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.

This webinar is for anyone working at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice. Communications experts Marci Alboher, Encore.org VP and author of the Encore Career Handbook, and Sarah McKinney Gibson, Encore.org storytelling and media specialist, share 14 concrete ways to take your thought leadership to the next level.

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.