Loomio Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Turn discussion into action. Make decisions together.

4.93/5 (15 reviews)

Loomio overview

Loomio is an open-source collaborative decision-making solution, suitable for use by businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations. The web-based software is designed to simplify the decision-making process, by gathering relevant information, encouraging on-topic discussion, creating visual summaries of individual opinions, and setting a time frame for decisions to be completed - all without the need for face-to-face meetings or emails.

Loomio allows users to set decision deadlines, with automatic reminders to ensure that all members know how much time remains for them to give their input. Votes and feedback can be collected and visualized for insight into each person’s view and opinion of an issue. Crucially, Loomio facilitates a process of synthesis: pull together diverse perspectives to generate innovative solutions that address everyone's concerns. Meeting notes are automatically recorded, with details of decisions, members involved, key points, and outcomes.

Loomio supports over 30 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, with automatic in-line translation, and can be used with assistive technology such as screen readers. Groups can be set up as private or public, and subgroups created with privacy controls to limit access. Users can participate via email or through mobile browsers, allowing them to give their input from anywhere.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 17 other languages, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Taiwanese, Turkish
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Loomio reviews


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Connor Boyle

Once you get engagement, it rocks!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-07-05
Review Source: GetApp

I've tried using Loomio for a bunch of different projects over the last couple of years, with mixed success. The problem I've found has been in getting people engaged in discussions. I've recently had great success in using Loomio to help run my Kiwiburn theme camp. Kiwiburn is New Zealand's Burning Man event, and my theme camp, Barrio del Chur, is the largest at the festival. We recently realised that we could generate significant capital through fundraising events, and this opened up the need for formal discussions around how we go forward as a community. We were suddenly in need of a legal entity to hold assets which had previously been privately owned and in need a vehicle for decision making that involves significant chunks of money. While we are yet to reach consensus in our discussions, Loomio has offered the perfect forum for Barrio contributors to voice ideas that are controversial and challenging to the way we've operated thus far, and to allow healthy discourse around all ideas raised. Our community has operated on a do-ocractic model until now, which generally means that the people who have the most time and are skilled in certain areas end up making most of the decisions. We've wanted to change that for the last couple of years. We've been encouraging people who have much to contribute but are silenced by the status quo modus operandi, Loomio has proven the perfect platform for giving these people a voice and a vote in decisions which affect a project that is dear to our hearts. And then there's all of the amazing writing that has been produced by the Loomio/Enspiral folks which has supplemented our discussions around organisational development! So many of the key questions that have been raised in our discussions regarding the Barrio have already been dealt with during the conception of Enspiral ventures, due to the comparable flat structures, shared purpose, and people-over-process approaches. There's a wealth of knowledge within this community, and it relates so well to how to use Loomio to make decisions effectively. ahhhh see above, I guess.

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Marianne Elliott

Great tool for collaborative decision making in member-based organistations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-07-05
Review Source: Capterra

We use Loomio in various ways to run our member-led campaigning organisation including: - a remote Member Review Panel uses Loomio to review, discuss and vote on whether or not we should run each campaign - our Governance Board uses Loomio for discussions and decisions on issues that need to be addressed in between their face-to-face quarterly Board meetings - we used Loomio for our members to ask questions about, discuss and then vote on approval of our financial accounts, an amendment to our constitution and the appointment of new Board members - we use Loomio to plan for and then make collaborative decisions about coalition campaigns run together with alliesThat it is designed specifically to support collaborative decision-making, as opposed to just discussion forums. That is it simple to navigate, we recently added more than 100 new members to a Loomio group for our AGM discussions and voting threads and the vast majority of them took to it like ducks to water, with no need for much explanation. That it can be used in a myriad different ways, we can adapt how we use the voting tool to match different kinds of proposals (from a temperature check in a campaign planning discussion through to a formal vote on Board membership)

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Stacco Troncoso

The spirit of collaboration embodied in software that matters

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-07-07
Review Source: Capterra

Loomio is an invaluable tool for the P2P Foundation, both internally and for the larger network that we work with. It embodies many of the dynamics and collaborative interactions we try to promote. I can't think of a better fit. I have been using Loomio for more than three years now. It has always been very intuitive and, with time, it has only gotten more user friendly. The Loomio crew are always there to help out and be supportive.

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Murdoch Stephens

Essential to running a small, busy group

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-07-06
Review Source: Capterra

Loomio fills a huge gap in the tech world by offering a simple tool that allows for not only conversations but decisions on issues important to small groups. I use it to run a small community art gallery as well as to participate on a board that governs a small NGO. If we'd had to do it the old way of meeting once a month we'd take much longer to make decisions and they'd be nowhere near as rich as they are now. And this is coming from someone who has been using it since 2012. An essential toolThe founders are truly doing it from a sense of collective goodwill so there is no worry about information leaking out or data being sold or compromised.

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Iona Elwood-Smith

More efficient decision making for committees

Reviewed 2016-07-06
Review Source: GetApp

Began using on a recommendation for a committee I head. The challenge for us was getting together at a time and place that suited everyone. Because of this, meetings were less frequent than needed and went on too long. Taking action became very delayed. Loomio enabled us to have our discussions when they were needed and come to quick decisions even if people were on holiday - they could still check in. It made sure everyone was heard and all members committed to the decisions. A very valuable tool that has saved us days worth of time that many of us have very little of.Wherever anyone is they can still be involved in committee decisions - not geographically restricted. Used instead of meetings which can be a challenge to get everyone to. Decisions can be made quickly so plans could be actioned quickly.

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Loomio pricing

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Gift: Free plan with the core functionality, for groups without a budget.

Standard: $19/month or $190/year for a subscription with added features, including Slack integration.

$99/month and $179/month plans for enterprises with more special features, data analytics, and support for multiple groups.

Loomio features

Access Control
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding

Activity Dashboard (106 other apps)
Chat (122 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (211 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (153 other apps)
Commenting (147 other apps)
Communication Management (93 other apps)
Document Management (94 other apps)
Document Storage (139 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
File Management (100 other apps)
Permission Management (139 other apps)
Projections (114 other apps)
SSL Security (111 other apps)
Search Functionality (183 other apps)
Third Party Integration (131 other apps)

Additional information for Loomio

Key features of Loomio

  • 'What if' scenarios
  • Automatic decision archive
  • Slack integration
  • Decision notifications
  • Change management
  • Collaborative review
  • Custom URL and backgrounds
  • Online team discussions
  • Sign off documents and changes
  • Participate by email
  • Search discussion and decision histories
  • Visualize group opinions of issues
  • Focused topic discussions
  • Fully responsive on all devices
  • Available in 30+ languages
  • Online forums for groups and subgroups
  • Project and event planning collaboration
  • Project planning
  • Live participation updates
  • Proposal consideration and discussion
  • Single Sign On for Google and other tools
  • Status updates from teams and working groups
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement and facilitation
  • Discussion and decision export
  • Voting
  • Prioritizing
  • Visual analytics
  • Action planning
  • Feedback collection
  • Fine-grained permission settings
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Groups can be public or private, with subgroups with fine-grained privacy controls.

Loomio uses a simple decision-making framework designed for constructive deliberation, to enable solution finding rather than majority rule.

Proposals are time-bound to ensure groups can move ahead without stalling, as all participants know the time frame to have their input, with automatic reminders before deadlines.

Customisable notifications mean everyone gets the information they need (and not the information they don’t).

The automatic decision archive records is a searchable record of every decision, including who was involved, the key points, and the final outcome.

Loomio is available in more than 30 languages, with automatic in-line translation, and works with assistive technology like screen readers.