Building Community with Vancouver Makerspace
This creative community of makers and artists used Loomio to take the hassle out of decision-making, so they can have more time to focus on doing what they love.
If, as a kid, you loved breaking things apart and learning how they worked, or creating things out of material like wood, cloth or cardboard you would fit right in at 1907 Triumph Street.Read more…
Catalyzing the Zero Waste movement in France
Case Study: Zero Waste France consists of local groups scattered across the country, all dedicated to practicing and encouraging a zero-waste lifestyle. Loomio delivers a zero-stress communication tool that helps this community of activists create more impact.
When Manon Cuille joined Zero Waste France (ZWF), the nonprofit was in the middle of a big transformation. It had recently changed its name to identify more closely with the international and European movements and, because of this, was rapidly growing in membership.Read more…
Resolving the education crisis in New Zealand
Helping NZ teachers win the fight for better pay | Case Study: NZEI
Teachers in New Zealand used Loomio to gain an important victory of increased pay and better working conditions for all teachers.
It looked like the teaching profession in New Zealand was in danger. A report by the Ministry of Education that came out in early 2018, stated that more than 850 teaching positions were urgently needing to be filled – a significant gap in a country with a population of less than 5 million people.Read more…
Brewery co-op brings everyone to the table on Loomio
Good conversations and great beer. That’s what led several friends living in Burlington, Vermont to form the Full Barrel Cooperative.
Their mission is to establish the city’s first community-owned brewery.
“We aim to create a hub where diverse community members and groups can meet, share ideas, and organize to continuously improve our collective lives.”Read more…
Regenerating the Earth for future generations
In June of 2018, 30 members of Economic Democracy Advocates (EDA) gathered to ratify their cooperative charter. The document, spanning 40 pages, was the culmination of discussions, disagreements and a collective passion to protect the earth and safeguard its resources for future generations.
EDA started when a group of passionate people gathered around a common issue: How could they “help citizens get involved in determining how common resources are managed so that the needs of current and future generations can be met?”Read more…
Increasing accountability with human rights metrics
It is the year 2019 and billions of people around the world still lack access to necessities like food, shelter and healthcare. Autocratic regimes and human rights abusers continue to capture news headlines, while populist leaders preach hate and intolerance.
The state of human rights today can seem dismal, but the truth is these human rights challenges are not insurmountable. The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) has set out to quantify each country’s human rights performance, using a first-of-its-kind human rights measurement framework.Read more…
Funding community renewable projects
Communities around the world are stepping up to the major challenge of our times by building a regenerative low carbon economy.
This movement is picking up pace, with people around the world benefiting from job creation, better environment with less pollution and the knowledge that they are doing their part to ensure that their children will inherit a habitable planet.Read more…
Four patterns of successful groups
I’m John. My work at Loomio is about groups’ success.
A big reason why Loomio exists is to help people collaborate to achieve successful outcomes.
We are constantly surprised at the ways in which groups around the world use Loomio to do just that, with less time and effort, and this month we want to highlight some of that magic with…Read more…
Investing in community
Many people like to support local business by shopping at their neighborhood co-op, but they may not realize that they can take that support to the next level. Co-ops are member-owned organizations, which means they offer their customers the opportunity to take ownership in the company by investing financially.
A few years ago, Elias Gardner and his coworkers undertook the process of restructuring their school into a worker-owned, educational co-op where the financial and logistical decisions were dispersed across the group.Read more…