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Hello Tendenci Community!

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

We'd like to add to the festivities with a few fun facts, tips and offers from our family to yours. So grab your peppermint latte and read on!


Jumpstart a New Website in 2016

Thinking of starting a new non-profit? It's that time of year when we reflect on making a difference in our communities. Our Jumpstart package is a great option for NPOs launching on a limited budget.

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For $2649, we will launch your site, customize it with your branding, assist with your merchant provider and newsletter integration and provide training on how to use Tendenci.

As always, there is NO long-term contract and NO vendor lock-in when using Tendenci. Use the software on YOUR terms.

View details of the Jumpstart Package and then contact us to get started with your new website today!

*As an open source product, you can launch a Tendenci website for FREE at any time and receive 30 days free hosting while you customize and add your own content!


Community Forums now with Advanced Security Options

Based on your input, we have added group security options to the online forums. Now you can restrict access by User Group or Member status.

Public Forums are great for engaging with everyone. Member only Forums will allow you to discuss organization affairs.

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Go one step further with Group access and host committee forums too. All in one space and filtered by permissions.

What other ideas do you have? We are listening!

Questions about how to get started using Tendenci forums on your website? Contact us at helpdesk.tendenci.com


Power Tools for NonProfits Conference Recap

digitalmarketingslides.jpgOur own Ed Schipul spoke at this year's Power Tools for NonProfits Conference, an annual conference that brings together passionate NPO advocates for one information-packed day of insight and ideas. 

If you missed the conference, check out the slides from Ed's presentation on digital marketing tactics that you can use today to make a difference when engaging with your community online.

Contact us today if you want to talk about any of these ideas and how you can incorporate changes on your site today!


Cocktail Party Tidbits


ALT VS TITLE TAGS FOR IMAGES

Let's just clear this up once and for all.

The text you enter for the ALT tag (ALT represents ALTERNATIVE TEXT) shows up in place of the image when the image doesn't download - for whatever reason (bigger topic) - and used by screen readers for ADA visibility. The text here should tell the site visitor what graphic should be showing in this space. For example, ALT="Image of Sample Ballot".

The text entered for the TITLE tag shows up as a "tool tip" on hover and should be used to provide additional instruction or information to the site visitor. For example, TITLE="Vote Today on the New Executive Board".

Entering text in both of these fields will not only improve site usability but also index those images with text in the search engines. So take a minute and make sure your images are tagged correctly! 


WHY ARE WE OBSESSED WITH THE WEATHER??

Here's one for the neighborhood Martinis and Mistletoe party - What are the top five things people use their mobile apps for? A recent study shows what we are really doing while staring at our phones. They are, in order:

1- Photos  2- IM  3- Maps  4- Games  5- Weather

See the full list of categories to find out where Shopping and News ranked.

Grab another rum ball and let the discussion of the public psyche begin!


2016 is Going to Be a Great Year! Are YOU Ready?

Upgrade to the latest version of Tendenci and regain control of your NEWSLETTERS, engage your community with FORUMS and reach your audiences from anywhere with a fresh, MOBILE-RESPONSIVE website!

www.tendenci.com

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