Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

How Participatory Budgeting Works

PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.

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Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action

Lessons from 30 years of a global experiment in democracy

By PBPadmin | August 8, 2018

The Hewlett Foundation and Omidyar Network recently funded a major new report on the lessons learned from 30 years of participatory budgeting (PB). In July, we hosted a webinar about the state and future of PB with report authors Stephanie McNulty and Brian Wampler. Check out the webinar recording, slides,…

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PBP News: BIG School PB, Conference Recap, Your Turn to Vote

By Ashley Brennan | April 5, 2018

PBP SPRING NEWS It’s time to elevate young leaders At the March for Our Lives, Chicago’s Mya Middleton, 16, underscored the power of youth voice: “We are the turn of this century. We are the voice of change. We are here to fix what America is falling short of.” Just…

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Presenting your 2018 PB2 Ballot – Vote today!

By Harvir Kaur | March 7, 2018

Guest post by PB Amplifiers Ashley Kuenneke & Kelsey Foster. We’re writing to you as fellow supporters and advocates for participatory budgeting. Over the past few months, we teamed up with other advocates to develop 9 amazing projects to help grow PB. From today till April 10th, you can vote…

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PBP Leadership Change & Annual Report: Transforming Democracy

By PBPadmin | March 6, 2018

From our Executive Director Josh Lerner: I’m writing to share exciting news about the next stage of growth for the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), and to share our 2017 Annual Report. We’re expanding our leadership, as our Director of Strategic Initiatives Shari Davis joins me as Co-Executive Director. We’re also shifting…

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IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

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Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects in the US & Canada.

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People impacting change in their communities.

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Local project ideas voted on and funding, using public funds.

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PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.

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