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Event season is here!

Posted on April 17, 2019 by

There are lots of great events coming up this year. FIC is proud to sponsor events that help bring people together to build your communities and build the movement. Info about all the events we’re sponsoring. Here are some of the new events on the schedule. The Farm’s Conference on Community and Sustainability – The… Read More


International Communal Studies Association 2019 Conference

Posted on February 14, 2019 by

The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2019 Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, which will take place July 18-21, 2019, at the four Camphill communities located near Hudson, New York.  Click here to register! If you have any questions about this registration site, please do not hesitate to contact Dan McKanan at [email protected]Read More


Have you joined yet to support the communities movement?

Posted on February 11, 2019 by

Growing the Network One Member at a Time Nineteen communities and organizations, and 35 individuals, recently joined as new Foundation for Intentional Community members during our year-end fundraising event! Welcome to our shared network of communities and communitarians! New Community & Organizational Members (Dec. ‘18 to Jan. ‘19). Check their listings out in our Directory!… Read More

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Accepting nominations for 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on January 7, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open for the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award. This honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. This Award is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of a person or organization in one or more of the… Read More

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What does it mean to live like a village?

Posted on August 13, 2018 by
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What is a Village? “In the simplest terms, it is the intersection and interconnection of people and place” explains Jamaica Stevens, author, event producer, and community activist. “How do we create a culture shift towards communities of celebration, cooperation, resilience, and respect?” Jamaica set about sharing some answers to these questions in her culture-shifting ReInhabiting the… Read More


Common Bound Is Coming!

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

We’ve mentioned this before but this year the FIC is especially proud to be co-sponsoring the New Economy Coalition’s Common Bound Conference in St. Louis, June 22-24. There’s still time to register here. What is Common Bound? They’re over 700 people across the new economy movement who will come together in St. Louis to connect… Read More


Race, Privilege and Our New Gift Economy Model

Posted on March 28, 2018 by

      Race, Class, and Our New Gift Economy Model March Blog Round-Up by Thomas Vecchio, Social Media Manager March has seen several of our most recent initiatives bear fruit―evidence of the new direction the FIC has been steering toward the last few years. While we envision community as a successful end in itself… Read More

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4 New Digital Books for Instant Reading

Posted on March 24, 2018 by

      4 New Digital Books for Instant Reading by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager Are you ready to begin your next book? Start reading today! We have a plethora of digital resources that are literally just a click away. As soon as your order is placed, a link to a file will be… Read More

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Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

      Cohousing Conferences in 2018! Regional Cohousing Conference – Boulder CO Canadian Cohousing Conference – Vancouver BC Regional Cohousing Conference – Amherst MA by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Directory The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of several cohousing conferences this year. First off head to Boulder, CO for a Regional Cohousing Conference, April 20 – 22. Then… Read More


Find Direction with Communities Directory

Posted on February 17, 2018 by

      Find Direction with the Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager In a time of global and domestic conflict we need CONNECTION, not divisiveness. We need a direction that allows humanity to THRIVE, not simply survive. Thriving together in community has meant enhancing our capacities for empathy, communication, and love. It… Read More

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Help share the Wisdom of Communities with the world – crowdfunding!

Posted on January 27, 2018 by

      Help Share the Wisdom of Communities Crowdfunding our new 4-volume book series A Radical Idea Here’s a Radical Idea: We can work together to take care of each other! Okay, maybe it’s not that radical, but how do we do that in a world so geared towards the opposite? This is a central… Read More

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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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