Help Center

February 5, 2021

Sitewide enhancements

Skills Engine

  • Added a Recommended opportunities tab to the landing page for signed in users. This tab displays the first six recommended opportunities that match a user based on their profile (skills and biography) and the skills on an opportunity.
  • Added a Good, Better and Best indicator to matching opportunities. This helps a user know how well an opportunity matches their profile.
  • Updated the search results default to sort by Profile match.
  • Added a new Profile match filter on the search page to filter opportunities by good, better, and best match.
  • Removed completed opportunities from skills search filters to improve system performance


  • Added a new toggle to the community attribute page so community managers can determine where applicant lists will display for all signed in users for opportunities posted in the community.
  • Added a new Ambassador badge to award users who are proactive supporters of Open Opportunities. The badge will display in the profile.
  • Made the location field required on the Create opportunity page for in-person opportunities.
  • Updated the series filter to show all series in a list.
  • Updated help center links to reflect new help center navigation.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed several 508 compliance issues.
  • Limited the mm/dd/yyyy fields to 2 or 4 characters respectively.
  • Removed special characters appearing in some emails.
  • Updated a help link on the home page to open in a new window.
  • Resolved issue with emails going to participants email instead of federal email.
  • Resolved issues with mobile display of series on communities and community attribute page.