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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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Our top victories for democracy in 2017

As we reflect on 2017 and many challenges this year, we find hope in the thousands of people like you building real democracy through participatory budgeting (PB). We’re excited to continue pushing forward, and to share some of the year’s top victories at the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP). What we did: We expanded PB to…

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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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Don’t miss this opportunity TODAY to build REAL Democracy

Happy #GivingTuesday! On this international day of giving, we’re launching our Democracy Made by You Campaign to raise $30,000 to expand participatory budgeting (PB). Your gift to PBP can be doubled today! – Here’s how: PBP is a Spark Prize finalist! If we raise $7,500 today, we’ll receive a $7,500 match. If you’re ready to…

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SMS Outreach Guide

SMS (short message services), also known as text messaging, is one of the most accessible, ubiquitous modes of communication in the world—almost everyone texts! Just as businesses and nonprofits use SMS marketing to reach new customers and members, public institutions are also turning to text messaging to inform and engage the communities they serve –…

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How would you spend $35,000 to make PB better?

It is that time of the year again! We need your ideas for how to make 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 participatory budgeting process, called PB2. Submit your idea today…

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