If your organization is looking to gain traction on a major project, propel an important organizational change or add specific technical skills to your staff, you may benefit greatly from the talents, expertise, and experience of an Encore Fellow. Encore Fellowships is a program delivered by 501 Commons in partnership with Encore.org. The program matches professionals seeking to transition from the government and business sectors into careers in the nonprofit sector with a nonprofit organization in need of a temporary boost in expertise and capacity.
Encore Fellows come with expertise in information technology, operations management, human resources, finance, marketing and communications, planning and project management, and other areas.
How It Works
501 Commons recruits individuals with a wide variety of skills, including:
- Marketing and communications
- Information technology
- Human resources
- Financial management
- Business development
- Strategic planning
- Performance management
- Project management
- Program development
Encore Climate Fellows: Climate Fellows work in a variety of roles to address the challenges of climate change. Many of these fellows have deep technical expertise and experience applicable to research, advocacy, partnerships, and public education.
Encore Fellowship in Fundraising: Fellows write grants, manage fundraising events, develop marketing and fundraising collateral, research potential donors, thank current donors, and solicit new donors. They can also work to strengthen your organization's infrastructure for fundraising through projects such as selecting and implementing a donor database, recruiting influential board members, and improving the organization's financial and program reporting.
501 Commons will recruit, screen and train the Encore Fellow and act as a “staffing agency” to match your organization with an individual who has the skills you are looking for. Once a successful match is made, we receive a fee of $5,000 to cover our recruitment, matching, planning and oversight responsibilities.
How to Host an Encore Fellow
The Encore Fellowship program is available to any type of organization. for any role of approximately 1,000 hours you need.
Encore Climate Fellows
If your organization is committed to addressing climate change, consider how your work can by an Encore Climate Fellow. Fellows serve in a variety of roles. Many have deep technical expertise and experience applicable to research, advocacy, partnerships, or public education.Learn more
Encore Fellowship in Fundraising
An Encore Fellow in Fundraising can develop your organization's fundraising capacity, expand donor networks, and execute capital campaigns and other initiatives. Fellows have experience from business and government careers to apply to your fundraising efforts.Learn more