Research and Publications

Read the latest research and thinking about encore

A Future of Purposeful Aging

Encore.org Executive Vice President, Jim Emerman, reflects on the future he envisions for people seeking purpose with social impact in their encore stage in this interview with LPN-Q, the quarterly journal of the Life Planning Network

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AN ENCORE OF SERVICE: EXPERIENCED AMERICANS HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH

National service for encore-stage adults is a robust (and replenishing) human resource that can improve lives, communities and society, according to Shirley Sagawa and John Bridgeland, Service Year Alliance President/CEO and Vice-Chairman, respectively.

Read their full report, “An Encore of Service: Experienced Americans Helping Vulnerable Youth.”

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The Encore Talent Impact Project: A Study of Encore Talent at Work

In 2015 Encore.org and six study partners surveyed nonprofit organizations that had used people in encore roles and asked about the kinds of impact they had observed and the personal characteristics of the individuals that might have contributed to that impact. The results – from volunteers to stipended roles, people in encores deliver unexpected types of impact across the board.

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Building Momentum for Encore Careers

Research trendlines since 2008 show broad appeal, rising interest and diminishing worries about the coming decades among people in midlife, according to national research by Encore.org and Penn Schoen Berland.

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Tips on Starting an Encore Program

Ten tips for launching successful encore efforts from innovators in nonprofits, local and regional collaborations, foundations and higher education.

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Innovations 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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Building an Encore Community: Lessons Learned from Maricopa County

A case study from Arizona, where the encore idea has taken firm root in the Phoenix metro area, demonstrating the full spectrum of encore programs in action.

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Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers

In this Harvard Business Review blog, Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman highlights the trend in higher education of universities who are beginning to respond to the desire of boomers for encore careers

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Changing Higher Education to Support Work/Life Transitions

Former Encore.org vice president Judy Goggin provides professionals involved in life planning with guidance on how to coach clients when thinking about going back to school for work/life transitions.

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ENCORE CAREERS: THE PERSISTENCE OF PURPOSE

Encore.org’s 2014 research shows that the encore career trend is re-emerging with new resilience as the economy recovers from the downturn. Millions of people continue to want to use their experience to address big problems in their communities, the country and the world.

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