Loomio Cooperative Handbook

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The Loomio Co-op Handbook

The software we build is open source, and our organisation is open source too. This handbook is where we document how we run an efficient organisation without a hierarchy.

We build software for collaborative decision making, used by thousands of organisations and communities around the world. If you’re looking for a way to make group decisions without meeting, try it out at loomio.org.

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VIDEO: Loomio co-founder Alanna introducing the co-op handbook, and talking about why we open source our organisational development.

If you're viewing this on a small screen, you'll find a table of contents by clicking the menu icon at the top left.

Other stories about developing an open organisation

Besides this handbook, Alanna and Rich have written a bunch of stories based on their experience as two of the Loomio co-founders. Here's a couple:

Feel free to contact @richdecibels on Twitter if you want to chat about this stuff 💅

About this handbook

If you find this handbook helpful in your work, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you. 🐌

The handbook was discussed on Hacker News. The comment thread is a good source of further FAQ style information.

You can find the code on Github, and download the handbook in different formats from Gitbook.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License.