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American International Club of Geneva Launches New Membership Website on Tendenci

Upgraded Website to Promote Panel of World Leaders at Monthly Events

amclub-tendenci.pngHOUSTON, January 26, 2015 –Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source platform for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), is proud to release a dynamic new website for the American International Club of Geneva. The website, http://www.amclub.ch, is powered by Tendenci Open Source, which ensures that the organization's online presence keeps pace with the evolving international membership base and the increase in the club's activity and visibility.

Tendenci Open Source AMS was released as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence.

The American International Club of Geneva supports community among Americans and professionals from all over the world living in the Geneva area. The upgraded website prominently features the impressive panel of world leaders in policy, innovation, science and research that AIC Geneva hosts at their monthly events. 

Among the capabilities that make the Tendenci platform so powerful is its ability to sort and analyze the activity of website users. This allows organizations using Tendenci to better target and tailor information based on observed user behaviors.

The American International Club of Geneva encourages frequent return visits to the website by constantly updating content using Tendenci’s CMS. It is easy to create new pages, update and organize website content, and post news and articles. To provide visiblity to sponsors, Tendenci incorporated several areas within the site layout to display logos and advertisements. 

To demonstrate expertise and share knowledge, the club uses Tendenci’s integrated rich media management to easily upload and view videos. And with Tendenci’s online event management, the initiative can easily post and promote upcoming speaking engagements and cultural opportunities.

Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for organizations around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group (www.sfbig.org), the New York Emmy Awards (www.nyemmys.org) and the Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org).

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About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source 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 the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Houston Susan G. Komen Foundation and Advance.org, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source  powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 

 


Tendenci Accelerates Software Localization for Rapidly Growing International User Base

Has employed the Transifex localization platform to translate Tendenci open source software

Creative Commons Photo Courtesy of woodleywonderworksSAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2014 – Tendenci- The Open Source AMS - today announced a software localization program to improve usability for associations and nonprofits beyond English speaking countries. In response to growing international demand, Tendenci is in the process of adapting Tendenci® as the Open Source software to the linguistic, cultural and technical requirements of users around the world.

Tendenci has employed the Transifex localization platform and is in the process of translating Tendenci open source software into Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, English (U.K.) and Italian. The open source development community is invited to help translate the Tendenci open source software platform at https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/tendenci/

Once completed, a website administrator will be able to select a language to automatically translate all user-facing and backend functions of the website to that language.

"We love that Tendenci software is being embraced by organizations around the world and we are taking steps to accelerate international adoption," said Tendenci CEO Ed Schipul.

"Tendenci open source software is a valuable tool that can help organizations everywhere connect with their communities and achieve amazing things. Recognizing that more than half of the world's online population doesn't speak English, we strive to ensure language is not an obstacle."

Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software, already offers integration of the Stripe Online Payment System, which makes it possible for Tendenci websites to accept payments in a broad range of international currencies. Additionally, a Europe-based Web server currently supports European associations and NPOs using Tendenci-powered websites.

The Open Source Software for associations and NPOs includes an easy-to-use content management system (CMS) as well as powerful features aligned with the unique needs of NPOs, such as membership/donor management, event registration, donations, payments and e-mail integration, among others.

 

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). 

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About Tendenci

Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source software 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. With offices in Houston and San Francisco, 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 also offers site customization services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci's open source platform provides the framework for websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. 

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Tendenci to Consolidate Executive Resources in Bay Area

Expanded West Coast Presence to Accelerate Community Building, Enhance Access to Potential Investors

tendencilogo.jpgHOUSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 – Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci® Open Source Software Platform for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), today announced plans to significantly expand its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company’s Founder and CEO, Ed Schipul, will relocate to guide the company’s West Coast initiative, which aims to foster the development of an open source community in support of Tendenci and enhance access to potential investors.

Tendenci was established in Houston more than 16 years ago. Two years ago, the company released the Tendenci software platform as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence. A small number of Gulf Coast jobs have been eliminated as a result of the relocation and realignment of executive resources; however, the company plans to maintain a presence, with a portion of its software development team, website design and administrative capabilities remaining in Houston.

“We love Houston, but it is clear that expanding our presence in the Bay Area will speed up the pace of cultivating a community of open source developers to enhance and improve the Tendenci platform for nonprofits,” said Schipul. “We first established a Silicon Valley office in 2011 and we are very excited to ramp up our resources in the Bay Area.”

Tendenci also expects an increased presence in the Bay Area will improve its access to potential investors. The company currently is exploring commercial real estate in San Francisco and the surrounding area.

The Tendenci software platform‘s unique capabilities were purpose-built for cause-related organizations. As an open source solution, the software gives NPOs greater freedom and control over the customization and growth of their online presence. Tendenci makes it easy for associations and NPOs to promote and build support for their mission, generate revenue, and manage and promote events.

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 software 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 also offers site customization services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci’s open source platform provides the framework for websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.


Rice University Energy and Environment Initiative Selects Tendenci® Open Source CMS Platform

Upgraded website to advance relationships for research, collaboration and sponsorships

Rice University IIE is now using TendenciHOUSTON, July 1, 2014 – Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci® Open Source Content Management System (CMS) project for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), is proud to release a dynamic new website for Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative. The website, http://eei.rice.edu, is powered by Tendenci Open Source CMS, which ensures that the initiative’s online presence keeps pace with the rapid increase in its activity and visibility.

Tendenci Open Source CMS was released as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence.

The Energy and Environment Initiative supports research that draws experts from every corner of Rice University. The upgraded website prominently features the initiative’s five key markets – Oil and Gas, Power, Petrochemicals, Energy Information and Environment – and related research efforts that are underway.

“The idea is to make it easy for interested parties, such as businesses, other universities, governments and foundations to learn about our work and begin to explore opportunities for collaboration, partnerships and sponsorships,” said Kelly Cline, the Energy and Environment Initiative program manager. “Our new website will be an essential tool to establish and strengthen a community of organizations determined to overcome barriers to the sustainable development and use of current and alternative forms of energy.”

Among the capabilities that make the Tendenci platform so powerful is its ability to sort and analyze the activity of website users. This allows organizations using Tendenci to better target and tailor information based on observed user behaviors.

The Energy and Environment Initiative encourages frequent return visits to the website by constantly updating content using Tendenci’s CMS. It is easy to create new pages, update and organize website content, and post news and articles. To leverage the full breadth of Rice University’s communications infrastructure, Tendenci uses tags to automatically pull relevant headlines from the university’s RSS feed, which keeps the home page fresh.

To demonstrate expertise and share knowledge, the initiative uses Tendenci’s integrated rich media management to easily upload, view and search videos. Tendenci’s integrated business directory capability to feature partner organizations. And with Tendenci’s online event management, the initiative can easily post and promote upcoming speaking engagements and conferences.

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).

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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 also offers Web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source CMS powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 


Tendenci Launches Web Marketing Alliance Program

Welcomes White Hat Ops as Charter Member and Preferred Provider of Search Engine Marketing Services

HOUSTON, May 27, 2014 – Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci® Open Source Content Management System (CMS) project for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), today launched the Tendenci Web Marketing Alliance Program. The initiative enables leading providers of marketing and website services to partner with Tendenci to accelerate the success of the large installed base of websites powered by the Tendenci CMS platform. The Web Marketing Alliance Program also enables Tendenci to focus on developing the Tendenci CMS platform.

Tendenci has more than 1 million users and powers hundreds of websites for NPOs, associations and other cause-related organizations around the world.

"With the Web Marketing Alliance Program we have established an ecosystem of leading service providers that can help organizations maximize the success of their online initiatives," said Tendenci Founder and CEO Ed Schipul. "The Web Marketing Alliance Program allows us to focus on making Tendenci Open Source CMS the world's leading open source software platform for NPOs, while also ensuring the Tendenci community has access to the Web marketing expertise they may need."

In coordination with the Web Marketing Alliance Program launch, Tendenci announced that White Hat Ops, a leading provider of search engine marketing services, has joined the Program as a charter member. Tendenci and White Hat Ops have partnered to seamlessly provide the Tendenci user community with organic search engine optimization services, online advertising and other associated services.

"Search is a complex and ever-evolving discipline that requires singular focus, and we look forward to having White Hat Ops join the Web Marketing Alliance Program to ensure the Tendenci community has access to leading edge search engine marketing strategies," said Schipul.

White Hat Ops is headed by Jonti Bolles, a longtime Tendenci executive who is a respected expert in search engine marketing.

Tendenci invites nonprofit consulting firms, fundraisers, social media consultants, website designers, marketing, advertising and public relations agencies, and other service providers that help organizations with their Web marketing needs, to join the Web Marketing Alliance Program. Learn more at http://tendenci.com/partners/

Tendenci Open Source CMS platform offers unique capabilities purpose-built for cause-related organizations. It was released as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci makes it easy for associations and NPOs to promote and build support for their mission, generate revenue, and manage and promote events.

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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


Ronald McDonald House Houston Upgrades Website Using Tendenci® Open Source CMS Platform

Website targets families, volunteers and donors with information tailored to their interests

Ronald-McDonald-House-Houston.jpgHOUSTON, February 12, 2014 – Ronald McDonald House Houston, which provides a home away from home to families with seriously ill children, has launched a bright and happy new website powered by Tendenci Open Source Content Management System (www.tendenci.com). The upgraded website, www.rmhhouston.org, features many of Tendenci's unique capabilities that cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits (NPOs) need, such as donor and fundraising management, online event management and rich media management.

Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a safe and loving environment to provide care, compassion and hope to families whose children are being treated at Texas Medical Center member institutions for life threatening conditions. Over its 32 years, the organization has expanded to encompass 86 bedrooms at 8 locations throughout the Texas Medical Center. The newly upgraded website prominently features buttons that link the organization's key communities – families, volunteers and donors – to portions of the website tailored to their specific interests.

Tendenci is the only open source CMS platform designed for the unique needs of NPOs.

"The fact that Tendenci is open source is important because it gives us a lot of flexibility and we can do a lot more things than we could with our previous website," said Catie Tuley, marketing coordinator with Ronald McDonald House Houston. "Our new website does a great job of encouraging the community to get involved in various ways – by making an online donation, hosting a meal, donating items on our 'Wish List', or launching a fundraising campaign of their own."

Ronald McDonald House Houston uses Tendenci's CMS to easily add, update and organize website content, encouraging users to keep coming back. To feature evidence of the organization's good works, the website uses Tendenci's integrated rich media management to easily upload, view and search photos. Tendenci's online event management enables Ronald McDonald House Houston to quickly and easily add events to its online calendar.

Behind the scenes, the website enables the organization to sort and analyze the activity of website users, making it possible to improve delivery of services to families based on user behaviors and to better target and tailor marketing initiatives. Tendenci's built-in invoicing and financial reporting capabilities enable Ronald McDonald House Houston to examine which fundraising activities are performing. Tendenci also includes built-in automatic search engine optimization and social media integration. 

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).

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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 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

 

Thank You. 

The Tendenci Team. 


Schipul - The Web Marketing Company CEO Ed Schipul to Present at Ignite OSCON 2013

Will discuss generational trends in working with developers

Ed Schipul, President and CEO of TendenciHOUSTON, July 22, 2013 – Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and software development company, today announced that President and CEO Ed Schipul will address the nuances of generational trends in working with developers at Ignite OSCON 2013, which is part of the open source convention OSCON, in Portland, Ore.

In the talk entitled, “‘Old Developers Just Don’t Get it.’ ‘Yes They Do.’ ‘No They Don’t.’,” Schipul will share his firsthand experience on working with and leading teams of developers over the years, including tips for tapping into the core things that motivate all people regardless of the generation to which they belong.

“Developers of different generations require a different approach to gather their input and secure their buy-in,” said Schipul, describing himself as a Gen-Xer and the “old guy” on his team. “Their wants, needs and expectations are different across generational lines, but at the same time they were all drawn to programming because they love to create. That passion is common ground that motivates developers no matter their age.” 

Schipul cites recent studies that show that startups prefer young inexperienced developers because of their cost and flexibility. This bias is not only discriminatory; it can be self-destructive by ignoring the benefits of a cross-generational workforce. For instance, according to a study released earlier this year, middle-aged developers are driving cloud computing, the biggest tech trend since the advent of tablets and the mobile Web.

“Of course, trends are built on generalizations sprinkled with kernels of truth. Knowing and understanding both elements helps draw the most from team participants,” Schipul said. “I’ll also share some amusing anecdotes I’ve accumulated along the way.”

OSCON, which runs July 22-26, focuses on bringing together business and the open source community. It is a community that is important to Schipul, which released Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the open source Content Management System (CMS) for nonprofit organizations. Tendenci CMS has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world.

Schipul’s talk will follow Ignite’s format of five-minute presentations using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds – known as “speed dating for ideas” by some. The presentation will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, at OSCON 2013, the 15th annual open source convention sponsored by O’Reilly Media. For more information and registration, visit http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013.

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.


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.


Tendenci Offers Free Report to Help Answer the Question "Is It Time to Update Your Website?"

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Website? 

Your website is your brand's representation on the web. 58% of consumers do a search on the web before making a purchase and 70% of B2B buyers start the buying process with a search - what do your customers see when they find you? Most orgnizations put off redesigning their website longer than they should. 

We are offering a free report that will give you a timeline for when you should reasonably be researching new CMS platforms.

Just answer a few quick questions and we'll send you our best in practice recommendations for when to upgrade along with some actionable and free tips, tools, and to-do's that you can do right away with your current platform to rejuvenate your website and start seeing improvements right away! 

If you are interested in a quote for what it would cost to update to the latest version of Tendenci, we've added a checkbox for you on our Is It Time to Upgrade questionnaire and if you say yes, we'll include pricing details.

Example before and after website redesign:
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10 Key Indicators It Is Time to Update Your Web Site

If your website is demonstrating any of these issues, then it's probably time for you to consider updating your CMS software and redesigning your website:

  1. It's been more than 5 years since you updated your website
  2. Your competitors' and partners' websites have features you wish your website had 
  3. You organization offers new products and services not promoted on your website or your website promotes products and services that your organization doesn't offer anymore
  4. Your website has seen a noticeable drop in traffic from search engines and new visitors
  5. Your website looks like it was designed in the 1990's, (or worse - your website was designed in the 1990's)
  6. You have a new logo and brand that isn't reflected on your website
  7. It's no longer just your site visitors complaining about finding content on your website, now you're having trouble too
  8. Your website only looks right in one web browser or doesn't display on mobile devices
  9. Simple content updates to your website require calling a web programmer
  10. Your website doesn't integrate and share content with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn

The Redesign Process

Below are screenshots of Schipul - The Web Marketing Company's website redesign before and after. The new website design features a complex homepage that dynamically pulls in content from a variety of other locations including the Schipul and SEM blogs, social media networks, and internal pages including Staff bios and case studies.  The rotator on the homepage is much larger and features beautiful, rich media and images.

Previous Website:  Schipul.com Homepage Today:

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Find out if Is It Time to Migrate and get free tips to increase your web marketing efforts today!

What’s Involved in Upgrading from Tendenci 4.0 to Tendenci 5.0?

The newest version of Tendenci (Tendenci 5.0) is a rebuild of Tendenci from the ground up using the latest and most scalable new technologies. Tendenci 5.0 includes more features and ability to customize based on each organization's needs. We recommend that all of our clients on Tendenci 4.0 begin planning the upgrade to the latest version of your website software as soon as possible.

The migration and CMS upgrade has a fairly large cost associated with it, particularly if your organization has a large amount of content, users and members, or files and images on your current website.  Migrating your content requires anywhere from a dozen to 50 or 60 hours from someone in programming because the technologies have changed so much between the 2 different versions.

The migration is just one part of the process – there is also the design and theme development for your new site plus any potential customizations.  Your staff will need training on the new software and you will need to dedicate time to add new content manually before your new site is ready to launch.

Here is a breakdown of what's involved in the upgrade and migration:

  1. Redesign of homepage and internal page layout and graphics
  2. Theme development to integrate your redesign with your website’s software to dynamically pull in content and make updates easier
  3. Architecture change to determine relevant primary and sub-menu items for navigation, you’ve built a lot of pages and articles – how will that be made accessible on the new site?
  4. SEO research and new keywords, SEO optimization site-wide on new site
  5. Migration of content from previous website
  6. Migration of members, corporate members, admins, and registered users plus setting up new login and passwords in the software
  7. Migration of email newsletter subscriber list
  8. New email newsletter template
  9. Potential for custom programming and modifications specific to your online marketing needs

 

 

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