Annual fund campaigns
Donor cultivation strategies
Major gift strategies
Linda Lipscomb joined ACG in 2016, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in all areas of fundraising, including facilitating major capital campaigns, maximizing annual funds and major gift programs, conducting feasibility studies, and performing interim management services. Since joining the firm, Ms. Lipscomb has served in several interim management roles, leading the development departments at Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Vancouver Art Gallery. She has also guided capital campaign efforts at Ruth Eckerd Hall and The Independent School, among others.
In her role as Interim Vice President of Development at Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, she was responsible for achieving annual contributions of $5 million and successfully led the effort to meet a $1.5 million challenge grant goal. Designed to encourage increased giving from new and existing donors, the campaign exceeded goal by 10 percent within 10 months, and secured $3 million in increased and new gifts over a three-year period. Her work extends to ACG’s Executive Search practice, supporting clients through critical leadership transitions and assisting with the placement of executive leadership and key fundraising roles at organizations such as Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and San Antonio Symphony among others.
“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 a solid foundation of enthusiasts.”
Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Lipscomb led the development departments for the Dallas Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and American Red Cross in Dallas. While at the 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. She has also served as Interim Vice President of Development for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and has held leadership positions in sales and marketing at American Airlines. 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. 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:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
The Center for American and International Law
Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
Fort Worth Opera
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
The Independent School
Museum of Latin American Art
Ruth Eckerd Hall
San Antonio Symphony
Seminary Ridge Museum
Town of Herndon
Vancouver Art Gallery
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