We did it!
Thanks so much to the 1600+ people who supported the development of Loomio 1.0, collectively giving $US125,000.
The campaign was the biggest high-pressure project that most of us have been involved in. By the end we felt overwhelmed with gratitude but also pretty tired. Luckily the end of the campaign coincided with Easter holidays so we’ve had time to recharge the batteries. We’ve spent the last couple of days putting detail into our plans for the next six months, and making sure we can deliver as much value as possible in a way that meets our values.
Loomio featured in Wired and FastCompany
It was encouraging to get featured in FastCompany and Wired right at the end of the campaign Loomio was! This kind of exposure can really promote your app. We’re pretty chuffed :).
We’re pretty excited about what we’ve got in store. A big part of our mission is enabling organisations to be more democratic and this includes practices outside of just using Loomio. You can anticipate blog posts on the Loomio 1.0 plans, what we’ve learnt about running a democratic organisation efficiently, and also on what we learned running a successful crowd funding campaign.
There’s also plenty of people that helped out behind the scenes to whom we happily owe favours -too many to mention here, other than to say we’ve got your back!