About Idealist

Idealist is a cloud-based platform designed to help non-profits, government organizations, and recruitment agencies create custom business profiles, post jobs and internship opportunities, and discover and hire interested candidates or volunteers.

The platform enables organizations to get displayed in relevant searches by categorizing their listings under various job function terms such as social work, counselling, advocacy, fundraising, events, and more. It reviews and detects issues in posted content using automated filters and allows employees to flag problems via the report button. Job seekers can receive email alerts for new openings based on interests as well as delete or unsubscribe from any alert. Organizations can also create directory profiles using logos, images, videos, marketing copy, and application requirements and connect with various graduate school programs for recruitment.

It offers integration with the third-party platform Greenhouse, letting users share, view, and manage jobs on the Idealist job board automatically. Staffing agencies can also use the blind listings functionality to advertise jobs anonymously for contracting organizations.


Business size



United States

Supported Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish


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Total features of Idealist: 20

  • Advertising Management
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Auto-Matching
  • Categorization
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Review
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Notifications
  • Filtered Views
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Application Management
  • Opportunity Management
  • Password Management
  • Personalized Profiles
  • Recruitment Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Login
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integration



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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Other for Free Trial
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Reviewed on 2020/12/17

I've used Idealist as a job seeker and as an employer and highly recommend for any nonprofit...

I've used Idealist as a job seeker and as an employer and highly recommend for any nonprofit professional.


Idealist is one of the best site for job listings in the nonprofit sector. It's the go-to job board nonprofit employers and employees.


I don't have a ton of complaints. Sometimes creativity is needed when searching job terms, but all in all it's a straightforward and helpful platform.

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Idealist offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

Idealist is offered across two pricing plans available on per listing and location basis. Jobs: $95 (Nonprofits & Government Agencies), $125 (Recruiters & Social Enterprises) Internships: $25 (Nonprofits & Government Agencies), $35 (Recruiters & Social Enterprises)

We do not have any information about Idealist features

Idealist has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Idealist supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Idealist supports the following devices:


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Idealist offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support

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