*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time work, at least initially on a volunteer basis. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.* This is a remote-from-home position.* Rock-solid minimum 6 months commitment required.Are you passionate about making a difference? Are you excited about the opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? WhoWhatWhy is seeking an experienced Donor Relationships Manager (our version of an account manager) to help us build and oversee a dedicated team of fundraisers. This individual will be responsible for owning a roster of donor accounts, creating an engagement strategy around each donor, monitoring progress and tracking monthly targets to ensure the organization meets its fundraising goals.If you are seeking a dynamic role that combines the most exciting aspects of sales with the impact of a journalism nonprofit doing important work in the public interest, this is an excellent opportunity for you!Who We AreBefore you decide to apply, make sure the WhoWhatWhy mission resonates with you. You’ll quickly see that we’re a credible response to the raging debate over whether the news is “fake” or not, publishing agenda-free research and bracingly fresh analysis. At WhoWhatWhy, we approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions. Call us naive to believe such fearlessness is possible, but we believe this is the essence of true journalism.And because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that we’re looking for volunteers – skilled volunteers. Yes, we’re a nonprofit that wasn’t funded by a zillionaire. Yes, we decline to accept corporate ads. Yes, we currently have a tiny budget and simply don’t have the capacity for many paid positions. However, anyone who can help us significantly improve our fundraising can expect to move toward compensation over time. ResponsibilitiesLead strategic brainstorms regarding fundraising initiatives and new prospect outreachManage and track a roster of 10+ major donor accounts to increase gift amount and close yearly opportunitiesContinuously monitor donor activity in our Salesforce database to stay on top of regular outreach Create effective action plans for holistic donor outreach and delegate email and phone correspondence to a team of fundraisers Document best practices and create new training tools that will assist fundraisers and researchers with identifying and cultivating donor relationshipsLiaise cross-functionally with other departments to ensure programmatic success of fundraising eventsQualifications Strong manager and leader who is extremely organized and driven; ability to work without close supervisionPrior experience in media/news nonprofit fundraising work or nonprofit donor cultivation management experience are helpfulAbility to grasp and articulate WhoWhatWhy’s product, mission, and serviceHave strong people skills and be able to provide leadership and inspirationPerksChannel your passion by sharing it with a team of like-minded professionalsLearn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organizationDevelop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectoryMove gradually to compensation based on generated resultsDo amazing work on a flexible, part-time basisHave fun while you make a difference Expectations You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum of 10-15 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack, email, and Zoom. All volunteers are required to attend standing department meetings (weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and respond to Slack conversations and emails on a daily basis. If this sounds like something you can commit to, we’d like to hear from you.To Apply We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to . You should confirm your understanding that this will be, at least initially, a volunteer position. Thanks!