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
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.”
For the last 15 years of her midlife career, Francesca Vollaro was an executive in the global relocation field. She managed teams providing Fortune 500 companies with full-service global relocation programs for their employees and specialized in opening new divisions...read more
After 36 years at IBM, Greg Burnett became an Encore Fellow at The Salvation Army of Stamford, Connecticut. He worked full time for five months, focusing on strategic planning, community outreach and program development (he helped to create a new scholarship program...read more
Encore.org is looking for Encore Fellows for mid to late career professionals wishing to transition to the social impact sector in paid, high-impact assignments. Fellows will contribute 1,000 hours on a flexible work schedule while learning about the non-profit...read more
"This Fellowship was a case study of incredible success.” - Eric Gurna When Eric Gurna, CEO of LA’s Best needed a new website to make it easier to donate on mobile devices, he knew he had a big opportunity to do more than build the website. Two years into his...read more
In the course of matching 1600+ Encore Fellows, one thing we’ve learned from both social sector partners and our fellows is that ‘one size doesn’t fit all.’ So we are experimenting with ways to to offer greater choice and flexibility for both fellows and...read more
“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...read more
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