Posts by PBPadmin

Meet PBP’s New Research Fellow Loren Peabody

Our team at the Participatory Budgeting Project is excited to welcome a new Research Fellow, Loren Peabody. As a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the Sociology Department, Loren is committed to learning and teaching about sociology, international studies, American society, and urban sociology. Loren, can you tell us about your…

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Project Coordinator

We’re hiring! At the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), we’re looking for a community engagement superstar to join our team. We’re looking for someone who loves our mission to transform democracy, and wants to make this work possible by supporting local participatory budgeting (PB) processes. The position is based in our Brooklyn or Oakland office. DESCRIPTION…

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Meet our Participation Design Strategist, Antonnet Johnson

At the Participatory Budgeting Project, we’re thrilled to welcome Antonnet Johnson to our team as a Participation Design Strategist. Antonnet joins us through a prestigious fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program pairs recent doctoral graduates in the humanities with nonprofits across…

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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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