Developing Stories: Fundraising for the Theatre

Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie (right) with playwright/director Luis Valdez at a CTG 50th anniversary event.

Where does the money come from? For most nonprofits, the answer is that it must be raised from willing donors and foundations, and that means having a smart, creative development staff. Nonprofit theatres have unique challenges in the fundraising game—and some unique advantages. This package of stories examines how theatres are overcoming the former, leveraging the latter, and making a difference for the arts.