Educational Institutions

Beyond War

  • Portland, OR
  • http://beyondwar.org

Mission Statement

We explore, model and promote the means for humanity to live without war.

Main Programs

  1. Library Project
  2. Book Distribution Project
  3. Everyday Peacebuilders
  4. Introduction to Beyond War
Service Areas

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National

Beyond War has local teams in cities and towns across the United States. We also have affiliated groups in Canada and Europe.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

David Galiel

Keywords

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peace, nonviolence, dialogue, education, conflict resolution

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Also Known As

Beyond War

EIN

20-0912219

 Number

5364677148

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Arms Control, Peace Organizations (Q41)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Envision a world ...

   where war is unthinkable --

 

Where the (dna.htm) Beyond War values are cultural norms in the US and throughout the world.
Where nonviolent conflict resolution is used for personal and group disputes.
Where nations and people throughout the world work together to meet the needs of all.

  -- a world beyond war.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Library Project

This project will reach a segment of the population we have not reached in the past through libraries all over the country, and will build on the promotion of the Beyond War book by encouraging book groups to discuss it and other relevant books.

The first phase of our Library Display Project is complete. We have created an annotated bibliography of over 150 nonfiction books and over 50 films recommended by members. Beyond War members and Portland State University Beyond War capstone students have reviewed and approved these materials. A core list of ten nonfiction books and six films has been selected. The Library Project Team continuously revises and updates the list of recommended books and films to keep it current and relevant and to respond to feedback received. It is also now working to add a list of relevant fiction books. A graphic design was created and serves as the basis for a poster, a brochure and bookmarks. These materials are available on our website at http://beyondwar.ning.com/group/librarydisplayproject. Having been successfully pilot-tested at public libraries in Eugene, Oregon and Lindenhurst, Illinois, the display is scheduled to be exhibited next at libraries in Ventura, California, Stowe, Vermont and West Chester, Pennsylvania. We are in the process of creating discussion guides for book and film groups.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

Book Distribution Project

Dissemination and application of Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide, published in April 2009, is a central part of our unified outreach efforts at the national and local levels, focused on getting book discussion groups together, developing and publishing a study guide and getting more and more people to read the book. Many hundreds of copies of the book have been distributed to individual opinion leaders and key reviewers, with special introductions to Beyond War.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 3

Everyday Peacebuilders

A new, up-to-date series of four learning & discussion sessions based on the book "Living Beyond War" by Winslow Myers, designed for a general audience. Provides an introduction to Beyond War principles and practices, empowering individuals to become everyday peacebuilders in their personal lives, communities and societies.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

Introduction to Beyond War

A short, sharp multimedia presentation/discussion, introducing general audiences to Beyond War, its vision of a world where conflicts are resolved without violence, and its 3 core principles and 3 core practices.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Beyond War has local teams in cities and towns across the United States. We also have affiliated groups in Canada and Europe.

Funding Needs

Our predominant need is for general operating funds. Our small staff (2 full time employees) provides support for hundreds of local volunteers in the US and abroard who are building teams and actively carrying out the work of building a world beyond war. In 2011, we will launch a new campus chapter initiative.We are updating and upgrading all of our educational presentation, courses and materials for the 21st century, including new multimedia presentations tailored for today's online world. Our new website, custom-designed online community and volunteer support system will launch in March 2011. We relaunched the annual Beyond War Award in 2010, with our first award going to Greg Mortenson.  All of these activities, along with our support of local chapter growth and viability, require increased funding so that we can achieve our goal of building a critical mass of beyond war thinkers in every society in the world by 2040.

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Beyond War
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Beyond War

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Principal Officer

David Galiel

BIO

David Galiel has been at the forefront of the online revolution for more than two decades. Since 2001, he has focused his efforts on helping service and advocacy organizations to adopt new media tools and technologies for communication, collaboration and community-building. David has also provided online strategy services to Congressional and Senate campaigns, environmental film projects, and socially responsible businesses. Since 2007, he has served as New Media Advisor to AIDS.gov, the central HIV/AIDS resource of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In 2008, working in Massachusetts with the Artists Foundation, David Galiel led development of the nation's first state-wide online census/survey of over 3,400 working artists. In 2009, David worked with the board of directors of Beyond War to develop a long-range strategic plan for international growth and sustainability, with an emphasis on new media and development of a decentralized, grass-roots organization. As our new Executive Director, David will be in a position to implement this plan.

In addition to his consulting experience, David has founded and directed a number of nonprofit arts, technology and social change organizations, and served on the boards of several more. David also has an extensive entrepreneurial background - in addition to his consulting practice, he founded two successful multimedia companies. He is also an accomplished musician and a military veteran.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

R. Elaine Hallmark

Portland State University

Term: June 2004 -

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