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Participatory Budgeting for Orgs 101

Join Participatory Budgeting Project for an introductory training on how collectives can use participatory budgeting practices to deepen shared decision making in their work

Monday, September 12, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC-05:00)


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News from Participatory Budgeting for Orgs 101

Updates on our activities and progress.

PB for Orgs 101 Recording & Training Resources

Thank you for joining us in our OCF workshop, PB for Orgs 101, hosted by Ingrid Haftel and Keyan Bliss of Participatory B...
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Published on September 18, 2022 by Mike Strode (OCF)

PB for Orgs is Underway

We are 15 minutes into the workshop. This is a tiny reminder in case you missed your calendar note.
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Published on September 12, 2022 by Mike Strode (OCF)

PB Workshop Launches Today (9/12) - Time Correction

See how Open Collective makes mistakes and has to correct them in real time. I found myself using the time zones for our monthly forums. See you all in another 90 minutes. Join us at 12 pm PT | 1 pm MT | 2 pm CT |...
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Published on September 12, 2022 by Mike Strode (OCF)


Have you ever wondered what sharing real decision-making power could look like within your collective? Or do you already use democratic practices internally, but want to turn those practices into budgeting action?

Join Participatory Budgeting Project for this upcoming introductory exploration of participatory budgeting (PB) practices to learn more about how you can expand the possibility of shared and democratic decision making within your collective.

While some may be well acquainted with PB for public or institutional budgets, this practice can also make your organization more equitable, inclusive, and effective. PBP has been working for a new number years on their step-by-step PB for Orgs Toolkit to help organizations develop a PB practice that meets their needs.

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 the PB process can work inside of organizations
  • Understand some of the benefits of PB, like sharing decision-making power and creating more equitable spending decisions
  • Reflect on the opportunities for and challenges of implementing PB within their organization
Training Outline
  • Welcome & Introductions (10 m)
  • PB 101 Overview (25 m)
  • PB 101 Activity (30 m)
  • Q&A or Report-backs (10 m)
  • Close-out (5 m)

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