What and What Not to Publish
- Do publish content for Volunteers.
- Do publish action-oriented content that help Volunteer complete a common task.
- Do focus on the most common tasks Volunteers do.
- Suggest further readings and or related articles when possible
- Don't publish AFS staff-specific content.
- Don't publish news and announcements, such as new product announcements.
- Don't publish personal, team, workgroup, advisory group or other initiative summaries, meeting notes, or other collaborative content.
- Don't publish PDF, Word documents, or other downloadable content for short instructions that can be added as an online article instead.
- Don't publish links to the wiki. Either create an article for the task OR add it as an attachment.
- For WHOM is the content? Be specific. Is it all Volunteers? Volunteers in a certain role, such as Liaison?
- WHEN in the AFS process would the content be used? For example, it is when Volunteers are promoting AFS (the beginning of a sending students journey)? Or about supporting a student (at the end of a student’s journey)?
- WHAT task will the content help the Volunteer complete? For example, Find Scholarship Opportunities for Sending Participants.
- WHY is the content important? Tell us in a sentence or two why you think Volunteers will benefit from the content.
Category, Section, and Article Titles
- Categories should use verbs and be kept to 2-3 words. For example:
- Manage Your Team
- Support Participants
- Sections can use gerunds (preferred) or nouns (when needed). For example:
- Getting Started
- Planning Your Promotions
- How To article titles should start with a verb. For example:
- Give a School Presentation
- Schedule an Interview
- Overview articles and FAQs article titles can be nouns. For example:
- Introduction to Lead Generation
- Hosting Overview
Use the article formatting menu to create easy-to-scan, content-rich articles.
Level 1 = Huge
Level 2 = Large
Level 3 = Medium
Level 4 = Small
Student vs Participant
Use "student" rather than "participant" when referring to sending students, hosted students, and student applicants.
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