Hire Practice Makes Progress
We're excited to work with you to build a more just society online and in our workplaces! Our trainings are customized to your needs, and so is our contracting process. We’re available to work on site, via webinar, and over the phone, with a turnaround time as fast as two days.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the interest form below. We'll schedule a free 30-minute phone call to discuss your goals and how we can help.
Our sliding scale honors the differing financial realities of our client base, from small grassroots organizations to large, well-resourced nonprofits to major for-profit entities.
When you hire Practice Makes Progress, you're paying for our expertise and effort. Part of what you're paying for is emotional labor -- things like active listening, empathy, and designing the best possible experiences for the particular people we're working with. Patriarchy tells us this is "women's work" and doesn't deserve fair monetary compensation. That's nonsense. Caring about you as a person and listening to what you have to say is an important part of what makes our professional services so effective. If patriarchy is whispering in your ear that our prices seem high, it's because patriarchy's been training us all our lives to think of emotional labor as without value, an idea that robs us all of the respectful treatment we deserve.
Practice Makes Progress is a mission-driven for-profit organization. We train organizers to build a more just society online and in our workplaces -- and we're committed to building a more just society in our own workplace, too. The money we charge for our services goes to pay the workers whose expertise and effort make these learning experiences so meaningful. We're not interested in extracting profit by any means available to us, we're interested in paying workers for their work. It's a priority for us to keep at least a few seats open at every ticketed event for scholarship recipients, and it's a priority for us to share some of our ideas freely on the internet, to balance our needs to pay our people fairly and to make our learning experiences widely accessible.
Praise for Jill Raney and Practice Makes Progress
Linnae Riesen, Communications Director, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
I’ve participated in a lot of trainings, but few of the trainers actually understood MY work like Jill did.
Beyond just using tools and thinking about metrics, Jill leads on developing strategy and engaging leaders. We need to do more than just understand content platforms, we need to understand how people think and act to help build the progressive movement. Jill gets that.
Lauren Gaffney, Steering Committee, Trans Legal Advocates of Washington
This does not do the work you did for TransLAW nearly enough justice, but thank you so very much for all of your help. Your guidance and organization were immensely constructive. If ever someone asks me for a facilitator recommendation, I'm going to shout at them that they should hire you.
Paul Allison, Digital Director, SEIU California State Council
Jill Raney is a talented digital strategist as well as a dynamic, engaging trainer. I was lucky enough to work with Jill and participate in the SEIU digital trainings she coordinated. These proved to be an invaluable resource for the hundreds of political, field, and communications staff that attended, and helped drive a strong digital program in many of our locals. The trainings also helped bring together a tremendous community of folks that continue to work together across locals and campaigns.