Explain Loomio – Quick!

Explain Loomio – Quick! Four of us attempted to explain Loomio – what it is, why we need it, and how it works. Rough and off the cuff! Hoping some of these ideas will be inspiration for our upcoming video explaining the Loomio concept.

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Features Update – March 21, 2012

Doing: Tags for users Dashboard improvements Group permissions improvements Next Up: Filter by tags Discussion platform Delegation of votes Closing date refers to time instead of date

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Meeting Highlights – March 16, 2012

Decision display has been made cleaner with simple clear icons. Motions now how closing date functionality, or can be left open indefinitely. Working on the dashboard to clean up the visual representation of open and closed motions, so it’s easy to see what you’ve not yet voted on. More discussion of terminology – removing as much as possible so Loomio can be agnostic and fit with many group structures. Discussion of the best way to display voting info on the graphs.

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What is a block

A block traditionally means that someone feels so strongly about a decision that if it goes through they will leave the group. This is distinct from a “no” vote, which means they have concerns and don’t think consensus has been reached. If after more discussion they still have concerns but the rest of the group wants to approve something, they will live with it. If this distinction is not made, then there’s really no point in having “no” and “block” since they’d overlap.

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Bucky Box

Bucky Box Another company in the Enspiral ecosystem, Bucky Box, has started using Loomio for internal decisions. A digital operations team for your organic deliveries automating your customer orders, billing, and logistics

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Meeting Highlights – March 9, 2012

Update of new features from Jon and Aaron, including improvements to the “new motion” interface, tagging, and closing motions. Will be shortly implementing a deadline feature to define when motions will close. Talked about the need for more engagement parameters, such as a minimum participation percentage for a vote to go through. Need notifications of blocks to be emailed. Continuing discussion of PledgeMe video. Discussed project management and agreed to set weekly goals.

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Meeting Highlights – March 2, 2012

Continuing discussion of our PledgeMe video

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Milestone: We Bought Our Domain Names

Loom.io and Loomio.org

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Meeting Highlights – February 28, 2012

Continuing discussion of our plan to make a PledgeMe pitch so the developers cans top living on noodles A possible revenue model for a a free product: give the tool away for free to whoever wants it, but offer paid services around training, installation, facilitation

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Meeting Highlights – February 24, 2012

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.

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