About the resources

Created: October 29, 2013 at 2:55 PM | Updated: July 13, 2020 | By CommunityNet Aotearoa

The five types of resources

There are five types resources on CommunityNet Aotearoa. They are colour coded to help you quickly identify what type of resource you are viewing.

  how to guide

  • How-to guides: for community organisations new to a process or topic


story and case study

  • Stories & case studies: about organisations' experiences and learning


information and advice

  • Information & advice: such as new research, useful examples and thinking about topics relevant to community organisations


tool and template

  • Tools & templates: such as tips, checklists and documents that organisations can use and/or modify


shared link

  • Shared links: to recommended and useful websites


View the full contents

To view the full contents of a resource, click on the title or anywhere in the content area.

view full contents example


You will then see the full contents of the resource as well as information about the resource. 

view resource example

Information about the resources

All resources include this information:

  • Who contributed the resource
  • Contributor's logo
  • When it was posted
  • When it was last updated
  • Type of resource
  • How popular the resource is (number of ratings)
  • Summary of the resource
  • Suitability 
  • Tags of the topics relevant to this resource

 If you would like to know more about an contributor, click on the contributors name or logo.

Things you can do with the resource

  • Download supporting files: some resources will have supporting files that you can download. If there are supporting files they'll be included at the bottom of the resource content. The size and type of the file are also displayed. Simply click on the file description to download it.

supporting documents

  • Rate this resource: by rating a resource other users can see how popular it is.

rate this resource

  • Share this resource: send an email to a friend with a link to this resource.

share this resource

These are the details you need to enter to share the resource:

share this resource with a friend

  • Receive email notifications whenever this organisation adds a resource: If you like resources from a particular contributor, you can sign up to receive email notifications whenever that contributor adds a new resource.

follow this organisation

  • Report this resource to site admin: if you spot an issue with a resource you can report it to the site admin.

report this resource

  • Add to my Toolkit: you can also easily add the resource to your personalised toolkit. This is really useful if you use the resource a lot or wish to refer to it later.

add to my toolbox

Shared Links

Shared Links will have a preview of the recommended website. If you wish to continue to that external site, click the link at the bottom of the resource (this will open a new window or tab and take you to the other website).