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Fundraising Outreach Specialist

*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.*

Do you have experience crafting email appeals for media organizations, or regarding current affairs and politics? Our nonprofit, quickly growing news organization, dedicated to honestly getting to the bottom of the great issues of our time, seeks qualified Donor Communications Coordinators to help us prepare messages to prospective donors, explaining our work and why it is so timely and urgent.

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.


  • Proven experience in donor communications for nonprofits
  • The ability to work in a virtual team environment
  • Newsroom experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • A creative mindset


  • Craft email, phone, and written letter appeals that explain WhoWhatWhy's varying projects and why they need support 
  • Understand WhoWhatWhy's mission and message 
  • Work well with different team members to satisfy different aspects of working with prospects
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