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Connecting talent with community

Experience Matters

Experience Matters’ mission is to connect the skills and talent of individuals, age 50+, with social benefit organizations to enhance their capacity to solve community problems.

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Our mission and vision

Experience Matters connects the skills and talent of individuals age 50 and over with social-benefit organizations to enhance their capacity to solve community problems.

We offer year-long Encore Fellowships, short-term Service by Design assignments, and AmeriCorps National Service programs. We are building a powerful network and creating sustainable outcomes for the betterment of the community.

Experience Matters was founded in February 2009 with 501(c)(3) status granted in September 2011. The organization became a program of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation in 2022.

Experience Matters has now impacted over 600 nonprofits, with more than 1,200 projects completed by matched volunteers.

    

Our stories

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Experience Matters testimonials

Learn about the power of the Experience Matters model, for all involved, and how we make a difference in local communities with our year-long Encore Fellowships, short-term Service by Design assignments, and AmeriCorps National Service programs. Hear from individuals and the organizations they matched with.

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More opportunities

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ASU CoGen Service Academy

Be the bridge with this multigenerational volunteer opportunity

This is your opportunity to be part of a new kind of volunteer program where you can design your own service project and partner with another passionate individual from a different generation. Bridge the gaps, learn from each other, and celebrate your success together!