Grist Magazine, Inc.

Rating: 4.79 stars   564 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.
Target demographics: fight against climate change
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2 million reader per month become more informed about the environmental issues that impact the planet.
Geographic areas served: Seattle
Programs: daily environmental journalism, a strong fellowship program and in-depth reporting of environmental issues across the United States and the globe.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is an indispensable resource for news, ideas, and insights regarding environmental policy. It keeps me up-to-date and is one of my most important sources for my own writing on the topic.

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

Consuming their published content.

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

Improve its exposure and readership.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fantastic website. Tons of stories at a glance and easy to access.

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

the amount of growth they have experienced.

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

update the website into a bit of a more modern look.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Grist Magazine! I get so much of my information from them because even though it's an environmental magazine, I still think their articles are fair. They give the straight facts, then put the environmental "twist" to the article. I'm always telling people about this magazine, and I think it's catching on.
Thanks Grist!

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

People's response to their articles. Folks of all background are reading this magazine, or at least the article I show them. This magazine makes people aware of environmental issues, without being "in their readers face".

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

Provide information for volunteers and interns with different environmental organizations. I really don't have that many critiques.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I depend on Grist for great policy analysis of climate initiatives, as well as strong context for other environmental policy and practice.

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

reading and commenting on articles

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

increase profiles of successful organizing projects

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Grist, and have for years, since before their newsletters were HTML formatted. Even just the text was good, pithy environmental news I needed to have on a daily basis. It still is. I love the good writing, timely subjects and constant hilarity and levity. Thanks for providing me with grist.
Elizabeth

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

Conversations, business

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

change nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I really enjoy reading Grist, it's one of my favorite discoveries of 2010! I find information and writing on their site that I don't find anywhere else on most of the issues that concern me -- environmental awareness, food supply/agriculture, responsible activism.

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

I've learned a lot, found great information

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

have more writers!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

I think I found them via Twitter, someone shared a link to one of their columns and I followed it, then found about 10 more stories I wanted to read.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been receiving Grist's daily email every day since it began in 1999. I depend on it to keep me hip (and punny) in the environmental world. The headlines, like "Sometimes Cheetah's Do Prosper," tickle my funny bone in just the right spot. Thanks Grist!

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

I know, respect and tremendously admire the founder and president, Chip Giller.

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

Ask for their annual report in terms of ghg emissions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist offers "green" news on a huge variety of things. I have learned a lot from the website and really admire the dedication and knowledge of the staff. They don't limit themselves to on type of analysis. One example of great knowledge is when ask Umbra does research on such things as lightbulbs, washing dishes.... fun.

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

Verifying the information they provide

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

Give them more money so they can accomplish more

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Rating: 5 stars  

GRIST helps its readers to stay in touch with a vast variety of issues and subjects. One simply couldn't even attempt to try and stay current without their tireless reporting of stories both big and small. I recommend them to everyone!

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

Keeping the public current on environmental problems and solutions

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Can't make any suggestions. GRIST does a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grist is a wonderful online eviromental news magazine. They provide great coverage of the latest environmental news and they also have terrific commentary. I rely on Grist for much of my current knowledge of the state of our global environment. Occasionally some of the ads they run are annoying, however, I see the necessity for revenue since Grist is a free magazine. I would be willing to pay for the magazine to make sure Grist stays solvent. This is a great resource and a great service. Thanks, Grist!!!!

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

Great organization!

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

Get rif of the advertising.

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