Encore.org is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.

Have you heard about our upcoming conference for encore leaders?
Who should consider attending?

  • Those who work directly with people involved in midlife transitions.
  • Those who see the value of encore talent for their organization or employer.
  • Activists who can lead by example - and whose paths can inspire others to move into their encores.
  • Researchers or members of the media following the encore movement.


Encore 2014

It is with great pleasure that I announce this year’s winners of The Purpose Prize. Out of a pool of 800 nominees, these six individuals distinguished themselves through their passion, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and impact. They are powerful examples for the millions of older Americans who believe that using their life experience in order to make a difference – big or small, across communities, continents and generations – is a vital responsibility.
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2015 nominations are now open. Nominate yourself or someone you know for the $100,000 Purpose Prize!

-- Eunice Lin Nichols, Director, The Purpose Prize

Nine million people have embarked on encore careers that are personally meaningful and benefit society. Are you interested in joining them?

Here’s a place to start: The Encore Career Handbook is a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to finding passion, purpose and a paycheck in the second half of life. More >