Issimo was set up by Jacqueline Rae and Rob Lilley in 1996 to deliver practical, intelligent advice to philanthropists and grant-making organisations. We offer technical expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the practical issues facing grant makers.  For over twenty years we have worked separately and in collaboration for over 100 grant-making organisations.

Our main areas of expertise are:

  • setting up new trusts and foundations
  • helping individuals and families to deliver strategic philanthropy
  • working with grant-makers to improve their use of information technology
  • implementing grant-making databases and online grant application forms
  • paper-free working
  • reviewing grant policies and procedures
  • recruiting staff and trustees
  • data cleansing, migration and analysis