NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

What’s Your Encore Career Going to Be?

What’s Your Encore Career Going to Be?

Do current events have you thinking about your own encore career? Check out our resources for inspiration and ideas! Sign up for our news and consider becoming a member today. We also welcome your support or sponsorship!

Beyond MLK Day

Beyond MLK Day

Opportunities to make a difference extend beyond Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. Many nonprofits held volunteering opportunities this past weekend but continue to offer virtual and in-person events in the weeks ahead, including: Virtual food drives, along...

Recap: Covid-19 Lessons Learned & Plans for the Future

Recap: Covid-19 Lessons Learned & Plans for the Future

Over 40 members participated in our November webinar, Covid-19: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future, which acknowledged the terrible impact of the pandemic. Over 70% of participants in the webinar stated that their organizations were "thriving" despite the...

Welcoming 2021 with Hope and Optimism

Welcoming 2021 with Hope and Optimism

Welcome to Encore Network, a coalition of leaders who champion the civic, social, and economic contributions of people 50+ by creating community, stimulating learning, and inspiring action to transform the encore stage of life. We greet 2021 with hope and optimism. In...

Around the Network

Around the Network

 Encore Network members continue to innovate, inspire, and be recognized for their work: Next Avenue profiled member Dana Griffin and the nonprofit she co-founded, Eldera: The New Global Intergenerational Mentoring Program, which is so successful that 122 parents are...

Survey results: you value connection, content, the encore movement

Survey results: you value connection, content, the encore movement

Network Leadership Council Chair Janine Vanderburg is leading our strategy work. She reports on your responses to our summer survey.  Two decades ago, Marc Freedman founded Encore.org around the big idea that the “aging of America isn’t so much a problem to be solved...

Introducing the Network Leadership Council

Introducing the Network Leadership Council

Encore Network succeeds because of our powerful mission and highly engaged members. We have a committed leadership team and active committees who work with our part-time executive director. Leadership Council members run significant encore programs, some national,...

Racial injustice: members speak and act

Racial injustice: members speak and act

Network members have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement with powerful words and a commitment to action. Read statements from the Dayton Foundation, Encore.org, Encore Boston Network, JVC Northwest, and the Oasis Institute.   Dayton Foundation, Michael M....

Connect to learn, grow, impact – our Network in five words

Connect to learn, grow, impact – our Network in five words

Ageist comments are on high volume. Older workers are being sent to the back of the hiring line. You have more ideas than ever and fewer resources to bring them to life. In this upside-down world, Encore Network connections are more valuable than ever. 

Shorter-Term & Remote Encore Fellowships Available to Address Covid-19 Impact

Shorter-Term & Remote Encore Fellowships Available to Address Covid-19 Impact

During these uncertain times, nonprofit organization leaders need the capacity building that seasoned Encore Fellows have always provided, and flexibility in the length of Encore Fellowships, costs, and virtual/remote locations. To meet those needs, Encore.org has created new Fellowship formats, offering 250 and 500 hour fellowships, as well as the standard 1000 hours, with pro-rated stipends and discounts on program fees.

Looking for tech training resources? Leverage Oasis Connections

Looking for tech training resources? Leverage Oasis Connections

Covid-19 has underscored the vital role of technology in helping older adults stay in touch with people and information they need. If you’re looking to add technology training to your programming, Oasis Connections offers a cost-effective curriculum and tested train-the-trainer materials.

Connection Coalition – a new stimulus to connect UK communities

Connection Coalition – a new stimulus to connect UK communities

Encore.org Senior Fellow Julia Randell-Khan shares news of UK organizations collaborating to foster social connections. Veteran 99-year-old Captain Tom’s Moore's recent walk to raise money for National Health Service charities in the UK has raised an astounding...

Covid-19 resources – June update

Network members respond to COVID19

Our world -- and our work -- have changed dramatically since February’s newsletter. This month we’ll share member responses to COVID19 in four dimensions of our work: funding, online delivery of programs and events, volunteer engagement and ageism.  Join our March 31...

Meet the Del Mar Encore Fellows, Dayton-based encore leaders

Meet the Del Mar Encore Fellows, Dayton-based encore leaders

Looking for a dose of inspiration? Enjoy this “family portrait” of the seven 2020 Dayton-based Del Mar Encore Fellows and the big issues they’re tackling. The Del Mar Healthcare Fund has provided more than $2.8M for programs and services engaging and serving older...

Community Care Corps – RFP for Innovative Volunteer Models

Community Care Corps – RFP for Innovative Volunteer Models

Everyone benefits when older adults and people with disabilities remain independent. A new Community Cares Corps RFP, funded by the federal Administration for Community Living, invites nonprofits and governments to propose innovative ways volunteers can assist family...

SAGE “Seniors for Electric Vehicles” Grant

SAGE “Seniors for Electric Vehicles” Grant

Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) is a community of advocates in Portland, Oregon, who inspire older adults to give forward. In December, the group received a $90,000 grant from the PGE Drive Change Fund to support its Seniors for Electric Vehicles...