Posts by PBPadmin

Communications Internship Fall 2018

The Participatory Budgeting Project, Inc. (PBP), a nonprofit organization based in New York City and Oakland, is seeking a part-time communications intern for Fall 2018. We empower people to make informed, democratic, and fair decisions about public spending and revenue. We work with elected officials, government agencies, and community groups in the US and Canada…

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Lessons from 30 years of a global experiment in democracy

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, and key takeaways below. We…

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Summer News: Welcome a new wave of voters + civic innovation

PB increases voter likelihood by 7% New research shows that people who take part in PB are 7% more likely to vote in an election. Candidates are winning recent elections by narrow margins. A 7% increase in voter likelihood could reshape political landscapes. These findings confirm what we’ve been hearing for years: PB inspires participants to…

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Will you dedicate your birthday to democracy?

  Do you want to celebrate and make a difference on your birthday? Do you love participatory budgeting (PB)? Do you want to see the movement grow? Then, join our supporter community dedicating their birthdays to PB! Yes, I want to dedicate my birthday to PB! Our advisory board member Robert Sherman just dedicated his…

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PBP Leadership Change & Annual Report: Transforming Democracy

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 our strategy to focus more…

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Mellon/ACLS Fellowship Opening – Participation Design Strategist

Mellon/ACLS Fellowship Opening – Participation Design Strategist At the Participatory Budgeting Project, we’re pleased to announce that we have been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2018, the…

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You made it happen: This is Democracy Made by YOU

Happy New Year! As we enter 2018, we’re blown away by your commitment to democracy. Thank you to nearly 200 of you who donated to our Democracy Made by You Campaign, raising over $33,000 to grow participatory budgeting. And, special thanks to the Brooklyn Community Foundation for contributing $7,500 toward this total, as matching funds…

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PBNYC PB Ballot Project Map, 2012-2017

Map of PBNYC Projects on the PB Ballot, 2012 – 2017 The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is working on an improved way to help New Yorkers see the impacts of PB. We’re working on a way to see how a project voted in by PBNYC is going — so first, we mapped the last five…

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Real Money, Real Power – here’s how we did this #GivingTuesday

Thank YOU for choosing to push ahead with us to strengthen communities and empower residents through participatory budgeting (PB). This #GivingTuesday, we raised over $21,000—with close to $14,000 from nearly 150 supporters and a $7,500 match from the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Your support will help us: bring young people to our Innovations in Participatory Democracy…

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