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Jill Shepherd

Jill Shepherd

Director of Membership

Jillian is responsible for WBEZ's membership program.

She also oversees individual donations for Vocalo, and donations in support of Chicago Public Media's national programs. Jill created WBEZ’s High Fidelity program in 2008. Twice she's presented as part of a panel on sustaining membership programs for the Public Media Marketing & Development Conference (2010 in Fort Worth, Texas and 2013 in Denver, Colorado).

In 2011, she participated in creating a "Social Media Best Practices" manual along with a small group of public media professionals across the country as part of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting project on social media. In 2012 she taught a seminar for online fundraising and email best practices at the Center for Nonprofit Success.

In her spare time, she likes to be crafty. She comes from a long line of ladies who quilt, paint, sew and more.

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Member Meet-Up: Bingo Edition

What could be better than playing BINGO within the cozy confines of The Hideout?  Playing BINGO at The Hideout with Morning Edition host Lisa Labuz, and Eight Forty-Eight host Tony Sarabia! Join other WBEZ listeners and "meet up" while playing for prizes such as a WBEZ Reporter's Notebook, a WBEZ Backpack and Global Activism Expo Water Bottle, and much more!

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