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Offers and Needs Market

May 20, 2022 @ 12:00 PM 2:00 PM CDT

May 20th | 1:00-3:00pm Eastern

Offers and Needs Market

a networking session

Take the first steps in gaining confidence around making offers and expressing your needs. Discover this asset-based approach to supporting our communities.

In this engaging networking session you will identify and exchange passions, knowledge, skills, resources, opportunities, and needs. From finding a place to live or a creative partner to offering graphic design services, public speaking techniques or even a special food recipe. Anything’s possible at an Offers and Needs Market! Go through a safe and fun process of reflecting, sharing, and connecting within breakout rooms.

During this session you will learn:

  • How to more confidently express your offers.
  • A step-by-step process that you can implement immediately in your community.
  • How to get comfortable with sharing your needs.
  • How to use silence during meetings to include more introverted people.
  • An asset-based approach that can be used to map your community’s offers and needs.

Meet the Presenters

Crystal Arnold

Crystal facilitates transformative experiences. Since graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2007 with a degree in international economics, she has designed and led workshops and educational events. She is a skilled writer and interviewer, 100+ women are featured on her podcast, “Money-Wise Women”. In 2017, she became Education Director at the Post Growth Institute. She facilitates community-based trading through the Offers and Needs Market group process. She is a proponent of cooperative ownership, sociocratic governance, and inclusive processes that heal financial and racial trauma. She loves writing poetry, improvisational theater, and hiking with her two Australian Shepherds. She lives with her husband and two children in the hills of Southern Oregon.


Keala Young

Keala is a whole systems design consultant, regenerative practitioner and permaculture teacher with a background in the healing arts and group facilitation. Keala is a co-founder of Atlan Community near the Columbia River Gorge in Central Cascadia and serves as a Network Steward Circle member and Regional Liaison to the Global Ecovillage Network Representing North America.



The Online Event Experience


Live Zoom Sessions

Nothing pre-recorded here! When you sign-up for an event with FIC, you’ll have the opportunity to join a live session on Zoom with the event presenter/facilitator and other participants.

Affordable and Accessible

All our events are run on a sliding scale basis. Generous donations cover the costs for low-income attendees. FIC is committed to making our programs accessible to people of all walks of life.

Watch the Recording

You’ll receive the recording of your event to view for up to one month (unless otherwise noted). So don’t worry if you can’t attend a live session. Watch or listen whenever it is convenient for you.

Loved by Community Builders

What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

I am constantly impressed by the down-to-earth practicality of the FIC workshops combined with the philosophical questions that are so vital for us to explore. I’m grateful for the excellent planning and delivery of the workshops by skilled and inclusive presenters, who create a space that is both welcoming and invites participants to challenge existing ideas and world views. Well done and thank you FIC.Claire Ogden

$10 – $40

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