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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Despite the lethal combination of power, ego, and spirituality that brought the Renaissance Community to an end, most of its ex-members cherish their time there as a growth experience that made them better people.
Referring to himself as “the biggest asshole” in the county, a group’s spiritual teacher “told us if we could work with him and learn from him, we could deal with anyone in any situation.”
The original founder, visionary, and main public point person for Bellyacres for over a quarter of a century laments that some members came to consider him “the root of all present, past, and future problems in the organization.”