Green Office for FIC National Headquarters

Enough's enough. FIC supports the expansion of sustainable communities around the world and it's time our headquarters went from grunge to GREEN!
Fellowship for Intentional Community
United States
4 Team Members

Many Thanks to each Contributor!

There's still time to help FIC go from grunge to GREEN in 2013.

Either mail a check to:

FIC Green Office
RR 1 , Box 156
Rutledge MO 36536




The FIC board and staff


Making the Shift from Grunge to Green

FIC has been in the business of promoting cooperative culture for 25 years. The first decade we operated out of Board members' bedrooms and "virtual" offices. Then a supportive group donated an unused house trailer. We hauled that to Sandhill Farm and set it up as our first permanent office. For the last 15 we've made do with that flimsy '70s era facility that's bitter cold in January and sweltering hot in July. Enough is enough.

Last year the Board made the commitment to establish decent working conditions for our growing operations, and our first choice is to relocate to Dancing Rabbit, a thriving ecovillage of 70 adults on the way to hundreds, located just three miles away. As one of the foremost ecovillages in the world, Dancing Rabbit is effectively creating a truly sustainable village! Read stats here on the dramatic resource use reduction:

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               Grunge to Green


Why does FIC need a new office? The old one is falling apart, very difficult to maintain decent working conditions, and barely protects our inventory.

The new energy-efficient, Green building we aspire to construct will have many advantages:

  • much larger pool of prospective staff.
  • more convenient for staff to do short shifts, which translates to more prompt service (a short walk instead of a three-mile bike ride).
  • synergistic visits: people coming to DR will also get to see FIC; people drawn to FIC will get DR as a bonus (and DR already gets hundreds of visitors each year!)
  • possibility of office interns who can readily find temporary housing at DR. This will help us undertake special projects economically while at the same time bring new blood into the organization.
  • better organization of resource files.
  • better preservation of materials.
  • meeting space for FIC Board and staff.
  • much better atmosphere control=better staff morale.

Here's our budget

800 square foot energy efficient office with furnishings         $90,000

Indiegogo campaign                                                     $45,000*
Major donors support & Foundation Grants                         $45,000

If everyone who's contacted us for information about cooperative living in the last 25 years gives only $1 each, we'll make our goal for this campaign.

*NOTE: It is fine for us to exceed this goal and we're happy to share more perks if we decide to keep raising more of the funds through this campaign!


What You'll Get...

Over the last quarter century FIC has proven our ability to promote community and provide a hungry public with up-to-date and comprehensive information about who's doing what and where. Now we need your help to keep helping you and all those who will follow, looking for cooperative alternatives. 

For supporting this campaign, you'll receive some of that inspiration and information as our gift, including...

visions of utopia               Cmag


      ...and more!  View more perks over here ----->

        If we're successful, FIC will have the greenest          
                   building in the state of Missouri! 

                YOUR green today will help make
                   OUR green possible tomorrow.


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Fellowship for Intentional Community 
RR 1 Box 156-W
Rutledge MO 63563-9720


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raised by 194 people in 1 month
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$45,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on January 24, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Green Office Sponsor

    Many, many thanks for your generosity + your name on a sponsors poster in the new FIC office forevermore.

    46 claimed
  • $25USD
    Digital Magazine

    Free digital download the current issue of Communities Magazine + your name on a sponsors poster. This perk is a prelude to what’s coming in 2013, when we’ll make many of our publications available as PDFs!

    51 claimed
  • $50USD
    Communities Directory

    One copy of a prior print edition of Communities Directory + your name on a sponsors poster. Help us clear out copies of the 2007 edition in time to move to the new office. Give one to your library, school, a friend or explore for yourself.

    10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Communities Magazine

    4 back issues of Communities Magazine of your choice + your name on a sponsors poster. Make your choice from every issue prior to winter 2012 (#157).

    8 claimed
  • $250USD
    Visions of Utopia

    Visions of Utopia DVD Parts 1 & 2 + your name on sponsors poster. This two-volume set offers profiles of 17 representative contemporary communities plus an overview of the Communities Movement.

    3 claimed
  • $500USD
    Community Made...Yum!

    Four-pack of East Wind nut butters + #5. One pint each of peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and tahini. This no-additive nut butter is made in community!

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Relax Here or at Home

    Complimentary overnight stay at the Milkweed Mercantile at Dancing Rabbit, and tour of the new FIC office that you helped build OR a Twin Oaks large hammock + your name on the sponsors poster.

    0 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Complete Set of 95 Magazines

    Entire in-print set of Communities Magazine back issues from 1972 to the present! + $500 and $1,000 - level perks above + your name on the sponsors poster. That's right, all 95 issues ever printed of Communities Magazine...yours! And you'll receive the nut butters, the hammock or stay at the eco-inn...your choice!

    0 claimed
  • $45,000USD
    You are Our Hero!

    Really?! You can give the full amount?! How can we possibly thank you? How about with everything above + a weekend of consultation and/or training by FIC Executive Secretary Laird Schaub

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