This September, we launched our first-ever PB for Orgs cohort program, which brings together folks from a range of non-profit organizations to learn about implementing PB within their organization. PBP is so honored to introduce this group of amazing organizers, educators, and non-profit professionals! Click the boxes below each photo to hear from participants on why they're excited about bringing PB to their organization and what they're excited to learn.
"By implementing participatory budgeting, we'll keep power with those most impacted by inequity. As a majority youth-led, BIPOC-led, poor and working-class led organization, participatory budgeting is putting our commitment to community leadership, equity, generosity, and building in public into action."
"I hope to learn how our org can decentralize power in financial knowledge / decision-making. And more widely, has we enter our 2022 budgeting season, how we can build greater participation in our organization's annual budgeting process."
"I'm excited to 1.) network, 2.) learn how to implement PB at HEC with our approved budget for an innovation fund, and 3.) gain a better understanding of how to be a PB advocate and organizer throughout Sacramento."
PB for Orgs is an initiative of Democracy Beyond Elections, a collaborative campaign anchored by the Participatory Budgeting Project, which seeks to deepen participatory democracy and civic engagement, beyond and between elections. The core principle of Democracy Beyond Elections is community-led decision making power that is equitable, accessible, and significant.