A tool for real democracy

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Democracy isn’t just about politics – it’s people getting together and deciding how things should be. It’s a skill we can practice with people wherever we are: in our workplaces, our schools, and our communities.

Loomio is a user-friendly tool for collaborative decision-making: not majority-rules polling, but actually coming up with solutions that work for everyone. We’re a small team in New Zealand, and we’ve built a prototype that people are already doing great things with. Now we’re crowdfunding so we can build the real thing: a new tool for truly inclusive decision-making.

They are seeking crowd-funding, why not help out?

4 comments on “A tool for real democracy”

  1. Tracey 1

    very cool… they probably should include a share offer to donors when it becomes a company, or now.

  2. Philj 2

    Always thought trying democracy would be a great idea.

  3. Loomio’s crowd funding effort is probably one of the most positive initiatives on the democracy front right now. The software is used world-wide, has been translated into multiple languages – and has recently been adopted by a group in the Ukraine for example. In addition Loomio’s co-operative constitution is a model for other other future workers’s cooperatives. The NZ co-operatives legislation doesn’t work that well for worker’s co-operatives and so this work too is a huge gift to the co-operative sector and to the wider community.

    If you can afford think about a contribution to help them launch the next release.

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