PB for Orgs: Sharing real decision-making power within our organizations
We're so excited to launch the latest version of Change From Within, a step-by-step toolkit for implementing a participatory budgeting process in your organization! The toolkit is split into two parts: Advocating & Planning for PB, and Implementing PB. Download both parts for free below.
Interested in learning from voices in the field about their experiences with PB? Check out our launch recap!
Have you ever wondered what sharing real decision-making power could look like within your organization? Or do you already use democratic practices internally, but want to turn those practices into budgeting action?
Wherever your organization is at, PBP wants to help you use the power of participatory budgeting (PB) to make your organization more equitable, inclusive, and effective.
When designed for equity, accessibility, and significance, PB can create:
Shared decision-making power
When designed with accessibility and equity in mind, PB shares real decision-making power with people who haven’t been included in organizational decisions in the past. Power-sharing happens across organizational hierarchies.
More equitable and effective spending
Staff, members, and others directly decide how to spend a budget, allowing spending to become more responsive to their needs. Even ideas that aren’t ultimately funded become a resource for the organization.
Participants can see the tangible results of their participation, which can ignite them to become more involved in the organization. PB is also a strategy for increasing donor engagement and an opportunity to learn about participatory democracy.
Opportunities for leadership development
From joining the Steering Committee to being a Budget Delegate, participants gain valuable skills, like public speaking, negotiation, and facilitation.