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ONE COMMUNITY - FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL (Global Sustainability Nonprofit)

One Community - For The Highest Good of All

aka One Community Global   |   San Gabriel, CA   |  https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/

Mission

Our mission at One Community is to help people create a better world by demonstrating a more sustainable and enriching way of living and open source everything needed for replication. https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/purpose-mission-values/ https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/overview/

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director and CEO

Jae Sabol

Main address

8954 Camino Real

San Gabriel, CA 91775 USA

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EIN

45-1487618

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Humanity is living and building in ways that are not sustainable. Our food, housing, energy, and even our social and recreational habits are not sustainable. This is contributing to ecological destruction, decreased health and happiness, and the climate crisis. How we aim to address this: > Be the leading influencer for creating a comprehensively sustainable civilization. > Make sustainable and ecological living a mainstream option. > Become one of the world’s largest providers of open-source multimedia tools, tutorials, and resources for sustainable infrastructure. > Provide a pristine working example of sustainable living to promote proof of concept replicable by others in any environment across the globe. > Evolve sustainable solutions based on the current needs of people and their environment.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Sustainable Housing / Highest Good Housing

Low-impact development housing is housing we consider for The Highest Good because it is more cost effective, lasts longer, and is built from resources that are readily available. We are operating as a sustainability think tank to demonstrate and build 7 different communal living mini-village models of 15-100 residences as examples and prototypes for self-sufficient and duplicable teacher/demonstration communities, villages and cities to be built around the world. Each village model will represent a different ecobuild methodology that incorporates food production, sustainable energy, and ultra-affordable and eco-friendly living. All village models are designed with four things in mind:

> Our open source goals to free-share complete plans for cost effective eco-building

> Showcasing the broad diversity, benefits, and differences of all the various eco-home options

> Demonstrate eco-housing as artistic, innovative, and beautiful expressions of this way of living

> Maximized functionality while each contributing something unique to the fulfilled living environment

Population(s) Served
Adults

People producing their own high quality and diverse food is a path to increasing health, biodiversity, and individual and global food security. As part of One Community’s self-replicating and self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities model, we also see this as a solution to world hunger.

http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-food/

Population(s) Served
Adults

Energy infrastructure and conservation methods are foundational to the creation of self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This page is an open source and free-shared guide to the setup and expansion of off-grid energy infrastructure during the construction of teacher/demonstration hub food infrastructure, village models, the Duplicable City Center, and beyond.

http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-energy/

Population(s) Served
Adults

One Community is developing an open source and free-shared all-ages Highest Good education program we call The Education for Life Program. We define Highest Good education as:

> Open source
> Inspiring and fun
> Inclusive of parents
> Comprehensive and adaptable to any environment
> Provided in a manner that we would want to experience as adults
> Applicable and beneficial to all ages and focused equally on how to teach, and how people learn and achieve, as much as what to learn and achieve

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Sustainable and Highest Good economics practices are another area that One Community is open source sharing in support of Highest Good of All living and creation. These Highest Good and duplicable resource and sharing-based, for-profit, non-profit, and collaborative-entrepreneurial economics models will are a cornerstone of our self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We think philanthropy and humanitarianism for purely altruistic reasons isn’t working sufficiently. Our approach to addressing this is creating a social model that provides specific benefits most people want while simultaneously and comprehensively addressing the most pressing problems humanity is currently struggling with. By coupling solutions to these problems with what most people will consider a significantly better way of living, we create a model that pinpoints the very roots of our socio-economic challenges while teaching others how to address these challenges too. In this way, Highest Good society provides the global value and individual value necessary to build the wide-spread mainstream support (including financial involvement) capable of positive and permanent transformation on a global scale.

http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-society/

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Sustainable Housing / Highest Good Housing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are only estimations based on our number of volunteers. Starting 2024, our HGN Software will measure this based on every Task with measurable progress: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Sustainable Education / Highest Good Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of 2023, these numbers are based on hires that completed training and contributed to the project. This data is maintained by our software: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-network

Number of training programs created

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Social Reform / Highest Good Society

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These #s are based on active projects only. Starting 2024, our HGN Software will measure this based on every Task with measurable progress: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-network/

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/overview/

One Community is creating open source and free-shared resource-solutions for Highest Good food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, stewardship practices and more. The resources we are creating can be implemented as individual components or complete teacher/demonstration hubs intentionally purposed to spin-off additional teacher/demonstration hubs as awareness and knowledge grow.

One Community is being designed as the first of these hubs, functioning as an experiential learning model that facilitates mass participation in simultaneously addressing the most pressing challenges of our species through:

> A duplicable model solution that creates additional solution creating models
> Building 7 completely different duplicable self-sufficient village/city prototypes
> Becoming the #1 provider in the world of open source and free-shared solutions
> Redefining sustainability both as an open source and a Highest Good of All industry
> Evolving and expanding ALL aspects of comprehensively sustainable infrastructure and living

By showing people the individual benefits this approach provides, and making it easy enough, affordable enough, and helping others to replicate it, we will facilitate positive and permanent global change that will benefit all life on our planet.

Complete details and examples are on our website.

Phase I: Demonstrating a Better Way
We are designing One Community to demonstrate an experience of living that we believe will be considered by most people to be better because it will be more enjoyable and fulfilling. We also think most people will consider it better because it is made possible specifically through a foundation of sustainable sustainability and a philosophy that is for The Highest Good of All.

Phase II: Open Source Project-Launch Blueprinting
Everything we do we are open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing to make it as easy and affordable as possible to duplicate, adapt, and evolve in the manner that suits each individual and/or group’s needs. Free-sharing information like this is our aggressive-exposure engine and an aspect of One Community that will accelerate indefinitely as we continue to build our team, move onto the property, and continuously build and evolve everything that is One Community. Here are the constantly expanding hubs for everything we are open source and free-sharing: food, energy, housing, education, economics, fulfilled living models, and earth stewardship

Phase III: Inviting the World to Participate
Everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting is designed to invite the world to participate by duplicating it as either individual components or complete teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that will be able to be built almost anywhere in the world. Additionally, people can join One Community as members, consultants and/or partners, or use the suggestions links on our open source project-launch blueprinting hubs to help with the design, implementation, and evolution process. Scholarships, weekend learning and work crews, and tourism will be foundations of One Community once we have sufficient infrastructure in place to support these options.

Phase IV: Universal Appeal and Global Expansion
As One Community continues evolving and establishing ourselves, everything we are doing is creating and promoting the engine to increasingly inspire people with the concept of open source and sustainable living for The Highest Good of All. We are doing this to create mainstream appeal and our path to achieving this appeal is demonstrating a happier, more affordable, and ecologically friendly model of living that can be built anywhere in the world. Open source project-launch blueprinting it all is how we believe the model will spread and, possibly most importantly, that it will predictably spread even faster in the areas where it is needed most because building restrictions, the cost of land, and materials costs are in most cases lower in these areas.

More here:
https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/global-sustainability-strategy/
https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/methodology/

A model solution that creates solution creating models has the potential to spread globally and transform life as we know it on this planet. One Community is creating open source blueprints to accomplish this in the form of self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities working together as a global cooperative addressing the pressing problems of our generation while providing a more appealing and affordable lifestyle. Creating these hubs as open source and as easy to replicate as possible is our path to making these solution models self-replicating solution models that exponentially grow and create additional solution creating models: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/solutions-that-create-solutions/

Over 10 years of weekly progress updates, including the update for the last week, can be found here: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/one-community-blog/

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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ONE COMMUNITY - FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL (Global Sustainability Nonprofit)

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jae Sabol

One Community Inc.

Term: 2010 -

Jae Sabol

One Community Inc.

Sara Sabol

One Community Inc.

Tatyana Tertitsa

One Community Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/6/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.