Tech Tip: U.S. cities are now metro areas

If your Team is in the United States, you may have noticed your name is different today.

We just updated the Team pages so that many cities across the U.S. are now organized by metropolitan area, which includes surrounding suburbs.

Why did we do this?


We noticed there were several one-member Teams close to cities with engaged Connectors, and we wanted to help those Teams of one connect with others nearby. This change most impacts suburban Teams who are now grouped into a single Metro Area Team.

We consolidated all existing Topics and Resources into the Area Teams, so anything you posted through the Idealist Network should still be available.

Note that when you search for a Team by location and it’s a part of a metro area, you’re directed to the Metro Area Team. For example: searching for Beaverton, a suburb of Portland, gets you to the Portland Area Team page:


We excluded a few cities because they are seriously buzzing with Connectors! These include NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, L.A., the Bay Area, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.

Tech Tip:

If you’d prefer to continue having a Team for your specific town, you can propose it at the bottom of the Team page. To be created, a proposed Team must have three additional members join you.

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Sara Jensen is a technical support representative at Idealist. Feel free to reach out to her if you need help or have questions:

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