Ep 014: State of the Communities Movement with Yana, Sky and Cassandra

Posted on July 20, 2022 by

State of the Communities Movement with Cassandra, Sky and Yana Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 014 Join communities experts Yana Ludwig, Sky Blue, and Cassandra Ferrera for a panel discussion… Read More

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Ep 013: Visiting Communities with Anthony ‘Campo’ Campbell

Posted on June 30, 2022 by

Visiting Communities with Anthony ‘Campo’ Campbell Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 013 Listen to ideas on how to best engage with communities you would like to visit, so you and… Read More

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Creating Inclusivity with Sociocracy with Ted Rau

Posted on June 16, 2022 by

Creating Inclusivity with Sociocracy with Ted Rau Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 012 Hear Ted Rau share how sociocracy brings an incredible opportunity to cooperative groups to embody higher levels… Read More

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Episode 11: 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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Episode 10: 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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Skillfull Facilitation for Any Situation with Laird Schaub

Posted on May 6, 2022 by

Skillful Facilitation for Any Situation with Laird Schaub Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 009 Moving groups through tough decisions can be tricky, if not impossible, without a skilled and well-trained… 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 Your Land with Jonah Mesritz

Posted on March 26, 2022 by

Finding Your Land with Jonah Mesritz Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 006 Sometimes the community dream only starts to “feel real” when the time finally comes for forming groups to… Read More

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Demystifying Legal Frameworks with Clifford Paulin & Jonah Mesritz

Posted on March 12, 2022 by

Demystifying Legal Frameworks with Clifford Paulin & Jonah Mesritz Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 005 Do legal structures and documents make your head spin? Fear not! In this episode we’re… Read More

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Finding Co-Founders and Creating Cooperative Culture with Yana Ludwig

Posted on February 26, 2022 by

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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Becoming a Steward of the Commons with Lee Warren

Posted on February 11, 2022 by

Becoming a Steward of the Commons with Lee Warren Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 003 There are many communities out there looking for capable and eager new members to become… Read More

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Vision and Values with Dave Henson

Posted on January 28, 2022 by

This episode explores the topic of Mission, Vision, and Values in community. These guiding principles and founding documents help communities determine who they are and what they do.  In many ways, this is the “intention” part of intentional community. Joining me on a deep dive into this topic is Dave Henson. 

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Why me? Why now? The Introduction

Posted on January 13, 2022 by

Why me? Why now? The Introduction Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 000 In this episode, I take a moment to introduce myself, tell you a little bit about my journey… Read More

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What is Community? Fantasy vs. Reality

Posted on January 13, 2022 by

Hello friends and welcome to the Inside Community Podcast where I bring you along for an inside look at what it takes to create and sustain community.  In this episode we are going to take a look at what we actually mean when we say “community.”

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Timeline of Intentional Communities

Posted on October 8, 2021 by

Content below was originally published by Peace News and author Lauren Kelley. This is not in any way intended to be a definitive statement – more a pointer to some… Read More

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It’s a wrap! — Greeting and 2020 Update from FIC Core Team

Posted on November 18, 2020 by

Friends and supporters, We put together the video above as our way of saying hello, showing appreciation for your support, and giving some updates on how 2020 was for FIC.… Read More

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New! 🌟Intentional Community t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more!

Posted on November 13, 2020 by

All new t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, bags and masks so you can show the world how much you love intentional community. Happy shopping ya’ll! Get a jump start on your holiday… Read More

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BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund: show your support!

Posted on August 18, 2020 by
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Dear friends and supporters, We have a big announcement to share with all of you… The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) is now contributing 10% of all donations to the… Read More

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How have intentional communities fared through the pandemic?

Posted on July 8, 2020 by
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New research shows how intentional communities have responded to the coronavirus crisis. With people’s lives upended across the globe, we can’t help but wonder, how would we have responded to… Read More

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Examining White Supremacy Culture in Intentional Community

Posted on July 4, 2020 by

When white people ask the question, why aren’t there more POC living in intentional communities, one of the answers some speculate is that “they find community in other ways.” I… Read More

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Black Lives Matter

Posted on June 13, 2020 by

We at FIC are grieved and outraged by the recent police killing of George Floyd, one incident in an ongoing pattern of police abuse towards black people and people of… Read More

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Fifty Shades of Community

Posted on April 5, 2020 by

What’s the difference between a cult and a community? How, when seeking community, can you avoid hooking up with a cult?  I can’t answer these questions with certainty or authority—but… Read More

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Thank you Clearly Canadian

Posted on March 30, 2020 by

Clearly Canadian answered the call! Thanks to our new Communities Directory Sustainer we have been able to start shifting our website to a more reliable server, ensuring that community seekers… Read More

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COVID-19 Resources

Posted on March 17, 2020 by

Here you will find COVID-19 resources submitted to us by intentional communities across the US, including examples of Community Safety Protocols. Please use the information to stay healthy and keep… Read More

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Loneliness is an Epidemic, Community is the Antidote

Posted on December 3, 2019 by
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I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve been pretty lonely lately.  Here I am, Executive Director of the Foundation for Intentional Community, and while technically I am living in a… Read More

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On Community: A Graduated Series of Consequences and the “Community Eye”

Posted on November 26, 2019 by

Just knowing the community has this process in place deters people from breaking agreements. People don’t want to get a knock at the door by one fellow community member, much less three or four.


Raising Troubled Children in Cohousing

Posted on November 19, 2019 by

When the antisocial behavior of adopted boys at Takoma Village Cohousing begins to impact the larger community, their parents find open communication essential in identifying a path forward.


Discovering the communities of Quebec, on bicycle!

Posted on November 12, 2019 by

Written by Thumbs. Originally published on November 11, 2019 at communelifeblog A RURAL PENINSULA IN QUEBEC IS A HIDDEN GEM OF THE COMMUNITIES MOVEMENT Gaspésie Quebec is the Olympic Peninsula… Read More