Encore Network Organizations

Members of the Encore Network

AARP Experience Corps (AZ, CA, CT, DC, IL, IN, MA, MD,

AARP Experience Corps trains and mobilizes older adults to help children in first through third grade learn to read.

Age-Friendly Portland (OR)

AgeFriendly Portland is part of the WHO Network of AgeFriendly Cities, committed to creating a community where people of all ages are engaged and respected, where aging is embraced and the contributions of all individuals are recognized.

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (National)

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a national organization dedicated to achieving a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families.

The Alliance works for transformational change by representing and supporting its network of hundreds of nonprofit human-serving organizations across North America as they translate knowledge into best practices that improve their communities.

Aspiranet (CA)

Aspiranet is one of California’s largest social service agencies, with family support programs in 40 rural, urban and suburban locations. A leading innovator in the encore movement, Aspiranet has a long history of building an intentionally intergenerational workforce, testing encore ideas, being an early adopter of encore-focused programs and bringing thought leadership to the field of engaging encore talent.

Boomerang Giving (National)

Boomerang Giving is a national movement of Baby Boomers who dare to imagine the impact we can make as a generation if Boomers with the means to reinvest some or all of our senior discount savings back into our communities through charities we each choose ourselves.

Business Consultants for Non-Profits (MI)

Business Consultants for Non-Profits (BCNP) is a nonprofit serving metro-Detroit’s nonprofit community through the volunteer consulting of business professionals, both retired and active. BCNP provides assistance in board strengthening, strategic and business planning and other capacity building services.

Boomers Leading Change in Health (CO)

Boomers Leading Change in Health (BLCiH) is a ground-breaking, grassroots effort dedicated to improving the health of, and increasing access to health care for, individuals and families across the seven-county metropolitan Denver area.

Business Consultants for Non-Profits (BNCP)

Business Consultants for Non-Profits (BCNP) is a nonprofit serving metro-Detroit’s nonprofit community through the volunteer consulting of business professionals, both retired and active. BCNP provides assistance in board strengthening, strategic and business planning and other capacity building services.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (OH)

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence promotes business volunteerism and fosters excellence in nonprofit organizations.

Challenge Factory (U.S. and Canada - Binational)

Challenge Factory is a leader in workforce transformation solutions that address changing demographics. We are research- and analytics-based, offer experiential career programs and innovative talent management solutions for organizations with aging workforces.

Coming of Age (CA, DE, FL, IL, KS, MD, MO, NY, PA, TX)

Coming of Age is a Philadelphia-based national initiative that helps people aged 50+ to explore their futures, promotes connection and contribution among people 50+ and builds stronger nonprofits and communities.


Community Experience Partnership (National)

Launched in 2006 as a national initiative of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Community Experience Partnership (CEP) worked collaboratively with nine community foundations across the country to research, test, evaluate and document new strategies for increasing older adults’ involvement in communities and social-impact issues such as early childhood education and homelessness.

Conscious Aging Alliance (Multiple U.S. cities)

The Conscious Aging Alliance is a network of 12 organizations, with a wide variety of approaches, sharing the common purpose of supporting the emotional and spiritual growth of people as they age, based on the importance of ongoing personal growth in life’s later chapters as critical to personal fulfillment and effective contribution to society.

Conscious Elders Network (Multiple U.S. Cities)

The Conscious Elders Network (CEN) is a budding movement of vital elders, dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing the demanding challenges facing our country. We work inter-generationally for social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and sound governance.

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (National)

CSW catalyzes nationwide transformative change in education, economic and workforce development through research and action

The Dayton Foundation (OH)

The Dayton Foundation’s Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative engages highly skilled, older adults to help nonprofits solve major social issues in the Dayton region.

Discovering What's Next (MA)

A program of ESC of New England, Discovering What’s Next offers ideas, resources and a community of peers to people over 50 as they seek a stronger sense of purpose in their work, social service engagement in their communities and balance in their lives.

Encore Boston Network (MA)

Encore Boston Network brings together organizations and individuals who share an interest in accelerating the adoption of encore as a community norm in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts.

Encore Career Network (OH)

The Encore Career Network draws upon the expertise, passion and talents individuals age 50+ have gained over their career to assist nonprofit and government agencies through paid part-time positions.

Encore!Hartford (CT)

Encore!Hartford prepares seasoned corporate-sector professionals who have been displaced or downsized for managerial roles in Connecticut’s nonprofit sector.

Encore Tampa Bay (FL)

Encore Tampa Bay creates pathways, programs, policies and resources to create encore careers and builds awareness for community/business leaders and organizations about the potential and windfall of encore talent in the Tampa Bay community.

Executive Service Corps - U.S. (CA, CO, FL, IL, IN and more)

 ESC-US supports ESC affiliates and raises national awareness of the value and sustainable impact of the ESC model.


ESC of New England (MA, RI)

ESC of New England provides highquality, capacity-building consulting and related services through a cadre of more than 150 experienced volunteers from business and professional careers. It also runs the Boston-area Encore Fellows program and the Discovering What’s Next program.

Experience Matters (AZ)

Experience Matters connects the dots between people who want social-purpose opportunities and the organizations and institutions that can benefit from experienced adults’ time and talents.

Fierce with Age (National, Headquartered in TN)

Fierce with Age is an organization for individuals who view aging as a spiritual path. Headed by Dr. Carol Orsborn, it offers retreats, gatherings and a free monthly online “Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality.”

HomeShare Vermont (VT)

HomeShare Vermont improves lives and communities by bringing northwest Vermonters together to share homes. Its tailored matching services rely on skilled volunteers for initial matches and ongoing support.


Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest (OR, WA)

JV EnCorps, an ecumenical program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for value-centered service, community and spiritual formation for older adults committed to social and ecological justice.

Life by Design NW at Portland Community College CLIMB Center

Life by Design NW empowers people 50+ to find their passion and purpose through intentional life-planning, entrepreneurship and self-discovery. We inspire individuals in navigating life’s transitions.

Life Planning Network (CA, MA, MD, VA, and national)

The Life Planning Network is a community of professionals and organizations from diverse disciplines dedicated to helping people navigate the second half of life.

National Older Worker Career Center (Recruitment offices in VA, TX, CO; placements in 35 states)

The National Older Worker Career Center provides experienced workers using cost-effective, flexible, innovative and contemporary staffing options for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Midlife Ventures (IL)

Midlife Ventures serves and empowers the growing market of individuals 50+ through programs and services for pursuing new careers, old dreams, educational goals, volunteer service activities and community connections.

National Executive Service Corps (CT, NJ, NY)

NESC makes a meaningful contribution to our communities by strengthening the management of nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies through high-quality, affordable consulting services in the New York City metropolitan area.

Next Chapter Kansas City (KS)

Next Chapter Kansas City, Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, KS, is a community collaborative developing opportunities for persons  50+ who are exploring meaningful options for work, service and learning in the next chapter of life.

The Oasis Institute (CA, DC, MO, IN, NM, NY, TX, plus partners in 50 cities)

The Oasis Institute is a national nonprofit organization that promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement roles such as Intergenerational Tutoring.

Operation ABLE (MI)

Operation Able provides marketresponsive programs to meet the employment needs of mature individuals along their career paths, to promote lifelong learning among individuals, businesses and government and to assist the employer community in developing a competent workforce.

Pace University Encore Transition Program (NYC)

The Pace Encore Transition Program helps adults in midlife and beyond transition from primary careers to an encore career. Consisting of three in-person workshops and an online component, the 12-hour evening program helps transitioners reprocess their skills for fulfilling encore careers in the nonprofit sector. Whether full- or part-time, project-based, paid or volunteer,  encore careers provide the opportunity for adults to use their talent and experience for the greater good in organizations addressing important social needs. Details and application are on the website.

Project Renewment (CA, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD)

Project Renewment is a book, forum and movement for women 55+ to create a future of meaning, growth and contribution.

ReServe (FL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, WI)

ReServe matches experienced professionals age 55+ with modestly paid part-time service assignments in nonprofits and public institutions.

Roomates 4 Boomers (national)

Roommates 4 Boomers is a roommate matching site for women 50 and older. Whether you have a home to share or you’re looking for a place to call home, Roommates4Boomers can help you find the ideal shared housing situation.

RSVP (Multiple U.S. Cities)

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over to use established skills and talents or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within local communities.  


SHiFT is a community for people in Minneapolis and St. Paul who are navigating midlife transitions. SHIFT helps its members create pathways to meaningful, sustainable lives through workshops, facilitated conversations, skill-building opportunities and networking.

Transforming Life After 50 – Public Libraries and Boomers (CA and a growing national network)

Transforming Life After 50, a California-based initiative, prepares public libraries to better serve as cornerstone institutions to engage midlife adults for productive aging.

The Transition Network (CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, and VA)

The Transition Network is a nonprofit that creates inclusive communities for women 50+ in personal or professional transitions who are seeking new connections, resources and opportunities to grow and contribute.

United Way of Central New Mexico - Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NM)

As a program of the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM), the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) strengthens the capacity of nonprofits in New Mexico so they can more effectively achieve their missions.

VITAL (The Visionary Institute for Total Ageless Living) (MD, DC, VA)

VITAL, The Visionary Institute for Total Ageless Living, provides age-friendly options for living, learning and working to maintain and enhance the vitality of the 50+ population.

Vital Aging Network (CO, MN, WA)

Vital Aging Network (VAN) promotes self-determination, civic engagement and personal growth for people as they age, through education, leadership development and opportunities for connection.