Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action
Author of Democracy Reinvented, Hollie Russon Gilman tells us how she became engaged with participatory budgeting. A fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and basically the wonder woman of democracy and civic innovation, Hollie is currently teaching a “Technology and the Future of Governance…
University student at California State University in Long Beach, Jessica Bracho has participated as a budget facilitator for PB Long Beach. Studying Sociology, she worked closely with PB researcher Professor Gary Hytrek who sparked her interest in community development. Jessica shares the valuable lessons learned in making PB inclusive and a great experience for all…
Passionate about amplifying the voice of Greensboro residents, Maddie Reed and Fanta Dorley from Greensboro, NC helped engage many people from all walks of life to improve their community. PB Greensboro launched as the first PB process in the south last year, August 2015, and has since become an engaging outlet for people to have…
How Participatory Budgeting Works
PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.
IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.
People impacting change in their communities.
Local project ideas completed using public funds.
Our Resource Center
PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.