Miki Akimoto is the Chief Impact Officer at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In this role, she partners with the CEO to implement NCFP’s strategic plan, enhance sector partnerships, and ensure a strong measurement and evaluation plan. She aligns and integrates NCFP’s revenue, relationship management, and program strategies. Miki oversees NCFP’s programs, communications, and development teams.
Miki has a long professional history in the philanthropic sector. Most recently, she served as a Senior Philanthropic Strategist at Bank of America’s Private Bank. In that role, she provided consultation and support for families, foundations, and major nonprofits regarding their governance, grantmaking, and impact strategies. Prior to joining Bank of America, Miki was Vice President and then Acting President of Philanthropy Massachusetts, the regional association of foundations, corporate givers, and other donors in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She also served as the first Director of Grants Management for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and as a program officer at the Corporation for National Service/AmeriCorps.
Miki is actively involved in the philanthropic community both nationally and locally. She chairs the board of TSNE MissionWorks, and also serves as Clerk of the board for the Full Frame Initiative. Past board experience includes Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, YWCA Boston, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grant Makers. She is also a co-founder of the Saffron Circle, the first Asian Giving Circle in Massachusetts.
Miki holds a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Stanford University, and lives in Medford, Massachusetts. In her spare time, she bakes, reads, and travels to far flung places whenever she can.
The Solidarity of Repair
Posted on August 15, 2022 by Leticia Nieto, Miki Akimoto, A. Sparks, June L. Wilson
Step up, Speak Up, and Join Us in Supporting AANHPI Communities
Posted on March 2, 2022 by Miki Akimoto, Patricia Eng
New Year’s Resolution – Give Boldly, Give More, Give Now
Posted on January 10, 2022 by Miki Akimoto
Organizational Change: Building a Successful Culture
Posted on December 8, 2021 by Tamara Lewis, Rebecca Cisek, Miki Akimoto
Governance Practices for Better Decision Making
Posted on December 7, 2021 by Kerry Ellington, Connie Malloy, Lisl Schoepflin, Miki Akimoto, Laura McCargar
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