Loomio - Inclusive Decision Making Tool
Updated: Apr 4
The Loomio Co-operative exists to create a world where it’s easy for anyone to participate in decisions that affect them.
Loomio is an open source software, built by a worker-owned cooperative social enterprise. This tool supports inclusive decision making can change organizational dynamics at a global scale. Loomio exists to make it easy for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Loomio began in 2011, when activists from Occupy Wall Street and social entrepreneurs from the Enspiral Network realized they needed to solve the same problem: fast, inclusive, effective decision making without meetings. In 2012, we formed our cooperative and released a prototype (Loomio Beta). We found that many others around the world needed the same solution.
In 2014, we ran a successful international crowdfunding campaign, enabling us to work on a new version of the software, Loomio 1.0, which was released the following year. In 2015, we raised a round of ethical capital, and are working to bring collaborative decision making to millions more people around the world.