About Us

Social Advance is a non-profit citizens action organization formed to work toward the four goals of Citizen Empowerment, Emergent Economics, Responsive Democracy and Universal Respect.

You can become a member of Social Advance if you agree with our goals and send us your contact information. We will send an occasional email on organizational news, including invitations to events.

If you are interested in becoming a voting member of Social Advance, add a message in the message box and we will contact you with further information.


Board of Directors

Decisions for Social Advance are made by a Board of Directors, the members of which are elected annually for staggered two-year terms by the voting members of the organization. The initial Board is composed of:

Alan Zundel: A former political science professor who has worked on election reform for over a decade, Alan was the Pacific Green Party candidate for Oregon Secretary of State in 2016.

Kris McAlister: A resident of Springfield, Kris uses his experience and interests to help the greater community on issues surrounding poverty, homelessness, and health care access.

Charles Dunaway: After a career in IT, Charles is now Producer and Host of a radio show and podcast called Wider View that focuses on international news.


Social Advance holds an annual membership meeting in March to elect new Directors to the Board, and plans to hold an additional membership meeting in the fall. Social Advance is based in Lane County, Oregon.