If you have ever attempted to assemble or repair something with the wrong tool, you know how difficult it can be.
Local governments are facing unprecedented new challenges today. Issues confronting communities include climate change, societal inequity, aging infrastructure, and so much more. Today’s leaders are tasked with addressing monumental challenges and have limited budgets and resources to do so.
Author Ryan Holiday said, “The obstacle in the path becomes the path.”
Program budget development is the critical piece that has been years in the making...
So much has changed in local government budgeting since Shayne Kavanagh (GFOA) and Chris Fabian (ResourceX) wrote their 2015 ground-breaking essay "The Challenges and Promise of Program Budgeting."
Just when you thought Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) couldn’t get any better, ResourceX is taking it to the next level with the release of the new OnlinePBB Budgeter. ResourceX is excited to introduce the world’s first program and priority-based budgeting platform.
ResourceX is your partner throughout your PBB journey. From creating a project charter establishing the purpose of your PBB project to the partnership with your Customer Success Trainer to ensure the successful implementation and realization of that charter to the application of best practices such as Insights and Budgeter, ResourceX is your support system.
Every week, Brad Steckart and I want to create something fun for our Priority Based Budgeting community. We will pull from interesting ResourceX announcements, product enhancements, current events and, of course, community and client stories.
Local government leaders are not only tasked with the responsibility of making crucial decisions that impact the citizens in the community, but they must also meet resident demands for providing insight into why those decisions were made. The foundational unit of a Priority Based Budget, the Program, captures and communicates data layers in an easy-to-communicate format.
"It’s an approach that can advance innovation while offering financial and operational advantages for the typical, day-to-day services that local governments operate."
Premise and Problem Statement
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) infuses $350 billion into local governments, easing the immediate financial trauma facing most every community across the country, and providing options to overcome shortfalls and simultaneously rebuild for a stronger, more sustainable future.