Editor’s Note: VolunteerMatch recently partnered with Generation to Generation to highlight the incredible work they’re doing with people over 50 and volunteerism. Check out this message from Stefanie Weiss, director of strategic communications for Encore.org’s Generation to Generation Campaign, and weigh in if you can!
Guest Post by Stefanie Weiss
In these challenging times, there’s one resource that’s abundant, local, powerful, sustainable, renewable, effective, and hidden in plain sight: People over 50 eager to leave the world better than they found it.
So, how is your nonprofit tapping the talent of people 50+?
Encore.org – an innovation hub focused on the 50+ population as a force for good – wants to know. That’s why we launched a five-year campaign, Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) to mobilize 1 million people over 50 to help kids thrive. As the campaign expands, we’re hoping to learn more about how organizations like yours engage with adults over 50, both as volunteers and staff.
If you’ve got five minutes to fill out this survey (and there’s a prize in it for you!), you can help us understand your human resource strategy as it is now and what you’ll need going forward to engage more experienced people who can help you achieve your goals.
Do you need help convincing your colleagues that engaging 50+ talent is a good idea? Or help recruiting and training people over 50? Do you need an Encore Fellow, a seasoned professional interested in working for a stipend in a high-impact, temporary, nonprofit job?
We want to help. But first, help us understand what kind of support you need. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. All answers you provide are kept in the strictest confidence.
And as a thank you for participating, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win one of three annual subscriptions to VolunteerMatch Premium!
Thanks for your help!
Author Bio: Stefanie Weiss is the communications director for Encore.org’s Generation to Generation campaign, engaging 1 million people 50+ to help kids thrive.