Our mission is to help you connect with other idealists - people who want to do good - as well as organizations, resources, and ideas so you can take action on your good intentions. Use the app to:
1. Explore the map to find idealists around the world.
2. Search people by interests, location, and more so you can connect and act whenever you are.
3. Develop your own profile and view others’ profiles to connect around things you may have in common.
4. Access everything Idealist online has to offer
5. View people near you so that you can take action in your own community.
App Website: http://idealistapp.org
Jobs Website: http://idealist.org
- Expanded profile to now include interests, schools, organizations, groups, and more.
- Ability to bookmark people
- User interface improvements
- Various bug fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Not awful, but not far from it.
Their focus is certainly on the social aspect of the site, which I’ve never used. Like many, I downloaded to aid in my job search. It works for that. How well it works, however, depends on who you ask.
It’s not terribly intuitive. In fact, at times, it seems purposefully confusing. In order to see the jobs and volunteering opportunities you have to scroll to the bottom and tap an unlabeled button. Why they thought this was a good idea, I do not know. Next comes the part I find most baffling, if not a bit infuriating. After tapping the unlabeled button and clicking “jobs - internships - organizations” you’re taken to a section where you can choose one of the three. The buttons are lined up at the bottom. The order of the buttons is randomized. Why. WHY is it randomized? When the page first loads, it will load in the order it appeared in the last time you visited. A millisecond later, it shuffles. So I’ve accidentally clicked the wrong thing many times.
Apart from the strange decisions they’ve made with the UI/UX, it’s functional. You can search, the filters work well, etc etc. I feel a bit bad complaining about a free app that is genuinely helpful, but what the heck are these people thinking?
Google login flow doesn’t work/make sense
Log in with Google -> Continue -> sign into Google account -> Error message “We’ve unified login...”
Developer Response ,
Hello. If you have logged in with multiple methods (ie, Direct login once, Facebook once, and then Google another time) you'll need to link your accounts on your idealist.org profile at www.idealist.org. Go to your personal settings at idealist.org website -> Linked Accounts and add your Google account. This bug has been fixed in our version, 2.4. Thank you for reaching out. Best, Idealist
A Veritable Beacon in the Not-for-Profit World
The utility of Idealist’s goal—to connect idealists to one another—can only become realized if more of us use this platform. I have networked on this app/website and and made lasting connections that will support our cause in future efforts to organize and effect change. But these lasting connections are too few. You’ve heard and/or read this before: people power. Download, rate, and, please, share this tool.
If you only use Idealist to search for work, internships, or volunteer opportunities: you will underutilize the platform but find what you seek. I accepted an offer for the first job that actually means something to me via an application submitted on this platform.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.