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Development Strategist

*Right now, WhoWhatWhy is only offering volunteer positions with the possibility of compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are not willing to volunteer with us for this role.*

Are you a big picture thinker with experience helping nonprofits grow and change their development departments?WhoWhatWhy invites a gregarious, values-driven individual to join our growing pro-bono family as a Development Strategist. We’ll immerse you in a dynamic startup environment where you will get hands-on experience making things happen.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email.  All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.


  • Manage and strategize around all aspects of development, from donor communications to budgeting and goals
  • Coordinate a growing development team to handle tasks efficiently and in a structured way
  • Understand how to take our development to the next level 
  • Manage the creation of donor marketing materials and campaigns working with the campaign manager, creative, development and public relations


  • Proven experience managing and growing development at other nonprofits 
  • Great communications skills
  • The ability to work in a team to solve problems and find solutions 
  • Copywriting and creative experience is a plus



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