• Encore Network

    A resource for leaders and organizations in the encore movement

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Working Nationally and Locally

To Advance the Encore Stage of Life

A world where midlife is being redefined as a longer period of active engagement and continued contribution needs new ways to envision this life stage and put this talent to work.

Encore Network organizations play a vital role by:

  • Helping social-purpose organizations use encore talent
  • Helping encore-seekers discover what’s next and connect with opportunities
  • Strengthening communities by engaging encore talent

Read more about the Network’s mission and goals.

Meet our Network member organizations.

For more information, contact Betsy Werley, Director, Network Expansion at Encore.org, [email protected]

If you are an individual looking to start your encore, visit our Encore Seekers page for more ideas.

News from the Field

Louisville Business First: Second Acts

New Leadership Louisville mentoring program taps business leaders to help nonprofits solve real-world challenges.

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The Encore Generation: Encore Innovation Fellow Beverly Burns

With a career spanning more than three decades, employment and labor attorney Beverly Burns knows what it’s like to reach […]

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Talk Back Florida — Great Ideas for Boomers: Your Encore and More

Bevan Rogel, director of Encore Tampa Bay, spotlights encore entrepreneurs in her talk on the encore stage of life.

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Five Tips for Engaging Boomer Volunteers

Boomers Leading Change in Health’s Barbara Raynor shares best practices to engage skilled encore talent.

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Encore Network in the News

How to avoid boredom and monotony in retirement, Chicago Tribune

January 18, 2016

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Florida Matters: Changing Gears Mid-Career, WUSF Public Media

September 22, 2015

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Encore Workshops in Tampa Bay, FL, Tampa Bay Times

A report on Encore Tampa Bay’s “What’s Next?” workshops, helping residents define new directions, Oct 20, 2014

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How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit, New York Times

This NY Times piece features a graduate of Encore!Hartford’s fellowship program, Mar 17, 2014

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Featured Network Leader

David Garvey, Director of Encore!Hartford

David Garvey has over 15 years of experience as an advocate, researcher and education developer focused on the workforce needs of the nonprofit sector. David says his program is lowering unemployment among people over 50 while strengthening nonprofits in Connecticut.

Featured Network Organization

Encore Boston Network

In Boston, more than 50 organizations, leaders and specialists from various sectors have come together to advance the encore movement. The mission of Encore Boston Network is to strengthen communities in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts by engaging the talents of people in midlife and beyond. We envision a community in which people of all ages experience an enhanced quality of life.

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In Encore

The essential resource for those interested in harnessing the energy, experience and talent of millions of people in their “encore” stage of life. Read how the encore movement started, and get tips and success stories from encore leaders.

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