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PBB Communities

Priority based budgeting is a leading best practice in local government and a powerful lever for change. ResourceX provides the software solution and powerful analytic tools to implement a priority based budget using data and evidence to transparently and exponentially improve results for citizens and the community. 

Priority based budgeting is a growing movement across North America. We have now partnered with over 200 cities, counties, school districts, special districts and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada implement and apply PBB data for actionable decision-making.

 

 

 

The 4 Levels of Budget Mastery represents the key steps and stages to take the practice of resource allocation and reframe it as the practice to fuel the future we wish to create. Learn how PBB communities are scaling the 4 levels of budget mastery below.

Level 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to Create a Balanced, Stable and Sustainable Budget

 

PBB was first invented as a means to balance the budget in a rational way, founded on the Results that define the purpose of our organization, and the alignment of resources (or lack thereof) towards those ends.

Our line-item budget, while an important accounting tool, is insufficient to understand if our spending is aligned with creating safer communities, healthier citizens, flourishing and inclusive economies, enabling and well-maintained infrastructure and the foundational results of society.

 

The fundamental breakthrough was taking each dollar we’re entrusted with, understanding how each dollar is tied to the programs we provide, and connecting those programs with the Results they influence.

City of
Alexandria, VA

Joined 2018

City of
Benicia, CA

Joined 2017

City of
Billings, MT

Joined 2013

City of
Bourne, MA

Joined 2015

City of
Chamblee, GA

Joined 2017

Clark County, WA

Joined 2017

City of
Columbia, SC

Joined 2017

City of
Duluth, MN

Joined 2017

City of
East Point, GA

Joined 2016

Finney County, KS

Joined 2015

City of
Fruita, CO

Joined 2016

City of
Grande Prairie, CAN

Joined 2017

Joined 2015

City of
Hermosa Beach, CA

City of
Highlands Ranch, CO

Joined 2017

City of
Idaho Falls, ID

Joined 2017

City of
Kansas City, MO

Joined 2014

City of
Lethbridge, CAN

Joined 2017

City of
Littleton, CO

Joined 2018

City of

Meridian, ID

Joined 2018

City of
Monroe, WI

Joined 2017

City of
Oxnard, CA

Joined 2015

City of
Pacifica, CA

Joined 2017

Pueblo West, CO

Joined 2016

City of

Roswell, GA

Joined 2013

City of
Salem, OR

Joined 2018

San Juan County, NM

Joined 2014

City of
Tacoma, WA

Joined 2017

City of
Trinidad, CO

Joined 2018

City of
Tualatin, OR

Joined 2010

City of
Tukwila, WA

Joined 2017

Unified Government, KS

Joined 2017

Washoe County School District, NV

Joined 2018

Level 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to Prioritize Spending, Free Up and Re-allocate Resources from Within

 

Resource optimization depends on knowing what you do (programs), how much it costs you to do what you do (program costs), and the relevance of the programs you provide (program priorities). Prioritizing programs allows your organization to realize where resources can be reallocated to optimize the achievement of Results.

City of
Bainbridge Island, WA

Joined 2014

City of
Battle Creek, MI

Joined 2014

City of
Beaumont, CAN

Joined 2016

City of
Boise, ID

Joined 2017

City of
Branson, MO

Joined 2015

City of
Fort Collins, CO

Joined 2015

Gaston County, NC

Joined 2015

City of
Goodyear, AZ

Joined 2014

City of
Greeley, CO

Joined 2017

City of
Joplin, MO

Joined 2015

City of
Kenmore, WA

Joined 2014

Marathon County, WI

Joined 2016

City of
Parker, CO

Joined 2016

City of
Plano, TX

Joined 2013

City of
Rapid City, SD

Joined 2016

City of
Rio Rancho, NM

Joined 2018

Scott County, MN

Joined 2016

City of
South Jordan, UT

Joined 2016

Strathcona County, CAN

Joined 2015

City of
Wheat Ridge, CO

Joined 2010

Level 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to Envision an Improved Future for your City, Free Up Resources and Launch New Programs to Realize a Better Future

 

When your organization becomes adept at reallocating resources, constantly freeing up resources to reallocate them, the most pressing question becomes: “to what end goals do we truly need to be pointing our resources?”


Setting compelling meaningful results that will create a fantastic future for your community depends on a valid environmental scan, and clearly articulated, measureable Results. Results like ending poverty, or ending homelessness, are appearing more and more in communities.

Douglas County, NV

Joined 2014

City of
Kalamazoo, MI

Joined 2014

City of
Longmont, CO

Joined 2013

City of
South Bend, IN

Joined 2016

Level 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to Extend City’s Approach to Resource Allocation Beyond “Silo” of City Organization, Tapping into and Leveraging Public/Private Stakeholders with Shared Missions
 

The next level up is when you realize there are other stakeholders whose mission is aligned with your own, who are in business to achieve the same societal objectives as you, in other words that there are more “resources” to leverage beyond the walls and confines of your own city government.

 

When you realize that resource prioritization can extend to all service providing entities within your region, not just your organization, then we achieve what Bruce Katz describes as the “New Localism” (maximizing the power of stakeholders).

Clear Creek County, CO

Joined 2016

City of
Littleton, CO

Joined 2015

Moffat County, CO

Joined 2017

City of
Shawnee, KS

Joined 2014

City of
Toledo, OH

Joined 2016

Washington County, WI

Joined 2016