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025: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion with Crystal Byrd Farmer

Posted on February 12, 2024 by

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion with Crystal Byrd Farmer Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 025 There’s a rich opportunity to push the needle forward when it comes to Diversity, Equity, and… Read More

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Upgrade your community toolbox

Posted on January 29, 2024 by

by Åsa Isacson The tools for groups of people to find, manage and develop their own communities just as they want them has radically changed in the last 20 years.… Read More

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Bonus: Centering and Preparing for Birth with Monique Gauthier

Posted on January 8, 2024 by

Bonus: Centering and Preparing for Birth with Monique Gauthier Inside Community Podcast — Bonus Episode My conversation with Monique Gauthier was too full of inspiring and helpful information, so I… Read More

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024: Community Supported Birth with Monique Gauthier

Posted on January 4, 2024 by

Community Supported Birth with Monique Gauthier Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 024 Bringing new life into the world requires levels of support practically unheard of in modern, western culture… unless… Read More

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History is in the making at the FIC

Posted on December 25, 2023 by

by Harvey Baker Watch the video to hear FIC board member, Harvey Baker, talk about FIC’s history using our community beads!

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What is lacking in the modern society model?

Posted on December 18, 2023 by

by Celastrina My name is Celastrina and I’m a 29 year old dreamer and artist from Sweden. Nine years ago, my life took an extraordinary turn when I made the… Read More

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Technology as a bridge between people and places

Posted on December 11, 2023 by

Rodrigo Braga IT Director Technology as a bridge between people and places — I have a strong connection with water—especially the oceans—which led me to connect with sustainability and permaculture… Read More

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New Visions for the Communities Movement

Posted on December 4, 2023 by

Daniel Greenberg, FIC Co-Director A wise person once told me, “At every level of the nested hierarchy of life, we can look down for function and up for purpose.” For example, as individuals,… Read More

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The idea that the real goal is belonging

Posted on November 27, 2023 by

I’m not a big fan of the word “inclusion”. As someone raised by scientists and fascinated with geology, it always makes me think of amber with a water bubble, or… Read More

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New Visions for the Communities Movement with Daniel Greenberg

Posted on November 27, 2023 by

New Visions for the Communities Movement with Daniel Greenberg Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 023 As we close out 2023, it’s time to take stock of the Communities Movement and… Read More

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Let’s raise the bar with FIC Programs for 2024

Posted on November 17, 2023 by

FIC Programs Director Lauren Hugel We just finished our 2023 FIC retreat at Shannon Farm Community in rural Virginia. What a beautiful time of year to be here with the… Read More

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Co-Create Our Future

Posted on November 10, 2023 by

Kim Kanney, FIC Co-Director The smartest person in the room is the group. Would you agree? The FIC team does and we think you, as a communitarian, probably do too.… Read More

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Cults! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Jesse Stone

Posted on November 1, 2023 by

Cults! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Jesse Stone Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 022 Cults get a pretty bad reputation in the mainstream world, but are they… Read More

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Community Held Death and Dying with Angela Franklin

Posted on October 5, 2023 by

Community Held Death and Dying with Angela Franklin Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 021 The subject of death is seen by many as morbid or taboo, but what if this… Read More

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Central Leader Communities with “Evil Dictator” Paul Wheaton

Posted on September 7, 2023 by

Central Leader Communities with “Evil Dictator” Paul Wheaton Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 020 There are as many ways to structure a community as there are communities, but perhaps one… Read More

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Raising Children in Community

Posted on August 28, 2023 by

by Janne Campbell As I write, the land I live on with 31 other adults and 11 kids is bursting with fecundity. The first wild greens: miner’s lettuce, nettles and… Read More

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FIC Needs You To Survive and Thrive

Posted on August 7, 2023 by

by Kim Kanney & Daniel Greenberg — FIC Co-directors We humbly ask for your immediate support to ensure the FIC will survive in 2023 and thrive in 2024 and beyond.… Read More

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Intimacy in Community with Dave Booda

Posted on August 2, 2023 by

Intimacy in Community with Dave Booda Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 019 Hear from intimacy nerd Dave Booda, about why intimacy is so important, get new ideas on prompts that… Read More

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FIC at the GEN Europe Gathering 2023

Posted on July 28, 2023 by

FIC at the GEN Europe Gathering 2023 By Daniel Greenberg, FIC Co-Director Radical Self-Love, Eldership in Community, Solidarity Economy, Regenerative Lifestyles, Sociocracy, Embodied Climate Dialogue, Net Zero Power, Indigenous Insights,… Read More

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Military Veterans in Intentional Communities Survey

Posted on July 21, 2023 by
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The Relationship Between Major Institutions and Sense of Belonging Surveys of Military Veterans Residing in Intentional Communities Click here to fill out the survey Hello fellow lovers of community, I’m… Read More

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Aging Well Together with Margaret Critchlow

Posted on June 13, 2023 by

Aging Well Together with Margaret Critchlow Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 018 Hear from Margaret Critchlow, PhD., about finding connection as an older person, and building communities where elders can… Read More

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Reclaiming Placemaking for Liberation with Ridhi D’Cruz

Posted on May 4, 2023 by

Reclaiming Placemaking for Liberation with Ridhi D’Cruz Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 016 We’re kicking off Season 2 with a pair of episodes about Placemaking, how we design and consider… Read More

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Designing Shared Spaces with Bryan Bowen

Posted on May 4, 2023 by

Designing Shared Spaces with Bryan Bowen Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 015 We’re kicking off Season 2 with a pair of episodes about Placemaking, how we design and consider creating… Read More

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Table of Contents & Introduction

Posted on April 27, 2023 by

Building Belonging: Your Guide to Starting a Residential Intentional Community Table of Contents Introduction: What Time Is It? Part 1: Setting the Stage Part 2: Defining and Materializing Your Community… Read More

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Exploring Cohousing with Trish Becker

Posted on June 2, 2022 by

Exploring Cohousing with Trish Becker Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 011 Cohousing benefits include autonomy, resource sharing, social and emotional connection, and a model for engagement and democracy that reaches… Read More

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Navigating Conflict and Restoring Connection with Alyson Ewald

Posted on May 20, 2022 by

Navigating Conflict and Restoring Connection with Alyson Ewald Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 010 Conflict is inevitable. Alyson Ewald shares how to have a good fight and transform harm into… Read More

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Income Sharing & Innovating Economy with Sky Blue

Posted on April 22, 2022 by

Income Sharing & Innovating Economy with Sky Blue Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 008 In this episode, I’m joined by Sky Blue to discuss income sharing and innovating economic models… Read More

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Governance & Decision Making with Diana Leafe Christian

Posted on April 8, 2022 by

Governance & Decision Making with Diana Leafe Christian Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 007 When it comes to deciding who gets to make decisions and how decisions get made, the… Read More

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Facilitation and Politics with Yana Ludwig

Posted on March 28, 2022 by

Facilitation and Politics with Yana Ludwig Inside Community Podcast — Episode 004 [Part II] This is a bonus conversation from episode 004 on Finding Co-Founders and Creating Cooperative Culture. Enjoy!… Read More

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Finding Co-Founders and Creating Cooperative Culture with Yana Ludwig

Posted on February 26, 2022 by
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Finding Co-Founders and Creating Cooperative Culture with Yana Ludwig Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 004 [Part I] Thinking of starting an intentional community? The first step is finding “your people”… Read More

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