I was delighted to speak to CNBC recently about how our Encore Fellowships are leading the way in a job market that’s suddenly hot for workers over 50. Fellowships provide under-resourced organizations with experienced talent at an affordable cost, while allowing Fellows to learn more about the nonprofit world. Here’s a teaser:

After more than two decades working as a top executive for major banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, Sefi Shliselberg, now 61, wanted to devote her time to a pursuit that contributed more to society. She became a fellow with the Girl Scouts of America in New York in October 2016 as director of business development. “It was a remarkable opportunity to have an impact and really transfer my for-profit skills into a nonprofit in a big way,” she said.

This month she’ll start working at Change For Kids, a nonprofit that provides resources to underserved New York City elementary schools. Katrina Huffman, Change for Kids’ executive director, said Encore fellows “have such an archive and wealth of information that nonprofits like ours can leverage. They can bring those skills to us and avoid pitfalls.”

Read the full story here at CNBC.

Published: March 20, 2018

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