The CO.STARTERS Community Platform is an online cohort engagement platform that supports CO.STARTERS cohort-based programs. This platform not only provides participants with additional program-related resources, it also allows for deeper interaction and connection between sessions within a cohort, across all alumni of your organization’s CO.STARTERS programs, and between all CO.STARTERS alumni everywhere.
When notified of your dates, the CO.STARTERS team will automatically set up your cohort in the platform. We’ll send a unique registration link for you and your participants to enroll. All you need to do is click the link and sign-up to access the supports. If you’re already set as the facilitator for a cohort, you’ll either be automatically ported over to the new or sent a link just for you to add the new one to your plan.
Through the platform, participants access their session-by-session resources, respond to surveys, and can interact with other members of their cohort. Zoom links can also be integrated for virtual cohorts.
More importantly, it provides a great opportunity for you (the facilitator) to engage with your participants between sessions. Use the activity feed to post reminders, question prompts, additional resources… anything to help the cohort get the most out of the program.
We also set up a Local Group for your host organization that aids in creating deeper connections within your community across cohorts and can act as an alumni group. Post events, polls, prompts, and more to engage and further support your alumni.
Part of the value CO.STARTERS offers your community is connections to other communities. By joining the network, your alumni are able to connect with and learn from other starters and facilitators across the globe. We also have some additional supports in the works for alumni that will be available through the CO.STARTERS Community Platform moving forward.
Check out these videos for some tips on how to use the platform to better engage your participants.