The Encore Fellowships Network

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About Us

Encore Fellowships are designed to deliver new sources of talent to organizations solving critical social problems. These paid, time-limited fellowships place highly-skilled, experienced professionals at the end of their midlife careers in social-purpose organizations. During the fellowship period (typically six to 12 months, half to full time), the fellows take on roles that bring significant, sustained impact to their host organizations. While they are working, the fellows earn a stipend, learn about social-purpose work and develop a new network of contacts and resources for the future.

The primary focus of an Encore Fellowship is to complete a high-impact project in a social-purpose organization, such as a nonprofit agency, a foundation, a school district or a hybrid social venture. The nature of the project will depend on the need of the organization and on the experience, skills and interest of the fellow.