Carlos Miranda
Carlos Miranda is the Chief Executive and Founder of I.G. Advisors, a philanthropy and fundraising strategy consultancy. Before starting I.G., Carlos was the Managing Director of The Social Investment Consultancy, a consultancy working with funders and fundraisers. Among the firm’s clients were The John Lewis Foundation and Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to TSIC, Carlos was the Head of Business Development at Global Philanthropic, a fundraising consultancy, where he advised clients including the United Nations Foundation and the London School of Economics. Carlos started his career as a Manager of Major Gifts at the New York Public Library, where he helped raised over $25 million.

Carlos is also the Founder of Social Misfits Media, I.G.'s sister company. Social Misfits works with charities and social enterprises to use social media and apps to better interact with those critical to their success.

Carlos sits on the Advisory Panel for the Guardian's Voluntary Sector Network. He is also a Trustee of Vital Regeneration (a charity working to improve the lives of Londoners living on the poorest estates) and on the Executive Committee of the NSPCC annual art-themed Gala (the 2011 and 2012 Galas raised close to £4 million).

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 twins.

You can connect with Carlos on LinkedIn here.

Entries by Carlos Miranda

Social Impact Insights: Georgie Fienberg, Founder, AfriKids

(0) Comments | Posted 30 November 2015 | (16:42)

In our Social Impact Insights series, we like to highlight the work of incredible, socially motivated individuals who are making a great impact in their communities. Following from our interviews with Nigel Kershaw, Andrea Coleman and Iqbal Wahhab, we sat down with Georgie Fienberg,...

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How Charities Are Using Data to Make Big Changes

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2015 | (17:38)

The charity landscape is changing. Following the success several charitable organisations are having with of digital fundraising, others have begun to sit up and take notice of these methods more than ever before. But for charities and voluntary organisations who have previously used more traditional fundraising models, understanding and succeeding...

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Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2015 | (10:49)

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I...

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Social Impact Insights: Nigel Kershaw, Chairman of Big Issue and CEO of Big Issue Invest

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2014 | (21:49)

Social investment activity and awareness have grown significantly over the last several years. While we're still sometime away from having social finance be considered 'mainstream,' there is no denying that it's an exciting time for those wishing to marry financial and social return. Among those working tirelessly towards unlocking social...

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Let's Talk About Content

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2013 | (21:59)

December, with all its festivities and family affairs, is my favourite month of the year. However, this month also marks the end of one of the most creative annual charity traditions: Movember.

Movember raises money, inspires action and has fun along the way; the Global Journal currently...

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Trust and Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted 21 October 2013 | (20:53)

Earlier this month, the Stars Foundation - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, GlobalGiving UK, the Pears Foundation, and the Guardian - launched the Fund the Front Line campaign. The campaign highlights the work of small to medium sized charities...

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Social Impact Insights: Andrea Coleman, CEO & Co-Founder of Riders for Health

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2013 | (19:59)

Accepted stats claim that there are roughly 180,000 registered charities and about 60,000 social enterprises across the UK. Odds are that as you read this blog post, some enterprising and socially minded individual is busy registering a new charity or social enterprise. While many of these budding social entrepreneurs will...

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Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

(2) Comments | Posted 11 February 2013 | (07:24)

The lack of drive and commitment to business development and strategic fundraising in the charitable and social enterprise spaces never ceases to amaze me. Don't get me wrong: I'm not implying that all charities, social enterprises, and NGOs lack business or fundraising acumen. In fact, I've been lucky to work...

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