Technical Assistance: Support for your PB Process!

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a nonprofit organization that helps governments, institutions, and organizations successfully implement participatory budgeting (PB) processes and campaigns in the US and Canada on a contract basis.

Our technical assistance and training help create inclusive and effective PB processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.

We also run the North America PB Network for practitioners to share best practices and new tools. If you’re already implementing a PB process, get more information about Network membership here.

We have worked with elected and community partners to engage 306,000 people in over 17 Cities to decide how to spend $238,000,000 on more than 1500 community projects.

Technical assistance and support from PBP can include:

  • Coaching, design, and support when implementing PB processes.
  • Coaching and support around advocacy, organizing, and educational campaigns to launch and expand PB processes.
  • Training to enable staff from local governments and organizations—as well as community stakeholders—to implement and participate in successful PB processes.
  • Information sessions and briefings to educate city staff and community groups about PB.
  • Access to PBP’s comprehensive implementation manual “Running a PB Process From Start to Finish: A How-To Manual”, a one-stop document that contains a detailed overview of key goals, tasks, training, and necessary tools to implement each phase of the PB process.

The White House has recognized our approach as a model for civic engagement. In 2014, we received Penn State’s Brown Democracy Medal for the top innovation in advancing democracy around the world.

Ready to take the next step to bring PB to your community? Tell us a little bit about how we can help!