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Applicant Tracker: Our free applicant management tool, tailor-made for nonprofits

Since 1995, Idealist has connected mission-driven job seekers with social-impact organizations. Now, we're making that process even easier.

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A simple solution for all your recruitment needs

Applicant tracking systems can be overwhelming, cumbersome, and expensive. That's why we've designed a free, flexible, and easy-to-use alternative, specifically for organizations like yours.

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Streamlined

Job, internship, and volunteer opportunity seekers apply directly to your listing. No more clutter in your inbox!

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Comprehensive

Use your dashboard to track active candidates, application materials, and activity. No apps to download, no new platforms to learn, no extra logins to manage.

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Responsive

You’ll be notified as soon as new applications are received, and you can view all of the relevant information in one place.


Applicants fill in their information, upload materials and additional documents, and send completed applications directly to you—all without leaving your listing.

Review your applicants in one place, screen them out or move them to the next stage, and leave notes for your team.

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Understanding the reach of your listing is key. That's why Applicant Tracker provides the resources to help you monitor your progress.


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Listing view numbers

A comprehensive assessment of your application data that allows you to track conversion rates.

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Candidate tracking

To-the-minute updates on every active applicant across all of your listings.

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Notes and comments

Centralize applicant assessments with notes on your dashboard, keeping relevant information together.

We do our thing so you can do yours

Our goal has always been to connect you with the best, brightest, most qualified candidates. Now applicant tracking is available right on our site, and making those connections is quicker and easier than ever.

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Have questions or need help getting started? Contact our Community Support Team for personalized guidance from our product experts.