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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Guide for Your Association with Your AMS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Guide for Your Association with Your AMS

Dear Tendenci Community, A summary of content to help you and your communities to prepare for potential quarantines brought on by CoronaVirus ( COVID-19. )

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS joins new Stripe Partner Program to bring more commerce online and increase the GDP of the Internet

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS joins new Stripe Partner Program to bring more commerce online and increase the GDP of the Internet

Tendenci has joined the new Stripe Partner Program and is now an approved Stripe Partner! The hottest new seamless payment integration with Tendenci - The Open Source AMS software allows your association or non-profit to start collecting payments quickly. From membership fees, event registration, recurring donations, sponsorships, corporate memberships and much more.

Your Web Site Needs a Clear Call to Action

Your Web Site Needs a Clear Call to Action

At this point, your web site is executing the marketing fundamentals with strong headlines and your product or service is featured prominently on your home page.  You have a professional design that establishes the fact that your company and brand are trustworthy and of the highest quality.  The next step is to tell your site visitor exactly what you want them to do. ”You have caught the readers with your headline.  You have interested them with your copy.  Do not leave them hanging in midair.  Tell them what to do.”  – John CaplesYou need a clear marketing “call to action”. A “call to action” in advertising and marketing refers to active copy that compels a user to take action.  Typically the action is to purchase a product or take some step in your sales cycle that will hopefully lead to a sale. Here …

Your Service or Product is the “Hero” of Your Web Site

Your Service or Product is the “Hero” of Your Web Site

Your web site visitors want to know what you can do for them.  This trumps everything else.  If you appear to satisfy their needs, only then will they continue to research your “about us” links or have the slightest desire to see a picture of your facilities.Web sites, even those that have been developed by a professional agency, frequently make the mistake of featuring company information more prominently than company offerings.  My experience has been this is catastrophic to your response rates.Please do not misunderstand; your site visitor does want to know that you are an established company with a strong position in the market.  But their first question is “does your service or product meet my needs now?”  My recommendation is you answer this marketing question with a big YES.  Feature your “Hero” prominently on the site If you …

The Explosion of Mobile Audiences and What it Means for Public Relations

The Explosion of Mobile Audiences and What it Means for Public Relations

Just as the advent of the Internet browser and email challenged PR practitioners 20 years ago, today PR pros must also quickly adapt to and embrace the changes that mobile has in store — many of which are still evolving.

Trail to the Chief: How the Presidential Campaign is Reshaping Technology Use

Trail to the Chief: How the Presidential Campaign is Reshaping Technology Use

This article by Katrina Kokoska was published in the Fall 2012 edition of Public Relations Tactics. It is posted here with permission. August 31, 2012 Every four years, athletes and fans from their home countries focus attention, training and resources on the Olympic Games. And as the Olympics move nearer to the opening ceremonies, the art and science of athletic performance advance.

Picking and Choosing: Content Strategy in the Age of Opportunity Overload

Picking and Choosing: Content Strategy in the Age of Opportunity Overload

Our ability to interact with an audience today is primarily limited by two major factors: time and holding the attention of the individuals consuming and sharing information. As we approach the 10th anniversary of Friendster’s launch and the dawn of social media, it is clear that time and interest are powerful gatekeepers.

Accelerating Fundraising through Social Media By Ed Schipul as Published in Nonprofit World May 2010

Accelerating Fundraising through Social Media By Ed Schipul as Published in Nonprofit World May 2010

There hasn’t been much cause for celebration at many nonprofits lately. The public has been distracted by the faltering economy, volunteers have been hard to find, and donor databases have dried up. One bright spot has been the emergence of social media tools that can boost fundraising. Organizations that are testing social media strategies are realizing how much potential these tools have. Fundraisers can click the mouse a few times and connect with people passionate about their cause, helping them spread the word, volunteer, and donate.

Schipul teaming up with Houston Nonprofits featured in the Houston Chronicle

Schipul teaming up with Houston Nonprofits featured in the Houston Chronicle

Shannon Buggs with the Houston Chronicle wrote a great article entitled 'Nonprofits Should Make Use of Social Networking' on nonprofits and Social Networking in Houston. From the article: "[Social Networking Sites] work great when the people, nonprofits and companies producing the stuff I like have up-to-date technology on their Web sites that allow fans to easily post information and photos to their Facebook pages. But too often that technology — RSS formatted feeds — is nowhere to be found, especially on the Web sites of nonprofits." Ed Schipul was quoted in the article as well: "I can't actually do it for you," said Ed Schipul, founder and CEO of Schipul, a Web marketing firm that has a lot of nonprofits on its client list. "I can consult with you and help you recruit people within your organization, but I can't …

Embracing the outlaws of your Web site: How to grow and love your One Percenters

Embracing the outlaws of your Web site:  How to grow and love your One Percenters

Who are the ''bad boys/girls'' of your organization's online community? The enduring myth of the ''One Percenters'' - the minority of motorcyclists who embrace a rough and tumble, anti-Bureaucratical lifestyle - lives on strong in the online world. While the Harley Davidson-riding, tattooed One Percenters are still alive and well, it's important to give due credit to the 1% of users on your Web site who contribute the most to your online community.

Engaging Your Membership: What Are You Doing and What Should You Be Doing?

Engaging Your Membership: What Are You Doing and What Should You Be Doing?

Demands on our time are a way of life. Working late and personal obligations are inevitable. Yet we make time for those things that benefit us and accommodate our schedules. Clearly, individuals want to get involved in organizations and have an interest in memberships. According to Gale Research, publisher of the Encyclopedia of Associations, reports there are more than 147,000 associations in the United States and Americans are forming as many as 1,000 new associations each year.

Tendenci Update Version 5.0.73

Tendenci Update Version 5.0.73

This week, Tendenci software updates for Version 5.0.73 are released and include new colors for Admin navigation menus, new permission options for users and members, and auto-completion of certain form information for membership applications and renewals. Check out all of the updates we've made this week!

Tendenci Update Versions 5.0.71 and 5.0.72

Tendenci Update Versions 5.0.71 and 5.0.72

Software Version Updates this week include updates to the Bulletpoints theme with additional Spaces options, clearer help text for global site settings, new functionality for job boards and business directories and many more!

Tendenci Update Version 5.0.70

Tendenci Update Version 5.0.70

This week, we release an open source version of the Tendenci CMS for nonprofit websites. A public repository is created and available online now. Learn more at https://tendenci.com

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