To practice what we preach, PBP invites everyone who donates to our organization to decide how part of the donations are spent – it’s our own participatory budgeting process called PB2.
Project 1 | Map of Funded PB Projects
Hire a legal researcher to develop a guide on legal issues facing PB processes, for issues such as legislation, accessibility, information management and sharing, and procurement. Compiling legal issues and solutions can help PB processes learn from experiences elsewhere, reduce risks, and avoid problems as they get started.
It is hard to make PB ballots accessible and easy to navigate and to balance the amount of information to include. We will research best practices, interview PB staff, and work with a designer to create a PB ballot template and guide, to make voting more informed, efficient, and accessible, including to non-English speakers.
Hire a part-time employee to compile research articles and findings on the impacts of PB into a searchable online archive that can be used by PB advocates, researchers, and implementers. By compiling and organizing research findings in an easy to navigate archive, we can better show why PB matters and help advocates launch and grow PB processes.
Develop a toolkit that organizations can use to implement PB for their own budgets. Helping organizations run their own PB processes will empower their staff and community, and build capacity and awareness for PB. This project will enable other organizations to adapt the PB2 model that PBP has already developed.
What makes a good PB website? To make creating a quality web presence easier for local PB processes, we will create and distribute a guide for developing an effective public PB website. This will help local processes better share information, recruit and support participants, and communicate impacts.
Create powerful video interviews of elected officials who champion PB to highlight the benefits from their point of view. Capture practical, inspiring testimony aimed at their peers to address fears of local elected officials who have not yet implemented PB, such as where the money will come from, how to implement PB, and what voting looks like.