on Any Screen!

Posted on September 20, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Featured Watch Community Bookstore Videos on Any Screen by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Watch Your Favorite Community Stories Anywhere You Like on Any Device! All of our documentary films are now available through Vimeo, a fast and easy way to download films from your PC, tablet, or mobile phone, wherever and whenever! Visit us… Read More

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What are you doing this Fall? Find us at these events!

Posted on September 12, 2016 by

What are you doing this Fall? Find us at these events!   Fall Events by Sky Blue, FIC Exec. Directory Summer’s over, but Fall’s just beginning, and the movement for cooperation, sustainability, and justice charges on! We’ll be representing at several more great events this year. Come hang out with us and help change the… Read More

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