Direct from the Heart

Direct from the Heart Kickoff

by Jean Ban

Direct From The Heart (DFTH), CADM’s program to provide expert speakers to area non-profits, got off to a great start with a presentation in February by CADM member Betsy Harman to member groups of the Chicago Literacy Alliance (CLA).  Betsy presented on  ”How To Craft Compelling Annual Appeal Messages To Drive Individual Giving.” Her appreciative audience included staff from literacy organizations including Working in the Schools (WITS), Children’s Literacy Alliance, Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, Tutoring Chicago, Bookwallah, Kids Like Us, Innovations for Learning and Reach Out and Read.

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Dear CADM Members,

Please join me in welcoming Jean Ban to CADM’s board of directors! Jean, who is Executive Vice President, Integrated Account Services at CBD Marketing, has agreed to spearhead our rejuvenated community outreach efforts.  Past president, Holly Harle, who chaired our earlier community outreach program, Direct FromThe Heart (DFTH), has agreed to collaborate with Jean on this initiative.  I’m sure many of you remember the motivating programming DFTH provided in our annual nonprofit seminars, as well as our fascinating host venues, including Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, and the Museum of Contemporary Art!  We’ll look forward to hearing more from Jean and Holly soon.  

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Dear CADM Members,

Last month, we had a board retreat to study and discuss the quintessential CADM.  We agreed that our association’s strengths include the Tempo Awards and the Basic Course and in the course of our conversations we uncovered a very important piece of information: Our supportive local community is considered exceptional and is extremely important to our members.

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