Here’s how YOU can SPARK Change in our Democracy this #GivingTuesday
Gratitude is more than just a 9 letter word. It is a word that deeply resonates with our PBP Team as we think about real democracy builders, like you, who helped us expand and deepen PB across North America in 2017. On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, an international day of giving, PBP is launching our…Read More
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…Read More
What do you think about our democracy?
Please take this 4-minute survey to let us know your thoughts on the state of our democracy and participatory budgeting, to help improve our work at PBP. As a thank you, we’ll send you our “Democracy is not a Spectator Sport” magnet (just provide your mailing address at the end of the survey). Take the Survey Now! Looking…Read More
PBP News: International Conference, Trainings, Youth Leaders, and Scaling Up
Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter Join us at our 2018 conference We are proud to partner with a team of civic innovators to present the Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference on March 8-10, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference will bring together more than 250 community leaders, government officials and…Read More
Mapping Data-driven Community Decisions
Participatory budgeting thrives when community members have access to data that informs their decisions and inspires them to think about their surroundings. As participatory budgeting (PB) grows, its impact on the physical landscape has become increasingly apparent.Read More
Your votes are in! 2017 PB2 winning projects
186 supporters like you voted to decide how to spend $30,000 to make PB bigger and better in 2018! BIG thank you to our amazing PB Amplifiers Alexander Kolokotronis and Kelsey Foster, who helped facilitate PB2, from idea collection to developing proposals to getting out the vote. And thank you to everyone who participated! …Read More
2017 PB2 Ballot
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. Project 1 | Map of Funded PB Projects $10,000 Build an initial pilot of a searchable online map to document proposed and funded PB…Read More
NEW VIDEO – Participatory Budgeting in Schools
We are proud to share our newest tool to make civics education meaningful by putting real money on the table, our new Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Schools video! This video introduces you to participatory budgeting in schools by showing you how it worked in Phoenix. Featuring interviews with students, teachers, principals, local elected officials, and…Read More
Presenting your 2017 PB2 Ballot – Vote today!
Guest post by PB Amplifiers Kelsey Foster and Alex Kolokotronis. We’re writing to you as fellow supporters and advocates for participatory budgeting. Over the past few months, we teamed up with other advocates to develop 10 amazing projects to help grow PB. From today till June 2nd, 2017, you can vote to decide which projects…Read More
What happens when students lead PB?
Impacts, outcomes, and winning projects shine in Phoenix “Let’s rock and roll!” shouted Christopher Oglesby, Assistant Principal at Carl Hayden Community High School, to a team huddle of 30 spirited students. The group dispersed in all directions, and prepared to welcome over 1,500 student voters to the gym. This team of student leaders—along with school…Read More