PBP

: PB²

This district has a budget of $30,000

All Ideas

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Youth Board Member Stipends or Scholarships

2019-02-26  •  Shari  •  PB²

PBP is beginning to focus on schools and wants to include more young people on its board and advisory board. This will allow the organization to be guided and shaped by some of the key folks that PBP is designed to empower. 

 

In order to set up a functional pipeline, I believe that we need support and resources for young people that are balancing this with other responsibilities. 

 

It would be great to work out what this could cover with the team. 

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Fix two major problems with one fix

2018-12-20  •  Timothy Campbell  •  PB²

Convince congress that all student college debt should be discharged allowing that money to flow into the economy, increasing demand and employment in housing, manufacturing, agriculture and retail.  Without the burden of $500 to $5,000 monthly payments, these young Americans will spend those funds on housing, furniture, clothing, transportation, groceries and entertainment, stimulating the economy like nothing else.

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Video introduction to Participatory Budgeting with foreign language subtitles

2019-05-06  •  Jim Labbe  •  PB²

So people could overcome language barriers to learning about participatory bugeting. The existing verion of the PBP's video introduction to participatory budgeting with spanish subtitles is super useful:

https://vimeo.com/pbproject/elpp

I low cost PB squared project might be to simply do the same for other languages. Most useful for me in my community would be Russian, Mandran Chinese, and Veitnamese. 

Perhaps a higher cost project could be to create a new introductory videos designed for different ethnic/langauge groups.

 

 

 

 

 

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PB Training Fund

2019-02-26  •  Shari  •  PB²

$10,000 TA services to an institution who meets specific equity criteria that is interested in serving as a pilot evaluation site. These funds would not cover PB project implementation but could support or supplement PBP's contracted services. 

 

I envision a space where interested agencies could apply and send in information about why their location or institution would be the best place to bring PB. 

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Upgrade the PB Organizing Toolkit

2018-12-17  •  unanimador  •  PB²

More effectively organize to win PB in their community. The current PBP toolkit is from 2014, it could use an update, and to be made more interactive.

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Walk the Equity Talk

2019-02-28  •  jgodzeno  •  PB²

PBP does a great job compared to many organizations in advancing equity in our work AND in how we run things internally day to day. But we can always do better! Funds could be used to hire external consultants for training, coaching and/or evaluation to support PBP in further diversifying our staff and board representation, and improving policies that advance recruiting, retaining, and advancing a diverse team.

A key output for our broader constituency could be a blog post or short case study on what we learned, resournces we used (e.g., publicly available guides or blogs we found helpful), how we've changed. This can can be useful for organizations and agencies that are tackling broader equity efforts while launching and growing PB.

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Update facilitator tools and suppliments - Dinnertime democracy

2019-01-08  •  Shari  •  PB²

One of the biggests downfalls of scaling PB is having excellent facilitators in every space, but what if we could develop tools to empower ANYONE to be an excellent facilitaor? Meet the dinnertime democracy toolkit - a toolkit that connects to any phase of PB and makes it easy for folks to gather and talk democracy. The toolkit will feature simple prompting discussion questions, opportunities to work on refining ideas and instructions on how to submit or reecord an idea for submission. While no two PB processes are the same, the process for ideating and weighing choices around community needs are the same. I envision this tool focusing on those elements, but offering instructions and prompts to make conversation and open dialogue more approachable. 

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Online PB Curriculum

2018-12-17  •  FrancescoT  •  PB²

learn about PB at their own pace. This would help spread the practice and allow more people to be interested in bringing PB to their city.

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Training series!

2019-02-26  •  Taylor Spratt  •  PB²

A training portal or series  -online, in person and/or via Skype, to train folks across the country to be able to start and lead PB discussions in their communities. This could include a series of trainings and webinars, and printed collateral for the new trainers to give to interested PB folks.

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WE SHOULD JUST NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR HUMAN, ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS!!!

2018-12-20  •  JOYCE SHIFFRIN  •  PB²

BECAUSE IF ALL HUMAN, ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE PRESERVED INDEFINITELY, THEN THERE WOULD BE NO MORE WARS, HATE CRIMES, BULLYING AND ALL OTHER CRIMES/ABUSE FOR FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER!!!