: PB²

This district has a budget of $30,000

All Ideas


Produce guidance on PB for Trusts, Foundations, or Private Philanthropy

2018-12-20  •  Jez Hall  •  PB²

Understand why it is a good idea to spend their philanthropic/non profit funding through PB; either by contributing to an existing PB process (e.g. a schools/University based PB); to benefit a specific community (e.g. to mobilise community organisers to get people out from a specific demographic in a PB process, or to fund community action); or in other ways share the benefit of what they do with a community affected by their operations (for example mining or energy companies using PB as a way of 'paying back' for the enviornmental or other impacts of their operation from their profits.) Or even to reward innovation through a staff led PB, that could develop new projects within an organisation, or as a fundraising/donor engagement method pretty much like what PBP is doing here... Examples could be taken from the Q exchange to fund health innovators (in the UK) (https://q.health.org.uk/get-involved/q-exchange/) or to build in the work already being done on 'participatory grant making' (as in https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2018/11/9/power-in-letting-go-how-participatory-grantmakers-are-democratizing-philanthropy)


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:


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.







Ensuring Equity Toolkit

2019-01-08  •  Shari  •  PB²

Review what equity is and make sure that thier PB process is mapped to equity indicators. There are really great indicators that come out of Seattle. 


Here is the city of oakland's equity indicator report: https://cao-94612.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/2018-Equity-Indicators-Full-Report.pdf

here is a powerpoint presentation from the city of Seattle: https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SeattlePlanningCommission/MinutesAndAgendas/CompPlanEquityIDPsandIndicatorsOPCDPresentation02252016.pdf


There is a really great one pager that the City of Oakland uses that I think could be a tool adapted for our use with instructions and measurement guidelines 



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. 



2018-12-17  •  FrancescoT  •  PB²

more easily distinguish "PBP" from "PB". And so the work could seem less wonky and easier to say.


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.


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.


Video on PB in Elementary & Middle Schools

2019-03-23  •  unanimador  •  PB²

The PB in schools video is great, but it's very focused on high schools. As more elementary and middle schools get interested in PB, we need a short video to show how it works and why school leaders should try it. It should also show how PB can be used for parent engagement. This could maybe be a new version of the general PB video, or a separate one for lower grade schools. [idea came from another school parent]