I help charities increase income, improve performance and deliver change.
It’s my way of creating a better world.

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My expertise

Whether you want to maximise income, change your organisational culture or get your Board engaged in fundraising… I’ve got the experience to help.

Fundraising Consultancy

Creating fundraising strategies that increase income and donor engagement.

Keynote speaking

Inspiring speaker for away days and events.

Interim Management

Experienced Interim Fundraising & Marketing Director and Interim CEO

Change Management

Helping you improve team and organisational performance and implement change management programmes.

Coaching and Mentoring

Leadership coaching and team coaching to produce exceptional results.

Recruitment and Retention

Advice on how to recruit and retain the very best people for your organisation.


Facilitation of strategy and planning days for teams and Boards

Why work with me

Carla Miller

Coach & Consultant

I’m passionate about creating change and making the charity sector even better.

I started my career as a corporate fundraiser at the NSPCC and since then I have headed up fundraising teams at Action for Blind People, Samaritans, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Youth Music and School Home Support. In each of those roles I created significant increases in income and in total I’ve been responsible for over £20 million of income and have personally raised over £7 million for good causes.

In my 17 years working in the sector I’ve doubled the income of charities, turned struggling teams into high-flying happy teams, inspired Boards to get involved in fundraising and coached CEOs to make major donor asks. Whether your charity needs to get out of a difficult spot or wants to be exceptional, I can work with you to make sure that happens.

  • “Carla had a huge impact in the time she spent with us and brought a great deal of insight, focus and energy. I thoroughly recommend Carla to any organisation wanting to increase its income or create a change in culture”

    — Michelle James, Director of External Affairs at Youth Music
  • “Carla is a highly skilled facilitator who provided excellent service from initial concept meeting to delivery.  She was able to quickly grasp our current position and challenged the team to think about improvement areas head on with a solution-focused approach.”

    — Jo Milne, Centrepoint
  • “Carla helped me to understand both the process of making a major donor ask and my concerns around it and gave me the confidence, support and knowledge to go and do it.  I’m delighted to say the process was successful and resulted in the promise of £500,000 for my charity.”

    — Jan Tallis, CEO at School Home Support and ACEVO Board Member
  • “Carla was insightful, dedicated, committed and very much one of the team – not an external expert critiquing us! I not only recommend her, I’d be very happy to work with her again.”

    — Kate Collins, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Teenage Cancer Trust
  • “Carla is a highly expert fundraiser, able to seek out opportunities and turn them into workable propositions. She’s an excellent communicator and a pleasure to work alongside. She has the ability to think strategically but act operationally – a rare and valuable talent in the resource constrained charity sector.”

    — David Lale, Chairman at Tiny Tickers and Charity People
  • “Carla was facilitator for our Board Strategic Away Day. She did a fantastic job. The communication before the event was very good and on the day she kept things organised and moved the programme along nicely. Thanks to her, we achieved all we wanted to and everyone came away energised and motivated to deliver on the actions”

    — Tunde Banjoko OBE, Chief Executive at Making the Leap

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See how I can help your charity achieve results.