Category Archives: Employment Industry News

Give new meaning to PDA this Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day can mean something different for everyone. Whether it be a candlelight dinner, an avalanche of chocolate, or a simple, sweet note from a friend, the theme remains the same: sharing love. This year, many organizations are bringing this message to a more public scale. Here’s a taste of […]

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What’s it like to work in a museum or volunteer with youth in Kenya? Let an Idealist tell you!


The Idealist community is a vibrant collection of individuals looking to make the world a better place. Want to learn more about them and introduce yourself? Just click on their photos and send a message!     Since 2006, Danielle’s worked at three different museums in Massachusetts, doing everything from […]

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Step by step: Barefoot College brings rural ideas to a global sphere


Thirty years ago, in the small northwest Indian village of Tilonia, a rundown tuberculosis sanatorium lay vacant—its collection of once-crowded buildings gathering sand and bleaching to white in the desert sun. Now, after an inspired rejuvenation, the 45-acre campus is home to one of the most successful education centers in the […]

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Discover hidden common interests with this new app


As part of the programs team at Idealist, I’m interested in obstacles to action—things that stand in our way when we want to do something to make the world a better place. One obstacle that we all face is that we have an incomplete picture of what the people around […]

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Start the year with these professional development opportunities


Photo credit: CollegeDegrees360, Creative Commons/Flickr Yes, it’s cliche, but January is the perfect time for resolutions, goal-setting, and making plans to better yourself throughout the year. Here are some events, webinars, and other activities of note to help you with your professional development this month. Job-Hunting Help. If you’re on […]

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We’re hiring web developers in Portland, OR!


Idealist Staff Idealist is a great place to work, largely because such great people work here. We’re currently hiring for three web development positions in our Portland, Oregon office, and we’re looking for—you guessed it—great candidates. If you’re a top-tier web developer or operations engineer who wants to join a […]

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Help Lisa help job seekers find new careers


An ongoing experiment: can our community’s collective brainpower help an idea become reality? Meet Lisa For Lisa Melendez, “local” means much more than where she buys her groceries or sees a movie. It’s a way of life, a way of connecting with others, a way of giving back. “I’m a […]

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Special event: 6 ways to rock your nonprofit career in 2013


We know that many members of our community are looking for ways to take their careers to the next level. To help, we’re co-sponsoring a free teleseminar with leadership experts Rosetta Thurman and  Trista Harris and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network to share tips and resources on how to take […]

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How a New York City teacher stays committed to social change


Photo via Jose Vilson Jose Vilson’s journey as an educator began during his senior year in college when, after leading a workshop on Cesar Chavez, he decided to forgo his intended career as a computer scientist and enter the field of teaching. According to a McKinsey study, 14 percent of […]

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Straight from the ATS: more data shows Indeed is the #1 source of hire


Newton Software, an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) used by small and medium-sized businesses, reported last week that Indeed provides its clients with more hires than any other site, accounting for nearly 30% of all hires. The Newton data supports findings from two other ATSes. Data published in 2012 by iCIMS […]

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