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Submit your name and email address, then check your inbox for an Idealist verification email and link.

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Applicant Tracker: A free tool for organizations on Idealist

For over 25 years, Idealist has been the go-to online resource for social-impact organizations in search of the best and brightest. And now, our free Applicant Tracker makes your search even easier.

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Highly qualified candidates

Our job seekers are mission-driven & have an average of 8 years of work experience.

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Our Applicant Tracker helps you streamline the hiring process.

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Support from real people

Our support team boasts a 97% approval rating and is here when you need them.


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Idealist is one of our go-to places to post open positions of all kinds. Our talent metrics tell us that it yields a mix of qualified, diverse candidates who have a desire to make an impact in the community.

Leaha Wynn, The Center for Effective Philanthropy

“I’ve found the majority of my jobs through Idealist. With every opportunity, you’re going to feel like you’re effecting change, and that’s what I think sets it apart from other job boards.”

Erin Burns, Director of Marketing Communications at Opportunity Fund, San Francisco, CA
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Find the right plan for you

Nonprofits; government agencies; recruitment firms; consultants/vendors to nonprofits; and for-profit businesses with a social mission, or those with roles in social impact, are all welcome to post on Idealist. Please learn more here.

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