Newsletter


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

Posted on December 16, 2017 by
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      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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Last chance! Give the Gift of Community

Posted on December 12, 2017 by
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        Last chance! Give the Gift of Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Order now – arrive by Christmas Eve    Last chance! Get your orders in now to be sure they will arrive by Christmas Eve. What better gift than the gift of community? Know someone interested in intentional community?… 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
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      Why am I asking you to give to the Fellowship 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 relevant to the problems we’re facing. The FIC celebrated its… Read More

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Community Gifts: Books, Games & Calendars for Cooperation

Posted on December 5, 2017 by
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      Community Gifts Books, Games & Calendars for Cooperation Give the Gift of Knowledge    This season, give the gift of knowledge by sharing books, documentaries, games and calendars on subjects such as permaculture, resilient communities, cooperatives, and sustainability. Share what you love by passing the knowledge forward! Receive a $10 coupon to… Read More

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Urban Communities – Communities magazine – Winter issue #177

Posted on December 2, 2017 by
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  Communities Magazine — Winter 2017 Urban Communities Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Communities magazine winter #177 Our new Communities issue on Urban Communities was mailed to subscribers on December 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities, takes readers on… Read More

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Global Movements Worth Supporting – #GivingTuesday & #togetherresilient

Posted on November 28, 2017 by
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      Global Movements Worth Supporting #GivingTuesday & #togetherresilient by Carrie Rasmussen, Development Director #GivingTuesday is much more than one day in late November. Today signifies a global giving movement that connects you to the causes that you believe in. #Giving Tuesday    Further your commitment to building a more cooperative world by choosing the… Read More

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$10 Off Coupon with new Communities Subscription

Posted on November 25, 2017 by
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      Free Coupon with new Communities Subscription! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Start Your Winter Off Right! Start your winter off right with a new subscription to Communities magazine. If you begin a new subscription today, you’ll receive a coupon code for $10 towards your next online purchase of $25 or more!… Read More

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Blog Post Roundup – 30th Anniversary

Posted on November 21, 2017 by
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      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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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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