Re: Searchable Decision Log?
From: Teresa F (
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 15:33:08 -0800 (PST)
Sean -

Thanks for describing how you and your community have benefited from using
this platform, and for being willing to discuss this with me! I will reach
out directly for more information.

Teresa Foster

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 1:48 PM Sean Davey <sean [at]> 

> hi Teresa,
> Mosaic ( has a Decisions module that provides a
> searchable decisions log. It is also configurable to track proposals
> through the decision making process. For example, at Sonora Cohousing we
> keep proposals in a "Parking Lot" while they are being discussed, usually
> over several meetings. There are also places to keep dropped proposals and
> proposals that didn't pass, separate from the decisions log. The module can
> also be configured to generate and email agendas for meetings, based on the
> proposal list.
> For years at Sonora Cohousing we struggled with having an agendas created
> by the Facilitation Team and then we tried a separate Agenda Setting Team.
> Unfortunately there were concerns from people both on and off those teams
> about how the agendas were set, concerns about controlling narratives and
> decisions by how proposals were given priority and the phrasing of
> proposals, etc. We've now switched to deciding and prioritizing proposals
> online. Any individual or team can submit a proposal and then members can
> agree online whether or not to accept the proposal into the process of our
> general meeting. A certain percentage of members agreeing are need for a
> proposal to be accepted. Members can also prioritize proposals by
> rearranging their order on the list and the system will calculate the final
> order based on everyone's input. In my opinion, this new system has
> completely resolved all of the old concerns about our agendas.
> That's one example. The module can be configured to work with other
> decision making systems. It also has support for online voting which we use
> for our annual budget approval since we have several houses where the
> owners live out of state.
> I'd be happy to answer any questions about Mosaic, it also provides tons
> of other functionality for cohousing communities. And all the software,
> hosting, and modifications are free.
> best,
>   Sean
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