PB for PBP
How would you spend $20,000 to make participatory democracy better?
Our proposals are ready for you to Vote. The Vote phase will be open through 3/31/24.
Each year, the Participatory Budgeting Project invites our partners, supporters, and donors to decide how a portion of donations are spent – it’s our own participatory budgeting process, called PB². It’s your opportunity to do PB with us!
Through this process, we practice democracy and build greater shared decision-making power, accountability, and transparency into how our organization spends our funds.
The PB² process is guided by a Steering Committee made up of PBP staff members. Our supporters, donors, and community members participate by submitting ideas, volunteering as budgeting delegates to help develop proposals, and voting!
Once the voting tally is complete, we will announce the winners and make plans to implement through our organization. Your ideas become projects for our team to advance participatory democracy and build community power.
How to Get Involved
Frequently Asked Questions
Timeline for the 2023 Process
Idea Collection Begins
Idea Collection Closes
Announce Winning Projects
Check out past winning projects
Watch our PB in Schools video
A deep dive into the a real PB process in Phoenix, AZ, this video is an opportunity to hear directly from the students and the adults around them how and why PB is civics in action, and how PBP can help you bring PB to your school, district, or community!
Download our Outreach Toolkit
We created this Toolkit to help PB practitioners strengthen their processes to be more equitable and inclusive. Though designed for PB leaders, we’re happy to share it with anyone fighting for more participatory democracy.
Download the free “Guide to Participatory Budgeting in Schools”
A series of lesson plans for high schools, which can be modified for all age levels.