What is Encore Talent Works?

The go-to resource for tapping a growing source of talent – those at midlife and beyond, with skills, experience and the drive to improve their communities and the world.

Why encore talent?

This rapidly growing population represents an incredible experience dividend – a source of time, talent and expertise to help tackle many of our society’s most urgent challenges.

Is this guide for me?

Yes, if you want to hire highly qualified employees or recruit skilled volunteers to advance the work of your nonprofit organization, public agency, education institution or social enterprise.

About the Talent

Learn about today’s encore-stage adults

How You Benefit

Evidence and stories of how encore talent boosts capacity

Get Started

Action steps to identify and design encore engagements

Tap Volunteers

Strategies to engage encore talent as volunteers

Hire Encore

Proven approaches to hire encore talent as employees and consultants


Experts, news, additional information

Learn more and join the movement

Encore Network

Connecting encore organizations and leaders throughout the U.S.

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Building a movement to tap experienced adults to improve communities and the world

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Encore Resources

News, information and expert advice

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Special thanks to our pioneering partners and collaborators who support the engagement of encore talent: