Case Study: Rilato Theatre

Rialto Theatre

A staple in downtown Tucson, The Rialto Theatre sought to raise awareness and community involvement while undergoing executive transition.

Client Goal:

Creating awareness of their nonprofit status and increasing financial support from the public.

Services Provided:

  • StrategicĀ Board Building
  • BoardĀ Best Practices and Fundraising Training
  • Creation of Signature Event
  • Executive Coaching


  • Larger, more diverse, connected and engaged Board of Directors
  • Inaugural event netted $25,000 and has grown and become more profitable every year.
  • Poised and ready now for a Capital Campaign in the very near future.

I don't know how I would have grown our organization, learned so much about successfully organizing a 501(c)(3), and succeeded in navigating around the pitfalls of the nonprofit world were it not for the invaluable assistance of Smith & Dale. They helped with board expansion, fundraising, budgeting, you name it. They were instrumental in helping us obtain a substantial sponsorship in 2015. They are shrewd, savvy, and on top of it all, wonderful to work with. In short, I couldn't recommend their services more highly.  

Curtis McCrary,
Executive Director, The Rialto Theatre and R Bar

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