Annual fund campaigns
Donor cultivation strategies
Major gift strategies
Linda Lipscomb joined Arts Consulting Group (ACG) in 2016, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, and sales to her consulting and interim management work for the firm. Prior to joining ACG’s Dallas office, she led the development departments for Dallas Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and American Red Cross in Dallas. Ms. Lipscomb also held leadership positions in sales and marketing at 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. Ms. 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.
“Arts and culture organizations, small to large, are powerful institutions in our communities. Collectively and individually, they celebrate the creative spirit and serve as sources of joy, entertainment, inspiration, and reflection.”
“My passion is helping arts and culture organizations remain relevant and sustainable, positioning them for greater success and growing ranks of enthusiasts.”
Previously at Dallas Museum of Art, she 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, Ms. Lipscomb increased annual fundraising by nearly 50 percent and 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.
Ms. 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. As an active volunteer, she currently serves on the board of directors for Friends of Art of Sweet Briar College and chairs the marketing committee.
Ms. Lipscomb’s professional and client work includes:
American Red Cross – Dallas
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Fort Worth Opera
Fort Worth Symphony
Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy
The Arts Community Alliance – TACA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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