Nonprofits tackle some of the most intractable problems in our society. They do this typically under-resourced but with great passion for their mission. What do they do when they need a specific professional skill to build more mission capacity?
Here’s where the encore movement comes in. It’s a phenomenon that’s been gathering momentum for a decade as part of a renewed cultural focus on the social impact that older, experienced professionals can have. With their specialized knowledge and years of experience, these pro bono professionals have the potential to be a huge boon to nonprofits seeking expert help.
Learn how this social movement is coming to fruition – and how nonprofits can benefit – by listening to the first episode of the Moving Lives Forward Podcast: Want Impact….Try This!
This episode covers…
- What is the encore movement and why is it important?
- How is the movement showing up in the Portland metro area?
- Who is attracted to serve as a professionally skilled volunteer? What’s in it for them?
- Why would a nonprofit embrace this type of volunteerism?
- And more!
The Moving Lives Forward Podcast is hosted by Rebecca Webb, cofounder of Portland Radio Project. Joining Rebecca on this episode are the following panelists:
Janis Jasinsky | Co-Founder, Social Purpose Works
Russell Williams | Vice President of Human Resources, PARC
Judy Strand | CEO, Metropolitan Family Service (MFS)
Lee LaTour | Marketing, Communication, and Business Development Expert
Dani Swope | Executive Director, The Children’s Book Bank
Nick Sauvie | Executive Director, ROSE Community Development
The Moving Lives Forward Podcast is supported by Metropolitan Family Service.
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