Encore Fellowships

Matching skilled, seasoned professionals
with social sector organizations in
high-impact, paid assignments.

How Encore Fellowships Work

The Encore Fellowships program achieves impact with a proven formula that connects the interests and know-how of four key players:

Experienced, skilled professionals interested in working in the social sector in high-impact, paid assignments

Social sector organizations with budget and identified need for experienced talent

Organizations that recruit and rigorously match encore talent to achieve impact

Corporations, foundations or agencies that fund some Encore Fellowships

Encore Fellows Get Results

Since 2009, thousands of Encore Fellows have provided over 2 million hours of service, at a fraction of their market value, contributing the equivalent of more than $200 million to not-for-profit organizations in over 50 metropolitan areas.

How to Find an Encore Fellowship Program

Encore Fellowship opportunities are available through:
Regional programs in 8 states and 23 metropolitan areas
Sponsored programs operated in partnership with corporations, foundations and others

“Encore Fellowships are a bold and timely idea that wows us . . . the kind of innovative thinking that can transform lives and change our world.”


{Re-}Introducing Myself

After a year at the helm of the Encore Fellowships team, Anne Kirwan left Encore.org to pursue her next challenge. Anne left the program in great shape with exciting new opportunities in place and on the horizon. I speak for the entire EFN community in wishing her the...

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2018 Highlights From the EFN Team

As the days shorten and we near the end of the year, we have much to be thankful for in 2018. Here at Encore, we are still basking in the afterglow of our recent 20th Anniversary Summit in Los Angeles in November. It was truly inspiring and energizing to connect with...

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NPR Covers Encore Fellowships

“Not everyone who reaches so-called retirement age is ready to retire,” observes NPR's Ina Jaffe in a Morning Edition piece about our Encore Fellowships program, which offers corporate professionals a pathway to use their skills for the greater good. Jaffe visited...

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