Brendan Tronconi of Trusty Amigos, a Dog Walking and Pet Care co-op in New York with 9 members, shares his experience starting a worker-owned business, collaborating with people who speak different languages, and working together effectively online and offline.
I had worked for a Dog Walking service for 3 years in the past. I liked the work, but at the time I had no benefits and I had reached the maximum hourly wage. I thought a co-op would be a great opportunity to be a co-owner instead of just an employee. I really liked the idea of working with a co-op instead of trying to start my own business alone.
We meet every other week in person, but it’s nice to have an place to discuss issues in between meetings, which is why we were looking for an online decision-making tool. We found out about Loomio through the Center for Family Life, which is an organization that helps co-ops and other community activities. Continue reading Bilingual Collaboration at Trusty Amigos Dog Walking Co-op
SolidFund is a grassroots commonwealth fund for worker co-op members. John Atherton talks about their aspirations and operations, and how using Loomio is helping them build the worker cooperative econoomy in the UK.
Continue reading SolidFund: Growing the UK Cooperative Economy
The latest news from Loomio… Join us at conferences in New Zealand and Indonesia, celebrating our upgraded navigation in the app, and a range of useful how-to’s. Continue reading Exciting Events, Simplified Navigation, & Handy Loomio Workflows
We’re super excited about contributing to the upcoming OS//OS open source, open society conference. OS//OS is in its second year and a big gathering of people from across business, technology and government sectors to collaborate, learn from each other and extend the impact of open technology in our workplaces, our organisations and our society.
Some of our maximum favourite humans are going to be there, including these three:
Check out the conference and grab your ticket here.
Loomio @ OS//OS
We’ll be hosting a collaboration clinic at the conference for all our Loomio users and interested people on the ground floor of the conference. Loomio consultants will be on hand to help you work out great ways of using Loomio to build participatory team culture and tips and tricks for making better decisions together online.
Loomio can be super helpful if you’re:
- Managing a growing team or office.
- Leading a project team across any kind of technology
- Building a startup team.
- Working on a board or advisory group.
- Developing policy or working in civic engagement.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference – come find us on the ground floor under the big Loomio sign and let’s help you make better decisions together.
See you there!
Tenemos un nuevo y muy interesante desarrollo del UX en Loomio HQ. Escuchamos los comentarios de nuestros usuarios y agregamos una barra de navegación lateral para que te sea más fácil encontrar las partes más importantes de la aplicación. Continue reading Acabamos de simplificar tu navegación
There have been some exciting new UX developments at Loomio HQ! We’ve listened to our user feedback, and added a Loomio sidebar to make the most important parts of the app easier to find.
You’ll notice some changes to the user interface: Continue reading Simplified New Navigation Experience
Organisations that adopt Holacracy often find it’s a big upgrade to their decision-making processes. But implementing Governance meetings is only the beginning of your self-management evolution.
Dogmatists may staunchly defend the completeness of the Holacracy Constitution, but I believe on drawing from everything available to craft the right system for your unique organisation. Even if you’re not sold on Holacracy, there are tools in it that can be super useful for any team. One of these elements is Integrative Decision-Making. Continue reading Taking Holacracy Governance to the Next Level