Grist Magazine, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   563 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 710 Second Avenue Suite 860 Seattle WA 98104 USA

Mission: Our mission is to publish environmental news and commentary, spiked with a sense of humor and designed to motivate readers to take action on behalf of the environment.Half of our core readers are in their 20s and 30s, an audience that too often has not engaged with environmental organizations. Grist's readers include the heads of many environmental organizations, leading environmental scientists, congressional staffers, educators, students, journalists, grassroots activists, and people around the world who care about conservation but don't necessarily identify themselves as environmentalists. Millions of individuals are exposed to our work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Of all the charities I support, I believe that my contributions are most effective at Grist. I could benefit from grist.org whether or not I was a contributor, but I feel that Grist benefits from grass-roots supporters like me, who are the site's primary audience. I am part of the Grist community as a reader, and sense that I am like immediate family as a result of my contribution

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a longtime reader of Grist, I feel that my donations to them are really just money that I owe them for all of their amazing journalism and advocacy, and for the energy that they inject into the green movement. I have made donations in response to their appeals, but also in response to reading an awesome article. Sometimes I make a gift to get whatever cool giveaway they have, but most of the time it is simply because I am thankful for all that they do and I want to ensure that they stay around.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is my go-to website for breaking and in-depth reporting on all matters environmental. They are especially useful in providing a deeper and more contextual look that is not partisan or knee-jerk, but thoughtful and smart (with a very healthy dose of hilarious). Grist is my one-stop shop for all news environmental--and even environmental takes on seemingly "unrelated" news. And Ask Umbra is my mentor, whether she knows it or not :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I read Grist's reporting on a daily basis, and follow and engage with the organization and many of its reporters on Twitter. They continually educate and inspire me to take action and make changes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would work for them :)

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist has been a vital source for educating the public about issues of great impact to our world and its wildlife and human populations. It routinely brings issues to our attention that often are not addressed in the typical media outlet such as radio, internet and TV and if so is given only a cursory mention with no details or discussion - which is what is needed. Grist is an excellent investigative resource and I will continue to recommend and utilize this organization for up to date and critical review and explaination of serious issues that our country must address. I thank them for their relentless search for the truth as well as their campaigns to urge readers to get involved in resolution of issues facing our great country.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist has a wealth of information regarding health and environmental issues which is cutting edge and timely. I have been reading their website daily for as long as I can remember. Also, I have referred many friends and family who also discuss the issues addressed on this site. It saves time and is accurate. I look forward to their e-mails and read them thoroughly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Located new material providers; connected with new ideas for solutions - on a personal level I have become active in the organic movement - I now raise much of my own produce which I share with the local food banks, friends and neighbors while encouraging others to start growing their own gardens. I encourage others to stop dousing their yards with detrimental chemicals as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish they had a more secure source of money. Meanwhile they do an excellent job with what sources they have.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is my favorite source for up-to-date and breaking environmental news. It's competent, comprehensive, and best of all, written with wit and humor.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is my favorite source for up-to-the-minute, accurate, informative, and witty news on environmental issues. I recommend their Daily Grist environmental newsletter highly!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Grist is my number one source of information on the environment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish Grist had wider exposure.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is useful to me every single day, keeping me informed on the latest environmental news and thinking. And it's always interesting. My day wouldn't be complete without Grist.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My life wouldn't be complete without Grist's insightful. thorough and high quality reporting.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By being better informed on environmental matters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ensure they have all the funding they need.

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Rating: 3 stars  

Over the past year, my appreciation of Grist's reporting has diminished to the point where I stopped subscribing to the newsletter. I still check the website occasionally for articles that may be of interest. However, it bothers me that many of the articles I read are somewhat spiteful of other viewpoints. Though that many be a good way to appease hardcore fans, it doesn't help bring burgeoning environmentalists into the fold. It also reflects the "anti" characterization that society is giving to environmentalists today. While we do need to remain strong and keep fighting for the environment, we also need to be careful to not create divisions between environmentalists and people who can help us (e.g. people interested in social justice, politicians, etc.).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is a great publication that provides daily information on a HUGE variety of environmental topics. On top of all the work they do researching and writing informative articles, they maintain a positive outlook that gives readers hope and inspires them to continue working toward a clean, healthy environment that benefits the planet and all the people on it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reading their publication every day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find ways to make it more accessible to the general public.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist continues clever, funny, pithy, focussed, and entertaining. We need humor to help us fathom the unfathomable gulf between serious science pronouncements and self-centered head-inthe-sand consumer/government behavior in response thereto. Grist Magazine has used every clever headline in the lexicon already, but there must be more, as they come up with them every day. I'm involved in a number of not-for-profit projects and organizations, many in the environmental arena. Grist remains my favorite source for news and politics - EVEN BETTER than Jon Stewart and The Daily Show (which I've never seen since I don't have a television).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

GRIST manages to find several stories about the environmental movement EVERY DAY to send to us. Each is headlined with a witty punny intro. GRIST is irreverent, resourceful, clever, factual, suspicious, skeptical, and pithy.

Their in-depth articles and videos on how to live a "green" life with every-day suggestions from deodorant to doorstops are entertaining and practical.

Our family is proud to support this wise, fun, far-reaching, creative web-operation and thank their staff for their excellent work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Its good words and endorsements of other organizations which we support and in which we believe.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help it raise more money and be even further-reaching.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Great way to receive information about the environment including politics and business in an entertaining way.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Grist has been great at keeping me in the loop about what environmental issues are current. An advise column has helped me make wise choices for daily living. And the humor goes a long way to keep the information from being all doom and gloom.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've learned and adopted some environmental tips as well as pass information to friends and family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Unknown.

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the few mass emails that I look forward to receiving. Always informative and always manages to provoke a smile or two.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have learned how to live greener and happier thanks to Grist.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money to help them spread the word

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Rating: 5 stars  

I enjoy reading Grist articles because they are well written and help me make healthy choices for my body and my world. I am a better consumer and more informed voter because of Grist.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Important information has been shared by Grist to me, and I've passed it on to friends and coworkers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm happy with the organization.

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