Emily is a fundraising, philanthropy and communications specialist who joined I.G. from the youth mental health charity, Off Centre. Her experience centres on trust, foundation and major gifts fundraising, and editorial and digital communications. Since joining I.G. in 2015, Emily has worked across all three of the firm’s services, and managed many of its non-profit and fundraising clients. This has included advising, training and supporting a wide variety of philanthropists, foundations, companies, charities, and social enterprises, including Stonewall, UNICEF, ActionAid, UN Women, Comic Relief and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Emily also regularly speaks at events and conferences on fundraising, social impact and philanthropy, including with the Institute of Fundraising, SOFII, Ask Direct’s Fundraising Summer School, and I.G.’s own event series at the Hospital Club.
Her non-profit career has focused on mental health and human rights, most notably with Helen Bamber Foundation. As well as being a trustee for Walk A Mile in My Shoes, a mental health campaign, and sitting on the LGBT Consortium’s sustainable funding expert taskforce, she has been a LGBTQ and women’s rights campaigner, a trustee of LGBT mental health charity ELOP, & a non-executive director of the national higher education ombudsman, OIA HE. She mentors and volunteers for a number of small projects related to youth empowerment, LGBTQ rights & services, and refugee & asylum-seeking women.
Emily is completing an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management at City, London University’s Cass Business School; and holds a bachelor’s degree 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 spends a borderline-unhealthy amount of time on Twitter talking about them. She is the only member of the team who does not drink coffee, and is often reminded of how absurd her independence from caffeine is.Read More