FOR ENCORE MAKERS
People over 50 are a rich and growing human capital resource.
Whether you're a nonprofit, government agency, business or other organization, you want a team that takes advantage of the best available resources to meet today's needs.
That probably means an increasingly age-diverse workforce. If your team doesn't currently include people over 50, here's what you may be missing...
For paid staff & contractors...
Return on investment – 2 - 4 times cost
Empathy for your clients – they relate to people from their life experience
Reliability – they're loyal and stick with you even when the going gets tough
Creativity – they're resourceful and find novel ways to get things done
Judgment – they've seen a lot of situations and make better decisions
Mentoring – they can guide younger workers and share wisdom with leaders
Connections – they know key players who can help you expand your reach
Flexibility – scheduling, pay and benefits
Need superior talent to build your team?
For skilled volunteers or interns...
Return on investment – up to 800%
Skills and experience – they give you added capacity from day one
Self-sufficiency – they probably don't need as much training and supervision
Knowledge transfer – they will bring you ideas and practices learned elsewhere
Access – to new networks and resources, including potential donors
Motivation – they want to make a difference, not just put in time
Commitment – they're in it for the long haul, reducing your turnover costs
Flexibility – able and willing to adapt
Need great volunteers you can count on?
Bring people over 50 into your organization. Here's how...
Adopt best practices, get case studies and other useful resources
Download 10 Steps for Engaging Adults 50+,
a summary of best
practices, with checklists
Assess your readiness, develop a plan and tap our support services...
Take this 10-point self-assessment to gauge your readiness to engage and support people over 50
Put together an action plan
of steps you will take to
Join the EBN community, link to tools and talent...
List your organization, roles and events in our easy-to-use, one-stop guide for skilled volunteers
Help design an Encore Circle to inform Encore Seekers about your cause and how they can support it