PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

Empower your community to decide

Participatory Budgeting will increase community awareness and buy-in on critical decisions whilst fostering accountability and ownership.

By allowing your community to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending, you are empowering them to make decisions about how or where money is spent.

Deepen Democracy

Participatory Budgeting is the most direct way to give your community a say on how tax dollars are spent. By allowing your community to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending, you are empowering them to make decisions about how or where money is spent.

You can easily randomize the order of budget items to prevent bias or show results after submission to ensure this your Participatory is equitable and transparent. 

Easy Budget Allocation

With Knapsack, your community can select from options that all have an associated value. This means, that your budget will have a Maximum Value that can be allocated across all options, or even have limits on the number of options that can be selected (regardless of value). 

Have $100,000 to spend on your local school? Let your community decide exactly what upgrades they would prefer, even if that means that trade-offs are made. 

The Slider allows your community to be presented with a set of options and a defined bucket of money.

Place the Power with Your Community

The Slider allows your community to be presented with a set of options and a defined bucket of money. Rather than a fixed value with each option, your community can choose exactly how much they would prefer to fund an item.  

This means your community has full control of budget allocation and can partially fund something or reduce funding elsewhere to channel into another item. 

Voting Made Simple

Our Voting option will allow your community to allocate their Votes across a range of options you provide, with each item considered to be equal. 

Voting is incredibly useful if you would like community input on future priorities or options. For example, you are building a new playground and would like your community’s opinion on which design they prefer. 

Our Voting option will allow your community to allocate their Votes across a range of options you provide, with each item considered to be equal.

Our intelligent, responsive platform design will smoothly adjust to various screen sizes. Easily enhance your in-person engagement activities with the flexibility of online engagement.

We believe everyone deserves a voice and we continually build on, meet, or wherever possible exceed WCAG 2.1 Level AA, the current global web accessibility standard.

AI-driven moderation allows you to maintain control of the conversation with in-built profanity filters and review tools, including email notifications, tagging, image review, and more. 

Our self-service Administration Portal makes it quick and easy to set up your projects. If you need an extra hand, we have extensive Project Setup Guides or our Support Live Chat.

Fast and efficient data analysis is effortless with our in-built reports and dashboarding tools, including: sentiment analysis, automated key phrase analysis, and response tagging. 

Adapt your conversation, alter your engagement period and remain agile to the needs of your community by creating a standalone solution or easily embedding our tools into your website.