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Collaborative Funding with Cobudget

Join Cobudget for an introductory training on how to use their collaborative budgeting tool to build participatory processes into the ways that groups dream, fund, and realize decisions about money together

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-06:00)

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In September, we invited Participatory Budgeting Project to share with us some techniques and best practices for designing a participatory budgeting round.

As we draw solidarity economy practices closer to direct implementation for our collectives, we are following up that training with another offering where our friends from Cobudget will share some of their work and practice on building a collaborative budgeting tool that allows groups to make open and transparent decisions about how they spend money together.

Join Francesca Pick and David Weingartner of Cobudget for an introductory training on how to use their collaborative budgeting tool to build participatory processes into the ways that groups dream, fund, and realize decisions about money together which can complement practices you have already employed in your use of the Open Collective platform.

For a basic tour of the Cobudget platform, you can watch a Loom here or peruse their support documentation here. If you missed our previous session on Participatory Budgeting 101 for Orgs, you can find a recording and other leave-behinds from that training here.

Open Collective Foundation is committed to supporting its hosted collectives through Solidarity School with a range of democratic practices that can help them to expand their impact and deepen some of the values offered within our transparent budgeting infrastructure. We also hope in the future to design a participatory budgeting process that will place a portion of our foundation budget directly in the hands of our collectives.

During this training, participants will:
  • Learn how Cobudget works to present available funds to participants in a funding round
  • Understand the design of a funding round including how groups can surface ideas or projects for the round
  • Reflect on some of the learnings the Cobudget team brings to this process after many years of running collaborative funding rounds across different groups
Training Outline
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Cobduget Overview
  • Cobudget Functionality & Practice
  • Q&A
  • Close-out
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