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You can change your email address (which is your username on Idealist) right in your account settings!

Before we get started: Are you new to Idealist but using a login set up by someone else at your organization? If so, you may want to create your own login and become an administrator instead. If you’ve forgotten your password entirely and can’t log in, find out how to reset your password.

To change the email address you log in with, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your account using your original email address and password. 

2. Click your name near the top right corner of the page, then click "Settings" in the dropdown menu under "My Account."

A screenshot of the Idealist website showing how to access account settings.

3. Update your email address, then click “Update Personal Information.” We’ll send a message to your updated email address asking you to confirm.

A screenshot of the Idealist website showing where to change your email and click "Update Personal Information."

4. Click the verification link in the email. You’ll be all set to use your new email address to log in to

If you don’t receive a verification email or are unable to access your account, please feel free to contact us!