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 - https://under1roof.info/, a resource for cooperative households, intentional communities, and homeowners contemplating the addition of one or more housemates to their homes.

NICA Fall Gathering 2020 – Featured Speaker, Crystal Byrd Farmer

Syd FredricksonSyd 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 …

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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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