I have a proposal for categories, see if you like it.
For big organizations, I think its very convenient to subdivide them in two transversal axis: one regional and other thematic. In our case we have categories for the Hubs, to communicate with people that lives near you, and we can create others for themes of interest (for example, policy making, narrative change, transforming business or fundraising).
And it’s interesting to have a global category, for topics that may interest to everyone, but moderated to have a controlled quantity of content. For example, the same things that go to the global WEAll newsletter.
And for a platform like this, we also need a “meta” category, to talk about the platform itself. Inside it we may put, for example, the new users onboarding section. This does not need to be a first level category, since new users will be directed there with a link in the welcome message or similar, and experienced users do not need to see it every time. There may be other subcategories like Manuals, FAQs, Need help, Platform feedback, or even Sandbox for testing things.
For the simplicity i said in other post, I think there should be only a few first level categories:
- Hubs, with a subcategory for each hub.
- Perhaps one for each main theme of interest (but not more than 4-5), with subcategories if needed for more specific themes.
- The global category.
- The “About the platform” category, with subcategories for the sections mentioned above.
This could give a quick “bird’s view” of all the content for new users, and facilitate searching for one specific content you are searching to.
And perhaps we can also create categories for “Projects” (like the Discourse evaluation test with all the missions). They should be nested inside of one of the general categories.
What do you think?