YES! Magazine Programs
- In addition to the in-depth research and framing provided in YES! Magazine’s quarterly print edition, you can find new and inspiring stories online every day. Yesmagazine.org provides news in five focus areas: “Peace and Social Justice,” “New Economy,” “People Power,” “Planet”, and “Happiness.”
- YES! Magazine supports teachers who want to bring issues of sustainability, peace, and justice into their classrooms. This donor-supported program provides 1,200 teachers with a free one-year introductory subscription to YES!, and provides 26,000 self-selected teachers with regular e-newsletters full of curricula materials, articles, infographics, posters, and other classroom ready-materials to inspire their students with the possibilities for a better world.
- Donations power YES! Magazine’s program to provide free copies of YES! to help grassroots organizers and thought leaders make lasting, structural change for a better world. For example, when YES! published an issue on prison reform, they responded to requests for thousands of copies of the magazine from criminal justice reform groups, law enforcement officers, families of prisoners, and others who used the magazine in their own advocacy work. YES! Magazine’s reporting is truly independent. YES! carries no advertising, and relies on reader support to publish the magazine and to run these additional programs.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
What if we all owned and oversaw the banks? What if we had a say in decisions made by retailers where we shop? What if we ran our workplaces?
The Spring 2013 issue of YES! Magazine, “How Cooperatives Are Driving the New Economy,” tells the stories of companies and communities where business is done by the people, for the people. It lays out a framework for a more democratic, just economy.
This issue is flying off the newsstands—it has tapped into a wealth of energy around the cooperative movement. YES! is now seeking funding for a High Impact Campaign. They’ll get copies of the issue to the organizers, business leaders, legislators, journalists, and teachers who are best poised to help worker-owned businesses thrive in their own communities.
YES! needs to raise $16,000 to fully fund the campaign
. Your contribution will help pay for the outreach, printing, and postage costs involved in strategic outreach to leverage the issue to build the cooperative economy.