Shawn D. Ingram
Contributed Revenue Practice Leader
Shawn D. Ingram (he/him/his) is a revenue enhancement expert with more than 25 years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising and management in the arts and social services. Ingram joined ACG in 2015 and serves as the practice leader for the firm’s Contributed Revenue Enhancement team, supporting a comprehensive international roster of clients with strategic fundraising and interim management solutions. His additional areas of expertise include capital campaign management, donor prospecting, major donor strategy, executive search, and organizational assessment.
Ingram guided Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park through a comprehensive campaign planning and feasibility study and counseled its $47.5 million integrated capital campaign. As an integral part of ACG’s interim management practice, Ingram has served as the Interim Director of Development at Laguna Playhouse, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Opera Lafayette, and Vermont Studio Center, and Interim Executive Director at Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. He has authored several Arts Insights articles focused on contributed revenue enhancement and has presented at a diverse array of conferences, including Theatre Communications Group, Arts Reach, Southeastern Museums Conference, and Association of California Symphony Orchestras.
"People power nonprofit organizations. Even in our digital age, people still connect to people. Nothing beats the face-to-face emotional impact of hearing the story of why cultural organizations do what they do. Determining the right person to manage the process, cultivate the relationship, tell the story, and eventually make 'the ask' is a critical element of successful nonprofit management."
Prior to joining ACG, Ingram held positions as Executive Director at My Friend’s Place, Director of Development at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, and Director of Development at The Trevor Project. Ingram began his career in fundraising at Harvard University and served several years at the American Repertory Theater. Later, he was the Director of Corporate and Foundation Development at La Jolla Playhouse raising funds to present the first national tour of RENT at the Playhouse, the world premiere of Barry Manilow’s Harmony, and the 50th anniversary tribute to Co-Founder Gregory Peck.
Ingram previously served on the board of directors for Creative Response of the Arts and Divisionary Theater in San Diego. He is currently a member of the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Alumni Council at Berkshire School. He has performed extensively across the country as a professional singer and dancer and received a bachelor of science in communication from Boston University.
Ingram's ACG client work includes:
Albany Museum of Art
Central Oregon Center for the Arts
Chicago Dancemakers Foundation
Concord Community Music School
Fine Arts Work Center
Upright Citizens Brigade
Vermont Studio Center
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