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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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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For over ten years, New York City has been a leader in participatory budgeting in North America and around the world. From launching among the first participatory budgeting (PB) processes in the United States to expanding PB to 33 districts in the last decade – New York City has set the standard for community-led decision…

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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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Resilience in the face of uncertainty We know that your inboxes, social media, and text message threads are inundated with COVID-19 news and updates. We are writing today to let you know we are thinking of you and how we support one another in this moment of uncertainty. PBP stands in deep solidarity with all…

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In May 2018, North Carolina launched PB Durham where the Durham City Council allocated $2.4 million out of the $500 million budget for residents 13 years or older to decide upon for use in one-time projects. The Durham City council appointed a 15-member steering committee for PB in the city and hired a team including…

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