Work & Volunteerism Resources

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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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Bloom Anew
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Provides executive and personal coaching to leaders, managers, and individuals in the private, philanthropic, and governmental sectors who are experiencing a transition in their lives or desiring to strengthen their professional skills and capabilities.
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Bridgestar
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Provides a nonprofit management job board, content, and tools designed to help nonprofit organizations build strong leadership teams and individuals pursue career paths as nonprofit leaders.
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Sloan Center on Aging & Work, The
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This program of Boston College promotes quality employment as an imperative for the 21st century multi-generational workforce. They integrate evidence from research with insights from workplace experiences to inform innovative organizational decision-making.
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Encore Careers
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A movement to make it easier for millions of people to pursue "encore careers" – work that combines personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life. While not a job placement service, this site provides free, comprehensive information to help people transition into jobs in the nonprofit world and the public sector.
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Coming of Age
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This Philadelphia-based initiative helps people 50+ explore their future by connecting and contributing through opportunities, both paid and unpaid, in their communities. The initiative also provides training to nonprofits about how to build their capacity to capture the energy and expertise of this population.

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