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Tendenci Ranks #13 in Capterra Top 20 Membership Management Software Products

capterra-featured-top20-membership-badge.pngTendenci, an open source product, ranked #13 in the Capterra Top 20 Membership Management Software Products list. 

In a crowded field of providers, Tendenci stood out for its open source structure, an option that provides the ultimate flexibility and freedom in the MMS marketspace.

Out of the top 20 products, Tendenci ranked #2 in Twitter followers and #4 in Facebook followers, underscoring the company's focus on building community among its users and developers.

Many thanks to all of our hosted clients, self-hosted users and Tendenci developers that continue to build and shape the product in a manner that benefits the entire Tendenci community!

The Capterra list ranks products based on a weighted scoring system based on a number of different metrics. See the full list. And it is embedded below.

Top Membership Management Software

We'd like to congratulate all of the companies on the list for doing great things for the NPO community. These are all people trying to make the world a better place and to help membership associations and non-profits. Membership management software is quite complicated so it's a great group of people to be ranked with.

A special tip of the hat to Wild Apricot for being ranked number 1.

What makes Tendenci different? Tendenci is Free and Open Source Software FOSS licensed under the GPL. In English that means the Tendenci Membership Management code is readily available and documented here you don't have to even host with us. There is a lot of value in hosting with us, but perhaps you prefer or are required to install software locally. Well, you pick!

Freedom is pretty cool, huh?

In closing - THANK YOU to companies like Capterra, NTEN, and Techsoup for providing guidance to the community, a community that we are all committed to helping.

For more information on Tendenci feel free to contact us or post a question in our forums.

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company Becomes Tendenci

Rebranding Aligns Company Name with Focus on Tendenci® Open Source CMS Platform

tendenci_logo.jpegHOUSTON, November 18, 2013 – To better align its corporate identity with the company’s current and future focus, Schipul – The Web Marketing Company has changed its name to Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. The change illustrates the company’s commitment to the Tendenci® Open Source content management system (CMS) for nonprofits. The company will continue to provide Web marketing services to current and future customers through its Schipul Web Marketing business unit.

“After building the Schipul brand since 1997 to be among the leaders in Web marketing in Houston, this is not a change we took lightly,” said Ed Schipul, CEO of Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. “We have a window of opportunity to make Tendenci Open Source CMS the world’s leading OPEN - Source software platform for nonprofit organizations (NPOs), associations and other cause-related organizations – and nothing can illustrate our laser focus on the open Tendenci community like changing our name to Tendenci.”

Cause-related organizations make up a significant market. The National Center for Charitable Statistics reports that more than 1.4 million NPOs are registered in the U.S., including nearly 1 million charities, nearly 100,000 private foundations and more than 360,000 other types of NPOs, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues. These organizations deserve an open source website management platform purpose-built for their unique technology needs.

“We have experienced growing interest and excitement around the Tendenci project, and we foresee tremendous opportunity for us to enable NPOs, associations and other cause-related organizations to connect and organize the world’s people and do good, which has been our vision since day one,” said Schipul. “We are redoubling our efforts to make it easy for the open source community to participate in the development of the Tendenci CMS platform for the benefit of thousands if not millions of cause-related organizations.”

Last year, following a decade of in-house development, Schipul released Tendenci CMS as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci Open Source CMS platform offers functionality purpose-built to serve the unique needs of these organizations, such as donation and fundraising management, online events management and registration, membership management, rich media management, integrated search engine optimization, and more.

Tendenci Open Source CMS has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for NPOs, associations and other cause-related organizations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Depelchin™ Children’s Center (www.depelchin.org).

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About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston, Texas with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source CMS platform tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of DePelchin Children's Center, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among hundreds of others. Tendenci’s Schipul Web Marketing business unit provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Additional information about Tendenci and Schipul is available here


Thank You. 

The Tendenci Team. 

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company Receives AMA Houston 2009 Tech Sector Marketer of the Year Award

Schipul promotes Web marketing, social media for companies, nonprofits and government through comprehensive marketing initiative

Schipul is the 2009 Tech Sector Marketer of the YearHOUSTON, March 16, 2010
 – Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading provider of Web marketing and social media consulting services, was recognized last night as the top Houston Tech Sector Marketer for 2009 by the American Marketing Association’s Houston Chapter. Schipul was an early adopter of social media tools that have dramatically changed the communication landscape and has been an outspoken advocate for strategically and ethically integrating social media into marketing strategies.
Approximately 200 Houston-based companies, organizations and institutions were nominated by their industry peers, marketing leaders and chapter members for their innovative and effective marketing programs. As the winner in its Tech Sector Marketer category, Schipul was among the 40 Best of Category winners announced last night during a ceremony at the Alley Theatre. The award was determined by a vote of AMA Houston members combined with votes from a panel of local marketing professionals.

“As each year goes by, our Web marketing activities move more and more into the mainstream of marketing, so this recognition illustrates that our efforts meet the high standards of the best marketers in Houston,” said Schipul – The Web Marketing Company founder and President Ed Schipul. “We thank our customers most of all for giving us the opportunity to show how the Web and social media tools can build brands and connect with their communities.”
The Marketer of the Year Award nomination recognized Schipul – The Web Marketing Company’s encouragement and facilitation of the Personal Brands of its employees. With community building at its core, the firm’s employees -- fondly referred to as ‘Schipulites’ -- are involved in numerous arts and nonprofit organizations, including Only in Houston, which promotes the city’s creative community, and Houston NetSquared, a nonprofit technology organization.
The Schipul team uses multiple blogs, Twitter, Facebook, a speakers bureau, in-person and Web-based training, videos and photos to educate businesses and nonprofits about the power of the Web and social media. Its inaugural SchipulCon ’09 attracted nearly 200 marketers and public relations practitioners.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci Web marketing application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s nonprofit clients include the Web Analytics Association, Houston Zoo and the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among many others. 


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