Encore.org’s New Winners, Harvard Business Review Essay and MoreDecember 13, 2012 by Sally Farhat Kassab
We just got this letter from Ruth Wooden, Board Chair, Encore.org and had to share:
The energy continues this week with Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman’s new piece for Harvard Business Review, about the significance of social innovation and living with purpose in the second half of life. The message: Don’t just leave a legacy, live one.
Freedman’s essay came a couple of days after The New York Times published a commentary from Encore.org‘s Marci Alboher, describing the passage to encore careers that so many are navigating – and signaling the December 18 publication of The Encore Career Handbook. The step-by-step guide to finding an encore career makes a great holiday gift. (If you email your receipt by January 1, you’ll get access to a special online advice session with Marci. Find details here.)
Beyond The Purpose Prize and The Encore Career Handbook, I’m pleased that Encore.org has been in the news for a variety of reasons lately, including some honors:
• AARP The Magazine named Freedman one of “The Influentials,” the 50 people over 50 “affecting your life – and your future.” (He joins the likes of Stanford University researcher Laura Carstensen, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett, even rock legend Bruce Springsteen.)
• U.S. News & World Report explored Freedman’s vision for “how people can approach their later years.”
• C-SPAN aired Freedman’s talk to the Commonwealth Club of California – about the new map of life – on all three of its networks.
• And the Stanford Social Innovation Review looked at how The Encore Fellowships Network has rapidly expanded opportunities for experienced, private sector professionals to transition to the nonprofit sector.
I hope you’ll take some time to read this wonderful news about Encore.org, as we strive to make it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good.
Get inspired, and please spread the word!