In addition to a celebration of NCFP’s 20th Anniversary, the Symposium explored key themes, trends, and bold ideas generated over the year by the Imagining the Future initiative. We unveiled several new NCFP research initiatives including Pride of Place, a report exploring how boards stay true to the original geographic focus of the family foundation after trustees have moved away.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at ncfp@ncfp.org or 202-293-3424.   Download a PDF of the Final Printed Program.

Check out the graphic sketches from the program here.
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David Bank

Co-founder and CEO
David Bank is editor of ImpactAlpha.com, "investment news for a sustainable edge." He is co-founder and CEO of ImpactAlpha Inc. which also includes ImpactSpace.org, the open database of impact companies, investors and people.

Previously, he was a Vice President of Civic Ventures/Encore.org. where he deployed his journalistic and entrepreneurial skills and experience to explore and advance innovative ideas and compelling people who are making a difference with encore careers.

In his pre-encore career, Bank was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering the Internet, Microsoft and the software industry. His book, Breaking Windows: How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft (Free Press) was named one of the "Best Business Books of 2001" by the Harvard Business Review and Amazon.com. He launched the national philanthropy beat at the Journal and pioneered coverage of West Coast philanthropy, giving-while-living, and the new crop of billionaire advocates.

Earlier, he covered Silicon Valley for the San Jose Mercury News and L.A. City Hall for the Los Angeles Daily News and was a foreign correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea. He has also filed from Tibet, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Mexico. 

His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, Wired, Mother Jones, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Ode, Out and other magazines. 

Bank was a 1996 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He has an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Specialties: impact investing, social innovation, media, non-profits, advocacy

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