Join Jane Pauley and Me for an Encore Careers Webcast May 17. Send Us Your Questions!
05/16/2013 - 09:52:08am
One of the greatest pleasures of my job is getting to work occasionally with journalism icon Jane Pauley. She has dedicated her encore years to telling stories of people using their talent and experience to serve the greater good.
Who Won the Encore Career Handbook Story Contest?
05/03/2013 - 12:24:02pm
There's so much talk about how people over 50 are having the toughest time rebounding from the recession that we at Encore.org wanted to uncover the stories of those who have overcome obstacles and those who are using their encore careers to help others hard hit.
Recently I asked for your stories, and you shared your many passions, journeys and triumphs. We were honored to read them. We picked five favorites to share.
White House Honors Purpose Prize Winner as a Champion for Change
04/09/2013 - 12:53:05pm
Editor’s note: Purpose Prize winner Nancy Sanford Hughes, a longtime member of the volunteer organization Rotary International, was honored last week at the White House alongside 11 fellow Rotarians as a Champion of Change.
Momentum Is Building – and You're Part of it
03/29/2013 - 03:04:58am
By Sara Ying Rounsaville
In the past few days, people in encore careers have been making big news. Second acts for the greater good are gaining momentum and continuing to garner serious national media attention. There’s the patient advocate in The New York Times, the children’s chorus founder in a new Wall Street Journal series, the food bank worker in a Reuters column. Coming up are features on the PBS NewsHour and BBC World Service.
Nominate for the $100,000 Purpose Prize Before the April 4 Deadline!
03/22/2013 - 06:49:22am
Purpose Prize winners prove that energy and determination have little to do with age. In their encore careers, these individuals make society better – driven by passion, backed by experience.
Encore Careers: A Solution to Hard Times?
03/15/2013 - 11:34:53am
As I tour the country, introducing people to The Encore Career Handbook, folks everywhere are telling me they’re worried about the still-sputtering economy. If you’re in the job market, finding work can seem daunting, and a little scary.
A New Vision for Midlife and Beyond
02/28/2013 - 11:26:02am
You’ve most likely encountered Prudential's Day One stories campaign, telling us we need to prepare for a seemingly endless retirement. On billboards and bus posters, in radio and television ads, Prudential says we’ll be retired for 6,000 days – or many more – after working for 12,000. The financial services company’s campaign amounts to scenario planning through the rear view mirror – bolting the new longevity (longer, healthier lives) to the old retirement lifestyle. This retrograde vision is neither sustainable, nor attainable – and it isn't desirable.
Wondering About Your Next Chapter? Check Out Next Avenue From PBS
02/26/2013 - 09:37:54am
We at Encore.org often encourage you to ask yourself: What’s next? Many of you have told us you’re looking for ways to apply your years of experience toward helping others – while continuing to earn a living. Our partner Next Avenue, a PBS system website for people 50 and older, is a great resource to help you shape your second act.
The $100,000 Purpose Prize – 2013 Nominations Open Now
02/19/2013 - 12:59:45pm
The Purpose Prize honors individuals making a monument out of what many consider the leftover years, not only finding personal meaning but doing creative and entrepreneurial work aimed at solving fundamental problems facing the nation and the world today.
All in their 60s and beyond, these pioneers have built upon the experiences that have shaped their lives to improve others’ lives.
What Needs to Happen So More People Can Do Good for Others While Earning a Living?
02/15/2013 - 12:44:28pm
By Richard Eisenberg
Is it really possible for somebody in their 50s or 60s to embark on an “encore career,” one that lets you earn income and make a social impact? Or do you need to be wealthy to be able to do it, since the new work would typically be at a nonprofit?
Those questions kept bubbling up at Encore 2013, the awe-inspiring conference I just attended in San Francisco, hosted by Encore.org, the nonprofit organization dedicated to second acts for the greater good.