Resources 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 develop paid and volunteer encore roles. Learn about:

  • Benefits. Understand how encore talent boosts organizational capacity and delivers impact.
  • Getting started. Design effective encore engagements.
  • Proven approaches. Recruit and engage encore employees, consultants and skilled volunteers.
  • More information. Connect with experts, news and online resources.

Go to: toolkit.encore.org

Featured Resources

INNOVATIONS IN ENCORE: THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR ENCORE PROGRAM LEADERS

Examples of successful, on-the-ground encore programs, tips for getting started and information about the encore movement.

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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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ENCORE PROGRAM MAP AND DIRECTORY

A searchable map and directory of local encore programs in the United States.

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AN ENCORE OF SERVICE: EXPERIENCED AMERICANS HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH

The case for expanding national service for encore-stage adults to improve lives, communities and society

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Community Experience Partnership

Tools and resources from a six-year national initiative that mobilized older adults to drive community change.

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THE ENCORE TALENT IMPACT PROJECT: A STUDY OF ENCORE TALENT AT WORK

A study on the impact of people in encore roles, drawing on data from six nonprofit organizations that engage encore talent.

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Useful Links for Leaders

Encore Network

Connect with other leaders who are spearheading grassroots efforts to advance the encore movement.

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Encore Fellowships Network

Learn about Encore Fellowships and how to start, sponsor and operate an effective Encore Fellowship program.

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EncoreU

Discover how institutions of higher education are making their campuses and curricula encore-friendly.

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Encore Research and Publications

Read studies on the encore movement and articles for leaders interested in using encore talent to address community needs.

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Encore Career Handbook

This comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide includes stories, advice and toolkits for bringing the encore idea to your community. A great tool for coaches, too.

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Encore Leaders Conference

The premier gathering of the nation’s most passionate encore movement leaders from local communities, higher education, business, philanthropy, government, nonprofits and media.

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