Our most recent PB² cycle is a wrap! Nearly 200 members of the PBP community made their voices heard by submitting ideas, joining in as a budget delegate, and voting in our internal PB process. Read on for details of the winning projects as well as an update from last year’s PB² initiatives, already underway!

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), a historic opportunity to build back our communities and economy, with the  potential to address the deeply embedded inequities in access and voice in our democracy.  Over the last several months, the Democracy Beyond Elections coalition has provided funding and programmatic support…

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The PBP team has been working hard to expand awareness of participatory practices as a way for communities to have real decision-making power over budgeting, divest-invest, and recovery efforts. Here are a few highlights from this past year! Listen to the full playlist! Seattle Cut its Police Budget. Now the Public Will Decide How To…

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Now, for the first time ever, nonprofit organizations have the chance to learn the ins and outs of running a PB process through our PB for Orgs Cohort!🎊

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We are delighted to announce the results of our 2020-2021 PB², PBP’s internal participatory budgeting process. PB² is a practice that helps us live our values as an organization, by inviting our community to become decision makers in the work PBP does. Here’s a refresher on our PB² process, which follows the same steps as the other…

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