Greetings Tendenci Community!

Hope everyone's holiday season is off to a wonderful start!

As we roll toward the end of 2016 - and what a year it has been! -  we'd like to leave you with some things to think about as you look forward to the new year. What are your plans for growth? And how can your website help you reach your goals?

Increasing Donations through Membership Programs

Finding and retaining long-term donors is critical to any development program. Nonprofits in the performing and visual arts have historically counted on membership programs to build their donor communities and engage with their supporters throughout the year. Increasingly, nonprofits that serve other areas are turning to membership programs to cultivate a sense of community among the individuals and companies that support their causes.

Jeff Gordy, an NTEN contributor, recently published a great article with practical, straight-foward advice on setting up and running a successful membership program.

Member Retention: 4 Best Practices That Win Members for Life


Did you know your Tendenci software
already has a Membership module as part of your website??

Custom applications with online and offline payment options

Multiple membership types to support different giving levels

Membership benefits such as discounts on events

Personalized notifications to stay engaged throughout the year

Easy online renewals with automatic reminders


We would love to talk with you about how to set up your site to accept new members and engage with them throughout the year!

Contact us to see how easy it is to start your Membership program with Tendenci!

One-Button Data Exports for Peace of Mind

Ah, the freedom of Open Source. While we run daily backups on your site and have layers of protection in place to guard the security of your data, you have the option to do a full export of your data at any time. Go to /explorer/ on your Tendenci website and choose Data Export to download your entire database. 

SQL Explorer option in Tendenci

Data redundancy is awesome! Being in control of your data, awesome-er!! Read our blog post on all the different ways to access and export your Tendenci website.

What better gift can we give than
peace and transparency this holiday season?

Gift Your Organization with an Upgraded Website

Kick off the new year in style with a fresh, modern mobile-responsive website on the latest version of the powerful Tendenci software!

Technology changes fast and mobile viewing has already surpassed desktop viewing as the most common way your audience visits your website. Are you ready?

Upgrade your website with a new theme and get all the great new Tendenci software features!

Read the details about the reasons to upgrade and view the different upgrade packages. Then contact a member of our team to talk about your options!

New Feature! Adding a Donation to your Membership Application

After listening to you, the Tendenci community, we recently rolled out the ability to let your members add a donation at the time they join or renew their membership. In the Membership application, simply check the box to Enable Donations and add a Description and optional default amount. 

Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference! 

Tendenci Office Closed Between Christmas and New Year's Day

We will be closed for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day to spend time with family and friends.

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season! 




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