Social purpose organizations are increasingly looking for ways to tap encore volunteers to drive social impact. They are drawing on successful volunteer management approaches and developing new ways to attract and engage experienced adults in a wide range of volunteer and stipended service roles that build their organizational capacity and help achieve their missions. 

Making the right match between individual interests, skills, experience and commitment will result in a significant return on investment for social sector organizations and public sector agencies that engage experienced 50+ adults. Explore best practices and new approaches for effectively engaging people 50+ – from the first step of designing high-impact encore-friendly roles, to making the best match, day-to-day management and recognition.


Photo: Nancy Hughes, President and Founder, StoveTeam International
Mobilizes volunteers to help local entrepreneurs in Latin America establish factories to build fuel-efficient cookstoves.

About the Talent

Learn about today's encore-stage adults

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Evidence and stories of how encore talent boosts capacity

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Action steps to identify and design encore engagements

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Strategies to engage encore talent as volunteers

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Proven approaches to hire encore talent as employees and consultants


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