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How do I create, edit, or delete Email Alerts?

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To save a search as an Email Alert, just click the "Create Email Alert" button at the top of your search results!

You'll need to be logged in to Idealist to create an Email Alert. If you don't have an account already, Sign Up now!


To create an Email Alert, Log In to Idealist and conduct a search by selecting what type of opportunity you're looking for (e.g. jobs, internships, etc.) and typing in a keyword and/or location. You can further narrow down your search, using the filters on the left side of your results.

Once you’re satisfied with the results in the list, click on the Create Email Alert button at the top of your search results.

A screenshot of the Idealist website showing where to click Create Email Alert


To access a full list of your saved searches, Log In and click your name in the upper right corner of any page. Then, select Email Alerts from the drop down menu. You can also access your saved searches, listings and organizations by navigating to the "My History" section of your Dashboard.

A screenshot of the Idealist website how to access Email Alerts from your Account Settings.


To edit an Email Alert, navigate to your list of Email Alerts then click on the specific alert you'd like to edit. This will recreate the search on our site allowing you to adjust the search criteria. Click the Create Email Alert button to create the new alert. Your original search will remain saved, but you can delete this if you'd like.


To delete a specific Email Alert, navigate to your list of alerts then click on Cancel to the right of the search. You'll see a message at the top of the page confirming "You have removed your email alert."

A screenshot of the Idealist website showing how to Cancel an Email Alert

You can always unsubscribe from any of our Alerts and emails using the links at the bottom of the email we sent you. This doesn't require you to login or know your password.

For more information on Email Alerts, check out our other articles:

If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know!

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