Practice Makes Progress

I believe we can end workplace harassment. My idea: set consent as the expectation for how people treat each other at work, and practice meaningful accountability when harmful stuff does happen.

Feels intuitive, right? At least it does to me! Will it work for lots of people? Let's test it!

Introducing the Anti-Awkward Anti-Harassment Research Project, a 2-year program of rigorous testing of the consent-and-accountability approach. Research clients get special access to our anti-harassment training at reduced cost and with additional support services as a thank-you for agreeing to participate in the research. I've hired a full-time social science researcher to measure and analyze outcomes so that we know what works and what needs improving. At the end of 2 years we'll share our findings and launch a new era of harassment-free workplaces!

Learn more about the Anti-Awkward Anti-Harassment Research Project and how you can be a part of it.

Our Services

Progress Help Desk

Need help? Let's get on the phone! Yes, it's really that simple. Pay in 30-minute increments for my expertise on digital strategy, campaign planning, and anti-oppression organizing. You set the agenda, and I'll put my brain to the task of making your work better and your life easier.

To get started, fill out our interest form!

$75 per 30 minutes

Preventing Gender Fender Benders

Transgender and gender non­conforming people are among our colleagues, our social circles, and the communities we serve. Creating an inclusive environment takes expertise and effort, and Practice Makes Progress is here to help. This 3-hour workshop will grow your team’s understanding of gender diversity. Your group will build knowledge, attitudes, and concrete skills that will contribute to a more inclusive workplace for staff and a more welcoming and effective environment for the communities you serve.

For organizations: $4,500 per session
We offer discounts to organizations with budgets under $1M!

For individuals: $25
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Anti-Awkward Anti-Harassment

You don't want to be the next #MeToo headline. Proactively create a workplace culture where your staff and your work can thrive, but harassing behavior can't.

This workshop will unite your whole staff with shared understanding of what's appropriate in your particular workplace. Every staff member will build skills to understand how their behavior might impact others as well as skills to advocate for themselves and others in sensitive situations. Click here to learn more!

$6,000 per session
We offer discounts to organizations with budgets under $1M!

Cohesion and Inclusion Workshops

You know how important it is that your workplace is inclusive and every member of your team is able to do their best work. It can make all the difference to step back from your hard work once in a while to get the whole team on the same page and moving stronger than ever to accomplish your mission.

Practice Makes Progress will work with your organization to create a unique learning event that resonates with your team, builds trust among colleagues, and deepens mutual understanding. Through curriculum focusing on self-reflection, active listening, and creating anti-oppressive space for everyone, your team will refine their leadership skills as they learn new ways to live their values.

$1,500 per hour of training; e.g. $4,500 for a 3-hour workshop, $12,000 for a one-day retreat.
We offer discounts to organizations with budgets under $1M!

Speaking Engagements

With the digital and progressive worlds in a constant state of change, it’s always good to take a pause to hear about the what’s new, what’s changing, and what’s still core to the work of the progressive movement. Practice Makes Progress founder Jill Raney is available for speaking engagements that take on digital strategy, building inclusive workplaces, gender diversity, and more. Jill’s talks are a great way to get small teams thinking creatively about their work or a way to start a conversation within your entire organization during retreats and other all-staff events.

$250 per hour for panel appearances
$1,500 per hour for prepared remarks and workshops

Support Practice Makes Progress

Wear progress on your sleeve!

We all need a reminder sometimes that perfectionism is nobody's friend.

Starting a business is hard. The perfectionism that's haunted me for years and years makes it harder. A few months after I named my business Practice Makes Progress, I was really struggling with all the trial and error that's at the heart of starting a new venture. I took a piece of paper I'd printed my logo on, and I scrawled Perfect is BULLSHIT across the top. It helped.

Now you can buy this message in t-shirt form. I hope it helps you too.


About Practice Makes Progress

We teach digital strategy and anti-oppression skills to progress-minded people.

Our learning events help organizations and individuals bring their full power to bear on the important work of our time by developing strategic thinking and technical skills as well as cultural understanding and emotional intelligence.

Photo credit Jonna Huseman, Jonna Michelle Photography

Photo credit Jonna Huseman, Jonna Michelle Photography

Practice Makes Progress Founder & CEO Jill Raney is an ambassador for the internet and inclusion. Across their decade of experience in labor, LGBT, and feminist advocacy, Jill has built a track record of excellence in digital campaign strategy and infrastructure development. They are an expert trainer with broad experience in developing curriculum and teaching adults.

Jill's proudest accomplishments to date have included building a national network of activists to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," connecting Members of Congress with striking fast food workers, and making people laugh as they nail new skills. Jill will teach you to set ambitious, realistic goals and to organize your heart out to accomplish them.

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