Over the past three years, nonprofit publisher Grist has more than doubled annual revenues, while investing in editorial talent and increasing staff size. CEO Brady Walkinshaw discusses Grist’s revenue mix, membership growth and editorial strategy – including how the team is addressing the pandemic and protests.
“Say it! Say the word!” In a church basement in Philadelphia, a Women’s Ministry group is meeting to discuss an upcoming fundraiser. After a few minutes of conversation, the group’s leader points her finger at one of the attendees and yells, “Come on, say it!” “Say what?” the suddenly shy woman asks with a smirk. “Say the word!” “OK, fine … ” she finally concedes. “V … a … g … i … n … a!” With that, the other women raise a prolonged note like a heavenly choir that trails off into a fit of laughter. And the church’s male pastor, who really