Fri 1 Jun 2018 11:07AM

Alpha/Beta Subscription plan

AH Abraham Heinemann Public Seen by 109

Hi, I have had an account with loomio for a while, with active use a few years ago. If I start a new group now will I be able to add more than 10 members? What is the status of pre-pricing accounts?


Michael Sat 2 Jun 2018 3:29AM

Hi Abraham, Thanks for checking in with us.

A few months ago we changed our pricing to ensure Loomio's sustainability and so we can continue developing the product for you :-)

We don’t sell user data nor put advertising in Loomio, and plan to keep it that way.

However no product is truly free - and there are very real costs in maintaining, supporting and developing a software product.

As we don't receive income from other sources, subscription revenue from paying customers is our primary income.

If you are planning a group with more than 10 people then we have a range of pricing options. If you're setting up a group for business or government use, we expect you to upgrade to Loomio Gold and pay the full subscription price of $US 39.00/mo. If your group is for a funded non-profit organization, we offer a non profit discount at $US 29.00/mo.

(By the way, this pricing is still less than many other collaboration software products.)

As a software social enterprise, we do not want money to be a barrier to people starting groups in their community; so if your group is an unfunded community group, I invite you to apply for a heavily discounted rate by filling out our community application form. We can only provide service at low rates (and in some cases for free) if it is supported by sufficient people paying full price rates.

At this time we haven't put a hard limit on the number of members in a group, so you won't hit a pay wall at 11 users - at least not yet... Many people tell us they value Loomio, so we're hoping sufficient people will respect that value and upgrade their groups. This is our appeal to you, an important member of the Loomio community.

In the next few weeks I will be writing to coordinators of existing active groups on the free plan to request they upgrade their groups.

If you value how Loomio is helping your group collaborate and make better decisions together, you can help us help you by upgrading to a paid subscription :-)


david rayner Tue 5 Jun 2018 10:55AM

thanks michael...this is a great group to belong to....lots of relevant info.

does applying obligate a group to upgrade? shall we get a degree of consensus from whole group before we apply?


Michael Tue 5 Jun 2018 11:28PM

Hi David, If you're referring to applying for the unfunded community sponsorship, there's no obligation to upgrade. It is common to discuss and even make a decision about upgrading within the group, but this is not mandatory.

Any person (usually a coordinator) in the group can apply, and offer to pay the sponsorship rate for unfunded community groups. We have tried to price this at a level that an individual can afford and in recognition of their personal sponsorship for their community group.


david rayner Tue 5 Jun 2018 11:52PM

thanks for that clarification...yes, i was referring to the unfunded comm. sponsorship...we have application ready...click click


david rayner Wed 6 Jun 2018 12:05AM

thanks...that is a very reasonable rate. i have wondered for a while...why are the payments in US$ ?


Michael Wed 6 Jun 2018 4:52AM

Hi David, I see you've filled out the unfunded community form - thanks :-)

loomio.org is a global service based on servers in the US, and we opted for the most commonly used global currency. In time, and as Loomio grows we may be able to support multiple currencies.


david rayner Wed 6 Jun 2018 7:05AM

i didnt realise that the Loomio group was a multinational... :smirk:
we will be in touch with some fEc when the exchange rate is favourable and the group has donated...soon.


Abraham Heinemann Tue 5 Jun 2018 12:18PM

Thanks Michael for very helpful answer :)


david rayner Wed 6 Jun 2018 11:10AM

thanks abraham for asking the question...