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OUR IMPACT

Check out the impact that PB processes have had in communities around the world.

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Organizations linked together to build communities.

PB processes that PBP has led across North America.

Elected officials brought closer to their constituents.

OUR SUCCESS STORIES

Read stories from community members on how PB has shaped their experiences of civic engagement.

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

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PB IN YOUR COMMUNITY

PB helps people participate with local government to develop ideas and spend money on projects that matter to them in 4 steps.

Brainstorm

Community members contribute ideas.

Develop

Experts help formalize the community project proposals.

Vote

Community members vote on which proposals are most engaging for them.

Fund

Proposals with the most votes get funded.

WHEN OUR DONORS DECIDE, IT'S PB SQUARED.

Every year our donor community decides how we'll spend 50% of their donations.

PBP News: shiny new tools for you, Fall PB season, & PB2 results

October 11, 2016

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter PB: promoting health, equity, and justice PB builds healthy communities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has recognized PB as an innovative idea for building a culture of health, and announced our awesome Deputy Director Jen Godzeno as a RWJF Culture of Health Leader! PB builds…

you made it happen: here are your PB2 project winners

August 16, 2016

Nearly 150 PBP supporters voted to fund two AMAZING PB2 projects with $18,000 of their donations to enable more people to make more informed decisions about public money! A BIG thank you to everyone who submitted ideas, helped us turn those ideas into 9 great projects, and voted.   The two winning PB2 projects are……

PB2 Vote Results: Your PB Priorities for 2013

January 24, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce the results of PB2 – our first organizational PB process! To practice what we preach, we asked everyone who donated to PBP last year to vote on how the donations are spent, to identify the priorities for PB in 2013. Here’s the final vote tally: Project: 1) Hire a Part-Time Development…

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