Angela Lust

Founder & President, Longview Strategies

Amarillo, TX

Shift Capital  |  Funding/ Investment

Longview Strategies provides management services for transition planning and organizational capacity for non-profits and businesses.

Angela, founder and president of Longview Strategies, brings over 25 years of experience in public, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations, including more than a decade as senior executive of a community foundation. Angela is a generalist with experience including: transition management, operational capacity (information technology, human resources, administration); grant and gift strategies; and program development/management, including cross-sector collaboration. Known for her professionalism and ability to connect big picture ideas to discrete tasks and resources that help others achieve maximum effectiveness, Lust has designed and guided complex, multi-sector projects, trained and mentored numerous individuals, and is adept at facilitating conversation among diverse stakeholder groups. Angela is a change agent most inspired by emerging approaches at the intersection of economic/community development and philanthropy. She is a student of impact investing, collective impact, cross-sector project development and other approaches that call for vision, creative alternatives, or challenge of existing assumptions. To any engagement, Lust brings commitment and a sense of urgency to improve conditions for those involved.

She is a natural connector whose current volunteer commitments include service on the boards of the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council, the Amarillo affiliate of Financial Service Professionals, and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship based in Lincoln, NE. She is also a member of Business Enterprise Institute, an international network of business exit planners.

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Longview Strategies provides services to a range of individuals and organizations including: business owners, foundations, philanthropists and investors who support community betterment through community/economic development or cultivating social and philanthropic resources. Longview Strategies, LLC supports operational transitions, organizational effectiveness and capacity, effective grant and gift strategies, and community-based initiatives. Engagements may include the areas listed below:

  • Business Succession and Continuity Planning
  • Operational Capacity Building
  • Philanthropic Grants or Gifts, and Investing for Impact
  • Program Design, Project Management
  • Cross-sector community-based Initiatives