Newsletters

4 ways to make PB bigger and better

From September 25th-27th, more than 230 practitioners, researchers, organizers, and experts came together in Oakland and Vallejo to learn from each other about how to start more – and improve existing – PB processes as part of the 3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America (#PBConf). We believe that we can get to…

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SEPT 2014 Newsletter: New Faces, New Projects, #PBConf, PB Talks in the Southwest

Participatory budgeting doubles in size in New York City This summer, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that participatory budgeting is expanding to 23 city districts, empowering residents to designate over $25 million dollars to locally developed projects. PBP has been busy training district staff, facilitators, and volunteers to scale up this model…

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May 2014 Newsletter: White House Meeting, Chicago & St. Louis Results

The White House & PBP Host National Convening On Tuesday, May 13th, The White House and the Participatory Budgeting Project co-hosted a day-long meeting on participatory budgeting, as part of the White House’s efforts to advance PB. “Promoting Innovation in Civic Engagement: Exploring Community‐Led Participatory Budgeting in the United States” brought together over 60 city leaders,…

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Feb-Mar 2014 Newsletter: California Campaign, NYC Celebration, Internships

California Campaign Takes Off Last October, PBP began a year-long partnership with The California Endowment to support PB organizing efforts in their 14 Building Healthy Communities program sites around the state. Since then, we’ve met with community groups from Long Beach, Richmond, San Diego, Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles to talk about bringing PB to…

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Best of 2013 & Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from your friends at The Participatory Budgeting Project! We hope you have a restful break, and we wish you a deeply democratic new year! As we say goodbye to 2013 and ask for your support for 2014, we want to share some of our highlights from the past year – including YOUR picks…

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