Looking to transition your career toward working at a dynamic nonprofit organization that is bettering our community? Encore Fellowships offer you an invigorating, flexible, and fulfilling chance to make a difference in the social purpose sector, gain nonprofit experience, and establish new networks that can lead to a new career.
Encore Fellowships assists professionals seeking to transition their skills to the nonprofit sector. Fellows bring a wide array of transferable expertise and skills in areas such as marketing/communications, information technology, human resources, strategic planning, financial management, and project management. Read this story by NPR and learn the impact that an Encore Fellow has brought to a nonprofit organization.
What Does It Mean to Be an Encore Fellow?
Encore Fellows can expect to:
- Make a significant contribution to an organization that is serving the community
- Commit to serving 1,000 hours, typically over a twelve month period
- Receive a part-time salary of $20,000
- Learn what it is like to work at a change-making nonprofit organization
- Establish new contacts and grow personal networks
- Learn about the nonprofit sector
- Gain new professional skills
- Receive support from 501 Commons and a peer group of Encore Fellows
In addition to the regular Encore Fellowships program there are also two specialized programs available:
- Encore Climate Fellows - This program matches fellows with organizations working to address the challenges of climate change. Skills related to research, public education, partnership development, and public policy or advocacy are pertinent to being an Encore Climate Fellow.
- Encore Fellowship in Fundraising - Fellows with limited experience with fundraising or applicable skills from the business sector can transition into a career in fundraising and resource development. A background in communications, marketing, sales or business development is particularly relevant. The nonprofit sector has a great need for people with these skills and there is a particular need for people from diverse backgrounds and communities of color to enter the fundraising profession.
Whichever role or project the hosting nonprofit needs, Encore Fellows can be assured they will have the opportunity play an integral role in creating a brighter future for the organization.
How to Become an Encore Fellow
If you have questions about 501 Commons’ Encore Fellowship program, please contact Kerry Kozuki at firstname.lastname@example.org.