The Marshall Project, the Pulitzer-winning nonprofit media organization covering criminal justice, has hired David Dexter as its new senior development writer.
Dexter will lead and execute communications strategy for donor outreach, and also build and strengthen relationships with prospective and existing donors to The Marshall Project. His work will support The Marshall Project President Carroll Bogert, other key executives, and the fundraising team as they raise funds to support the organization. In his new role, he will report to Chief Development Officer Elizabeth Seuling.
Dexter joins The Marshall Project from The Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland, where he was a senior development writer and worked on proposals for major gifts, planned communications strategy for several multimillion-dollar giving campaigns, and supported frontline fundraising staff.
Prior to that, Dexter was a development writer for Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, a community-based health organization caring for 10,000 people without homes every year. There, he prepared fundraising appeals, event communications, and grant proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders to give more than $500,000 combined annually.
“I’m excited to continue my work in development at The Marshall Project, an organization I admire for the award-winning criminal justice news it produces,” Dexter said. “The Marshall Project's incredible reporting has been a great resource for me throughout much of my career, and I am proud to help further its mission.”
“We are over the moon that David is joining The Marshall Project. He will take on the critical function of communicating The Marshall Project’s work, impact, and future plans to our loyal donor base, as well as to potential new funders,” said Seuling.
Dexter’s first day with The Marshall Project will be June 16.