Thanks for your interest in writing for Idealist Careers! Our goal is to provide helpful, actionable advice for people who want to make changing the world their full-time gig.

Our content falls into two main categories: job search (how to find a job) and career and leadership development (how to succeed and grow in the job you have). We prefer writers who have worked, want to work, or currently work in the social sector (e.g. nonprofits, social enterprises, government, CSR). Please note that contributors are not paid and we keep external links to a minimum. We do not publish sponsored content. 

We love articles that address a specific problem with an interesting angle (so instead of “how to network” think of “how to network in a new city”). When crafting your pitch, write as though you are talking to one person and include helpful examples, to-dos, or action steps a reader can take.

Before pitching, please search our blog to see if we have written about your topic before. 

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