Friday, August 24, 2012

Always Looking at Things Differently: CPBB Gets a New Look

The Center for Priority Based Budgeting has a new look!

(Funny that Bill Gates just today announced the first new look for Microsoft since 1987. Taking a page out of the CPBB playbook - well done Mr. Gates!)

Thanks to everybody who took the time to help us "find what we were looking for." We are so appreciative of your support, encouragement and belief in the work that we have been pursuing since launching our organization.   As we continue to expand the number of communities that are embracing the principles of “Fiscal Health and Wellness”; as the tools we are able to provide begin to migrate to a web-based environment;  as we continue to form strategic partnerships with such outstanding organizations as ICMA; the Alliance for Innovation; Peak Democracy and Project A; and as the impact of our work continues to help local governments address their fiscal realities by seeing things through a “new and unique lens” that only CPBB can offer, we are excited and humbled by how much we have grown and how far we have come in advancing our concepts.

With your help, we have gained a level of recognition in the local government arena that allows us to share our mission with a larger audience.  It seems the appropriate time to create a true “identify” with the development of a logo for CPBB.

We have decided that the theme of the “new lens” is what we hope to convey and think the use of the “magnifying glass” communicates that concept.

Additionally, we have developed the tag line "Using a Unique Lens to Focus Community Resources on Results" as we think this captures exactly “what we do” - it expands our work beyond just a mere “budgeting process” but more of a management strategy.

Special thanks to Kristine Johnson with Cognition Studio in Seattle, WA, who designed this for us (Kristine and Cognition Studio were also behind that amazingly cool e-Brochure for the first-ever CPBB Conference in San Diego). Be sure to check out her site and great work:

As always, our thanks to the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) - the home for this incredible, and one-of-a-kind incubator! Thank you NEHA.

Most of all, we want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has gone through the work with us, for all you have done to support the work we are doing.  We are honored to have you as partners and as friends!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, both the logo and the tag line! Seems to capture the thrust of your work nicely.