Arts Consulting Group Appoints Linda Lipscomb as Associate Vice President
Fundraising and marketing expert Linda Lipscomb expands Dallas office and contributed revenue enhancement practice
BOSTON — Arts Consulting Group (ACG), the leading provider of hands-on management consulting services to the arts and culture industry, today announced that Linda Lipscomb has joined the firm as Associate Vice President to expand the contributed revenue enhancement practice. Based in ACG’s Dallas office and working closely with ACG Vice President Elisabeth Galley, she brings more than 30 years of fundraising, marketing, and sales experience to the firm, including successful leadership roles with organizations such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, American Red Cross in Dallas, and American Airlines.
As a consultant, she has expertise in facilitating major capital campaigns, maximizing annual funds and major gift programs, conducting feasibility studies, and performing interim management services. Lipscomb has served in interim management roles, leading the development departments at Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Opera, and Fort Worth Symphony. As Interim Vice President of Development at Dallas Symphony Orchestra, she successfully reversed several years of annual fund declines, increasing those efforts to meet targeted fundraising goals.
In making the announcement, ACG President Bruce D. Thibodeau said, “We are delighted to add Linda Lipscomb to the ACG team and provide more resources and support to our contributed revenue enhancement clients. Linda’s vast knowledge in corporate marketing and nonprofit fundraising, as well as her experience in professional interim management in senior development roles, make her a tremendous asset to ACG and its clients.”
“I am very enthusiastic about joining Arts Consulting Group and partnering with its experienced team to provide the highest caliber of strategic consulting for arts organizations,” said Lipscomb. “This is a such an exciting – and challenging – time for all arts organizations. By working closely with our clients, my goal is to provide the best possible strategies and approaches to help organizations realize their full philanthropic and artistic potential.”
Previously at Dallas Museum of Art, Lipscomb led the final phase of the museum’s $185 million endowment and operating campaign. As Deputy Director of Advancement for Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Lipscomb increased annual fundraising by nearly 50 percent and successfully expanded the base of donors following a capital expansion. In these positions, she successfully tackled the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations seeking to improve contributed revenue, build systems and processes, expand major gifts, and mentor fundraising staff.
Lipscomb holds a bachelor of arts in history of art from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and a master of business administration in finance and marketing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. An active volunteer, she currently serves on the board of directors for Friends of Art of Sweet Briar College as marketing committee chair.