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Old 03-28-2019, 06:49 AM
 
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My wife works in nonprofit fundraising in N. Virginia and we are considering a move to North Carolina. She has concerns about finding work in her field and isn't a risk-taker, so I nudge her on it. I think I could more easily find work myself if I had to but I work remotely currently. Which city in NC do you think would be best for her field? She is thinking Charlotte because it is bigger but I am not sure size alone determines opportunities. Which do you feel is the better city for her for work opportunities?
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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Raleigh is part of the very economically-integrated Triangle Region (which also includes Durham and Chapel Hill) which is is a metro are area of about the same size as Charlotte, so i don't think thats an issue.

I don't have any first hand knowledge, but my assumption would be that given Raleigh's status as the state capital, and with the presence of 3 large universities, the Triangle would offer more job availability.
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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If you do a job search with "Fundraising" with a 50 mile radius:

243 positions in Raleigh
249 in Charlotte

"Non profit" with a 50 mile radius:
55 positions in Raleigh
101 positions in Charlotte
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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Very very broad terms here. Non-profit sector runs the gamete as far as roles, organizations, areas of focus, etc.

The YMCA is the largest non-profit in the country and has tons of career-advancement opportunities in a wide variety of departments, areas of focus, and departments.... YMCA of the Triangle (my former employer) and YMCA of Greater Charlotte are both among the largest and fastest-growing Y associations in the country. Triangle hangs it's hat on Youth Development programs; Charlotte is a little more focused on aquatics/wellness.

So using raw numbers/employment opportunities. Either of the areas would be great options...it just depends on what you are looking for in the Non-profit career field.
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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Very very broad terms here. Non-profit sector runs the gamete as far as roles, organizations, areas of focus, etc.

The YMCA is the largest non-profit in the country and has tons of career-advancement opportunities in a wide variety of departments, areas of focus, and departments.... YMCA of the Triangle (my former employer) and YMCA of Greater Charlotte are both among the largest and fastest-growing Y associations in the country. Triangle hangs it's hat on Youth Development programs; Charlotte is a little more focused on aquatics/wellness.

So using raw numbers/employment opportunities. Either of the areas would be great options...it just depends on what you are looking for in the Non-profit career field.

I realize it's a broad field and admit I don't know much about the nonprofit world. She works in children's advocacy now but would be willing to expand her focus if she had to. The one thing she would not be interested in is university fundraising. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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My sister worked at NORD (rare disorders) in DC before moving back home to work at a couple non-profits locally in the Triangle. She had quite a few offers when she moved back though she ended up in Carrboro. Her second job wasn’t tied to the region however so probably isn’t helpful. My sense of it all is that there is no where quite like DC, but the internet has leveled the field quite a bit so there will be a job in either Charlotte or the Triangle.
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