Stir to Action is a community organisation that publishes a quarterly magazine, runs workshop programmes and short courses, produces how-to resources for setting up co-operatives and community enterprises, commissions original artwork and facilitates social economy start-ups.
The best magazine on the commons out there.
—Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation
STIR magazine is filled with so much that matters for the future, that it was a real find. My day job is heading the Plunkett Foundation, which brings co-operative solutions to rural communities, and STIR is exploring the issues that, looking ahead, will matter to all communities and to the most forward thinking now.
—Peter Couchman, Plunkett Foundation
Stir To Action is proof of the remarkable things a small group of passionate people can achieve when they put their minds to the grindstone.
—Robert MacFarlane, Author
In a world crowded with opinions but often empty of hope, STIR magazine is essential reading. You won't find its combination of provocative theory and practical example anywhere else. I'm yet to finish an edition of STIR without changing the way I see the world.
—Anna Laycock, Finance Innovation Lab
Stir is fast becoming the house magazine of the cooperative commons
movement. Each issue brings together serious and authoritative editorial
on a wide range of UK and international subjects. It's a must-read.
—Sion Whellens, Calverts Co-operative
Stir Magazine is deeply informative, radically inspiring and totally damn beautiful. This is what I want the future to look like.
—Brett Scott, Author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance
Is director of Stir To Action, which runs workshops and short courses on the new economy, and editor of STIR magazine, a quarterly publication promoting community-led change. He is a facilitatorsupporting new start-ups through crowdfunding, project facilitation and legal registration. He speaks on the new economy and is a founding member of the Young Co-operators Network.firstname.lastname@example.org
Is trained as a magazine journalist, once worked for Al Gore’s Current TV, and is now a communications professional. She helps with combing our content for grammatical errors and misplaced punctuation.
She also works as design studio manager at Crowdfunder.
Is a director of the CIC Learn to lead which supports communities to self-organise in response to local and societal issues and work together via co-production. He is a design graduate interested in applying design skills and methodologies to increase the impact of social organisations.
You can become a Friend of STIR for £40 a year. For this you receive a subscription, allowing us to print our quarterly magazine but also run workshops and short courses to build community resilience, and produce campaigns and events for the co-operative movement.
Get STIR magazine stocked at your local shop, university or library – and receive a special tote bag as a gift!
Run a magazine stall at a festival or book fair.
If you're interested or got an idea, contact email@example.com
We're always looking to collaborate with other organisations to make things happen, so send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to work with us on a project.