CITIZEN BUDGET

Powerful online budget simulator that educates
and engages citizens in the budget process

Interactive, innovative online budget consultations

About

Citizen Budget online simulator is used by over 50 cities, reaching 6 million citizens coast-to-coast to significantly boost their budget consultations

Citizen Budget online simulator is a powerful and innovative tool that helps you build better community relations, educate your residents and solicit their feedback on your budget consultation.

Unlike a regular survey or a budget visualization software, Citizen Budget is an interactive platform that shows the financial impacts of participants' choices in real time, educating them about the trade-offs and constraints faced by their municipality. Our user-friendly and fun budget exercise creates a two-way dialogue between you and your community, providing both parties with rich and detailed information. Your residents can conveniently access your online budget consultation anytime and at their own pace, making it a clear improvement over public meetings which involve travel, time, childminding and other accessibility constraints.

Features

  • checkedEasy onboarding process, comprehensive Welcome Package, dedicated client support
  • checkedCompletely customizable and branded to look like an extension of your corporate website
  • checkedFully hosted, including programming, maintenance, and summary report; no IT requirements on your end
  • checkedEmbed links to your website, pdf, chart or video
  • checkedEmbed charts, video, images and graphs directly
  • checkedA variety of tools/widgets to help ask your questions effectively
  • checkedComment boxes and survey questions to get valuable qualitative feedback

Optional Features

  • checkedContact us to find out about our range of highly-innovative customizations to increase citizen engagement in your budget process
  • checkedCommunications template and tools
  • checkedTranslated versions of your budget consultation in any language
  • checkedPrint versions of your budget consultation to reach your offline residents

Who's Using

More than 50 clients use Citizen Budget to effectively engage millions of residents in their budget consultations

Launch your online budget consultation in no time - contact us to find out how!

Overview

Mobile Friendly

Mobile Friendly

Accessible on a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices

Customizable

Customizable

Our flexible platform and variety of different modules allows you to modify Citizen Budget to best suit your needs

Ever-expanding suite of customization packages at your disposal to increase the interactivity and engagement factor

Security

Security

Highly robust and comprehensive protocols. Authorized access to the Citizen Budget web application requires password authentication. Software packages are updated daily to protect against known vulnerabilities

Data resides with you once the consultation is over

Option to include information for residents on how their responses will be handled

Hosting

Hosting

Cloud-based hosting on secure Canadian or US servers, as needed, with a 99.99% uptime guarantee

Backup, maintenance and reporting included; no IT requirements on your end

Domain name of your choice or subdomain of citizenbudget.com

Client Support

Client Support

Client-centered, flexible and highly-responsive approach

Comprehensive support materials including best practices, text templates to choose from, promotional tips and more

Dedicated support person with regular check-ins will assist with all stages of project cycle and build your Citizen Budget consultation based on data you provide

Industry-leading response times

Multiple Modules

Multiple Modules

Highly-innovative suite of budget modules allows you to engage residents in a variety of ways:

Challenge residents to balance the budget, using real data

Ask residents to prioritize spending on a large capital project or amongst a variety of capital projects

Engage residents on costs and associated tax impacts of program and service spending

Allow residents to vote on allocating dollars to their favourite projects via “Participatory Budgeting”

Branding

Branding

Branding of your Citizen Budget consultation to be identical with your corporate/website branding to ensure a seamless offering from you to your residents

Tracking

Tracking

Private dashboard allows you to track analytics and trends on your Citizen Budget consultation along with a report that aggregates and analyzes all responses on a daily basis. Residents can track how their responses measure up to everyone else’s.

Accessibility

Accessibility

AODA/WCAG 2.0, Level AA compliant