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.”


From Encore Fellow to Full-time Leader at the Girl Scouts

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...

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My Encore Fellowship Opened Doors

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...

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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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