Research and Publications


New research released by and funded by MetLife Foundation shows that in a tough employment market, millions of Americans in their 40s, 50s and 60s are interested in creating jobs for themselves and others.


After a successful pilot, many nonprofits find themselves asking how best to amplify their impact. A new case study examines’s experience expanding its Encore Fellows™ program quickly and efficiently.


As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers

Rewards at Work: Inspiring Productive Employees Across Career Stages

While some nonprofits might not be able to afford higher salaries, they can find ways (some relatively easy) to make up for the difference in pay and enhance overall compensation. In choosing what kinds of rewards to offer, a nonprofit must consider the...

A New Equation: How Encore Careers in Math and Science Education Equal More Success for Students

This paper explores how programs that are creating encore roles, for both retired teachers and professionals with science backgrounds, contribute to students’ understanding of math and science.

Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Boomers in Encore Careers That Help Students Succeed

This report highlights organizations that are using boomers’ professional expertise and life experience to help deliver more and better services to young people, such as college application help and tutoring.

An Encore for Nonprofit Leaders: Making the World a Better Place, Continued

What lies ahead for nonprofit leaders as they approach traditional retirement age and contemplate leaving their jobs? What kinds of encore careers are open to them? Former nonprofit leaders explain how they arrived at their encores, including work as interim nonprofit...

Encore Fellowships Brochure

Promotional brochure explaining the Encore Fellows™ Program

Evaluation of the 2009 Silicon Valley Encore Fellows™ Pilot

External evaluator’s report of the 2009 Silicon Valley Encore Fellows™ Pilot, by the LFA Group.

How Boomers Can Contribute to Student Success: Emerging Encore Opportunities in K-12 Education

In this 2010 whit paper, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future identifies emerging jobs, including teacher coaches and content advisers, that represent promising opportunities to encore workers.

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