How can we grow sustainable communities where skills, passions, and incentives are aligned to become an unstoppable force for change
Community Design Sprint
We choose to tackle complex challenges through a community mindset. Our priority is to better understand the connections and catalyze interactions in order to prepare the ground for creating positive impact.
Who joined the Cohort Alpha
Cohort Alpha is a community of like-minded individuals with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about community design.
Meet our Neolians
Cohort Alpha was the first step of building a community that aims for creating a positive impact through Neol’s mission to learn, connect and create together.
I’d like to make an impact through my writing, design and management abilities.
I'd like to discuss what to do more in life and the blocks that are keeping me from realizing them.
Zeynep Aykul Yavuz
Senior Learning Designer
I’d like to write about web3-powered learning communities/cohorts as an autoethnography.
Director, CRU Creative Hub
I’d like to build new knowledge in community building & management in a digital era.
Who are Neolians
We call our community members Neolians. Here is how our top contributors defined what it means to be a Neolian in our Listening Circles:
“As a Neolian, I don’t feel alone in this world with the knowledge that there'll be a Neolian community wherever I go. If there is a problem to be solved, I can trust the Neolian community to solve it.”
“I feel like in a couple of years it will be a THING to be a Neolian, people will say “Oh Neolians are those who believe in community-led learning and help change the education scene, empowering learners by being makers rather than only delivering/receiving content. Neolians are multidisciplinary humans! And web3 on top of it!”
“People with good intentions & hunger for knowledge. Neolians are in a quest to discover possible ways for collaboration and bring positive social and environmental change.”
How did being a Neolian affect their lives
We care about improving our community experience through active listening. To do this, we mapped out where we shine as Team Neol, and where we can improve our community experience through organizing Listening Circles with our top contributors.
Moving Forward Together
“I got even more curious to know about community concept and why we need now more than ever to get support and move as individuals, groups, and nations.”
“It inspired me to rethink my role as a person in my family, workplace, and in the communities I belong. It also motivated me to consider starting a community for youth in my country.”
“I’m collaborating with some entrepreneurs in my country on empowerment projects in freelance work and education for youth; and we are integrating community-thinking into our business model.”
Journey of a Top Contributor
We value actively listening our Neolians and shape our future programs through looking at the past experiences we provide to our community.
I've tested over 15 online learning platforms, Neol has been the BEST so far. Neolism is all over me: the small details, hats, music, echo, daily photo and nuggets of inspiration. One day I might be learning again or hosting a learning experience with Neol. This learning community is so unique because it's so human. I hope to bring my joy and weirdness to share with hungry learners from around the globe.
I expected meet amazing people and I did! Canvases are super helpful and flow-y, that it feels like developing a story! human-centered design magic ✨ You are bringing the best support* ever, more than what I had during a physical class at university.
I like how the framework is bringing ideas to reality as we move into different community elements. I started to connect with more Neolians outside the course and learning how our interests might bring new concepts to life. 🍀
This fireside chat was really intense and future-oriented. I pushed the limits of my thinking on the virtual future. If possible, I would’ve stayed more and asked tons of questions, the topic is really wide and fluid
We asked, Neolians rated*
We take pride in the Team Neol support we provide to our Neolians before, during and after the cohort. Here is how Neolians rated Team Neol support and if they’d recommend our cohorts:
Team Neol Support
Recommend to a Friend
Cohort Alpha POAPs
The owner of these POAPs are the first Neolians and has completed Cohort Alpha on Community Design. Only a handful of people will own this POAP which signifies the owner has completed the cohort.
Completion of the cohort: with Contributor Merit for Neolians who are exceptional ideators
Community Gardener Badge
Completion of the cohort: and/or Prototyper Merit for Neolians who are exceptional builders
Meet your guides
Head of Community Systems Neol
Atılım is enthusiastic about weaving meaningful connections between individuals and organizations, especially within the fields of creativity, design, and technology.