Research and Publications
New research released by Encore.org 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 Encore.org’s experience expanding its Encore Fellows program quickly and efficiently.
As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers
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...
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.
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.
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...
Promotional brochure explaining the Encore Fellows Program
External evaluator’s report of the 2009 Silicon Valley Encore Fellows Pilot, by the LFA Group.
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.