Frequently Asked Questions
Q-Are donations and membership dues tax-deductible for US citizens?
A-Yes they are.
Q-Why is OIC so convinced that transformative consultants can powerfully support officials in attaining breakthrough results that until now they have been so hardpressed to accomplish?
In the corporate world and in other organizations, these consultants have always produced extraordinary and unprecedented results in the most difficult of circumstances for 40 years worldwide.
They turned IRA bombers into peace activists and imprisoned murderers into people who helped prisons work better. Those later released started community projects to help teenagers, etc. In companies throughout the world strikers resisted sensible levels of cooperation. In some cases they perpetrated sabotage and violence. The companies had diminshing profits as well.
The consultants powerfully supported executives in transforming such circumstances. The violence ended quickly and the profits soared!
The consultants make it possible for clients to become capable of recognizing many critical factors thwarting their efforts. Thus their results going forward are unprecedented.
There is no group or circumstance where one side to a problem brings the consultants in where great things didn't come to pass. Half of OIC members participated in public programs developed via similar research so we are very clear about what is possible.
Q-What exactly does OIC gain from recommending consulting companies to governments or institutions such as the UN?
We gain the satisfaction of knowing that officials using these services with be able to solve our world's most serious problems. We do not gain any financial compensation.
It is our policy not to request or accept compensation of any kind from consulting companies, governments or multilateral institutions.
Q-What positions does the organization take on situations like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, relations with Mexico or the troubles with Iran?
While our individual members have their personal opinions or positions on various challenges, our organization's policy is not to take any position for or against any leader, non-state organization, NGO, political party, politician, political philosophy, institution or government. It has long been our view that taking fixed positions is counter-productive in relations with those we seek to support.
We take the view that positionality in itself is a form creating a "who is right and who is wrong" scenario. Contrary to taking positions, we stand for new possibilities for international peace and cooperation.
Q-Who can volunteer and where can they do that?
A-Anyone 18 or over with a serious concern for the security and well being of mankind can volunteer. They can do that from any city worldwide.
For further information click on .......... Volunteer page.