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Mailings Team Volunteers

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible employment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you're only looking for paid work.*

Do you excel at creating content to entice and inform potential donors at nonprofits? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking to build a team of mailings strategists who will craft, schedule and manage our communications with prospects as we develop new reporting initiatives and grow bigger. You will be responsible for working within a team to make all aspects of donor communications smoother.

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.

In your cover letter, at the top, write "Mencken."


  • Proven experience in marketing and development
  • The ability to craft compelling, creative donor materials and a unique understanding of how we must communicate our mission to new prospects 
  • The ability to work independently, in a virtual team environment
  • A creative mindset, good organizational skills and initiative 


  • Design and execute messages to donors across different platforms like email and social media 
  • Understand how we can best brand ourselves to reach new prospects 
  • Schedule and manage donor communication initiatives
  • Work with marketing and development team members to satisfy all aspects of donor outreach
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