Harvest partnered with the International Association for Public Participation Australasia (IAP2A) on Pitch for the Practice 2018.
Pitch for the Practice was a participatory budgeting initiative that offered IAP2A members the opportunity to directly influence how the organisation spends $100,000 over the next 12 months on projects that benefit their members and meet the pillars of IAP2 Australasia’s strategic plan. The project showcased the powerful capabilities of The HiVE’s new Fund It tool.
Members could pitch proposals for projects that would benefit members and deliver on IAP2A’s strategic plan.
Eligible projects were then put to a membership vote using the Fund It tool.
10 submissions were received, and 92 members voted on which projects should receive a portion of the $100K on offer. Five of the 10 projects submitted will now become a reality:
(64 Votes, 15%) Funding won: $18,000
(58 Votes, 14%) Funding won: $18,750
Double Arrow Consulting
(53 votes, 13%) Funding won: $16,000
(52 votes, 12%) Funding won: $25,000
(41 votes, 10%) Funding won: $22,500
This project was a great example of how participatory budgeting can empower a membership base to get involved with decision-making at a budgetary level.