Miren Ispizua-Bilbao (Denmark)

Global Partnerships & Philanthropy, UNHCR

Miren has more than 15 years of fundraising and high-value donor engagement experience, with particular success in strategic planning to structure and implement comprehensive development efforts, including developing major gift, annual giving, and planned giving programmes, along with business intelligence, high-level special events, capital campaigns, and board development.  

As Global Partnership and Philanthropy Officer in UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, she provides on-site fundraising counsel and campaign management services to a network of fundraising offices across the world. Her current project is a $25 million capital campaign to support and scale UNHCR’s shelter work. Miren holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a BA in International Affairs & Economics from The George Washington University.


Learn more about Miren’s IFC 2019 workshop –

Raising money from high value donors in the 21st century: Systematic relational approaches to engage and build lasting relationships with high value donors