Tapping Encore Talent: A Survey of Nonprofit Employers


Many nonprofit organizations face talent shortages and want to hire experienced workers. This new survey of nonprofit employers, sponsored by MetLife Foundation and Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures), found that seven out of 10 nonprofit employers rated the experience that encore workers bring to the job as a significant benefit.

And nonprofits with experience in hiring late-career or recently retired workers were the most positive about hiring more. However, some of the 427 nonprofit employers surveyed expressed concerns about entering this uncharted territory.

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New Face of Work Survey

Full Report

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News Release
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Executive Summary

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Forward by Marc Freedman

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Essay by Phyllis N. Segal

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Commentaries on the Survey

  • Claire Altman and Jess Geevarghese, ReServe Elder Service, Inc

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  • Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Boston College

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  • Tom Tierney, The Bridgespan Group

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  • Diana Wells, Ashoka

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For full survey text, see attached PDFs.

Publication / Initial Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Organization: 
Encore.org
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employsurvey_comment_pitt[1].pdf63.48 KB
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