Research and Publications

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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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DOING GOOD BY DOING WELL: ENCORE FELLOWS BUILD NONPROFITS’ CAPACITY TO SERVE CHILDREN AND YOUTH

To better understand how Encore Fellows deliver impact in the organizations in which they serve (usually 1000 hours over a one-year period in stipended roles to improve organizational capacity, Jacquelyn James, Co-director of the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, interviewed fellows, executive directors and other key staff at three organizations across the U.S. that worked on issues advancing the needs of children and youth. The study highlights commonalities among these three organizations in how both

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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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Second Acts in Prime Time: Helping Employees Transition to Post-retirement Careers

This Executive Action Report from The Conference Board and Encore.org shares new research on what companies are doing to support retiree transitions to next acts including encore careers.

This publication is jointly sponsored by The Conference Board and Encore.org. Please visit The Conference Board website at https://www.conference-board.org/ for more information or to download a copy of this report. You can also click here to contact The Conference Board directly with questions regarding TCB membership and services.

 

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MARSHALING ENCORE TALENT: MATCHING ENCORE OPPORTUNITIES WITH EXPERIENCED ADULTS

Although formal programs currently matching experienced adults with the need of youth are relatively small in scope and scale, this white paper, prepared for a conference sponsored by Encore.org, the Stanford Center on Longevity and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, argues that the potential is enormous.

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Encore Careers: An Unprecedented Opportunity – HR People & Strategy

Human resource professionals are taking notice of the immense human talent represented by the encore population as discussed in the premier journal for the field.

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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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New Roles, Few Rules: NonProfit Leaders Charting New Territory

New Roles, Few Rules, the third in a series of reports from the Life After Leadership Project, offers leaders who are leaving their executive positions a framework of hope for what their new life will look like without sugarcoating some of the risks and decisions along the way.

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The Leadership in Leaving

The Leadership in Leaving, the second in a series of reports from the Life After Leadership Project by the Building Movement Project, Civic Ventures, and Clohesy Consulting, is based on extensive interviews with long-term leaders age 50 and older. It focuses on how these leaders are making decisions about their future with the organizaton.

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The New Lifecycle of Work: Long-Term Nonprofit Leaders Prepare for Their Future

This report from an online survey of long-term nonprofit leaders age 55 conducted in early 2012 by the Building Movement Project, Civic Ventures, and Clohesy Consulting, finds that long-term nonprofit leaders looking to the future are surprisingly consistent about wanting new ways to continue meaningful work, in positions that offer more flexibility and less responsibility.

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