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Human resources professionals are taking notice of the human talent represented by the encore population - and implications for both corporate and nonprofit employers.

Human resources professionals are taking notice of the human talent represented by the encore population - and implications for both corporate and nonprofit employers. A three-part piece in Human Resources: People and Strategy magazine includes a conversation between Encore Fellowships Network national director Leslye Louie and Encore.org VP Marci Alboher, an essay by Marc Freedman and a profile of Encore Fellow Jere King Brooks.

Very nice article about Jere King, former Encore Fellow at Abilities United in Palo Alto, CA.

Jere King served an Encore Fellowship with Abilities United, a Palo Alto non-profit focused on community inclusion that has been serving children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Before her fellowship, Jere was a vice president of marketing at Cisco, retiring in November 2011.

This article in Career 2.0 describes Jere's transition and her current work, post-fellowship, at Stanford.

Great article in the NYT Online, features Encore Fellows

This article came out on June 6, 2014 (online edition) and spent most of the weekend on the NYT most-emailed list. The article features EFN National Director Leslye Louie and two Encore Fellows: Louisa Hellegers, now the program director of the New York Encore Fellows program, and Kathy Quiett, an Intel Encore Fellow who moved to Florida and is helping with sea turtle rescue at the local zoo.

The Encore movement in Australia is enjoying a wave of positive attention. An enthusiastic group of interested people and organisations met with Encore.org Founder and CEO Marc Freedman and Doug Jacquier in Sydney on 4 June 2013. Doug, the former CEO of Australian not-for-profit Connecting Up , is now working to organise an Encore Fellows affiliate program for the country.

The Encore Fellowships program now has a presence in Australia. Encore.org is pleased to be working with our new Network Developer there, Doug Jacquier.

With some 5.5 million ‘baby boomers’ now entering the later stages of their working careers in Australia and around 100,000 significant charities and not-for-profit organisations looking to build their capacity, there is strong interest in ‘second acts for the greater good’.

The Encore Fellowships program now has a presence in Australia. Encore.org is pleased to be working with our new Network Developer there, Doug Jacquier.

With some 5.5 million ‘baby boomers’ now entering the later stages of their working careers in Australia and around 100,000 significant charities and not-for-profit organisations looking to build their capacity, there is strong interest in ‘second acts for the greater good’.

The Encore Fellowships Network is featured as an action case study in the Winter 2013 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

The article, by researcher Beth Benjamin, begins

"In just two years, the Encore Fellowships Network—which enables professionals to transition from private sector careers into high-impact roles in the nonprofit sector—used a network-scaling model to grow from a single pilot program in Silicon Valley to a network of 200 organizations operating in 20 metropolitan areas nationwide."

Marci Alboher has been rethinking the world of work since she created the popular Shifting Careers column for The New York Times. Now a vice president at Encore.org, Alboher recently chatted with The Allstate Blog about encore careers.

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