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ARINA, Inc.

  • Bethel, OH
  • www.global-arina.org

Mission Statement

ARINA's exempt purposes are education, social scientific research, and charitable. Our expertise is in individual and social development and meta-level thinking, analyses, and applications. We help others work on systemic roots of issues. Our core process, TIP, is replicable for virtually all complex issues in settings at various scales. We use integral approaches that recognize social, cultural, historical, and developmental elements. We specialize at building action research, inquiry, learning, and evaluation into all endeavors. Our work complements existing social change efforts without competing with them. The ARINA acronym reflects our process philosophy: Acting/Researching/Integrating Network Associates.

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ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

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Dr. Sara Ross

Keywords

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Social change, transpartisan, community engagement, education, research, replicable, deliberation

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EIN

51-0499988

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Social Science Research Institutes, Services N.E.C. (V99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Program 1

We seek operating and program funding. 1. Yet-to-be-funded action research, social change, education projects. Currently designed for funding: international, 3-community comparative action research/social change project using our core process for addressing complex issues; a graduate community leadership program with our systemic issues curriculum; project to radically transform talk radio's polarized treatment of public issues. 2. Distance learning (convertible to on-site in-person training). To-date: Introduction to the Integral Evaluation Process; Introduction to Integral Decision-Making; Integral Foundations for Individual and Social Change Agents; Introduction to the Dynamics of Developmental Processes. These are suitable for philanthropic institutions, development agencies, non-profit organizations, any citizen or organization that wants cutting edge learning and praxis. 3. Publication of open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal: Integral Review: A Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Journal for New Thought, Research, and Praxis. http://integral-review.org 4. ARINA Associates intranet. For a very nominal fee to cover costs, any individual or organization can participate in our ARINA Room. The multi-feature cyber space is for shared learning, development of research questions and diverse projects, socially meaningful knowledge construction, and building a collegial network of social change agents, who may rent it to conduct distance learning that meets our quality criteria.

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ARINA, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Dr. Sara Ross

BIO

Her vision is ARINA making s major contribution to tackling complex issues with meta-systemic approaches to enduring social change. She has a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology & Political Development. She is the inventor of ARINA?s core process for complex issues and development (TIP). Experience includes 25 years program development and teaching, 20 years public action research, issue analysis, and one-on-one ministry. She is a former CPA; associate author of 2004 book Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership; author of 2005 article Toward an Integral Process Theory of Human Dynamics; is co-editing a special issue of World Future: The Journal of General Evolution; presents at conferences on developmental approaches to democratization and other issues.

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