Syd Fredrickson

Syd Fredrickson has been living in intentional communities since 1983. She trained to be a facilitator in the context of living in an egalitarian, income-sharing community (Twin Oaks), learning consensus facilitation from Caroline Estes, and exploring Sociocracy more recently with Diana Leafe Christian. She is a former board member and staff of the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), the most recent past President of the Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA), and for two years was a coordinator of West Coast Communities Conference. In 2019, Syd founded the service, Under 1 Roof -, a resource for cooperative households, intentional communities, and homeowners contemplating the addition of one or more housemates to their homes.

NICA has Openings!

Have you dreamed of helping to connect communities to each other? Have you felt called to bring your professional skills to a team with a longstanding history of collaboration and community improvement? Want to make an impact not only in the Northwest region of USA’s intentional communities network but also for any global citizens who …

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Fall 2020 NICA Gathering

Date: October 3, 2020, 10 AM to 2 PM
Theme: Inclusive Communities Thrive Together

Featuring Crystal Bird Farmer as Keynote Presenter

Objectives: Community Networking, online companionship. Promoting Communities as a Public Good.

Coronavirus Online Resources for Northwest Intentional Communities (assembled especially for co-living situations)

Compiled for NW Intentional Communities Association by Jonathan Betz-Zall, 3/25/2020 FIC’s “COVID-19 Resources”  This is the main list compiled by the Foundation for Intentional Community.  NASCO’s “COVID-19 Update and Resources” (North American Students of Cooperation’s list. Guidelines developed for large [mostly student] housing cooperatives. “Housing cooperatives and our members are in a unique position during …

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NICA Board Retreat Highlights

Intentional Community Slogans! Intentional Communities present powerful opportunities for people to improve their lives, but could you express all the benefits in a slogan? In our society with less time and more content, could you introduce a phrase to hook someone’s interest in community?  At our winter retreat in February, the NICA board generated an …

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