2019-02-19 • • PB²
People are working hard to bring PB to funders, communities and institutions. It makes it easier to have the same messaging and legitimacy when we have some cool and uniform swag. It also allows our amplifiers to get excited about working with us while doing the work. We need to outfit our movement.
2019-02-28 • • PB²
Just as PB excels at bringing outreach to the streets (let's go to the people instead of asking them to come to us!), PBP staff, board and network members should be more proactively presenting at convenings hosted by other influential organizations that reach our key audiences (vs./in addition to getting people to come to our events).
Strategic opportunities always come up throughout the year, but we and our advisors/partners often pass on them if it's not in the budget.
2018-12-17 • • PB²
Jackbox provides an interactive platform for folks to connect virtually while in person -- sharing ideas, creativity, and laughs. Let's utilize engaging mixed media games (like Jackbox or other) to collect ideas for PB. If we partner with Jackbox or other similar providers, we could create a digital toolkit to share with PB processes everywhere -- they could access these new games and utilize in assemblies!
2019-01-08 • • 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
2019-02-26 • • 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.
2019-05-06 • • 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.
2018-12-20 • • 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.