Work & Volunteerism Resources

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SHiFT: Move to Meaning in Life and Work
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A network offering support to people in mid-life transitions who seek greater meaning in life and work.
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Fieldstone Alliance
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Provides user-friendly publications that help nonprofit, government, funding and business leaders improve their communities. Fieldstone Alliance books and other publications are now available from Turner Publishing.
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Idealist.org
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Independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed, this site connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Their work is guided by a desire to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
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MetLife: Mature Market Institute
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Offers expertise in aging, longevity and the generations and is a recognized thought leader by business, the media, opinion leaders and the public. The Institute’s research, insights, strategic partnerships and consumer education expand the knowledge and choices for those in, approaching, or working with the 50+ market.
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National Council on Aging
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Brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults from finding jobs and benefits, to improving their health, and remaining active in their communities.
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New Directions
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Helps individuals find or create new full-time corporate jobs, begin new careers, start ventures as entrepreneurs, consultants, directors, and leaders in the not-for-profit sector, or create post-career plans that balance part-time work, family, leisure, and other meaningful endeavors.
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Boomers Leading Change
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This Rose Community Foundation initiative was launched to find out how 55 to 65-year-olds in Metro Denver are thinking about their futures. Funding was provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies as part of a national effort to understand the potential for future civic engagement of adults in their 50s and older.
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SecondAct
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An online destination tailored to the needs and interests of readers over age 40. Provides inspiration, information and hands-on know-how for getting the most out of the second half of life with a wealth of news, features and profiles of successful "second-acters" in four key areas: Managing money and investing for financial independence; Finding an encore career or opportunities for making a difference in the world; Exploring healthy lifestyles and fitness options; and Enjoying the good life, including food, travel, tech, the arts, and simple living.
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SCORE: Service Corps for Retired Executives
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This nonprofit association is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and a network of 13,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver services at no or very low cost. Their 364 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors who have business experience in 62+ industries.
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SHiFT: Move to Meaning in Life and Work
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A network offering support to people in mid-life transitions who seek greater meaning in life and work.

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