Participatory Budgeting Project, 2014
What? Participatory Budgeting is a democratic and collective process in which community members decide how to spend a part of a public budget. Created by the nonprofit The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), the Organizing for Participatory Budgeting toolkit provides an outline for how to go about the entire process, including getting support from political powers that control the budgets, and organizing residents to prioritize needs and develop proposals.
Why? This method and guide are a great way to engage residents in the process of budgeting, from analyzing the needs of the place, to prioritizing and making decisions, this guide is intended to teach, engage, and grow the resident's knowledge regarding finances, budgeting, and community organizing.