For Encore Leaders

If you’re interested in engaging 50+ people in your social purpose work, starting an encore program, or exploring different encore approaches, this page provides tools and resources to get started.

The Encore Network, a coalition of encore leaders and organizations, provides resources, visibility and connections to strengthen members’ work to turn the talent of 50+ adults into an asset for society.

  •  Visit the Network’s Resource Exchange for ideas, information and tools to advance your encore work.
  • Become an Encore Network member to learn from leaders, through webinars, exchange opportunities, special interest groups, team projects and personal conversations.

The Encore Talent Works Toolkit is the go-to online resource for engaging experienced adults in improving communities.

Learn how encore talent can boost your organization’s capacity and deliver impact. Discover proven practices for:

  • How encore talent boosts organizational capacity and delivers impact.
  • Designing encore roles in nonprofits, public agencies and social enterprises
  • Recruiting encore employees, consultants and skilled volunteers

The Gen2Gen Learning Hub is part of our campaign to mobilize 1 million adults 50+ to help young people thrive, and to make older generations standing up for younger ones the norm in later life.The Learning Hub offers tools, tips, and resources for youth-serving organizations interested in making the most of experienced talent. It includes:

  • Ten steps you can take to engage adults 50+ in your organization.
  • Short learning videos on topics like designing roles for people 50+, recruiting people 50+, building a more diverse team, and assessing impact.
  • A blog series, “In Plain Sight,” showcasing stories and best practices that help us see 50+ talent in new ways.

The Encore Program Map is a searchable map and directory of U.S.-based encore programs.

Visit the map and directory to find innovative state and local programs offering encore pathways and services.