Research and Publications

Featured Publications

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: HOW INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS CAN TRANSFORM OUR FUTURE

Two generations – children in need of support and adults who can provide it – fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. “Hidden in Plain Sight,” from the Stanford Center on Longevity, presents a compelling argument for collaboration across the generations.

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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.

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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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Featured Research

Selected Research from Encore.org

  • Read findings from the Encore Career Surveys.
  • Learn about the demand for and use of encore talent.
  • Discover what we know about entrepreneurship as an encore career.
  • Find out how public policy can accelerate the encore movement.

Tools for Encore Leaders

Encore Talent Works

The go-to resource for tapping encore-stage adults with the experience and drive to improve their communities, designed to help nonprofits, public agencies and social enterprises to develop successful new paid and unpaid encore roles.

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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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