• Encore Network

    A resource for leaders and organizations in the encore movement

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Working Nationally and Locally

To engage encore talent in solving social problems

Encore Network organizations:

  • Help social-purpose organizations use encore talent
  • Help encore-seekers discover and connect with what’s next
  • Strengthen communities by engaging encore talent

Learn about the Network’s mission and goals and meet Network organizations.

Read newsletters and articles by Betsy Werley, Director of Network Expansion

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.



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

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News from the Field

Initiative Aims to Help L.A., Angelenos Age Well

The announcement this May of a major Los Angeles city and county initiative – Purposeful Aging Los Angeles – is […]

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Louisville Business First: Second Acts

New Leadership Louisville mentoring program taps business leaders to help nonprofits solve real-world challenges.

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The Encore Generation: Encore Innovation Fellow Beverly Burns

With a career spanning more than three decades, employment and labor attorney Beverly Burns knows what it’s like to reach […]

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Talk Back Florida — Great Ideas for Boomers: Your Encore and More

Bevan Rogel, director of Encore Tampa Bay, spotlights encore entrepreneurs in her talk on the encore stage of life.

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Encore Network in the News

How to Find the Ideal Place to Volunteer, Next Avenue

May 11, 2016

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Build capacity with encore talent, National Council of Nonprofits

May 10, 2016

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The Encore Career Movement Grows Up, Next Avenue

February 15, 2016

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How to avoid boredom and monotony in retirement, Chicago Tribune

January 18, 2016

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Featured Network Leader

David Garvey, Director of Encore!Hartford

David Garvey has over 15 years of experience as an advocate, researcher and education developer focused on the workforce needs of the nonprofit sector. David says his program is lowering unemployment among people over 50 while strengthening nonprofits in Connecticut.

Featured Network Organization

Encore Boston Network

In Boston, more than 50 organizations, leaders and specialists from various sectors have come together to advance the encore movement. The mission of Encore Boston Network is to strengthen communities in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts by engaging the talents of people in midlife and beyond. We envision a community in which people of all ages experience an enhanced quality of life.

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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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Got questions about the Encore Network?  Visit our FAQs page for answers. For more information, contact Betsy Werley, Director of Network Expansion at Encore.org, [email protected]