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reCaptcha V3 

Let's set up reCaptcha V3 on your Tendenci website to better protect your site against spam. The setup process is simple. Please contact us via our support team or call us at 281-497-6567.

For more information on reCaptcha V2 and V3 please check out the following references. 

  1. How to Use Google reCAPTCHA v2 or v3 on Your Tendenci Site
  2. Google Developers - reCaptcha V3
  3. reCaptcha v2 vs reCaptcha v3 What to Choose
  4. Tendenci - How To Manage Website Spam and Other Helpful Tips

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Tendenci Appoints Nicole Davis President

President Nicole DavisHOUSTON, OCT. 4, 2021 -- Tendenci - The Open Source AMS (www.tendenci.com), a leading global association management software company, today announced that Nicole M. Davis has been promoted to President from her previous role as Operations Manager. Founder Ed Schipul will maintain an active role in the company, serving as Chairman of the Board in an advisory capacity. 

Davis brings more than 12 years of applied academic research and business leadership experience to Tendenci, with a particular focus on data-centric business modeling and process improvement, delivering an exceptional customer experience.

“It’s about the people”, says Davis, “the core team who has carried Tendenci for several years, the developer community who helped shape Tendenci into what it is today, the people who make up the nonprofits and NGOs we serve - and whose vision we help bring to life - as well as all of the people they uplift globally. 

I can think of nothing more fulfilling than investing in people, in tech, and in the future of open source software.”

After being at the helm for 24 years, Schipul is looking forward to supporting Ms. Davis in her strategic plan to advance Tendenci’s vision - to organize the world’s people. Do good.  

Within the Open Source community, developers recognize Tendenci as the preferred platform for building and hosting nonprofit and association websites. Davis looks forward to continued collaboration with the community on future Tendenci features and cross-platform integrations. 


About Tendenci

Ranked as one of the top 5 AMS softwares internationally, Tendenci continues to build on the work of the Open Source community to uphold these standards, with a sustained focus on global accessibility, languages, scalability, privacy and security.

Headquartered in Houston with contributors from around the world, the Tendenci Open Source platform is tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and DePelchin Children's Center, among hundreds of others. Tendenci services to a global client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.



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SWB Joins Tendenci AMS to Scale Up Their Data Science & Analytical Services

Data-Driven Members and Volunteers passionately support Statistics Without Borders (SWB) to contribute to the good of society, and use SWB's new Tendenci site as a platform for doing just that. "Data science and statistics are not typically thought of as ways to uplift societies, and Statistics Without Borders plays a unique role in changing people’s perceptions of what data science can do". -SWB 

Statistics Without Borders

Statistics Without Borders is a volunteer outreach group of the American Statistical Association (ASA) that values people and our planet. They provide Pro Bono services in statistics and data science. You can become a member and volunteer your time to contribute to the good of society and request a project by filling out a new client questionnaire! SWB welcomes people from different backgrounds for a variety of roles. And while most of their volunteers do have statistical training, you do not need to have majored in statistics to help advance their powerful mission. 

All of this wonderful information is found on their customized Tendenci website for Association Management Software, where you can also search for clients in their Business Directory, and check out their Volunteer Testimonials. For the core of their mission, Statistics Without Border is leveraging the flexibility of the Projects Module, which is completely customizable. SWB also takes advantage of the flexibility of integrations in the Tendenci software without the need for third-party plugins by embedding Tableau, a popular visualization tool to help Data Analysts create comprehensive visuals.

Now that's the power of building an online presence with community management software! With open-source, Tendenci AMS continues to pave the way for associations and non-profit organizations on a global scale.

SWB has no limits for its community of data-driven members and volunteers as they leverage Tendenci open-source association management software.

Visit Statistics Without Borders

 


About Tendenci

Ranked as one of the top 5 AMS software internationally, Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software continues to build on the work of the Open Source community to uphold these standards, with a sustained focus on global accessibility, languages, scalability, privacy, and security.

Headquartered in Houston with contributors from around the world, the Tendenci Open Source platform is tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue-generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and DePelchin Children's Center, among hundreds of others. Tendenci services to a global client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national, and international markets. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 

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Your Software. Your Data. Your Choice. 

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Moms for Liberty Joins Tendenci AMS with Growing Chapters Across the U.S.

Moms for Liberty has a customed comprehensive website strategy its users and members can all enjoy to leverage the unity of parents who are fighting for the school rights and safety of their children. Moms for Liberty's vision and mission is 'dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating, and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government'. 

This empowering organization is flourishing with growing chapters across the United States. Moms for Liberty enjoys Tendenci features like Chapter Memberships which include a customized organizational chapter newsletter that is sorted by entities, and groups, and assigned to chapter officers, populating chapter-specific content with events, rich media, news, and more. Other features include: Enjoying a fresh mobile-responsive design layout that reflects the organization's message; Membership Management capabilities; Event Management including nation-wide and chapter-specific events to be dynamically pulled onto chapter landing pages; a Document Repository; Donation Management, integration with E-commerce platform; Newsletters; and other custom integrations which are all possible thanks to the open-source initiatives as Tendenci is completely open-source and 100% customizable. 

Explore the website. Learn more about Moms for Liberty and start a Chapter in your home area if you need to. 

Visit Moms for Liberty

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About Tendenci

Ranked as one of the top 5 AMS software internationally, Tendenci continues to build on the work of the Open Source community to uphold these standards, with a sustained focus on global accessibility, languages, scalability, privacy, and security.

Headquartered in Houston with contributors from around the world, the Tendenci Open Source platform is tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue-generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and DePelchin Children's Center, among hundreds of others. Tendenci services to a global client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national, and international markets. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 

We Want to Fully Support Your Organizations Success in the Online World

Your Software. Your Data. Your Choice. 

 Give us a Call at (281)497-6567 

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Software Version T14 | New Features & Chapter Membership Functionalities

This year, we start off with new features, tighter security, and greater functionalities for our clients and the Tendenci community to leverage on. It took a dedicated team to make this possible, so we would first like to thank our core team and Tendenci open source contributors. We appreciate you very much. 

First, we are excited to introduce more features in Tendenci's Chapter Membership Management which includes all the functionalities your organization needs to continue to unite the world's people and do good. Woofhoo! 

Before introducing what chapter membership entails, and pointing out other awesome features, you can check out Tendenci's CHANGELOG at Github to see the details of each version bump. 

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Tendenci Chapter Membership

Give Chapter leaders the ability to manage members at the Chapter level to increase the user experience and lessen the workload of site-wide administrators.

How to use chapter memberships and what's in it: 

  1. You can build a chapter membership application form at the admin backend
  2. Enable chapter memberships by turning on the setting 
  3. Chapter leaders can customize Application Fields.
  4. Users can join a chapter by clicking the button "Join Chapter" on the chapter details page, filling out, and submitting the form
  5. Chapter leaders can approve pending chapter memberships on the chapter membership details page.
  6. Each chapter can specify a Newsletter group
  7. Chapter leaders can import chapter memberships into their chapters.
  8. Chapter leaders can search /filter chapter memberships (with export), and access and adjust their invoices.  
  9. Chapter memberships notices for join, renew, and renewal reminders can be set up 

For full details on Chapter Membership Management, please visit our Tendenci help-file

We encourage you to navigate our free Tendenci Demo and get a real taste of the Tendenci enterprise software, built open source for you.

Membership Search, Filter, and Email Features

You asked we listened! Our awesome new front-end Member search and filter interface makes it seamlessly to engage with specific subsets of your members. 

You can now filter by any and all criteria on your Membership Application, as well as export your members, and email subsets of your members, based on your specific search criteria.

For example, you can reach out to all the members who have expressed interest in volunteering, and filter a specific geographical area! 

Manage Spam

We know spam has gotten worse and worse, so we have upgraded Google's reCaptcha to allow clients to use Google reCaptcha v3 in an effort to reduce spam and phishing attempts. For more information on how to manage spam, please read our help-file https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/how-to-manage-website-spam/ and How to Use Google reCAPTCHA v2 or v3 on Your Tendenci Site

Invoice Reports Overview

Check out the new Metrics Overview Report that was just recently released! A great way to review your key metrics and compare them to prior years. For more on Tendenci Reports Module, check out our help-file Reports Module for Data-Based Insights to Enhance Membership Experience

Type: https://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/invoices/report/overview/

Screenshot: Key Metrics and Revenue Generated Report

T14 Additional Information 

All of our clients can rest assured that your awesome Tendenci website will be pushed to the latest Tendenci version sometime very soon. To verify which Tendenci version your website is currently supporting - click on Support on the top far right of your admin navigation menu. You should see the following: Tendenci Version:

Web developers can upgrade today to Tendenci's latest version T14 by following the instructions in our Tendenci Read The Docs

If you have any questions please contact us by dialing the number or via our support team

 

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Yes, software really is a mission | With Ed Schipul

Software is a mission Blog 2013 Screenshot by Ed SchipulI quoted what I believe is a great blog post below by Michael Stanton. It relates to our company as well because we work primarily with non-profit organizations. Business or NPO, you work with a company online and it’s a relationship and not a transaction. You share a vision, or it won’t work. Period.

Does your RFP ask what their vision is? What their mission is? Or just for a copy of their financial statements?


Yes, software really is a mission. For our company, I call our overarching beliefs and values our vision statement. The reason I look forward to work versus showing up early but only for a paycheck and jetting out the door at 5:51 is the vision. You can’t sustain 15 years for the money. Here is our vision statement: “To Connect and Organize the World’s People. Do Good".

When reading the article below replace the word “mission” with “vision” and it is a fair test on if you should do business with us.


If you don’t share that vision, then it won’t work. It just won’t. Sure we will make you money because we are really good at the whole marketing thing after years of study (15 years old, 30+ employees, 400+ clients, there is a reason agencies are constantly trying to steal our people and buy our company! Curious why I say no? Because I don’t believe in THEIR vision. I did the 9 to 5 thing at companies I didn’t believe in. It was hellish.)


Call it a vision. Or a mission. Whichever, yet THAT is why you should or should not do business with a company. Because I promise you as our CEO that the vision drives Tendenci 100%. And we don’t hold much back from the Tendenci open source for non-profits either. Here is the full quote from the article:

Software as a Service is no longer an accurate description of the paradigm of innovation, of the relationship between customer and service provider. We need a more accurate term.
Software as a Mission.
Software can move so fast that customers are not only not buying a static product anymore, they are also not subscribing to a defined service, they are now believers in a mission and hanging on for the ride. And the ride is fast enough to be a bullet train, but can also be a roller coaster. Companies that seem promising can suddenly get acquired, or go down in flames from premature scaling. They can get a strong competitor coming out of left field.
The question is no longer “Do you like the product?” As much as: Do you believe in the company? Do you believe in their direction? Do you believe in the team?
And if you bet on the wrong horse, it's not as big of a deal as it used to be. You just take your credit card to the next one doing the thing you wanted doing. No big deal. The cost of implementation is usually just people hooking up their identities and choosing a password, at most uploading a spreadsheet.
By the way, this also means you won't just have one vendor for what your communities or teams need. You'll likely have several, and functionality will overlap. We're going to have to be Zen about that.
So, let me ask you this question: think about your vendors. Picture them. Do you believe in the company? Do you believe in their mission, their direction, their team? Believing is so important because great teams can ship software really quickly, and what you have next year will not be what you have this year. Believing is important because small teams of people can now produce software that millions of people use. (At one point there were almost 2 Million Twitter users for every Twitter employee, the same goes for Instagram.)
(excerpt from Michael Staton)


And I’d like to highlight one part again. Because oddly enough it applies in both directions. We have a sales incentive program that does not discern between clients who share our values and those that don’t. You can look back at every deal that unwound and it is either communication or a lack of aligned values. In the next paragraph, repeated from above, I have replaced the word “vendors” with the word “clients” and changed the audience to our employees, outsourcers, vendor partners, and to the extended tribe. To (slightly) misquote Mr. Stanton again:


So, let me ask you this question: think about your vendors. Picture them. Do you believe in the company? Do you believe in their mission, their direction, their team?


While it is a common saying for us to “get to “no” fast if we aren’t a good fit.” I think the same goes for prospects. IBM was the biggest so the saying in the 80s was “nobody ever got fired for buying IBM hardware” even though it cost a premium. Yet that also wasn’t the key to great success. Dell seemed invincible. And right now the only PC company I see that I think “cares” about what I do, that I believe every employee shares the vision with, is Apple. And Steve isn’t there anymore. Yet the vision remains.
Purchase the proprietary market leader for your NPO if you are there for the paycheck and not the vision. And while the message might be self-serving given Tendenci was started by our company, it is worth noting that the White House is now powered by Drupal. They believe that the company that powers Drupal, and that Dries himself, believes in the importance of open government from top to bottom. I believe it too. It really is software as a mission as

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Update Alerts! Wondering What Version of Tendenci Do You Have?

As a SaaS and Open Source product, Tendenci has seen tremendous growth in features and functionality over the years. Contributors from all over the world continue to help improve and advance Tendenci software so that all members of the Tendenci community have better, stronger tools to serve their organizations.

Upgrade Your Site To The Latest Version

Technology moves fast. If your site is over two years old, it is time to upgrade now and not get caught facing the expiration of older products. While we are currently still supporting Tendenci 12 LTS, we are focusing all new development on the latest technologies available. As of December 15, 2021, Tendenci is now running on version 14.0Don’t get left behind – upgrade today and enjoy all the new features!

Learn about T14 new features in our press release: Tendenci Software Version T14 Has New Chapter Memberships Functionality

Note: All of our wonderful clients will be running on Tendenci's latest software version soon.
To verify which Tendenci version your website is currently supporting - click on Support on the top far right of your admin navigation menu. You should see the following: Tendenci Version:

And of course, for the geeks, there is always https://tendenci.readthedocs.org/en/latest/


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Tendenci Lifecycle Support 

Every Tendenci product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it is no longer supported. Here are the details of the Tendenci lifecycle. Also, check out Tendenci Changelog – a chronological list of user-facing changes made to the Tendenci platform. 

For a full list of all updates associated with each push, follow us on Github! 
https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci 

 

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InsightXperts Joins Tendenci Open Source To Expand Its Legal Services to the Medicolegal Community in the U.S.

Is Your Law Firm In Need of Offering Expert Medicolegal Services to Your Client Community? 

InsightXperts

We love our clients and are excited to announce our newest friends InsightXperts, a team of certified nurse life care planners and case managers, with over 50 years of experience working and collaborating with various experts across a spectrum of specialties. Let InsightXperts do the detective and analysis work for you!

InsightXperts provides insight into holistic and lifelong care, case management, education, collaboration, coordination and addressing the often-unmet needs of those with catastrophic injuries and chronic medical conditions. And not to mention, Veterans Administration services which includes long-term care, discharge planning, quality improvements, home assessments, and acute care, patient advocacy, medical billing review, and much more. 

With InsightXperts cost-effective Membership, attorneys in the United States can now plan for medical legal services to offer their client community with a membership tier. Have questions?

Visit InsightXperts
 


About Tendenci

Ranked as one of the top 5 AMS softwares internationally, Tendenci continues to build on the work of the Open Source community to uphold these standards, with a sustained focus on global accessibility, languages, scalability, privacy and security.

Headquartered in Houston with contributors from around the world, the Tendenci Open Source platform is tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policyand DePelchin Children's Center, among hundreds of others. Tendenci services to a global client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 

We Want to Fully Support Your Organizations Success in the Online World

Your Software. Your Data. Your Choice. 

 Give us a Call at (281)497-6567 

 Contact us today!

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Celebrating 24 Years With Some Fun Facts!

 Tendenci Graphic Image Banner Celebrating 24 Years

To begin with, it has always been about our clients. You don't write open source software for non-profits as part of a get rich-quick business plan. We have stayed true to that vision; transparent and with security and privacy as our top priority because we take care of our people. But it gets more expensive every day with COVID-19 and it is a stress on all of us. We are all doing the best we can. We know that you are too.  

Team Tendenci is immensely grateful to those who donate their time to the community code, to our clients who continue to do great things and further their cause with all the built-in communication tools Tendenci software has to offer. Y'all are awesome! 

From Ed Schipul: "Congratulations on 24 years. It has been a journey, a story that is still being written and rewritten in a changing world. I'm looking forward to seeing y'all tomorrow!"

Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software (AMS) 

Together we can Connect the World’s People and Do Good.

Ed Schipul designed Tendenci software with NPO’s and associations in mind because;

Nothing is more powerful and beautifully complex than nonprofits and associations trying to further their cause with a software built specifically for them;

Do everything you need to do for your online presence with Tendenci which is fully open source and 100% customizable;

Even host in the language of your choice, in the country of your choice and get to say "I own my data". Host with us for extra security layers if you wish. Your freedom. Your choice. Built for you;

No other AMS is as flexible with intuitive management ability and with more features and security than most enterprise softwares. That's what our clients and community say! So,

Choose Tendenci and own your data. This software was built for you. Yes literally. We are 100% transparent. Developers and programmers love Tendenci - a software built on community who contribute to the code everyday. Why purchase plugins? When Tendenci integrates with everyone. Yes, open-source rocks!

It's Your software. Your data. Your choice.



Blue Skeleton New Orleans Ed Schipul Photography
Fun facts from Ed Schipul:

- Ellen Marquez was the very first employee - and I will always be grateful for her being crazy enough to come work for me. - Ed

- Mike Hall Chevrolet on Highway Six was our first real web design client.

- NTSERVER01 - the very first server - was built from parts bought on Harwin on the floor of Scott Pederson's kitchen in Katy.

- Career Partners International was our biggest and first large International Consulting and Development project.

- Altivia was the first full network (Hardware, software, PCs, Exchange Servers, Wiring we installed in Channelview Texas).

- It was the tech-recession of 2001 that forced us to reinvent and that was the year I started writing codebase. 

- Codebase was given the name "Tendenci" after an internal brain storming contest. Randy Sarinas thought of the brand name we chose.

- PRSA Houston was the first Tendenci site. They just didn't know it.

- I started photography in 2006 when we had enough AMEX points to get a free camera. 

- Photography was a HUGE driver for our growth when the team joined in.

- The last time the company was this small was in 2001. 

- 2001 was the year that our growth took off. We've been hit hard, and the last time we came back stronger. 

 

Read again some of our prior anniversary news:

 

 

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As featured in Associations Now - Tech Talk: What Can Open Source Do For You

 Screenshot of article Tech Talk: What Can Open Source Do For You - Associations Now

From the article Tech Talk: What Can Open Source Do for You: 

The capability of choice. Because you have direct access to open-source code, you can modify it to your needs. The result: a customized platform unique to your organization, without the price tag of a custom-built solution. From there, it can be modified to integrate with other platforms, including those recommended by the original open-source developers. “Every client is unique, and thus they each have unique needs and desires for their websites,” Davis says. “The choice is in their hands.”

Releasing Tendenci as an open-source platform was a big decision for us. And a step we are glad we took. We are proud to be serving associations and nonprofits across the globe.

 

 

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