Loomio is an online tool for collaborative decision-making, built by a team of technologists, activists and social entrepreneurs in New Zealand.
Loomio emerged from the need for a scalable way to make inclusive group decisions during the Occupy movement in 2011.
We experienced the transformative potential of collaborative decision-making, as well as its severe limitations: if people have to be in the same place at the same time to participate, it can never scale.
We set out to build a solution to this problem: using the Internet to give people an easy way to make good decisions together, wherever they are.
It’s called Loomio, like a loom for weaving diverse perspectives together :)
Now more than 75,000 people have made more than 25,000 decisions on Loomio.
We’re a mission-driven organisation with a social purpose at our core: Loomio exists to make it easy for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
We measure our impact in the numbers of people and groups involved in decisions AND the inspiring stories from people using it to do great things in their communities.
We’re backed by an Advisory Council with some of the brightest minds in democracy and tech internationally.
Loomio is a cooperative social enterprise based in New Zealand. We’re a passionate team with deep expertise in group process and open technology development.
Co-founder and director, community organizer, collective intelligence researcher
US operations lead, adjunct professor in social enterprise at Brown University
Co-founder and lead software architect, accessibility, user experience
Co-founder and software developer, user experience designer, musician
Facilitation expert, collaboration coach, Generation Zero co-founder
Software developer, design, accessibility, bike guru
Software developer, translation specialist, education, group process
Organisational systems, process design
Data analysis, visualisation, software development, communication
Co-founder and consulting lead, management activist, director of Enspiral Foundation
Richard D. Bartlett
Co-founder and software developer, activist, open source hardware hacker
Co-founder, Chair of Loomio Board, Executive Director UNICEF New Zealand
Co-founder and software developer, front-end specialist
Software developer, user support, illustrator, creative activist
Designer, data analysis, business development
Software developer, open source community coordinator, daring swashbuckler
Business development, collaboration coach, motorcyclist
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Loomio is made with love by the fine humans of the Loomio Co-operative Limited, a worker-owned and New Zealand registered co-operative company located at:
Level 2, 89 Courtenay Place
Te Aro Wellington CBD,
6011 Aotearoa / New Zealand
Delivery is instantaneous, and no refunds will be given.