Our “taxonomy” — or method of classification — is the way in which we organize information so that it’s easy to find for anyone, not just experts well-versed in the sector.

We have two types of data that we use to classify resources: tags and properties.

Tags specify what a resource is. We maintain a large list of a tags that describe different types of opportunities in a range of service areas. They do not always specify who the opportunity is targeting, because many are often targeting different groups, with varying eligibility.

Properties specify who a resource is for and other pieces of information that help people determine eligibility and how to participate.

Whereas a tag might describe an opportunity as being a sexual health resource, it’s the properties that would tell you who it’s directed at, such the LGBT community, which would have a property of community-lgbt as true

Due to the nature of some resources, the audience of an opportunity might be reflected in both its tags and properties. For instance, an opportunity that has women's emergency shelter as a tag, would likely also have the property elig-gender as female.