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Encores for Nonprofit Leaders?

What's next for long-term nonprofit founders and leaders who have devoted their working lives to solving social problems? That's the focus of a survey featured this week in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "Virtually all of the people in the study, which included some...

My Experience as an Encore Fellow

By Louisa B. Hellegers About two years ago, I was leafing through The New York Times when my mother called. The conversation went like this: “Have you read today’s paper yet?” “Just reading it now.” “You have to read the Style section; there’s an article about an...

Rethinking Your Relationship With Money During an Encore

Laura Vanderkam has developed a bit of a specialty in convincing people they have more than they think they do. In her last book, 168 Hours, she did it with time. In her latest, All the Money in the World, she focuses on money. Vanderkam’s book is an important read no...

Big Shifts Happen in and Beyond Midlife

I was so impressed with Marc Freedman's last book, Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, that I left my work as a journalist to help build the movement for encore careers for the greater good. Marc's new book The Big Shift: Navigating the New...

Bridging the Gap to an Encore Career

After decades in real estate, Dave Hughes was ready for his encore career. He applied for jobs at nonprofit organizations near his new home in eastern Oregon, hoping to capitalize on his years of church volunteer work. He got no offers. “We needed the additional...

Making it Easier to Finance Encore Transitions

What's the biggest challenge for midlife career changers seeking work for the greater good? If you guessed finances, you'd be right. With support from MetLife Foundation and Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures), researchers at Penn Schoen Berland surveyed nearly 2,500...

Matt Lauer Says He Loves This Encore Story

AARP's Jane Pauley didn't mince words on this morning's Your Life Calling segment on NBC's Today show. Jenny Bowen, she said, had no child development expertise, no foreign policy experience and no knowledge of the Chinese language when she set out to radically change...

Goodbye 30-Year Retirements, Hello Encore Years

We need a new map of life. We've been making do with one that was fashioned for an expected longevity of threescore and 10. We shouldn't knock that legacy. At one time, that constituted progress. But we can't stuff a 21st century life span into a life course designed...

Working Past 50 Can Bring More Satisfaction

If you're over 50, chances are that continuing to work -- and being truly engaged in what you do -- will boost your well-being. Researchers at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College found that people 50 and older are more likely than younger adults to...

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