In an age of rising expectations from residents about government transparency and an increasing desire to have their voices heard, Balancing Act provides an opportunity to educate and engage your residents. Balancing Act is an essential tool for governments who are looking to innovatively seek excellence in governance. Conversations about the budget—whether in a time of dwindling resources or surplus—are often contentious. Balancing Act is a platform that allows everyone to have a say.
Here are some of the benefits of using Balancing Act:
Make your budget transparent to residents
Build a more educated public that understands the tough tradeoffs in creating a public budget
Provide an easy way to get informed input on priorities and stimulate creative ideas to improve programs
Reach out beyond the “usual suspects” to those individuals who don’t currently attend public meetings
Cultivate relationships with residents so that when tough challenges arise in the future there will be a greater capacity to jointly problem-solve
Why Balancing Act is the right tool for you:
Easy to use with embedded help text, pre-loaded descriptions and a simple onboarding process
Customizable online simulation page with unique URL and ability to upload your own logo
Hosted on our servers
In-depth, aggregated data reports on resident budget priorities, including qualitative feedback
Optimized for the complexity of public budgets—not simply a discussion forum
Constantly-growing catalogue of background research, best practices and standards that you can include as you wish
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