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Forbes Examines Encore Careers for Boomers

In its upcoming April 11 issue, Forbes magazine focuses on boomers “Writing New Chapters.” Journalist and author Kerry Hannon introduces us to people who abandoned “the retirement fantasy of gardening, golfing and lounging on the beach” in favor of meaningful work....

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

We asked if you had questions, and you most certainly did! We can’t answer all of them, so we picked the ones that were asked many times or the ones that raised the most universal issues. Barbara Chandler Allen, a 2010 Purpose Prize winner, who founded and runs a...

A Societal Makeover as Boomers Turn 65

Let the prognostication begin! Predictably the New Year – in which the first of the baby boomers turn 65 – began with much of the usual hand-wringing over what the aging of the country’s largest demographic will mean for the economy, politics and culture. In its first...

David Bornstein on Struggling Social Entrepreneurs

If you spend any time with David Bornstein, as I have been lucky to do recently, you will likely start thinking that the world is a place filled with altruistic people who dedicate their time and talents to fixing what’s wrong. As one of the leading experts on social...

These People Are Changing the World

In some ways, five years doesn’t seem like such a long time. And yet, in the past five years, so much has changed, economically, politically, even demographically, as the first wave of baby boomers moved into their 60s. With many of those changes in mind, two...

Becoming a Life Change Artist

Career books often tell us that we should learn from successful leaders in business, the nonprofit sector or government. But in their new book, Becoming a Life Change Artist, Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan argue that we could all benefit from studying the processes...

Experience an Asset for Social Innovators

Last week I wrote an OpEd for Reuters.com on why age and experience can be advantageous for social entrepreneurs. It's part of a series on social entrepreneurship on the Reuters "Entrepreneurial: Grow Your Own" blog, and it includes examples of several individuals in...

Wellness Coaches Use Experience to Advantage

As people age and continue to live active lives, their interest in living well becomes more important than living longer. After all, no one is too excited about longevity if all that it means is a couple of extra decades of decline. Meanwhile, as employers try to keep...

The Benefits of a Multigenerational Workforce

Unlike any other time in history, people from four generations are on the job together. Encore.org, with support from MetLife Foundation, commissioned three essays exploring today's multigenerational workforce. An Encore for Nonprofit Leaders: Making the World a...

Independent Evaluation Gives A+ to Encore Fellows Pilot

The Silicon Valley Encore Fellows program has received top marks in an independent evaluation. The success of the 2009 pilot program, which tested a new way for experienced employees to transition from corporate to nonprofit careers, led to a new crop of fellows being...

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