FIC Projects and Services
The FIC has a number ways we promote and support intentional communities and those seeking more community intheir lives. Below are some of our major endeavors.
An online resource for information about all types of intentional communities. Includes an online version of the Communities Directory, Communities magazine, Events Calendar, ReachBook, Classified Ads, as well as our Online Book Store where we sell numerous titles related to community.
The 2007 edition of our popular reference guide describes over 1000 communities in North America and over 200 international communities. It also features community maps, cross-reference charts, and a full index. Available for $24 via our secure server.
Chronicling the latest news of intentional communities and cooperative living, each issue of this quarterly features articles on a particular theme, regular columns by community veterans and activists, "Reach" advertisements to help communities and seekers find each other. $24/year for four issues.
Our newsletter chronicles Fellowship activities, examines organizational issues and visions, announces upcoming events you won't want to miss, and tells you who's doing what and how you can get more involved.
FIC Organizational Meetings:
Our organizational meetings, remarkable for their friendly atmosphere, operate by consensus in a way that encourages full participation from all who attend. Meetings are held each spring and fall at intentional communities across the continent. Please contact us if you're interested in attending or hosting one of our meetings.
Community Business Loan Fund:
The Fund offers small, short-term loans to community businesses and associated enterprises, and we're laying the groundwork to serve as a depository for community assets devoted to socially responsible investment. Loan applications and deposit information are available through our administrative office.
We provide information about community to thousands of seekers, communitarians, scholars, journalists, and others who write, fax, or call our headquarters. We maintain a list of speakers on a wide range of community topics, provide referrals for meeting design and facilitation, and offer helpful information for creating and strengthening community.