Overview

Loomio is a discussion and decision making tool for collaborative organizations.

It enables you to bring people together to discuss topics, explore proposals and make decisions.

Loomio is a discussion forum with a set of tools to allow you to facilitate a discussion towards an outcome.

Watch this video for an intro to Loomio (8:45). We walk through how people use Loomio to make decisions, share news and events and prepare for meetings.

Getting started with Loomio

If you are new to Loomio, go to the orientation tour to see how it works and how to navigate around the app.

If you have been invited into a Loomio group, see;

The Signing in page for help to sign in and join a Loomio group.

How to participate for help to write a comment in a Loomio thread and to vote in a Loomio poll.

And it's worth checking the Your profile page for help to configure Loomio to your preferences - in particular to upload your photo and change the settings for the emails you receive from Loomio.

Starting your own Loomio group

The rest of Loomio Help is for anyone starting and administering a Loomio group. See;

Groups for info and advice on setting up your Loomio group for success.

Threads for help starting, using and administering threads.

Polls to learn how you can use polls to progress a discussion towards and outcome and make a decision.

Making decisions can help you get started with collaborative decision making in your group. It outlines how you can make decisions in Loomio and describes a simple decision process. See this section for how to apply the Advice process and Consent process in Loomio.

Subscriptions** has information about Loomio plans and subscription management if you are using one of our hosted services.

How people use Loomio

Loomio is used by:

Boards and Governance to prepare for meetings, build an agenda, post board papers, vote on resolutions, approve minutes and continue governance between meetings. Helping your board stay in context and better able to respond.

See the Good Governance Guide to Loomio to help you use Loomio in your board or committee. The guide includes examples of threads and polls for common practices.

Member organizations as a safe, inclusive space for members to share information and raise topics, interact and debate, participate in important decisions and vote in General Assembly. Including members' voice to organize for action.

Self-managing teams to work together, share info and ideas, progress discussions, follow decision making processes and achieve better outcomes. Increasing staff satisfaction and productivity.

Loomio builds a living record of your organization; the decisions made, who was involved and the discussion they had together leading to the decision.

Example threads

Here are some examples of common threads used by organizations around the world.

Prepare for a meeting - to involve people, establish a focus and co-create the agenda.

Approve a document, policy or agreement - to introduce, discuss and develop an important piece of work.

View and interact with a Loomio demo group

Try the Loomio demo group here.