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

Wisdom of Communities book series

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 question intentional communities are trying to answer.

Since 1972, Communities magazine, published by the Foundation for Intentional Community, has been collecting and disseminating the lessons learned, and now we’re distilling them into a new 4-volume book series, Wisdom of Communities.

• Starting a Community
• Joining a Community
• Communication in Community
• Sustainability in Community.

Each book is over 300 pages, featuring over 100 of our best articles.

Support the Campaign

Your contribution will help us reach our $4000 goal and allow us to produce this series, and will reserve your copy of a book, or books, according to your donation amount.

Donations of up to $100 will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $2500) through the Fund for Democratic Communities, a foundation that supports community-based initiatives that make communities better places to live and thrive.

Kickstarter Campaign for Wisdom of Communities


Intentional communities go by many names: ecovillages, cohousing, co-ops, and more, but they share common qualities and common struggles.

Why we’re creating the Wisdom of Community series

Wisdom of Communities Vol One

First off, how do you start a community? The magnitude of this task cannot be overestimated and if you’re thinking about taking it on, thank you for your courage and generosity! We think the articles collected in volume one of this series will help you.

Second, there are lots of communities out there, forming and established, that want you! How do you join a community? Volume two addresses this question.

Whether you’re starting or joining a community, communication is key, and volume three explores this crucial aspect of living well together

Finally, how do we address the overwhelming issues of global ecological deterioration? Together, in community, and volume 4 offers insight into how we can do this.

We want to see the numbers, longevity, and vibrancy of intentional communities increasing around the world. We believe this series can help community founders, seekers, current communitarians, students, and researchers alike in their journeys.

Please make a donation now through our Kickstarter campaign and share the campaign with others before February 26th.

Help us share the Wisdom of Communities with the world!

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