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Looking Through an ‘Opportunity Lens’ to See Older Adults’ Potential

How three youth-serving organizations do it to find volunteers and staff While he was in his 90s, my grandfather packed a bag, got on an Amtrak train in Boston and came to see me in Philadelphia. A few hours after his arrival, he installed a mini-art installation in my vestibule, attended a Picasso exhibit at […]

Wanted: New Voices from New Places!

The Encore Public Voices Project gives 20 diverse leaders the opportunity to develop their thinking and writing on purpose and engagement in the encore years.

Choosing Happiness At Any Age

A Conversation with John Leland John Leland has been everywhere with his latest book, Happiness is Choice We Make: Lessons From a Year Among the Oldest Old. You may have listened to the Terry Gross interview, read one of his New York Times articles, or run across a review somewhere else. I’m late to the party on this one, […]

A Prize Without Losers? That’s the Plan.

About five years ago, Kevin Starr offered a searing critique of the social sector prize-industrial complex in his piece, Dump the Prizes. Prizes, particularly crowdsourced ones, waste too much of everyone’s time, he wrote, rewarding novelty and distracting people from the programs that produce real impact.  Our organization recently launched a new prize, and we wrestled […]

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