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January: a time to reflect, while looking forward to new beginnings. I started Arts Progress just over two years ago, just to see how the freelance life would suit me. Turns out, I love it, and I've been incredibly lucky to have a steady stream...

At some point, every nonprofit is asked for evaluation results, usually by a funder. And the typical response is, "Oh, c'mon - can't you just trust that we're doing good work? Who has time to waste with evaluation?" But how much of our frustration with...

The U.S. is a fantastic place to take a show on the road - there are more fringes in the U.S. than in any other country. (Wondering what a "fringe" is? Check out this handy definition.) The logistics of mounting a tour can be daunting,...

Of course, one of the most fun parts of starting a new business is dreaming up a name. Arts Progress is a callback to the Works Progress Administration in the U.S. from 1935 to 1943, created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to address a nationwide crisis in...

Well, it happens to everyone at some point, although, if I ran the world, I wouldn’t have chosen to have my email hacked on the same day that I was launching Arts Progress. But in some ways, it’s perfect, because I can demonstrate on myself a...

Robin's been working in the nonprofit arts world since 1990, ever since she graduated from Carleton College (Northfield, MN) with a psychology degree that's been surprisingly useful. What started as a career in stage management in Minneapolis and New York evolved into work as production...