Yes! is a very interesting magazine. Not only does it focus on stories about issues in our world and the steps we need to take to solve them, it is also considered a nonprofit organization itself. The magazine exists online, and when printed, it is printed on post-consumer waste, chlorine-free paper. The point I’m trying to make is that this magazine has taken a very literal approach to publishing in the nonprofit sector, and I think all of us wishing to do the same should take note.
The magazine focuses on everything from peace and justice, the planet, new economy, people power and happiness. These are not the typical headers you see in an online publication. The thing that makes this publication so unique is its use of solution-oriented language. It doesn’t dwell on the negatives of the issues surrounding our society; it focuses on the best way to fix them. While it produces editorial-style posts like these, it also does a great job of spotlighting both small and large organizations who are making a difference. They were founded by an expert in finance and the economy, so each article is based in facts and logic.
As someone who wants to go into the nonprofit industry yet also wants to make a career out of writing, publications like these are incredibly important. They exist to shine a light on productive ways to make our world a better place.