Welcome to Balancing Act

Have a voice in your government. Show your elected officials how you’d balance the budget.

Public Officials

Interested in engaging residents on your budget?
Bring Balancing Act to your area!

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Try a Demo of Balancing Act

Want to see what Balancing Act is like?
Try our Anytown, USA demo simulation

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What happens when one of the nation’s biggest and most innovative cities decides it is time to really connect with citizens on the budget?

San Antonio isn’t just the home of the Alamo and Spurs. It is also at the forefront of civic innovation—and the results are evident.

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Try Balancing Act
for Free

Balancing Act’s Turbo Tax-like client interface is fun and easy to use. Try it free for 30 days.

The trial account will let you create a working preview that you can share internally. Upgrade to share with everyone.

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Introducing the
Balancing Act Taxpayer Receipt

Add a new level of transparency by providing residents with a detailed receipt showing where their taxes go.

This add-on tool uses the same database as the budget simulation and is easy to implement.

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"Balancing Act provides a unique way for residents to help us make the hard choices when it comes to our City’s resources by allowing them to choose what programs are critical or less important within the framework of our budgetary limitations."

- Scott Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem and Finance Chair, Kansas City, MO

"[With Balancing Act] participants were able to spend much less time crunching numbers and much more time engaging with each other and with public officials around important issues. Balancing Act was a great step forward, and we plan to use it again."

- Jackie McKinney, Co-Chair, Hartford 2000

Balancing Act is Now
Available For Any Budget

Cities, counties, school districts, libraries, non-profits, states and others who want to engage their community on budgets can now use Balancing Act.

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Why Online is the Best Choice for
Public Engagement on the Budget

New white paper gives the rationale for why online approaches to public engagement on the budget are better than PDFs and traditional hearings.

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