The Loomio Blog
Hi! This is where we publish stories about how Loomio is being used by customers around the world.
How Igalia use Loomio to set a collective strategy
Igalia is a worker-owned, employee-run cooperative consultancy focused on open source software and services. We recently sat down with co-founder Xavier Castaño to discuss their journey, their organizational model and their collective strategy setting processes.
Customize Loomio like never before.
With the latest release of Loomio you can define your own templates and workflows, then make them available for others in your organization to use.
New: Loomio chat integrations!
Does your organization run on Slack, Discord, Microsoft Teams, Mattermost or Matrix? Loomio has a chatbot for you!
Collaborative decision making is a fundamental skill that every DAO needs.
Making decisions collaboratively is fundamental for any DAO looking to maximize the potential of its participants. Let’s look at why this is so important and how to do it well.
Considerations for Boards in 2021
Much has happened in the world since February 2020. For companies and organizations all over the globe, innovative, fast paced thinking from Executive Teams and Boards have been the key to navigating the global pandemic. Board members have had to interact with each other in different ways - used to face-to-face meetings, they’re now increasingly making decisions via video calls.
The importance of place
LEDA is a cooperative of experienced architects and engineers who design outstanding sustainable buildings that are beautiful, comfortable to be in, and gentle on the planet.
A socially-conscious restaurant with 500 founders
Urban Space 500 is a Ukranian restaurant that gives 80% of its profits to community projects. They organize their 500 founders and gather their input with Loomio.
Loomio 2.5 has arrived!
This is our biggest Loomio release since 2.0. This time we've focused on new features – not just speed and behind the scenes. Let's get right into it:
Developing cutting-edge policy using Loomio
Loomio enabled the Green Party of West Australia’s wide-reaching membership to congregate, collaborate, and agree on policies quickly and efficiently together.
We're all Humans Here
The Refugee Buddy Project Hastings, Rother & Weladen (TRBP) is celebrating universal humanity by welcoming and supporting newly arriving refugees to their UK town and using Loomio to organize their rapidly growing group.
Fighting Climate Change by Sharing the Road
Partago is a Belgium-based car-sharing citizen cooperative enterprise that offers only 100% electric cars. Their mission is to free up space in neighborhoods, reduce carbon emissions and toxic traffic fumes, and fight against climate change. Here’s how they are using Loomio to bring their mission to reality.
How a revolutionary idea was implemented with ease
As humans embark deeper into the digital age, it is increasingly vital for companies to embrace communication tools, apps, and platforms. Behind almost every successful venture there is a team of software experts.
New upgrade: Connecting Loomio to your favorite tools
Keeping everyone up-to-date on the decisions happening in your organization can be tough and especially when you are working remotely. The good news? We have just released a big upgrade to make this easier.
Self-organization in practice — Ian Martin Group
We are fortunate to support many incredible organizations – each with their own particular management styles – and it’s not uncommon for us to adopt practices from groups in the Loomio community. When we learn from the examples of others, we are opening up ourselves (and our organizations) to growth. So, today we’re highlighting the Ian Martin Group’s journey to self-organization, a way of organizing that makes your company more resilient in the long term.
Just checking in to see how you are doing, and to share some new guides we've made available.
5 powerful ways to use threads
Communication can make or break any team or organization’s efforts. Save time, email confusion, and energy with higher quality conversations that move to action. Loomio’s discussion threads can help.
Creating the Workplace of the Future
Case Study: Ian Martin Group made big changes to their organizational structure to ensure that their employees enjoy the most meaningful work experience. Here’s a look at their journey and how Loomio is helping them along the way.
Open Source Open Science
It takes a long time for scientific articles to be published. After years of research and fine-tuning, the papers must be sent off for peer review, which can take six months or more.
What's new in Loomio 2.0 part 2
If you’ve seen our last article with Loomio’s new features, that was just the beginning! Here’s our latest batch of improvements and new tools.
Advice Process: Making group decisions… simple!
Making decisions with other people can be slow, expensive and emotionally draining, while coordinating team member schedules can be time-consuming. At the same time, making decisions without involving others can turn out to be equally — if not more — expensive and stressful, and can cause resentment amongst those who were not included.
What's new in Loomio 2.0
Everything is new! It’s an exciting time for us at Loomio and also for our customers; we’ve listened to your feedback and here's the result — Loomio 2.0.
Building Community with Vancouver Makerspace
This creative community of makers and artists used Loomio to take the hassle out of decision-making, so they can have more time to focus on doing what they love. If, as a kid, you loved breaking things apart and learning how they worked, or creating things out of material like wood, cloth or cardboard you would fit right in at 1907 Triumph Street.
Helping NZ teachers win the fight for better pay
Teachers in New Zealand used Loomio to gain an important victory of increased pay and better working conditions for all teachers.
Catalyzing the Zero Waste movement in France
Zero Waste France consists of local groups scattered across the country, all dedicated to practicing and encouraging a zero-waste lifestyle. Loomio delivers a zero-stress communication tool that helps this community of activists create more impact.
Regenerating the Earth for future generations
In June of 2018, 30 members of Economic Democracy Advocates (EDA) gathered to ratify their cooperative charter.
Brewery co-op brings everyone to the table on Loomio
Good conversations and great beer. That’s what led several friends living in Burlington, Vermont to form the Full Barrel Cooperative. Their mission is to establish the city’s first community-owned brewery.
Increasing accountability with human rights metrics
It is the year 2019 and billions of people around the world still lack access to necessities like food, shelter and healthcare. Autocratic regimes and human rights abusers continue to capture news headlines, while populist leaders preach hate and intolerance. The state of human rights today can seem dismal, but the truth is these human rights challenges are not insurmountable. The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) has set out to quantify each country’s human rights performance, using a first-of-its-kind human rights measurement framework.