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Grassroots: Campaigning for a Cause

Jedd Bittles Photo

Jedd Bittles gets organized for fundraising at Loyola Univeristy.
(Photo by Ashley Boll)

Ever wonder who those people on the street are? The people who try to talk to you as you rush past them as you hurry through your day?

Here is a chance to get to know one of the fundraisers for Grassroots Campaigns in Chicago.

Jedd Bittles,19, is a field manager for Grassroots Campaigns. A former fundraiser for Children International at Dialog Direct, he is familiar with campaigning for causes.

ChicagoStorytelling’s Ashley Boll and Hanalei Darbar followed Bittles during a day at work at Loyola University helping to raise money for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA).

Audio Slideshow: A day in the life of a fundraiser.

Q&A: Boll interviews Bittles on her blog, which includes a map of where Grassroots works to raise money.

Interview: Garrett Popcorn’s Alecia Dantico

Garrett Popcorn logo Chicagoan Alecia Dantico grew up on Garrett Popcorn and now she’s helping market it … through social media.

As Director of Social Media, Dantico works around-the-clock to promote the famous Chicago brand. She discussed the approach to her job and how she embraces technology with ChicagoStorytelling’s Ashley Boll.