PB2 Results are in!

By PBPadmin | August 14, 2019

Every year PBP donors join together and do a PB process of our own – deciding together on how to spend a portion of the PBP budget for the year. It’s a PB process for PBP, PB2! Every year, PBP…

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PBP is launching a new Global PB Hub!

By Josh Lerner | July 18, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that PBP is launching a new global hub for PB practitioners and advocates, thanks to a $560,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Global PB Hub will coordinate knowledge sharing, research, learning, and…

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New Studies: PB Increases Tax Revenue as it Grows the Number of Voices in Government

By Loren Peabody | July 3, 2019

A new World Bank working paper by Michael Touchton, Brian Wampler, and Tiago Peixoto finds that PB and participatory institutions actually improve government balance sheets by boosting residents’ willingness to pay taxes.

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We’re 10 years old! Can you get us this present?

By Josh Lerner | June 21, 2019

I’ll admit, the past month has brought tears (of joy) to my eyes. I’m deeply proud that the Participatory Budgeting Project is celebrating our 10 year anniversary. We’ve come so far together – empowering 534,000 people in over 30 cities…

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PBP Annual Report: 10 Years of Transforming Democracy

By PBPadmin | May 21, 2019

We are celebrating 10 years of transforming democracy and are proud to share our incredible victories from 2018 and our first decade of work. We can’t wait for you to be part of our vision for the future of the…

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Investing in the Young Leaders of Today

By Antonnet Johnson | May 11, 2019

The bell rings. Students spill from buildings into the hot, dry air of the desert. Concrete carries them into the sun. Heat waves along the horizon melt friends and buildings into distorted pools of color. The sting of the sun…

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I’m an Obama Fellow – I am because you ARE

By Shari Davis | April 30, 2019

  Today, I am honored. I’m honored to be one of the 2019 Obama Foundation Fellows. And, I’m honored to join the diverse and powerful 2019 class of community-minded civic leaders. The Obama Foundation Fellowship will allow me to continue…

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PBP News: Anti-Poverty Funds, School Safety, Big New Launches

By PBPadmin | April 25, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of transforming democracy with you. For the past decade, the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) has been building a movement to transform our democracy. We have expanded and deepened democratic participation in government, especially by communities with the…

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New Data-Driven Map Shows Spread of Participation in Democracy

By Loren Peabody | April 3, 2019

As we celebrate the first 30 years of participatory budgeting (PB) in the world and the first 10 years of the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), we reflect on how far and wide PB has spread–and how it continues to grow!…

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How students can decide school budgets and policies

By Elizabeth Crews | April 2, 2019

Young people need safer and more supportive schools. Whether in Parkland, Florida, or in communities of color that face violence daily, students are demanding more of a say in how their schools are run. This spring, we showed how schools…

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Rochester asked residents to decide how to reduce poverty. Here are the results.

By Melissa Appleton | April 1, 2019

Rosa was bubbling over with excitement. She’d just accepted $50,000 to launch a new childcare program unlike any other in Rochester, NY. After months of working with community members, local partners, and lots of data, Rosa’s community cast participatory budgeting…

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A PB Love Story: How Catherine and Neil Met

By PBPadmin | February 13, 2019

On Valentine’s Day, we bring you a story of love and democracy. Catherine Zinnel used to be the coordinator for participatory budgeting (PB) in New York City Council Member Brad Lander’s office. She met her now-husband Neil Reilly when he…

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