Rebecca Miller has spent her career supporting global grassroots civil society and advocating for its influence in decision-making processes. At TPI, Rebecca works primarily with family and independent foundations conducting impactful grantmaking to non-profit organizations; with corporate clients, designing strategic corporate grants initiatives; and on research to identify innovations, gaps, and opportunities in international philanthropy. As part of TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy, Rebecca has a particular focus on supporting clients to design, implement, and evaluate philanthropy that benefits people across the globe.
Rebecca previously served as a Technical Advisor on Resilience, Governance, and Partnership at the international development and humanitarian organization Mercy Corps, supporting country programs to develop strong partnerships with local organizations, advising them on ways to effectively engage civil society, and assisting efforts to hold local governments accountable to the needs of communities. With a global portfolio, Rebecca had a particular focus on the humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis across the Middle East.
Rebecca has also worked for Hunt Alternative Fund’s Institute for Inclusive Security, which advocates for the full participation of all stakeholders in formal peace processes. She managed the organization’s grant-making program, where she led the development of partnerships with global organizations to mainstream gender into their work. She also led the organization’s Middle East and North Africa program, facilitating workshops and supporting local leaders’ implementation of advocacy plans to increase women’s influence in peace processes.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College and a Master's degree from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.