Discussed project management and agreed to set weekly goals.
Talked about the idea of a coding skunkworks.
Joshua shared more ideas for the revenue model to help the project sustain and thrive: a consulting business set up around the free Loomio tool.
Ben looking into public funding and grants.
Continuing discussion about terminology, and the need for Loomio to be agnostic so groups can define their own terms. We want everything to be customizable if possible, but we will have to settle on defaults.
Immediate priorities: email notifications, closing dates, dashboard cleanup, tags, group membership and registration process, motion organization, embedding a discussion platform, subgroups within groups.
There’s an exciting opportunity to use a community art/work space for Loomio, and this might give us room to brainstorm and be creative in our process.
We have identified a clear need for some more resources, both money and people. Some ideas for funding: doing a PledgeMe video, applying for a grant from the government, reaching out to potential customers for pre-funding.
Discussed terminology choices around “abstain” vs “indifferent” and what the terms we chose imply.
Decided to make the voting process just one click but bringing the options right onto the motion page. Previously you had to click “vote” and then pick your position. Our goal is to enable engagement even on the smallest level – if you can engage extensively, great, if you can only spare time for a single click, that’s OK too.
Loomio is currently focusing on building for the needs of our first user group, Enspiral. We think this will help us focus on iterating effectively with constant user feedback, with the idea that we will expand and add features for other types of groups in the future.