If you visit Idealist frequently and get tired of entering the same criteria into the search bar every time, our site re-launch brings some new features for you: now you can save your searches and take advantage of our revamped free daily Email Alerts.
If you’re logged in, you can run a search, then click “Save this search” on the left side of the results page. Name your search if you like (e.g. “Internships in NYC” or “Volunteering ideas for 2011″), and come back anytime to view updated results with just one click.
To take it a step further, you can get the results of saved searches delivered directly to your inbox. Just sign up for an Email Alert after saving the search. You’ll get a nightly digest email from us with up to 100 of the latest listings that match your search criteria. You can save as many searches as you like, and get separate Email Alerts for each of them.
If after a few days you don’t receive any matching listings, your search criteria may be too specific. To make changes to the criteria in your Saved Search, start by running the search, then add or remove filters and save the results as a new search. Once you’re satisfied with the new one, just delete or turn off the old one.
You can also temporarily disable alerts, or delete them. Just go to the Manage page to do this.
Already a subscriber? The search parameters on the new site might not match your old Alerts precisely. To make sure, you may want to log in and update your Saves Searches. Please contact us if you need any help with this.