Overview

What Loomio is, and how it works.


Loomio makes is easy for groups of all shapes and sizes to collaborate and make decisions across time and space.

The big picture

There are four main elements to understand.

Group → Thread → Proposal → Outcome

There are some other details along the way, but understanding just these four is often enough to get your first successful outcome.

  1. Groups hold everything in one place for a specific set of people

  2. Discussion threads are where you go to discuss topics and make decisions

  3. Use tools such as the proposal or other polls to help you visualize the group’s input and feelings about a given proposal, question, or topic.

  4. Finally, set an outcome to share what’s going to happen next so everyone has a clear understanding and there’s a useful record.

At its most basic, Loomio is a forum with tools that help you facilitate conversations and decisions, helping you start and hold conversations that move to clear outcomes.


Ready to create your group’s place online? Try it with your group for free here.