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Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

Make the probable possible with proactive, future-proof budgeting

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The Bigger Picture

Design program budgeting that enables sustainable progress.

Faced with revenue decline and rising costs, governments seek ways to close budget gaps. Priority-based budgeting (PBB) is your fiscal sustainability government budgeting tool—equipping governments with the necessary data to make difficult decisions, understand program impact, and make substantial shifts feasible and routine.

Align Sustainability Goals to Budget

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Navigate Fiscal Challenges

Public health crises and other public emergencies have caused governments to be reactive rather than proactive with their funding. PBB is a key tool that helps governments address revenue declines, increased expenses, and budget gaps.

Through PBB’s data-driven insights, governments can make informed decisions that align spending with essential programs and a fiscal sustainability plan.

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Maximize Federal Support

One-time federal funds provide a welcome boost, but their interim aid underscores the need for long-term fiscal sustainability and governments that understand how to budget during a recession.

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Build Resilience Through Adaptation

Amid ongoing economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments must anticipate future resource limitations. 

PBB builds resilience by encouraging strategic resource reallocation as a regular practice. By normalizing substantial shifts in funding and making them achievable, governments enhance their ability to secure a sustainable and promising future.

Key Outcomes

Priority-Based Budgeting in Action

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Closes Budget Gaps

Allocate resources to essential services while trimming non-essential expenditures.
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Targets Allocation

Align spending with critical needs, helping governments regain financial stability.
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Plans Effectively

Ensure resources are allocated to address immediate needs while fostering sustainable growth.
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Do More with PBB

Governments are a vehicle for addressing some of society's biggest challenges. PBB helps governments make the most of resources, make good on promises, and create infinite opportunities for change with the resources they already have.
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Budget Development
A dynamic approach to budget development that reflects your core values
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Budget Reporting & Visualization
All-in-one budget reporting that informs discussions and drives optimal outcomes
Planning & Analysis
Short- and long-term resource optimization to help you do the important things well
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Communication & Transparency
Budgeting that connects departments and elected officials with the public through programmatic communication
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Decision-Making & Reporting
Budget planning that provides decision makers with a clear, comprehensive basis for decision-making

Trusted by Community Leaders

“Through PBB, municipal service value has increased by $55 million without asking the taxpayer for a single dollar. In 2019, Strathcona County was honored among the top 10 communities ever, of over 250 PBB implementers in North America. We have reallocated a staggering 9 percent of our entire budget from low priority to high priority.”
“Through priority-based budgeting, Josh cut excess programs and has reallocated nearly 15 percent of the budget. Josh and his team have a fully funded road construction plan until 2050—without raising taxes.”
“Our journey started with the council wanting more transparency in our budget process, the greater ability to make data-driven decisions, and a greater ability for the general public to be a part of the budget process. And so, we landed on priority-based budgeting as the tool and mechanism to achieve those points. I really appreciate the accolades, and we're excited to continue to grow and move on this journey.”
Success Stories

PBB in the Real World

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Community Alignment in Duluth

Learn how PBB helped the city restructure programs to align with priorities.

In times of fiscal distress, governments often focus on dollars and neglect values and priorities. PBB helped the city of Duluth close budget gaps and ensure that their priorities reflected the priorities of the entire city.

Fund a Better Future

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