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Director of Partnerships: Job Ad

Full-time | New York, NY or Oakland, CA The Director of Partnerships will lead our work to build demand and support for participatory democracy practices that enable people to make decisions in government, centering equity. You are perfect for this role if you are a master at building organizational partnerships and relationships, navigating complex political…

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Communications Manager: Job Ad

Full-time | New York, NY or Oakland, CA We are seeking a communications superstar to expand our organizational profile and reach, to better connect with key audiences. To transform our democracy, we aim to build broader awareness of and support for participatory budgeting among elected officials and advocacy organizations. As our Communications Manager, you will…

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Policy Research Intern – NJ/NY: Job Ad

The Participatory Budgeting Project, Inc. (PBP), a nonprofit organization based in New York City and Oakland, is seeking a part-time policy research intern for winter/spring 2019, with opportunity to extend for part- or full-time in the summer. About PBP For 10 years, the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) has empowered people to participate in democracy through…

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A PB Love Story: How Catherine and Neil Met

On Valentine’s Day, we bring you a story of love and democracy. Catherine Zinnel used to be the coordinator for participatory budgeting (PB) in New York City Council Member Brad Lander’s office. She met her now-husband Neil Reilly when he got involved as a PB volunteer. PB brings people together. For Catherine and Neil, PB…

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Our top 6 social media posts of 2018

2018 was a big year for participatory budgeting (PB), thanks to you! Looking back on our year in social media, we won great victories that make us optimistic going into 2019. Check out the highlights below, then make an end of year donation to support more victories in 2019! 1. De Blasio Announces Launch of…

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Best of 2018: Our 5 Big Wins

Over nearly 10 years, we’ve shown that participatory budgeting (PB) is a powerful tool for transforming our democracy. In 2018 we invested in making PB better and bigger. We developed new resources, supported innovative programs, and expanded what real democracy can be. Check out our 2018 highlights below, and please make an end of year…

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PB2: What’s your wishlist for democracy?

It’s that time of year again! We need your ideas for how to make participatory budgeting (PB) bigger and better. 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 PB process, called PB2. In the past, you voted to spend…

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Art Makes Democracy Better

How the arts gets us to turn on, tune in, and help out Between committees on transport and whole debates on tax rates, the details of governance can be mind-numbing. That can cause would-be participants in democracy to be disinterested. That’s why democracy also has to be a culture. We have to have our hearts…

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The next generation of digital democracy tools

Marijel walks by an old neighborhood park every day on her way to work. She fondly recalls visiting the park as a child, running around with friends, laughing away the sticky summer days. These days the park reminds her more of a vacant lot than a place for kids to hang out. While attending one…

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