[itsquad] Loomio group plan update
We received this very long mail to inform us that Loomio is changing business model : if we want to keep using their service, we will have to PAY :money_mouth:
In short, if we choose Option 1, we will have to pay at least 22€ / month, or 220€/year (because there is a discount of 50%, we need to take action before 29th May).
Of course, they forgot to mention Option 5 : install your own Loomio server. Although I don't know how much it is easy to install / maintain.
PS : I didn't copy/paste the links, because well… there were A LOT of links :sweat_smile:
I am reaching out to you today to let you know about upcoming changes to Loomio. Please read this e-mail in full as it contains important information that may affect how you use this service.
Many of you told us that you would like a mobile app version of Loomio, and we listened. We are currently working on a mobile-first Loomio experience and can’t wait to share more about this and other new features with you!
Changes to subscription plans
Since launching in 2012, we have helped more than 100,000 groups collaborate, engage with members and reach decisions together. We feel honoured to have walked alongside many of you on this journey.
Our goal is to continue providing you with an excellent service, while also developing the Loomio platform so it can work better for you. Our vision is to help organisations like yours work better collectively, now and into the future.
As you can imagine, there are real costs to hosting, supporting and developing Loomio software. So that we can continue development and support for Loomio, we have implemented new pricing plans at loomio.org/pricing.
As a social enterprise and worker cooperative – paid subscriptions are our lifeblood and help us sponsor unfunded community groups.
What this means for you
Your group is currently on one of our legacy plans and we need to clarify plan status to ensure no disruption to your Loomio use. We are asking you to upgrade to a paid subscription plan at 50% off rate (locked in for life), apply for special rates or ask us to continue getting Loomio for free, paid by us.
Please select one of the options below. More information is available in Help Subscription pricing.
Option 1: 50% off all paid plans for life - limited time offer to 29 May 2019
Upgrade your group to a current paid subscription plan. In thanks for your active support, we are offering a 50% discount off paid plans, for your group for life! Use coupon code LOOMIO50 when you upgrade. Applicable for commercial and funded non profit organizations including political parties.
* Small (up to 50 people): $US 24.50 per month ($245.00 per year)
* Medium (up to 500 people): $US 74.50 per month ($745.00 per year)
Option 2: Member organization
If your group is a volunteer or member supported organization, apply for special rates on annual plans with the Member supported application form. Applicable for some activist organizations, co-housing groups, community groups, collectives, sports clubs and spiritual groups:
- Small (up to 50 people): $US 98.00 per year
- Medium (up to 500 people): $US 149.00 per year
Option 3: Unfunded community group
We sponsor Loomio free to unfunded groups such as activists, hobby groups, classroom education, families and friends.
If your group has no funds, apply for a free sponsored plan with our Community Application form.
Option 4: Move the group to a subgroup
If you have several groups, you may wish to consolidate these under a single group subscription. In most cases we can move groups to become subgroups of a parent group. To do this, please contact us.
Act now to avoid disruption to your service
We will soon be shifting all legacy groups to trial status, with limits on the number of threads and people invited. If your group has already exceeded the limits, you may not be able to invite new people or start new threads.
Please either upgrade your subscription plan or apply to continue using Loomio by 29 May 2019.
If you have any questions about these upcoming changes at Loomio, please don’t hesitate to ask. We would love to hear how Loomio is working for you via email reply, or book a time for a call here.
Thank you for your ongoing support.