I.G. Advisors is a strategy consultancy specialising in philanthropy, corporate impact, and fundraising advice. We offer innovative and practical solutions to help our clients maximise their social impact.


Since 2011, I.G. Advisors has supported a wide range of individuals and organisations on their social impact journeys. Our advice is always tactical and is tailored to meet each of our clients' needs and ambitions.

We work with both individual and institutional donors to maximise their impact and ensure their giving meets social and business objectives. We also work with charities and social enterprises to diversify and sustainably grow their income.

Carlos Miranda founded I.G. Advisors in 2011. The impetus behind I.G. was to create a “one-stop shop” that met the needs of funders and fundraisers alike. We provide a comprehensive range of services and are skilled at helping all of our clients navigate the often complicated space where the private, public, and charitable sectors intersect.

Our clients include individuals, foundations, companies, charities, not-for-profits, and social enterprises. They specialise in a wide range of areas including global health, international development, human rights, education, sport for development, and the arts.

Whether it's diversifying a philanthropic portfolio, setting up a corporate foundation, or launching a fundraising campaign, I.G. Advisors offers an array of services to help our clients grow and succeed. To learn more, please contact us or download our company brochure here.

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We work with individuals, families, and foundations to develop dynamic philanthropic strategies. We also provide support and counsel through each step of the implementation process.

Philanthropy has advanced far beyond simply writing a cheque. Whether you are a first time donor or an established foundation, I.G. Advisors devises innovative strategies that meet your unique philanthropic objectives.

Individuals and families face countless options when making their own gifts. Our team of experts can work closely with you to identify where your funds will have the greatest impact. We can help you expand to new markets or causes, identify valuable partners, evaluate potential funding recipients, or provide coaching and training on giving techniques.

We also work with foundations to distribute funds effectively and satisfy the ambitions of donors and grantees alike. We offer a range of services, including developing innovative partnerships, expanding philanthropic portfolios, and coaching CEOs, management, and boards.

Philanthropy is constantly changing. To find out how we can help you give more effectively, please contact us.

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Corporate Impact

We work with companies to develop and implement strategies for maximising their social return on investment. We provide corporate philanthropy, CSR, employee volunteering, and partnership development advice.

When it comes to CSR, sustainability and community investment, companies have immense potential to create change both inside and outside their organisations. To get there, they must navigate diverse challenges, from developing strategies for social impact aligned with their core business, to balancing the needs and desires of a range of stakeholders, including shareholders, management teams, staff, and customers.

I.G. Advisors works with companies of all sizes to meet these demands with creative, differentiated strategies and realistic solutions.

We have worked with clients to design and launch corporate foundations and to establish charitable partnerships that meet both corporate targets and social objectives. We also work with CSR departments to refresh strategies, expand to new markets, or build buy-in from key stakeholders.

Create a CSR strategy that goes beyond just doing good. To find out how we can support your corporate team, please contact us.

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We work with charities and social enterprises to diversify and sustainably grow their income. We have extensive major gifts, corporate partnerships, and campaigning experience.

Organisations with a healthy, diversified funding base are more likely to achieve their mission. For most charities and social enterprises, fundraising is essential, but this necessary activity can seem like a daunting task.

I.G. Advisors identifies step-by-step solutions to help charities achieve short and long-term fundraising goals. We have a deep understanding of the donor world and bring an active and realistic perspective to fundraising.

Our direct experience in working with both donors and fundraisers means that we know how to create sustainable income streams from major gifts, corporates, trusts, foundations and statutory funders. We can help you devise a fundraising strategy that appeals to your donors and also matches your ethos, capacity, and ambitions.

Our work includes developing innovative partnerships with corporate donors and building vehicles for strategic donor engagement. We also help social enterprises navigate challenges unique to creating profit within a social purpose. We can help you scale your business development activities while ensuring that you stay true to your social mission.

To ensure lasting solutions, I.G. Advisors provides coaching for senior staff in charities and social enterprises with a focus on fundraising and management.

Sustainably diversify and grow your income. To learn how I.G. can help, contact us.

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Our clients include philanthropists, foundations, companies, charities, and social enterprises. They work in a variety of areas including global health, education, women & girls, human rights, impact investing, and arts & culture.

Social Misfits Media

Our sister company helps charities and social enterprises design and implement vibrant digital strategies. They focus on helping clients use social media for marketing, campaigning, and fundraising purposes.

Social media has proven itself to be a sophisticated outreach tool for many organisations. Most charities and social enterprises now use social media to advocate, advertise, or launch appeals. But not every organisation does so effectively.

In 2012, I.G. Advisors launched Social Misfits Media to help charities and social enterprises think strategically about their digital presence. Social Misfits Media works with clients to create dynamic social media strategies for marketing, campaigning, and fundraising.

Specifically, Social Misfits Media runs bespoke social media workshops, designs social media strategies, manages social media accounts, and publishes a range of innovative guides.

To learn more about Social Misfits Media, please visit their website.


Carlos Miranda Chief Executive
Alisha F. Miranda Managing Director
Juliet Cockram Head of Philanthropy
Emily Collins Advisor
Erin Longhurst Communications & Social Media Advisor
Gerald Oppenheim O.B.E Senior Advisor
Roger Chasteauneuf Advisor
Louise Ross Advisor

Carlos Miranda, Chief Executive

Carlos is an entrepreneur passionate about business with purpose. His work focuses on helping charities and businesses scale their impact, whether it’s through providing strategic advice, or helping clients make better use of digital technologies. Based in London, Carlos splits his time between three socially-driven organisations in various roles as Founder, CEO, and Chairman.

In 2011 Carlos founded I.G. Advisors, a strategy consultancy, of which he is currently CEO. I.G. focuses on providing philanthropy, corporate impact, and fundraising advice. Since launching I.G., Carlos has advised a wide variety of philanthropists, foundations, companies, charities, and social enterprises. I.G.’s clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and UN Women.

Carlos is also the Founder and Chairman of Social Misfits Media, I.G.'s sister company. Social Misfits Media advises organizations on how best to use social media to interact with those critical to their success. Social Misfits creates social media strategies for marketing, campaigning, and fundraising. The company also publishes widely used guides to social media. Social Misfits works with many of the social media platforms as well as a range of businesses and charities including Facebook and the Old Vic Theatre.

Driven by an interest in technology, Carlos understood the need for reliable, robust and practical technological support, tools and expertise for beyond profit organisations. In 2016, he co-founded Lightful, a suite of viral social media publishing and fundraising tools for organizations working to make the world a better place. Lightful works with charities and social enterprises looking to scale their impact through increased efficiency and efficacy via the power of technology.

He is a Trustee of the H Club Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Guardian's Voluntary Sector Network.

Carlos started his career as a major gifts fundraiser at the New York Public Library. Carlos holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from New York University. He is fluent in Spanish and father to very rambunctious boy-girl twins; Carlos failed to convince his wife of the benefits of naming them Luke and Leia.



Alisha F. Miranda, Managing Director

Alisha F. Miranda has focused her career on helping innovative programmes build scale and become sustainable. She has been advising I.G. Advisors since its founding in 2011 and joined the firm full-time in 2015 as Managing Director. Alisha brings to the team over a decade of experience in CSR, philanthropy and women and girls related work.

Most recently, Alisha was the Director of TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono service that helps NGOs and social enterprises in over 170 countries access pro bono legal support. In her first 18 months at the organization, Alisha grew the network by over 100% and launched two new products: a global index of pro bono and a training course on social enterprise and impact investing.

Previously, Alisha managed global community investment at Standard Chartered Bank, where she designed the global expansion strategy for the Goal programme which gives adolescent girls in urban slums access to critical life skills and knowledge like financial literacy and reproductive health through sport. Goal now runs in 21 countries, and is the largest corporate programme supporting adolescent girls.

Alisha is a co-founder of Not My Style, an app that tells you how much your favourite brands share about the women who make your clothes. She is also trustee of Coin Street Community Builders, Women Win, and an advisor to Lend-A-Hand India. She was previously a trustee of the UK National Committee for UN Women and member of the Global Reporting Initiative's gender working group on the G3 Guidelines. She received a Master's Degree in Gender, Development, and Globalisation from the London School of Economics, and graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Women's Studies.

She will never name her children Luke and Leia.



Juliet Cockram, Head of Philanthropy

Juliet Cockram's career has focused on connecting high impact social causes with those who have the resources to truly make a difference. Juliet has worked in the fields of international development and philanthropy for more than eleven years, in a variety of senior and leadership roles and settings. She has worked for individual philanthropists, foundations and financial institutions, as well as charities and social enterprises. Her experience is diverse, including the setting up and running of charitable foundations, private and corporate giving programmes; the management and growing of charities to achieve greater sustainability; and development of a philanthropy platform for a global wealth management bank.

Juliet was most recently a Director of UBS Philanthropy Services UK, where she advised UHNW and HNW clients of UBS on effective giving, developed global philanthropy solutions and connected high impact causes with donors. During this time, she managed innovative fundraising campaigns to leverage more than £6million into selected causes. After a year in post, this newly formed philanthropy service was nominated for two industry awards.

Previously, Juliet worked as Foundation Director for the emerging markets investment manager, Ashmore, where she developed the oversaw the company's global philanthropic strategy spanning charitable investments across 7 countries. Juliet is also a Director (trustee) of the Nationwide Foundation, an award-winning UK grant- making Foundation.

Juliet has Masters degrees from Oxford University and University College London, a Certificate in Grant-making, Philanthropy and Social Investment from Cass Business School and has undertaken field-based, Harvard Business School-led training in social enterprise.

In her spare time Juliet is a voracious traveller, foodie and yogi.



Emily Collins, Advisor

Emily has been a trustee of an LGBT mental health charity & a non-executive director of the national higher education ombudsmen. She volunteers for a number of small projects related to LGBT rights & services, and refugee & asylum seeking women.

Emily holds a BSc in Psychology from Bangor University, where she was also involved in campaigning & representation work with the Students' Union. After graduating, her career continued in the same vein - facilitating campaigns, representation and student engagement - before she moved into charity work.

Emily is passionate about intersectional gender equality, human rights & anti-racism, and also spends a borderline-unhealthy amount of time on Twitter. She and her soon-to-be wife both live and work in the London Bridge area, following several years of 4 hour commutes, and really enjoy being able to walk to work. They also have a fairly comprehensive zombie apocalypse survival plan, just in case.



Erin Longhurst, Communications and Social Media Advisor

Erin has been part of the Social Misfits Media team as Communications and Social Media Advisor since May 2015, managing the social media and communications for both organisations, as well as those of clients.

Most recently, Erin has been working in the world of digital content for leading digital agencies, responsible for creating and implementing successful integrated content, community management and social media strategies on behalf of global brands.

Erin brings to the team a strong international background in research, communications and media. Previously, she has worked in sponsorship sales as a commercial analyst for the UK and Japanese markets, as well as for international non-governmental organisations.

As a graduate in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester and a United Nations International School alumnus, Erin is passionate about social entrepreneurship and women & girls. She is a fluent Japanese speaker with strong connections to New York, Cambodia and the UK.

In her spare time she can be found instagramming photos of food and writing about it on her food blog.




Gerald Oppenheim, O.B.E., Senior Advisor

Gerald has had a career in grant-making since the late 1970's so has been around rather a long time. He has been a freelance consultant since October 2010 working on a wide range of projects with charitable foundations and service delivery charities, advising on policy and strategy, governance and the whole business of applying for money from grant makers. Before that, for 15 years, he was Director of Policy and Partnerships at the Big Lottery Fund and some of its predecessor bodies and was in at the start of grants distribution from the National Lottery in 1995. His earlier career was in local government in London.

Since 2009 he has been Chair of the Trustees of The Camden Society, a learning disability charity working across Greater London and in Oxfordshire. He is also a Trustee of Citizens Advice Camden and is an independent director on the board of the Asda Foundation which makes grants to a wide range of charities and charitable community organisations across the UK. From 2004-2009 he was Vice-Chair of the BBC Charitable Appeals Advisory Committee and from 2005-2008 he chaired the Trustees of the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund which distributed £12m raised following the 7 July 2005 London bombings to the families of those who died and who survived the events of that day.

He has a BA from Bristol University where he read history in the early 1970s and still reads history avidly alongside crime thrillers. He goes to the theatre a lot. He was awarded an OBE for services to the voluntary and charitable sector in the New Year's Honours List 2011.

He is a resolute non-tweeter but is tolerated by his colleagues at IG for this eccentricity.



Roger Chasteauneuf, Advisor

Roger Chasteauneuf is the founder and lead designer of fred design, a design and branding agency based in South London.

Roger has over a decade of experience in the design industry working across a variety of disciplines, from branding and print to website design and animation.

With a combination of logical thinking and creative magic, every project is approached with a fresh mindset, from initial research and concepts to final production, with the one constant being the aim to create engaging, well crafted and most importantly, impactful solutions. Roger's work has gained prominence throughout the industry featuring on several high profile magazine websites and being nominated for multiple awards.

When he is not helping develop successful brands or singing beatles songs to himself, Roger can be found telling really very interesting stories about the history of typefaces or simply boasting about his latest herbal tea.



Louise Ross, Advisor

Louise Ross is an experienced event producer, event concept consultant and event logistics manager.

Louise has worked as a career long freelancer in the events industry for the last decade. She has worked for clients such as American Express, Nokia, Brown Foreman, Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 38 Degrees and Body & Soul charity.

Louise's approach to event management is having bold tenacity, utilising established relationships with a slew of expert suppliers and implementation to the highest standards.

Louise graduated from the University of Glasgow. She is an avid amateur photographer, voracious reader of literature and British history and mildly obsessed with film.




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