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The Jain International Trade Organization - USA Chapter Joins the Global Tendenci AMS Community

The Jain International Trade Organization - USA Chapter (JITO USA) makes a power move by joining the global Open Source community with Tendenci AMS. 

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About JITO USA's Mission

The Jain International Trade Organization, founded in 2007, strives to unite influential and powerful businesspersons, industrialists, entrepreneurs and knowledge workers throughout the world for noble causes such as economic empowerment, social upliftment, education, service and more. JITO USA provides a robust networking platform that will enable its members to take advantage of the synergy of individuals’ core competencies and to leverage the power of connectivity. 

JITO Organization - USA Chapter continues to expand in the United States with the support of Tendenci - Open Source AMS software. The Jain International Trade Organization has recently launched a website for its U.S. members to join chapters in San Francisco and New York, as well as units - in the works to become chapters - in Chicago and Los Angeles.

There truly is no limit for JITO USA with Tendenci's scalable entity-pointer system, which increases efficiency and productivity of their chapter leadership teams by allowing all chapters to operate under the same umbrella!

JITO USA is all about staying true to their vision to promote collaboration and economic empowerment amongst its members and the community at large. With Tendenci software, the organization has launched a successful Member and Trade Directory, Job Board and Events Management system so their members can continue the organization's mission and further the JITO USA projects and initiatives. In addition, as running an association is quite complex and non-profits have public fiduciary responsibilities to their members, JITO USA tracks comprehensive insights about their site users, members, content, and activities happening on the website with Tendenci's Reports Module. Not to mention, Invoicing Reports that visually depict key revenue generating metrics.

JITO USA continues to pave the way and lead industries for its members' continued success.

We are proud to partner with The Jain International Trade Organization and truly look forward to their continued success as they grow and expand, empowering all around them.  

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About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS

First established as Schipul - The Web Marketing Company | Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA | Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is a Cloud-Based All-In-One Management software solution, designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Tendenci's mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good. Tendenci has been building websites and helping organizations increase their revenue streams around the world for over 20 years


Six Reasons to Switch Your Proprietary Software and LOVE the Open Source with Tendenci AMS

Tendenci is a gift to the world. And during this month of love, we want to share with you six reasons why you should switch your proprietary software and LOVE the open source with Tendenci AMS.

Open Source wins over closed proprietary softwares. Check out our list of closed source alternatives to Tendenci.

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You have a lot of options when choosing an MMS or AMS. But if you need to scale to support hundreds of thousands of members, have recurring individual and corporate level memberships, and need the full features of a seasoned large scale enterprise AMS, it’s possible you might hit some limits with the new kids on the block.

Proprietary vendors are companies first and communities second. Tendenci is a community first, and though there is a small company behind it, with the support of the Open Source community, Tendenci software has grown far bigger than we ever expected. And given it started in 2001, when you switch from a proprietary solution, it's an upgrade!

Open Source is the voice of the people - a shared language that brings everyone together.

Think Free In Terms of Freedom with Tendenci AMS

  1. Free Software, Free Society - In the selected essays of Richard M. Stallman Second Edition 'Four Freedoms' he wrote "A program is 'free software' if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:
  • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

 

  1. Tendenci Software Means Greater Functionality and Usability on a Global Scale - Tendenci is a very large project with robust functionality. But it’s still a great low-cost AMS solution for small Associations too! You can easily disable modules you don’t need and keep it simple. Functionality will be there as YOUR small association needs to expand in the future! Freedom is actually pretty cool. Pay less with Tendenci and get greater functionality. 

Note: Tendenci AMS, as measured by an independent third party ranking firm, is the only top 5 AMS on the market that is Open Source on a global scale. We are people who understand the power of associations. And the importance of freedom from centralized platforms and the tyranny of regimes limiting access for all. 

 

  1. Tendenci Is Community First - Open-source is in line with our core values at Tendenci. Our mission is to Connect and Organize the World’s People. Do good. We are change makers who understand the power of associations, which is why we built a software to help NPOs anywhere with any budget to further their cause both nationally and internationally.

 

  1. Freedom to Choose With Tendenci AMS - Looking to make real changes in the world? Host your site and your data on your own server if needed. We dig that! Tendenci, however, is not just for hosting websites. Tendenci is an investment that results in a financial gain to our clients. And while you can certainly host with us, you don't have to. It's okay to support local open source developers in your own country and community as well. Or even get started with our Tendenci AMI and grow!  

 

  1. Freedom to Customize Tendenci To YOUR Associations Needs - You have innumerable ways to customize Tendenci. Association Management Software is complex because associations are complex! So if you are looking to make some minor changes, do it! Looking to write an entire app specific to your organization that integrates with Tendenci? We love it!

Tendenci scales  to support large national and international organizations with multiple chapters, who may also benefit from a custom server configuration. 

Need even further customization for your organization’s unique needs? You can fork Tendenci AMS on GitHub at https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci/. Every Tendenci site lets you pull down and customize existing templates as well. You can try that out on our free Demo site.

 

  1. Tendenci Is Accessible To The World - Languages, languages, languages! Translation and localization of your AMS is possible because the community uses the amazing Django Project web framework and thanks to the people at Transifex who support open source. The world is anxious for growth and because your organization needs to communicate with different constituents in the language of their choice, Tendenci  allows each individual user to specify the language of their choice. 



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Lastly, our CEO Ed Schipul has attended enough board meetings to understand your organization is likely made up of volunteers and the rules for nonprofits are different. Tendenci - The Open Source AMS software is a relationship marketing application that fully meets the needs of large organizations. Have any doubts and concerns? Contact us today. We are here to serve you. Join us

We want to say THANK YOU to all of the developers out there who are contributing, translating, updating and maintaining a very complex piece of software. Tendenci AMS software is inclusive of other languages and cultures, and run by a team that believes in security and privacy. We love and very much dearly appreciate you all. Let's continue to do good today, and tomorrow even more, together. 

Remember, all of the code is on github, documentation is on readthedocs, and translation is crowd-sourced on Transifex. Self-host or host with us - your choice, your data, your association.

Give us a call, let's talk at (281) 497-6567 or visit us at www.tendenci.com 
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Much open love always,

Team Tendenci
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This Week Tendenci is Celebrating Twenty-three Marvelous Years of Serving the World's People

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This week our team at Tendenci is celebrating twenty-three marvelous years of serving the world's people. So, cheers to our clients and to the Open Source Tendenci Community! Our success is yours. Your success is ours. 

Twenty-three years ago, our Founder and CEO Ed Schipul started this wonderful company which was first known as Schipul The Web Marketing Company and today, with a broader global vision, is known as Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. 

We would like to take this moment and express that we understand we are living through uncertain times due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought us all a deep economical shock. And it is especially in times like this, everyone needs to unite. 

Nothing is more satisfying to us than to continue to help organizations reach the far corners of the world, even through our hardest times.

Yes, we are all being challenged, but crushing coronavirus uncertainty is a must. And restoring the confidence of nonprofits and associations is our mutual goal. Greatfully, Tendenci software - being open source is the advantage we hold. Proudly. 

Building on last year's message from Founder and CEO Ed Schipul, we would like to reinforce our message - thankfulness is more important than ever before. 

 

"We started out with a vision of connecting people and communities throughout the world, and while the technology involved has changed rapidly over time, our commitment never has. 

Tendenci was built on the shared needs of organizations and nonprofits, designed by you to help people engage in fruitful discussion and support each other in individually specific ways.

Taking Tendenci open source was always the goal, a return to the roots of the Internet itself. Sharing information leads the way to bigger ideas, dreams that can be realized more quickly and more completely when we work together.

With developers around the world collaborating on Tendenci, the entire open source community benefits from a diversity of thought, a culmination of ideas that allow us all to step forward together. 

We could not have taken this journey without you and thank you all for your support throughout the years. Tendenci will continue to grow and expand, knocking down barriers and delivering communication opportunities to people of all nations, regardless of circumstance. 

Our vision and mission is still the same. To connect and organize the world’s people. Do good.

As a community, we can make that happen." - Ed Schipul

 

Tendenci thanks the Community for believing and supporting our strong and powerful secured open source software. Let's continue to reach the far corners of the world together. And remember, Our mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good

Happy Twenty-three Marvelous Years!

 

With love, 

Tendenci

 


About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS 

First established as Schipul - The Web Marketing Company | Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA | Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software is designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Tendenci's mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good. Tendenci has been building websites and helping organizations increase their revenue streams around the world for over 20 years. Tendenci was written in Python, PostgreSQL, Django and is fully open source. All of the code is on GitHub https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci

 

 


FLYAPS | Top 10 Programming Languages Used by Global Companies

World's Top 10 Programming Languages

It is great to see hundreds of programming languages available, and Python holding it down as the top Programming Language with its full-stack frameworks. Tendenci software is fully Open Source. Written by our team and the Tendenci community in Python, Postgres, using the Django Project Framework. 

Open wins over closed. 

From the source: https://flyaps.com/blog/top-10-coding-languages-used-by-global-companies/

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"Python is an open-source OOP language with diverse applications. It is used in web and mobile development with its full-stack frameworks like Django, Pyramid, TurboGears, or microframeworks like Bottle, Flask, Falcon, and others.

Python is also extremely popular among data scientists or AI specialists: the capabilities of the technology for data analysis and deep learning are hard to overestimate.

Python-based mobile apps’ APIs are compatible with all the major operating systems. Some of the Python libraries, e.g., Kivy, are a great tool for the creation of cross-platform mobile apps.

And also, Python has special libraries for creating graphical user interfaces (GUI). Python interface for Qt (PyQT) is a very often-used tool for this. It unites the powerful Qt Design studio and set of Python modules for app development."

 

 


About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS 

First established as Schipul - The Web Marketing Company | Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA | Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software is designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Tendenci's mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good. Tendenci has been building websites and helping organizations increase their revenue streams around the world for over 20 years.


Press Release: Introducing Tendenci All In-One Open Source AMS Software Solution available in AWS Marketplace

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This is an exciting month for Tendenci as every developer in the world can now deploy Tendenci software in AWS Marketplace.

Thanks to our relationship with Amazon Web Services AWS, developers can finally launch an instance with one click deployment of a site for your Nonprofit or Association! Check out Tendenci AMI (Amazon Machine Image) https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B087XX3NLS

Tendenci is an All In-One Open Source Association Management Software Solution and this Tendenci AMI is a great way to get started and grow - easy to install, customize and upgrade. With Tendenci AMI, a developer can launch an instance or multiple instances, and run Tendenci software as a virtual server in the cloud. 

 

Are you a developer looking to deploy all in-one global open source AMS sofware out there in the marketplace?

The product is available to run on AWS and can be purchased via AWS Marketplace. Get started with Tendenci in Amazon Web Services. https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B087XX3NLS

Software Highlights 

  1. Open source: you are free to read, modify and distribute the Tendenci code
  2. Simple to deploy: the CLI, accessible from a shell or a web user interface, is concise and clearly documented
  3. Meets all of the needs from small organizations to multi-chapter multinational global associations and businesses 

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Find software product Tendenci, buy and deploy cloud software in AWS Marketplace today.

https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B087XX3NLS

Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software is an associate of Amazon.com

What is AWS Marketplace?

AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it easy for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software and services that run on AWS. Visitors to AWS Marketplace can use 1-Click deployment to quickly launch preconfigured software and pay only for what they use, by the hour or month. AWS handles billing and payments, and software charges appear on the customer's AWS bill.

Why would a customer shop on AWS Marketplace?

Finding and deploying software can be challenging. AWS Marketplace features a wide selection of commercial and free IT and business software, including software infrastructure such as databases and application servers, IoT solutions, developer tools, and business applications, from popular solution providers. AWS Marketplace enables customers to compare options, read reviews, and quickly find the software they want. Then they can deploy it to their own Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance using 1-Click or using the AWS Marketplace Management Portal.

Software prices are clearly posted on the website and customers can purchase most software immediately, with payment instruments already on file with AWS. Software charges appear on the same monthly bill as AWS infrastructure charges.

Why would software or SaaS sellers sell in AWS Marketplace?

With AWS Marketplace, software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sellers with offerings that run on AWS can benefit from increased customer awareness, simplified deployment, and automated billing.

AWS Marketplace helps software and SaaS sellers of software and services that run on AWS find new customers by making their products available to AWS customers, ranging from individual software developers to large enterprises.

Selling in AWS Marketplace enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to add hourly billing for their software without undertaking costly code changes. They simply upload an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to AWS and provide the hourly cost. Billing is managed by AWS Marketplace, relieving sellers of the responsibility of metering usage, managing customer accounts, and processing payments, leaving software developers more time to focus on building great software.

Additionally, customers benefit from the ability to easily deploy pre-configured images of the software, simplifying onboarding for new customers.

 


 About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS 

First established as Schipul - The Web Marketing Company | Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA | Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software is designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Tendenci's mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good. Tendenci has been building websites and helping organizations increase their revenue streams around the world for over 20 years.

 


The Industry Steering Committee of Wellbore Survey Accuracy becomes a Major Resource for the Industry

We are proud to announce that The Industry Steering Committee of Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA) is now the place of resource for industry professionals!

The new website design features a marvelous Resource Library where everyone interested in science, engineering, oil & gas, etc., is welcome to seamlessly search and explore the repository of documents. Produced by dedicated members of the committee, you can find reference items, spreadsheets, presentations and documents, terminology and accuracy specifications, standard frameworks for modelling, validation of tool performance, and wellbore survey accuracy issues across the industry. 

"I and the ISCWSA Committee are extremely impressed with the website." - Phillip Harbidge, Survey QAQC Sub-Committee Chair and ISCWSA Webmaster

Tendenci is the strongest and most secure web-based software platform for NPO’s globally. Our clients are not just clients -- we build long lasting relationships. The Tendenci Team is proud to partner with ISCWSA, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, all working together as a community - connecting the world of engineers and others working in wellbore industry.

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About ISCWSA Mission

The primary aim of The Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy group is to produce and maintain standards for the industry relating to wellbore survey accuracy. ISCWSA sets standards for terminology and accuracy specifications, and establishes a standard framework for modelling and validation of tool performance by raising awareness and understanding of wellbore survey accuracy issues across the industry.

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS

First established as Schipul - The Web Marketing Company | Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA | Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management System software is designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Tendenci's mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good. Tendenci has been building websites and helping organizations increase their revenue streams around the world for over 20 years.

 

 

 


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


Tendenci Helps Night Stalkers Association Take Aim at Membership Management Success

Tendenci® Open Source CMS Platform Powers Website for Nonprofit War Veterans Organization

NSA-Website.jpgHOUSTON, May 20, 2014 – The Night Stalker Association, a non-profit organization (NPO) devoted to soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and their families, has partnered with Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) to launch a different type of air offensive. Their upgraded website, http://www.nsa160.com, powered by the Tendenci® Open Source Content Management System (CMS), is aimed at increasing visibility, boosting membership and improving connections among its members.

“We are very proud that Tendenci is being used to support our military, both active and retired, by powering the new website for the Night Stalker Association,” said Ed Schipul, founder and president of Tendenci, the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source CMS project. “The Night Stalker Association is a great example of how NPOs use Tendenci to advance their mission through increased visibility and revenue, and improved connections online.”

Tendenci Open Source CMS is built to meet the unique needs of associations and other NPOs. The Night Stalker Association’s new website takes advantage of many of Tendenci’s distinctive capabilities, including membership management, donor and fundraising management, online event management and rich media management. Since the upgraded website launched, the Night Stalker Association has reconnected with alumni, experienced a notable increase in membership and generated tens of thousands of dollars in incremental revenue.

“As soon as we flipped the switch on the Tendenci website, the Night Stalker Association jumped to a higher level of professionalism and efficiency,” said Vincent Reap, President of the Night Stalker Association. “As a volunteer-managed organization, keeping membership records updated had been a challenge. With Tendenci, our members can easily update their own data, which takes an enormous burden off our shoulders. Moving to an online application and payment process has fundamentally changed for the better the way we operate.”

The new website uses Tendenci’s donor and fundraising management to make online giving simple and uses Tendenci’s business directory capability to feature sponsoring organizations, such as Boeing, Cruz Associates Inc., Envisioneering Inc., Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins. These donations and sponsorships enable the Night Stalker Association to provide financial support to the soldiers and families of the 160th, including a scholarship program.

With Tendenci’s online event management and rich media management the Night Stalker Association can promote, manage and accept online payment for upcoming fundraising events, and then quickly and easily upload photos from events to an integrated photo gallery.

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 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.

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Tendenci CEO to Present Solutions for Web Accessibility at 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival

Ed Schipul will provide actionable tools and design strategies

Tendenci at SXSW InteractiveHOUSTON, February 24, 2014 – Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci® Open Source Content Management System (CMS) project for associations and other nonprofits, today announced that CEO Ed Schipul will co-present the session, "Turning a Blind Eye to Good Usability," at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Joining Schipul will be blind motivational speaker Rachel Magario who is an Assistive Technology Specialist at PACER Center's Simon Technology Center. The workshop will provide disability accessible solutions for website design.

Access to the Internet is a necessary resource to nearly every aspect of life: education, employment, government, commerce, healthcare and recreation. For people with disabilities to have equal opportunities, it is essential they have equal usability to the Internet and to websites. Schipul and Magario will present what online accessibility really means for both the visually impaired end user and to the web designer. The session will cover best practices, implementing accessible web design, testing and design pitfalls to avoid.

"The Internet can be a level playing field for all people – regardless of physical ability – which has empowered countless men and women with disabilities to participate in society in ways they never could before: as entrepreneurs, employees, advocates and activists," said Schipul. "It is inexcusable that many websites and apps continue to be developed with unnecessary and harmful obstacles to accessibility. Our goal is to show how easy accessibility can be to achieve."

For those who are blind, screen-reading software can open the door to the Web's vast information resources. A screen reader converts a Web site to text and then reads it out loud to the person using it. Unfortunately, many Web designers and developers fall into a trap of thinking that adding alt text to images is enough to make websites "accessible."

A typical approach to Web accessibility is to "repair" a website design that is already published, which often results in the site remaining functionally unusable by many people with disabilities. User-centered design practices avoid this problem by focusing on the functional requirements that improve access to all users. They are inspired by the needs of people with disabilities but are designed to give all users more options and control when accessing Web resources.

Turning a Blind Eye to Good Usability is by reservation only and is scheduled for 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Tuesday, March 11th in Classroom 105 of the AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue in Austin, Texas. Attendees will need a valid SXSW badge, and an activated SXSocial account.

The 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival runs March 7th through March 11th. It is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity.

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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 https://www.tendenci.com/about/.


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. 


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