Intro to Groups
A Loomio group is a safe place for people to meet, have discussions and make decisions.
It’s a container where group members can find and share information, participate in important discussions and decisions that affect their work.
A Loomio group looks like this. At the top of the page you will see an image and logo that you can tailor to represent your organization. This allows people arriving into your group to see they have joined a place they recognize and feel welcome - a safe space where people feel at home, amongst friends and can participate effectively.
Choose a representative name for your group and use the group description to outline;
- what this group is used for,
- why this is important,
- who is involved, and
- how members can participate.
You may also include information like a code of conduct, terms of reference or other governing documents for the group.
Administration, Facilitation and Moderation - Code of Conduct
Loomio is built to foster inclusive participation, diversity and trust - helping groups make better decisions together.
Some topics bring tension in a group. So it's important to allow a robust discussion to take place, while ensuring it is also a safe place, particularly for vulnerable people in your group.
We recommend establishing a code of conduct for your group, to help everyone be aware of their responsibility for appropriate behaviour and encourage self-regulation.
See the Facilitator's Guide to further explore the value of a code of conduct.