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SENIA International

Advocacy | Connection | Inclusion

Sunriver, OR   |  https://www.seniainternational.org/
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SENIA International

EIN: 85-2624282


Mission

SENIA International's mission is to advocate for and provide resources and support to individuals with disabilities. Our vision is to live in an inclusive world where every individual is supported, resources are accessible, potential is maximized, and action is inspired.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Lori Boll

Main address

18160 Cottonwood Rd. PMB 637

Sunriver, OR 97707 USA

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EIN

85-2624282

Subject area info

Educational management

Special needs education

Continuing education

Out-of-school learning

E-learning

Population served info

Families

Multiracial people

People with disabilities

Teachers

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SENIA is a network of educators, parents, and professionals who support neurodiverse or disables students. Our aim is to create a network to learn from one another to best support our children/students. Many support teachers and parents feel isolated, so our network seeks to connect them through professional learning opportunities and conferences so they can learn from another and create lasting relationships. We support individuals with disabilities by advocating for inclusion and up-skilling the teachers, therapists, and caregivers in their lives. We also provide scholarships and awards to our constituents.

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?

SENIA Certification Program

The SENIA Certification Program offers a level one certification program for beginning to intermediate level learning support teachers, general educators, and parents. This series of six courses was carefully designed by the SENIA directors and assistant directors and will improve the skills and practice of the participants enrolled.

Population(s) Served
Teachers

SENIA holds a virtual and in person conference annually. These conferences bring together parents, educators, and professionals in the field of special education. The in-person conferences have been held in international schools in Asia, Europe, and Africa. These conferences promote inclusion and networking and help up-skill all in attendance on how to best support the individuals with whom they work.

Population(s) Served

SENIA has school and individual membership programs. Our school members receive a one hour Q & A or presentation done by a member of our team of experts, a membership badge for their website, the ability to post job listings for specialist positions, and entry into our private networking platform.

Population(s) Served

SENIA World Changer Award: Since 2020, SENIA has recognized 27 individuals from around the globe as world changers.

Student Award: Since 2012, SENIA has awarded 16 individuals with this honor. Winners are given a scholarship.

Virtual Conference Scholarships: Since 2021, SENIA awards 10 individuals with a financial need free entry into the conference annually. This is valued at $250 per winner.

Certification Scholarship: Based on need, SENIA awards a team of three to take our certification program at no cost. $3,375 value

Community Outreach Scholarship: This award honors an individual or group who has a project with a financial need that will have a measurable impact in helping to promote inclusion in a current SENIA community. It celebrates the achievements of individuals with disabilities, encourages awareness of the abilities and aspirations of individuals with disabilities, and advocateson behalf of inclusion around the world. This is valued at $2500.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Facebook followers

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants in conferences

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Increasing

Number of paid participants in conferences

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Increasing

Total number of conferences held

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Net promoter score

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We have net promoter scores for our conferences and for our certification program. We started using net promoter scores in 2022. 71-100: This is the Holy Grail of NPS, and rarely attainable. A comp

Hours of expertise provided

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is only reporting SENIA International events. Our local and regional chapters put on multiple events annually, but our organization does not track them.

Number of volunteers

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These volunteers are just in SENIA International. We have well over 120 volunteers worldwide who volunteer for our local and regional chapters.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our vision is simple: To live in an inclusive world.

Our goals to achieve this:

1. To build a SENIA Academy: Currently, we have a Certification Program: Our Level One certification program is for learning support teachers, families, general education teachers and counselors. We are building a Level Two certification Program. We also have a new certification program for Teaching Assistants. We will continue to develop this program.

2. Accreditation: We will have an accreditation program for international schools within the next three years. Schools will apply to become accredited by our organization to show they are an inclusive school. Schools will earn level one, level two, and level three accreditation and will be able to move up levels by proving their level of inclusivity on our well-defined continuum.

3. More conferences: SENIA currently hosts one virtual and one regional conference per year. With a lack of funding, this is all we are able to do. We hope to be able to reach regions of the world who need more professional growth so all children around the work may benefit from our work.

4. More scholarships and awards: SENIA would like to be able to give conference scholarships to 100 or more individuals per year based on need.

5. Provide seed money for our regional and local chapters.

6. Make connections with the US State Department and global organizations.

This falls under the quality education category.

Our strategies are to continue our conferences, create more opportunities for learning, and widen our network.

We need funding to continue making an impact. We rely on our conferences and certification program to fund our organization. Currently the majority of our funds go to pay our employees. We'd like to flip that and ensure that most of our money goes to support our constituents.

We will work on fundraising and obtaining grants to ensure we meet our goals.

As an organization that has strong roots (founded in 2002), we have always relied on volunteers to run the organization.

Now, we have two full time employees and hope to hire more in the future. With stronger human resources, we will be able to work on all our goals and spend more of our time fundraising.

We divide our progress into three categories; Learn, Connect, and Support.

Under Learn, we have conferences, certification, and podcasts:
Conferences: In 2002, the organization started with 8 individual volunteers in Beijing, China. Since then, the organization has grown from a small group to over 10,000 members worldwide. We have had an in-person conference annually from 2002-2019 and then again from 2022-2023. Traditionally our conferences have been held in Asia, but in 2022 we held our first in Europe, and in 2023 we hosted one in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Certification Program

SENIA started its certification program in 2022 and to date we have had over 200 participants.

Podcasts

SENIA International offers free podcasts for the community. This year we have recorded 13 separate podcasts with several more currently in production. In total, we have close to 70 podcasts for users to access.

Under connect we have local/regional chapters, teacher representatives, and membership:

Local and Regional Chapters
SENIA has regional and local chapters around the world.
Asia: 16 chapters
Europe: 4 chapters
Middle East: 4 chapters
South America: 2 chapters
Africa: 4 chapters
Australia: 1 chapter

Teacher Representatives
The SENIA Teacher Representative (TR) program helps SENIA spread its mission to schools and individuals around the world. The TR acts as a school’s local SENIA representative. SENIA is extremely thankful for the teacher representative community. SENIA currently has 96 teacher representatives.

Membership

In May of 2022, SENIA International started a membership program for schools and individuals. We currently have 26 member schools and 225 participants in our members only networking platform.

Under support, we have sponsorship and scholarships & awards

Sponsorship:

Our sponsorship program is growing by the year. This year, we are sponsored by eleven organizations who share our mission. Lindamood Bell, a globally known provider, became our first platinum sponsor.

Scholarships & Awards

World Changer Award: Since 2020, when this award was begun, SENIA has recognized 27 individuals from around the globe as world changers.

Student Award: Since 2012, SENIA has awarded 16 individuals with this honor. Winners are given a scholarship.

Virtual Conference Scholarships: Since 2021, SENIA awards 10 individuals with a financial need free entry into the conference annually. This is valued at $250 per winner.

Certification Scholarship: This is the inaugural year for this scholarship. Based on need, a team of three individuals from a school in Indonesia, were given free entry into the certification program.

Community Outreach Scholarship: This award honors an individual or group who has a project with a financial need that will have a measurable impact in helping to promote in

Financials

SENIA International
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17.00

Average of 8.50 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17.6

Average of 8.8 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 5% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

SENIA International

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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SENIA International

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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SENIA International

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $229,982
As % of expenses 115.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $229,982
As % of expenses 115.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $429,580
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 37.0%
Membership dues 60.1%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 2.9%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $199,598
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 38.4%
Professional fees 12.4%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.8%
All other expenses 48.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $199,598
One month of savings $16,633
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $216,231

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 17.6
Months of cash and investments 17.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 18.1
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $292,328
Investments $0
Receivables $26,752
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.9%
Unrestricted net assets $300,316
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $300,316

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Lori Boll

Lori Boll is an experienced Special Education leader with a personal connection to individuals with disabilities. In 2003, Lori ‘s son Braden was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This milestone event changed her focus from teaching elementary students to advocating for all children and their education. In Shanghai, China Lori worked as a program director for a school focused on students with special needs and went on to co-found the first inclusive school in the city. Lori helped create and run the new Intensive Needs Program which opened up at International School Bangkok in 2017. Lori has two graduate degrees; one in Reading Education and the other in Special Education and has been teaching for over twenty years in international schools, including American International School Riyadh, Jakarta International School, and Concordia International School, as well as in the United States in California and Colorado. Lori is now the Executive Director of SENIA International.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

SENIA International

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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SENIA International

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Tanya Farrol

Nanjing International School

Blake Roberts

Calvary Christian High School

April Remfrey

Remfrey Educational Consulting

Gerald Anthony

Keystone Academy

Elizabeth Hudson

Escola Americana de Campinas

Miggie Shum

Independent SLT

Jerome Lingo

Hong Kong Academy

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/6/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/06/2023

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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 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.