Laura Poppiti has worked at small to mid-size nonprofit arts and arts education organizations in various fundraising capacities—including capital campaigns, annual fund development, grantwriting, membership programs, and special events—for more than a decade. As the Center for Cultural Innovation’s Grants Program Director, Laura manages all grantmaking programs for artists, arts administrators, and cultural anchors in California, in addition to overseeing the Bay Area office’s workshops, events, and operations. Prior to the Center for Cultural Innovation, Laura worked at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco where she served as Development Director and led the organization’s individual and institutional fundraising efforts. In San Francisco, she has also held roles at The Imagine Bus Project, SF Camerawork, and Museum of Performance & Design. Laura also serves on Grantmakers in the Arts' Support for Individual Artists Committee and the Advisory Circle for Look What She Did!, an L.A.-based nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of astonishing women, past and present, to the forefront of our culture. She received her M.A. from San Francisco Art Institute in Exhibition & Museum Studies, and her B.A. in History from Catholic University of America.