Simple Answer:

Anyone interested in understanding and/or learning how to use Priority Based Budgeting and/or its many spin-off applications!

More detailed answer:

The Center for Priority Budgeting (CPBB) and Resource X (RX) have devised a unique system for budgeting that has already helped over 180 clients reshape their entire budgeting process. The essence of this new system is that it exquisitely aligns an organization’s priorities with its spending.

CPBB and RX have concentrated on applying their specialized approach within local communities across both the United States and Canada. In addition, however, clients representing entities from school districts to special districts to not-for-profit organizations to even health care systems have signed up to carry out this process for their own organizations.

Accordingly, we view the process of Priority Based Budgeting as applicable to just about any entity which seeks to target its financial resources to its priorities. 

As more and more CPBB and RX clients became familiar with the PBB process, a number of them have asked if they could learn how to do it themselves such that they could self-direct their use of PBB and explore more deeply, many of the budgetary opportunities that PBB points to. As a result of this interest, the Priority Based Budgeting Institute (PBBi) was conceived for the purpose of providing the training necessary to self-implement PBB and to engage in additional post PBB work that the process suggests.  Post PBB work includes such things as how to build public private partnerships, how to implement PBB across a capital improvement budget, how to use PBB to achieve various HR goals having to do with the cost effective deployment of personnel, etc.

In sum, PBBi aims to serve those people who are interested in:

• Self-implementing Priority Based Budgeting and/or 

• Learning how to use PBB for special projects and/or

• Gaining a micro credential that attests to PBB mastery.

Those looking for this specialized form of training include people working at many positions such as:

  • City Managers and their teams
  • Budget Directors and their teams
  • CFOs and their teams
  • Department Heads and their teams
  • Elected Officials Mayors, City council members, Sheriffs, District Attorneys, County Commissioners, etc.)
  • County Administrators and their teams
  • Anyone else involved in governments and a wide variety of organizations who may play a part in priority setting and budgetary processes.