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Susan G. Komen Houston and Tendenci® Website Partnership Results in Top Affiliate Ranking Worldwide

Tendenci Open Source CMS Platform Engages Community in Mission, Funding

Komen Houston Tendenci WebsiteHOUSTON, March 11, 2014 – When Susan G. Komen Houston was ready to design a custom website with great design and functionality, it turned to the Tendenci Open Source Content Management System (www.tendenci.com). Komen Houston credits the change to Tendenci Open Source CMS with helping the organization to generate revenue, maintain participation in events and to showcase its efforts in eradicating breast cancer and supporting those battling the disease.

"We decided that if we are going to be an extraordinary affiliate, we needed an extraordinary website – something unique to our seven county service area," said Adriana M. Higgins, executive director of Komen Houston, an affiliate of the international Susan G. Komen® organization.

Susan G. Komen recently named Komen Houston its No. 1 affiliate among 125 affiliates worldwide for the 2012-2013 fiscal year – the first full year its website was powered by Tendenci. Komen Houston topped the categories of overall revenue, highest Race for the Cure® revenue and highest in funds spent on the mission programs during 2013.

"Because the website is so important for donations, event promotion and telling our story, we save on marketing and advertising," Higgins said. "We rely on the website to get our mission message out so that the community understands who we are, what we do and how they will make an impact if they support Komen Houston."

Tendenci's reports show more than 450,000 views of pages on the Komen Houston website in 2013, 30 percent of which came from mobile devices. Photos were the most popular content, highlighting Komen Houston's volunteers and the positive impact the organization has on the community. More than 2,000 contact forms were submitted via the website by sponsors, volunteers and other supporters.

"Tendenci's reports enable us to visualize trends and analyze data from the site to ensure users are finding information they need," Higgins said. "Having these insights into user behavior guides our decisions in adjusting website content to encourage donations and other desired outcomes."

The simplicity of Tendenci's ongoing maintenance is also a critical factor. Komen Houston staff can easily update the site with news about upcoming events, testimonials and survivor stories, research findings and photos showing Komen Houston in action at events such as the annual Race for the Cure®.

Tendenci Open Source CMS was released as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for 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). 

About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston 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 Advance.org, 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 at www.tendenci.com.

About Susan G. Komen® Houston

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.  In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, launching the global breast cancer movement and the largest group of volunteers and grassroots advocates to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find the cures.

Established in 1990 by passionate volunteers to support the individuals in need throughout the Houston area, Susan G. Komen Houston has granted over $45 million to local programs for breast cancer education and awareness campaigns, life saving screening and treatment programs, and innovative cutting edge research.  Serving Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, Komen Houston continues its commitment to fundraising and grant making so that families battling breast cancer can get the treatment and support they need.   

If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, get information about the Houston Race for the Cure® and other events, visit www.komen-houston.org or call 713-783-9188. 

 


Tendenci® Open Source CMS Website Expected to Play Key Role in Rotary Firefighters Home Fundraising Effort

Campaign encourages online community to respond to housing needs of ailing firefighters

RFFH.jpgHOUSTON, December 2, 2013 – Tendenci Open Source Content Management System (CMS) (www.tendenci.com) is providing a spark for the Rotary Club of University Area’s heartwarming campaign to provide low-cost housing to firefighters and other first responders who come to Houston to undergo treatment at the Texas Medical Center. The Rotary has kicked off a $15 million fundraising effort and launched a new website, http://rotaryfirefightershome.org/, powered by Tendenci to spearhead the initiative.

Tendenci is the first open source CMS built for cause-related organizations such as the Rotary Firefighters Home fundraising campaign. With Tendenci’s online donation and fundraising management capabilities, the Rotary Firefighters Home can accept donations online, organize and track donations, and automatically generate invoices and reports – all inside one easy to use software platform.

“We like the fact that Tendenci provides online donors to the Rotary Firefighters Home instant confirmation when their donation is processed and – without us having to do anything – Tendenci automatically generates an invoice and emails a copy to the donor with all the information required for submitting to the IRS for tax purposes,” said Rotary Firefighters Home Founding Director Jerry Harris. “We expect the website to be the heart and soul of this campaign, explaining to people around the world the health consequences – particularly cancer – that firefighters face and the need for low-cost housing during their extended stays here.”

Health insurance typically does not cover lodging expenses, and the cost of hotels and short-term housing can be crippling for patients and families coming to Houston for treatment. The Rotary Club of the University Area has undertaken the project of providing housing to professional and volunteer firefighters and other first responders at little or no cost for use while they undergo treatment at the TMC for any on-the-job injury or resulting work-related medical condition.

With Tendenci, the Rotary Firefighters Home campaign can easily manage and organize website content, resulting in a more current and dynamic user experience and return visits. To feature architectural renderings and a floor plan of the facility, the website also includes rich media management, making it easy to upload, view and search photos. Tendenci’s online event management enables the campaign to quickly and easily add events to the online calendar.

Tendenci was released as an open source CMS to give cause-related organizations, including nonprofits and associations, greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci has more than 1 million users and powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Rice University’s Baker Institute (http://bakerinstitute.org/), Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org) and DePelchin Children's Center (www.depelchin.org).

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About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.org) develops the Tendenci Open Source CMS system for cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of 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 at www.tendenci.com.


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

 

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Rice University’s Baker Institute Selects Tendenci® Open Source CMS

 

Baker-Institute.pngHOUSTON, October 15, 2013 – Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country, has kicked its visibility efforts into high gear by launching a dynamic new website, http://bakerinstitute.org/, powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source Content Management System (CMS) for cause-related organizations. The goal of the upgrade was to redefine how the Web can be used to connect the work of think tank researchers to the array of outcomes of their work – and tie it all back to real time events percolating around the globe.

The website, featuring more than 1,000 pieces of research, 800 videos and hundreds of events, was designed and developed by Schipul – the Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com).

“We are looking to make a bold statement, build awareness and ensure our online presence conveys to the world how strong the work is that we do,” said Ryan Kirksey, director of operations and finance with Rice University’s Baker Institute. “As an open source solution, this platform gives us freedom to develop and maintain the site however we choose.”

The Baker Institute leverages many of Tendenci CMS’ unique capabilities. The organization can manage and organize website content without having to go through a third party, and Tendenci has built-in automatic search engine optimization features. The site also includes donation and fundraising management that makes it easy for users to contribute financially, online event management that enables the Baker Institute to quickly and easily add events to the online calendar, allow registration, take payment and access registrant information.

The new website also includes rich media management to make it easy to upload, view and search photos and videos, and responsive design to ensure users have a consistent and positive experience regardless of the device they use to access the site.

“Tendenci offered us a platform to feature our multimedia in a way that is both visually pleasing and functional,” said Kirksey. “We do more than 100 events per year, each of which is streamed online and then archived for on-demand playback, along with photos. The new website makes all this accessible to those who can’t come here to Houston to see what we do.”

Tendenci was released as an open source CMS to give cause-related organizations, including NPOs and associations, greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci has more than 1 million users and powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations 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 Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS (www.tendenci.org) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include DePelchin Children's Center, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.

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Tendenci® CMS Platform Powers Website for Montessori School of Downtown

Each campus uses easily updated calendars, school lunch menus and photo galleries to reflect their unique personality

Tendenci Powers Education WebsiteHOUSTON, August 14, 2013 – Montessori School of Downtown, the fastest growing school program in Texas, is preparing for the new school year with a vibrant new website, https://www.montessoridowntown.com, which is powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source Content Management System (CMS) for nonprofit organizations (NPOs). The new website is helping the campuses of Montessori School Downtown to strengthen bonds with the families of their existing students and to provide all the information necessary to help other families decide if Montessori School of Downtown is right for them.

The upgraded website for Montessori School of Downtown, which has campuses in downtown Houston, Medical Center, Clear Lake, Pearland and Silverlake, was designed by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and software development company based in Houston.

"With Tendenci, our new website is more user friendly and, because it is easy to update and add new content regularly, our parent community is encouraged to visit regularly to stay informed, which is good for everyone involved," said Barbara Bergeron, Director with Montessori School Downtown. "Each of the campuses has a unique personality, so it is very powerful for staff at each campus to be able to keep their online calendars, newsletters and lunch menus updated and to post photos of events themselves without having to go through a webmaster."

Despite having a great deal of information available for parents and families considering sending their children to Montessori School of Downtown, the simple design of the website features big, bright photos of children and makes it easy to navigate to find upcoming events, news and announcements, downloadable enrollment and medical forms, and testimonials from parents.

Montessori School of Downtown, which has a child-centered philosophy that emphasizes individualized learning, is the latest education-related organization to select Tendenci CMS. Others include Beaumont Independent School District, Castle Hills First Baptist School, Children's Assessment Center, Houston Public Library Foundation, Inclusive Schools Network and World Class Learning Academy.

Last year, Tendenci was released as an open source CMS to give NPOs greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Komen Houston (www.komen-houston.org).

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About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS (www.tendenci.com) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul's clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.

 


Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans Launches Upgraded Website Powered by Tendenci® CMS Platform

Content Management System purpose-built for nonprofits provides "absolute control"

AAMA.jpgHOUSTON, June 25, 2013 – The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), which inspires and empowers at-risk Latinos to pursue their potential and achieve success, today announced the launch of its upgraded website, https://www.aama.org. The site is powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source Content Management System (CMS) for nonprofit organizations (NPOs).

To give NPOs such as AAMA greater control over their online presence, Tendenci CMS was released as an open source product last year. AAMA's upgraded website was designed by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and software development company based in Houston.

"With Tendenci, we have absolute control over all our content – from the rotator on the home page to way events are promoted," said Kathryn Butcher, vice president, public relations with AAMA. "We want to encourage frequent visits from people who care about at-risk Latinos, so the new website is dynamic and designed to be updated frequently. We are very pleased."

Like many nonprofit organization websites, the AAMA site needs to interact with multiple audiences without being confusing or overly complicated. In addition to the main website that provides information to volunteers, financial contributors and others interested in helping Latinos become productive contributors, the upgrade included the development of a subsidiary site for AAMA's Sanchez Charter School, which provides critical information to current and prospective students and their families.

"It was essential that the website make it easy for the school staff to take ownership of their own content without sacrificing consistency with the main AAMA site in terms of branding or how the story is told," said Butcher. "The Schipul team came up with a good solution that ensures the school site can focus on things that matter to the school community and the main AAMA site can focus on the overall mission of the organization."

The website features prominent buttons encouraging visitors to donate and to sign up for AAMA's newsletter. It utilizes Tendenci's calendar event management capabilities to promote and manage registration and payment (when applicable) for upcoming events. The upgraded website also features digital media management package that makes it easy for the association to upload and share photos as well as a job board for posting positions and easily searching for listed jobs.

Tendenci CMS has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Komen Houston (www.komen-houston.org).

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS (www.tendenci.com) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul's clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


Tendenci® CMS Platform Powers New Website for International Association of Innovation Professionals

Website essential for membership management and recruitment for startup association 

International Association of Innovation Professionals Tendenci WebsiteHOUSTON, June 4, 2013 – The International Association of Innovation Professionals, the world’s only innovation certification body, has selected Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source Content Management System (CMS) for nonprofit organizations (NPOs), to power its new website, www.iaoip.org. The new website was developed using one of Tendenci’s design templates by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and software development company based in Houston. 

Schipul released Tendenci CMS as an open source product to give NPOs such as the International Association of Innovation Professionals greater control over their online presence. 

The International Association of Innovation Professionals provides members with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to deliver innovation in their respective industries or fields. Through its new website, the association promotes and organizes working groups and conferences, as well as advancing innovation through professional certifications. The website includes an online membership application with online payment, a job board for posting positions and easily searching for listed jobs, and calendar event management capabilities to promote and manage registration and payment for upcoming events. 

“We selected Tendenci based on the fact that it was purpose-built for associations, which means it has a feature set that gives our association the ability to do everything we wanted online without further customization,” said Brett Trusko, President and CEO of the International Association of Innovation Professionals. “We have members around the world, so the website is an essential tool for organizing the innovation community and keeping them updated on developments in our organization and profession.”

Recognizing that a large and rapidly growing portion of the online community is using mobile devices, Tendenci enables the International Association of Innovation Professionals website to auto-resize and format to the width and height of any device when it recognizes mobile and tablet users through responsive Web design. Tendenci also includes a complete digital media management package that makes it easy for the association to securely organize, collect, and share photos, videos, and documents.

Tendenci CMS has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Komen Houston (www.komen-houston.org). 

Follow Schipul on Twitter: @schipul

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS (www.tendenci.com) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


International Association of Business Communicators Selects Tendenci® Powered Website as the International Website of the Year

IABC Houston website chosen from over 100 IABC chapters in 80 countries around the world

IABC Huston WebsiteHOUSTON, March 4, 2013 – A website powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source content management system (CMS) for associations and nonprofit organizations (NPOs), has earned top honors from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). IABC Houston’s website, https://iabchouston.com, was presented with a 2013 Award of Excellence as the International Website of the Year at IABC’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. 

IABC Houston is the fourth largest IABC chapter in the U.S. and eighth largest in the world, with membership of over 300 professional communicators. IABC Houston’s website was selected by the International committee from more than 100 IABC chapters in 80 countries around the world. 

Tendenci makes it easy for IABC Houston to maintain its local flavor through the IABC Houston calendar view, powered by Tendenci’s calendar event management package. It makes it possible for IABC Houston to quickly and easily add events, set pricing, allow registration and take payment. Tendenci’s digital media management package helps IABC organize, collect and share videos, while the chapter uses Tendenci’s online job board tools and business directories to attract new members and generate revenue. 

Originally developed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company, Tendenci was released as an open source CMS to give NPOs greater freedom and control over their online presence. 

“Developing this website in partnership with Schipul – The Web Marketing Company has been a team effort and we credit those past and present board members who worked so hard to make the website what it is today,” said IABC Houston President, Mary Hardin-Francis. “The IABC Houston Board of Directors is thrilled to have received this award.”

In addition to its association management capabilities, Tendenci helps IABC Houston and other NPOs accommodate mobile users, with the ability to automatically recognize mobile and tablet users by auto-resizing and formatting to the width and height of any device. It also features out-of-the-box search engine optimization and Web analytics integration to help maximize and track online visibility.

Tendenci CMS has over 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for associations and nonprofit organizations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (www.komen-houston.org). 

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About IABC Houston
Established in 1946 as the Southwestern Association of Industrial Editors, IABC Houston is part of a global network of 15,000 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries who are committed to improving personal and professional growth as well as organizational effectiveness through strategic communications. Houston area members include public relations and communication professionals from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, communications agencies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and freelance writers and consultants.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS (www.tendenci.com) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


Houston Public Library Foundation Selects Tendenci® CMS Platform to Power New Website

Showcases support for the Houston Public Library through advocacy, fundraising

Tendenci Powers HPLF Nonprofit WebsiteHOUSTON, January 29, 2013 – The Houston Public Library Foundation (HPLF) has launched a dynamic website powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source Content Management System for nonprofit organizations (NPOs), which makes it easier than ever for Houstonians to support the Houston Public Library. The new website, www.houstonlibraryfoundation.org, was designed by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and software development company based in Houston.

HPLF is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on increasing the Houston community’s awareness of the vital role our Houston Public Library plays in its quality of life. Featuring large, colorful photographs that depict how HPLF supports the Houston Public Library through advocacy and fundraising, the new website uses Tendenci’s broad range of capabilities to promote upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities, recruit volunteers and encourage online donations. The organization also uses Tendenci’s integrated digital media management package to organize, collect and share photos of HPLF’s activities.

“Previously, our Web presence consisted of a single page on the Houston Public Library website, which didn’t provide the platform we needed to engage the community, encourage donations and showcase how we use funds to advance the Library’s mission,” said Maya Houston, executive director of HPLF. “The team at Schipul did a great job of visually capturing and presenting what the foundation is all about and Tendenci CMS makes it easy to add and edit content to keep the site fresh and lively.”

While the City of Houston supports the Library's basic expenses, such as salaries and materials, the Houston Public Library Foundation contributes significant funding for additional books and materials, programming, critical staff development and training, marketing and communications materials and minor refurbishment projects. Without the private funds raised by HPLF, many of the free programs the community relies upon, such as Summer Reading and resume writing classes, would not be possible.

Schipul has released Tendenci CMS as an open source product to give NPOs such as Houston Public Library Foundation greater control over their online presence. The Tendenci site automatically recognizes and accommodates mobile and tablet users by auto-resizing and formatting to the width and height of any device. Tendenci also allows administrators to manage online calendar events and registration for these events including reporting and e-mail notifications. It also features out-of-the-box search engine optimization and Web analytics integration to help maximize and track online visibility.

Tendenci CMS has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Komen Houston (www.komen-houston.org).

Follow Schipul on Twitter: @schipul

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS (www.tendenci.org) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


HealthBridge Children’s Hospital Website

Website upgrade emphasizes organization’s compassionate, family-centered environment

HealthBridge.jpgHOUSTON, December 20, 2012 – Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and software development company, today announced the launch of a new upgraded website for HealthBridge Children’s Hospital powered by Tendenci Content Management System (www.tendenci.com). The new website, www.healthbridgehouston.com, showcases how the organization’s state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled personnel combine with its culture of caring to promote healing.

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital is a Pediatric Specialty hospital in Houston that provides rehabilitative, sub-acute and post-acute specialty medical care. The hospital serves children that have been affected by serious injury, acute illness, premature birth, brain and spinal cord injury, major surgery, chronic disease or any other life-altering event. HealthBridge Children’s Hospital delivers state-of-the-art pediatric medical services in a compassionate, family-centered environment; as such, it was important that the new website reflect both the superior quality of medical care as well as the hospital’s nurturing environment.

“When families come to us, they are in crisis and it is our goal to be a beacon of hope during a very stressful time,” said Maureen Arvanetakis, vice president of sales and marketing for Nexus Health Systems, HealthBridge’s parent company. “HealthBridge serves as the transition between hospital and home, which is why it is important that our online presence reflects the loving, caring family-centered environment we provide for the children, their families, and each other.”

Tendenci CMS makes it easy for Arvanetakis and others throughout the organization to add and update content. 
“We needed more control over our content,” Arvanetakis said. “Our previous system was a nightmare because it was so difficult to make changes that we usually avoided it, which made our old site static and stale. Instead of waiting two or three weeks for content to be updated, Tendenci enables us to go in and immediately make changes ourselves.”

The website was designed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com). Its improved navigation makes it easy to quickly review HealthBridge Children’s Hospital’s broad range of inpatient, outpatient and specialty services, access online resources and stay up to date on the latest news.

Earlier this year, Tendenci CMS was released as an open source product to give organizations such as HealthBridge Children’s Hospital greater control. Tendenci CMS has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org), Komen Houston (www.komen-houston.org) and Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org). 

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About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Tendenci CMS system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


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