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Action Without Borders, Inc. dba, Idealist and Idealist.org Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/11/2014: Action Without Borders, Inc. dba, Idealist and Idealist.org

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: ACTION WITHOUT BORDERS INC

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AKA  Idealist
New York, NY
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Action Without Borders, Inc. dba, Idealist and Idealist.org Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/11/2014: Action Without Borders, Inc. dba, Idealist and Idealist.org

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: ACTION WITHOUT BORDERS INC

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Also Known As: Idealist
Physical Address: New York, NY 10001 
EIN: 13-3836763
Web URL: www.idealist.org 
NTEE Category: J Employment, Job Related
J99 Employment, Job Related N.E.C.
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S20 Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement
None
Ruling Year: 1995 


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Mission Statement

Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $5,185,869
Total Expenses $4,927,974

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Leadership

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Mr. Ami Dar

Term:

Since 1995

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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Programs

Program: Idealist.org (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$4,130,217
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

On its website, Idealist.org ("Idealist"), the Organization maintains the most popular English language directory of nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on the web. Over 90,000 organizations have created profiles on Idealist where they post their services, jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and events. Presently, over 550,000 individuals have created profiles on the site (with hundreds joining every day), and hundreds of thousands opt to receive free email alerts when new listings are posted that match their areas of interest and geographic location. All of these services are also available in Spanish (www.idealistas.org) and French (www.idealiste.org). The Organization launched a new pilot program in 2014, consisting of a growing network of volunteers who want to help people in their communities identify the issues they care about, find answers and solutions, and begin to take action. Alongside the thousands of nonprofit jobs that are posted on Idealist, the Organization provides free online tools for career assessment and self-knowledge, including a career blog, and a resource center. In addition, the Organization helps prospective graduate students make informed decisions about whether to pursue a degree and how to select a school that will best suit their needs. In 2013, the Organization hosted 18 Graduate Degree Fairs in cities across the United States, where representatives of graduate degree programs could meet with thousands of prospective students face-to-face. On the website, the Organization also provides a free Graduate Education Resource Center, with profiles of specific degrees "for the public good," videos and podcasts about admissions and financial aid, and more.

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Sites available in multiple languages

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Idealist recognizes that there are millions of individuals and organizations around the world wanting and working to transform their communities for the better. Lack of information about available resources and services as well as a lack opportunities for action and collaboration often prevent people and groups from realizing this transformation.   Idealist exists to create opportunities for individuals and organizations to find each other in order to strengthen their services, fulfill their own missions, and put their beliefs into action.
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