Take Our Quiz | In Which Small City Should You Start Your Social-Impact Career?

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Most nonprofit and social-impact professionals know which major U.S. cities have the most nonprofit job opportunities. You’ll hear plenty about New York, D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta and the like, but what about the opportunities in smaller cities around the country?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average employment rate in the nonprofit sector continues to grow, boosting local economies and creating some interesting new small-city hubs for nonprofit professionals like you.

If you’re not quite sold on starting your career in a major city, consider the benefits of a small city; housing costs are often-times lower, neighbors more “neighborly,” commute times shorter, and life just a little bit slower. If you’re curious about which small towns are the best of the best when it comes to nonprofit career opportunities, check out this 2016 report released by Good Call.

Take our quiz to figure out which of these top small cities is the perfect small city for you and your budding social-impact career.

1. How often do you like to travel, and to where?

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    • Abdul Sattar
    • December 2, 2017

    I want some big assignment as a Team Leader to bring a big social change in the field of education, awareness campaign, social change, inter culture harmony. Please help

    • JoAnn Muir
    • January 6, 2018

    WOW These people who developed this quiz are east coasters, My ideal small city is in Wyoming, Idaho or Montana about 30-35,000 people.

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    • muralidhar
    • April 27, 2018

    iam interested in helping people materialy and spiritauly in developing harmoney and built a strong purposeful career

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      I like change more thing and I want to help my future and in my country and to make more development I have big career and big dream to increase my knowledge and my life help me.

    • Maureen
    • January 27, 2019

    These results couldn’t be farther from the truth. I wouldn’t live in Florida or south of Delaware for any amount of money.
    Maine would be my first choice. I would like to work on sustainability the environment and creating jobs

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