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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). 

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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.


Schipul’s Sarah Worthy to Tackle Mental Health Crowdsourcing at the 2013 SXSW® Interactive Festival

Crowdsourcing set to revolutionize mental health research and care 

Sarah Worthy with TendenciHOUSTON, March 7, 2013 – Schipul Technologies, (www.schipul.com), an open source software development company and creators of the Tendenci open source CMS for associations, announced today that Sarah M. Worthy will moderate the Core Conversation, “How to Crowdsource Your Mental Health for Free,” at the SXSW Interactive Festival. The session will provide insights on how access to and sharing of information can help to improve diagnoses, reduce treatment costs, decrease the length of treatment and enable individuals with mental illness to live a healthy and balanced life.

Recent tragedies in the news shined the spotlight on the nation’s flawed system of care for the mentally ill. Experts say mental health care continues to be hampered by budget cuts, closures, battles with insurers and stigma. Worthy, along with Data Scientist Dharol Tankersley, PhD, will describe how the patient community can take an active role of their care and seize greater control over their situation.

“Crowdsourcing can do something for you that nothing else can – it compliments traditional psychiatric medicine in new and powerful ways,” said Worthy. “Just as crowdsourcing has revolutionized technology, creative services, travel and other industries, it will revolutionize health research and care. Crowdsourcing is a way to get the information into the hands of doctors, patients and families – and to provide a way for them to share with the community and contribute to solutions.” 

The session will also address ways to protect privacy, including how to ensure mental health records and personal information is not revealed on the Internet.

“How to Crowdsource Your Mental Health for Free,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, March 11th at the Sheraton Austin, during the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas from March 8-12, 2013.

An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line-up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. 

For more information, visit https://sxsw.com/interactive

About Schipul Technologies

Schipul Technologies 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.


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). 

Follow Schipul on Twitter: @schipul

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.


Mental Health America of Greater Houston Selects Tendenci® CMS Platform

Website upgrade makes it easier for people in need to navigate the mental health care system

Mental Health America Greater Houston Chapter Tendenci WebsiteHOUSTON, August 6, 2012 – Following an exhaustive review process, Mental Health America of Greater Houston has selected Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) content management system (CMS) to power its newly upgraded website, www.mhahouston.org. The website was designed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com). It features a clean look that makes it easy to quickly access the organization’s resources, stay up to date on the latest mental health care news and review the calendar of upcoming education and training opportunities.

Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s website is powered by Schipul’s hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Tendenci product, which is listed on AWS Marketplace to simplify deployment and management on Amazon EC2. The website plays a major role in accomplishing the organization’s mission of enhancing the mental health of all Houstonians and improving the lives of those with mental illnesses. The website connects the organization with people in need as well as with mental health care providers, serving as the hub of collaborative education, outreach and advocacy activities.

“Finding help on mental health care and understanding the system is sometimes a challenge, so with Schipul – The Web Marketing Company’s help we redesigned the website to make it easier for people seeking help to find it,” said Traci Patterson, director of communications with Mental Health America of Greater Houston. “To keep people coming back, we keep the information on the website fresh, which is easy to do with the Tendenci CMS video gallery, photo album and home page rotator features.”

Tendenci CMS was designed specifically for non-profit organizations (NPOs) and associations. Earlier this year, Tendenci was released as an open source product to gives NPOs such as Mental Health America of Greater Houston greater control. The Tendenci Open Source download is available at https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci.

Mental Health America of Greater Houston uses Tendenci’s events management capabilities to organize and promote education and training events with an easy-to-update online calendar. To satisfy the curiosity of website users, the site offers a photo album featuring dozens of photos showcasing the important work the organization is doing. And Tendenci makes it possible for website users to donate online by clicking the purple button that is prominently visible throughout the site.

 

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 Zoo, 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.


Komen Houston Upgrades Website with Tendenci® CMS Platform

Easy to use and highly functional site offers deep resources for breast cancer community

HOUSTON, June 26, 2012 – The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has unveiled a fresh new website, sponsored by Schlumberger and powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) content management system (CMS), to serve the breast cancer community. The new website, www.komen-houston.org, features a bright updated design that is simple for Komen Houston staff to update and easy for users to navigate. The website was designed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com).

Tendenci CMS was designed specifically for non-profit organizations (NPOs) and associations, and it helps Komen Houston keep true to its mission to find a cure and eradicate breast cancer. For instance, Tendenci makes it easy for Komen Houston staff to add and edit website content showcasing upcoming events, ways people can get involved, the good works of volunteers and how donated funds are used to provide innovative breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects.

Tendenci’s events management capabilities enable Komen Houston to organize and promote events with an easy-to-update online calendar. The new Komen Houston website’s photo galleries feature hundreds of photos uploaded with the click of a mouse. Of course information on the next Komen Houston Race for the Cure and how to donate is highly visible throughout the site.

“Our vision is for the website to be the focal point for the greater Houston area’s breast cancer community – the place to go for information, resources and support in our battle against breast cancer, whether you need it or you want to give it,” said Adriana M. Higgins, executive director of Komen Houston. “With Tendenci and through the support of our website sponsor Schlumberger, we expect the website to be a dynamic resource, encouraging people to visit us regularly, which deepens our connection and makes our relationship with the community more meaningful.”

The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has granted more than $28 million for community grants in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties. The Affiliate’s granting process ensures the impartial allocation of funds to qualified NPOs helping breast cancer survivors and their families get the treatment and support they need.

Earlier this year, Schipul – The Web Marketing Company, which created Tendenci, released Tendenci as an open source product, which gives NPOs such as Komen Houston a greater sense of control. The Tendenci Open Source download is available at https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci. Komen Houston’s website is powered by Schipul’s hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Tendenci product, which is now listed on AWS Marketplace to simplify deployment and management on Amazon EC2.

Tendenci currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org), Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), and Think LA (https://www.thinkla.org/). It has more than 1 million users.

About the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure®

The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was established in 1990 to provide innovative breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for the medically under-served and uninsured in Southeast Texas. In the Affiliate’s 22 year history, it has granted over $9 million for research nationally and over $28 million for community grants in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties. The Affiliate’s granting process ensures the impartial allocation of funds to qualified 501c3 organizations helping countless breast cancer survivors and their families get the treatment and support they need. 

Komen Houston continues its commitment as a fundraising and grant-making organization and as a leader in the fight against breast cancer in its seven county service area – providing the Best Science, the Boldest Community and making the Biggest Impact.  Today, the Affiliate has more than 1,500 volunteers committed to its promise.  More information about the 2012 Komen Houston Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events, ways you can help, volunteer opportunities, and the Young Professional Council are available at www.komen-houston.org, or by calling (713) 783-9188.

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 Zoo, 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 Helps Advance Connect Australia’s Global Community

Tendenci now available as an open source product

Advance - Australia's Global Community - Tendenci WebsiteHOUSTON, May 1, 2012 – With the goal of connecting the estimated 1 million Australians living abroad, the nonprofit organization, Advance, is using Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) content management system (CMS) as a key component of its community engagement toolkit. Tendenci CMS, recently released as an open source product, is designed specifically for non-profit organizations (NPOs) and associations. It powers Advance’s redeveloped and improved website, https://www.advance.org/, which was designed by Publicis Mojo in Sydney.

Tendenci CMS makes it easy for the eight-person staff of Advance to add and edit website content, including text, videos, event listings and job openings without needing to know html or hassling with a webmaster. Tendenci’s video plugin makes it possible for Advance to feature its latest online video content from other sites into a single “Advance TV” page. A color coded events calendar makes it easy for Advance members to quickly find and register for events in their part of the world.

“We currently have 22,000 members around the world, but our new website positions us to be able to reach and connect every Australian expatriate so we can leverage the community as a powerful knowledge network and resource,” said Jess Kelso, manager, online engagement for Advance. “With a community that spans over 90 countries the membership management task is massive and Tendenci CMS has been up to the challenge.”

The clean, inviting design by Publicis Mojo plays heavily on the use of ripples that represent the Advance global community and all of the members within it. The new website launch and rebrand coincides with the organization’s 10th anniversary.

Earlier this month, Schipul released Tendenci as an open source product. This gives NPOs such as Advance a greater sense of control. According to the 2011 Nonprofit Data Ecosystem Report from the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), over 90 percent of Nonprofits surveyed manage their website content on either an open source or custom in-house built CMS. The Tendenci Open Source download is available at https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci.

Tendenci currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org), Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), and Think LA (https://www.thinkla.org/). It has more than 1 million users.

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 Zoo, 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

 

 

Questions? We'd love to hear from you so please contact us with questions!


Houston Museum District Puts Tendenci® CMS Platform on Display

Tendenci now available as an open source product

Houston Museum District websiteHOUSTON, April 17, 2012 – Houston Museum District Association has launched its new website, https://houmuse.org/, powered by Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) content management system (CMS). With Tendenci CMS, which was designed specifically for non-profits organizations (NPOs) and associations, Houston Museum District staff can easily and quickly update information about events and exhibits at the district’s 19 museums.

Earlier this month, Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), which developed and managed the proprietary Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model of Tendenci, released Tendenci as an open source product. The Tendenci Open Source download is available athttps://github.com/tendenci/tendenci.

“We selected Tendenci because it is a complete solution that satisfies all our needs, including modules for events management, online donations, photo albums and videos,” said Laurette Canizares, executive director of the Houston Museum District Association. “We are thrilled that the website is so intuitive and easy to update – even for those who have never used a CMS before. By keeping the information fresh, we can accurately capture how exciting and active the district is. The fact that Tendenci is now open source also gives us a greater sense of control.”

The Houston Museum District Association is a 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes the 19 museums within a 1.5 mile radius of the Mecom Fountain as a destination to maximize the use of artistic, scientific and educational resources of its institutions. Tendenci provides Houston Museum District a bundled set of automated Web marketing tools, including a robust events calendar that serves to showcase the many events happening daily across the museums, a donation form, and rich media photo gallery and video gallery.

Additionally, the Schipul team created a custom plug-in that provides each individual museum a page that aggregates content related to that museum from throughout the website – including events, photos, and special offers. The staff from each museum has the ability to update their museum’s page using the Tendenci CMS.

Despite offering a large volume of information about the 19 institutions in the district, the designers at Schipul created a clean, simple and inviting look. Those interested in a particular institution will find the navigation makes it easy to peel back the layers and explore the full depth of information on any topic.

Tendenci currently powers hundreds of websites for nonprofit organizations and associations around the world, including Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org), Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), and Think LA (https://www.thinkla.org/). It has more than 1 million users.

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 Zoo, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available atwww.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


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