By Dara Major
At LearnPhilanthropy,we’re working to bring together the wealth of research,resources and ideas on what constitutes good philanthropic practice from high-quality sources across the sector.
To help fuel great searches across this site,we’re developing a general-purpose taxonomy –we call it our Real Simple Taxonomy.
Great content needs a great search – and sometimes a simple keyword search is not enough to produce the result a user seeks. That’s where a taxonomy comes in: a taxonomy is a classification or categorization system that groups similar items into broad topics or buckets. A taxonomy can help to organize knowledge “at a glance,” describe or cluster key concepts,and facilitate browsing. It can also simply disappear into the background when search works really well.
How are we developing this Real Simple Taxonomy? With you of course: please help us to capture what you know and do! We see this taxonomy as a living document,with ongoing co-creation and co-ownership within the LearnPhilanthropy community as the key to building this critter and developing it over time.
In other words,we know we won’t get this right,right out of the starting gate. So the approach we’re taking is iterative and highly collaborative – more user-generated “folksonomy” than the traditionally hierarchical taxonomy – and we’ll be seeking broad review at each iteration stage.
Check out the latest draft HERE.
Your views on this are important to us,so please take the time to share them below or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to brainstorm together