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26 News Articles Found

The Public Relations Strategist 'Best Of' Includes 'Age of Disruption' by Ed Schipul

'Finding Creativity in this Age of Disruption', authored by Ed Schipul, Founder and CEO of Tendenci - The Open Source AMS, was selected by the Public Relations Society of America in 2014 for publication in The Public Relations Strategist. This year it was chosen for inclusion in the PRSA Winter 2017 'Best Of' issue.

From the article:

This is the age of disruption. Whether you realize it or not, disruptive forces are at work in your industry. As a communications leader, it is important that you keep an open mind about change and be hypervigilant to provide your CEO with pertinent information about emerging trends and opportunities inside and outside your industry or sector. 

From your CEO’s perspective, this is where creativity has real value. 

Read the full article online here:
http://apps.prsa.org/Intelligence/TheStrategist/Articles/view/10802/1152/Finding_Creativity_in_This_Age_of_Disruption#.Wj2I7lQ-eRs

See all articles included in this issue of Best Of here:
http://apps.prsa.org/Intelligence/TheStrategist/Issues

 


Doctor to All Stars, Dr. Walt Lowe Launches Tendenci Site to Reach Patients

San Francisco, CA — December 13, 2017

Dr. Walt Lowe has been doctor to Houston-based All-Star athletes for many years.  A professor at University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, Dr. Lowe specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating a wide range of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries and disorders.

Dr Walt Lowe Tendenci Website Responsive Mockups

The site for Dr. Walt Lowe takes advantage of Tendenci's custom forms to gather patient feedback and appointment requests.  It also hosts an array of instructional media, recovery exercises, and more.

View Dr. Walt Lowe's Site Live

 

About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com.


AIFIC Bridges Italian and American Culture with Their New Tendenci Site

San Francisco, CA — December 9, 2017

"The American Initiative for Italian Culture (AIFIC)'s mission is to enrich the cultural exchange between the United States and Italy through bi-lateral exchange programs with a goal to fostering greater appreciation and understanding of both the American and Italian cultures."  Since 2013, they have been producing and sponsoring events and programs in Contemporary Art, Literature, and Music.

AIFIC Responsive Mockups

With a custom feed to highlight events and news in each category of programming, the AIFIC site directs users to the information the're looking for quickly.  The built-in newsletter feature included in Tendenci allows AIFIC to stay in touch with their members and manage their mailing list seamlessly. 

View AIFIC Live

 

About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com.


Tendenci 7.4.0 Release Notes

Release Summary

The team at Tendenci has been working to make improvements to our T7 software. The batch of updates noted in this release are mostly centered on: the Tendenci Nav, Reports, and Newsletters. You can look for these changes on your T7 site.

Notable changes:

  1. New top menu (for both admin and logged in users)
  2. Newsletters format update and clone feature
  3. Reports format update (including invoices, memberships, ..)
  4. Events views - Added sub menu for month view, week view, day view
  5. Separated join approval and renewal approval for membership notices
  6. Wysiwyg editor - Enabled the image title input field in the image dialog. Added class dropdown to the tinymce link dialog box
  7. Updated the directories categories to make it easy manage
  8. Added drag-drop functionality to the testimonials
  9. Added memberships overview report
  10. Added a link on Profile page to view past events.
  11. More minor changes

Fixes:

  1. (Security) Disabled GZipMiddleware to prevent BREACH attacks
  2. (Security) Prevent fraudulent simultaneous reuse of PayPal transactions
  3. Resolved the issue regarding manage.py hangs when caching is enabled. Re-enabled the cache for site settings.
  4. Resolved the subprocess venv issue.
  5. Fixed exports for directories, jobs, resumes, pages.
  6. Fixed "Most Viewed Files" report.
  7. More fixes

Tendenci Nav

The Tendenci Nav has been reorganized to help you find what you're looking for. We hope you'll take the time that review your new Tendenci Nav and get familiar with some of these changes. Here's a screenshot of what it should look like: *For all of these updates, some sites will display slightly different fonts and design features based on the site theme.

Screenshot of Tendenci Navigation

Reports

Updates in the Reports module includes consolidation of all reports into their own Tendenci Nav item.

Screenshot of Tendenci Reports Menu

This release also includes an update to the Invoices module, making invoices faster to browse visually in a table-based format. To view Invoices in the new navigation on your site, click: Reports > 5. Financial > Invoicing.

Screenshot of Tendenci Invoices List

Newsletters

The Newsletters module works almost exactly the same as before. We have made a few features a little bit easier to use. For example, if you'd like to re-assign the newsletter to a different group, you can now do so even after you've generated the Newsletter in the first step. We've also made some layout improvements that take advantage of Bootstrap's framework. The "clone" feature has also been added to this module. With clone, you can send a test e-mail, then clone it and send it to your target audience rather than copying and pasting the contents from the first send.

Screenshot of Tendenci Newsletter Edit Menu

Have software updates you'd like to share? Fork us on Github! Special thanks to @PaulSD for lots of fixes and updates!


West Houston Dining Favorite, The Devine Affair, Finds New Patrons with Tendenci Website

Houston, TX — October 9, 2017

The Devine Affair has long been a favorite of West Houston neighborhoods, providing both innovative new dishes and traditional fare for an extremely loyal clientele. Originally focused on great Italian food, The Devine Affair has expanded their menu to include tender steaks, fresh seafood, and seasoned poultry dishes, creating delicious options for every palate. 

Owners, Lindsey and John Jeffery, and Chef/General Manager, Dane George, create an atmosphere that is both intimate and lively for their guests, with live music from the baby grand piano filtering through a relaxed happy hour crowd. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list, hand-selected by Jeffery, and a cozy outdoor patio.

The restaurant worked with Tendenci to create a website that reflected the dining experience offered by The Devine Affair.

"We are known as an Italian restaurant," says George, "but we offer so much more than that on our menu."

With innovation bubbling away in the kitchen, Tendenci built a site that showcases the entire slate of dishes with a spotlight on current specials. The natural SEO built into the software allows The Devine Affair to be found online by patrons looking for the perfect place to have dinner, host a party or meet for happy hour. The Devine Affair also provides catering and carry-out options for corporate events and in-home family dinners, services that Tendenci promotes on the site and in the search engine optimization strategy. 

The Devine Affair Responsive Website by Tendenci — The Open Source AMS Screenshots

With a built-in newsletter feature included in Tendenci, the restaurant is able to stay in touch with their customers about specials and events without incurring any additional operating costs.

"The Devine Affair is the hidden gem of the Energy Corridor," says George. "We look forward to welcoming new faces from all over the city to enjoy our hand-crafted dishes." 

View The Devine Affair Live

 

About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com.


Serving through Knowledge at USC with Phi Alpha Honor Society's Tendenci Site

San Francisco, CA — September 1, 2017

The Purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society - Omicron Epsilon Chapter is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. "Through Knowledge - the challenge to serve."

Phi Alpha is a national honor society dedicated specifically to social workers across the U.S. Phi Alpha is founded on the values of humanitarianism, professional development and research. One of the missions of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to foster connections and bonds amongst social workers who uphold the values of the organization.

Using a customized Tendenci Membership Application and our Comprehensive Membership Profiles, USC's Phi Alpha Honor Society is going completely digital to manage their organization!

View USC Phi Alpha Live

 

usc phi alpha - comprehensive membership profiles

About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com.


Main Street Ministries Provides Services for the Homeless with Tendenci

Houston, TX — May 18, 2017

"Main Street Ministries Houston was established in 2009 to unite and strengthen Operation ID and Shepherd’s Center, two long-running, volunteer outreach ministries of First Presbyterian Church Houston.  Both ministries were founded by FPC members whose concern for the growing needs of the poor and homeless on Main Street led them to action.  These grass roots efforts began with a few compassionate friends meeting at church, armed with a folding table, great faith, and a desire to help others.  Over the past three decades, by God’s grace, those efforts have blossomed into Main Street Ministries, a multifaceted center of faith and restoration that touches the lives of thousands in our community each year." — MSMHouston.org

MSM on desktop

Main Street Ministries (MSM) Houston has a completely responsive, mobile friendly site using Tendenci.  The Tendenci platform enables the team at MSM to be in contact with people in need in their community and give them access to the many services they offer.

Visit MSM Houston on their Tendenci-powered site to learn about what they do!

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About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com.


DePelchin Helps Kids in Foster Care and Adoption Using Tendenci

Houston, TX — April 14, 2017

DePelchin Children’s Center believes that every child deserves to be safe and healthy.   An accredited foster care and adoption agency, DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect.  Our approach to caring for children integrates prevention, foster care, adoption and post-adoption programs to improve the mental health and physical well-being of children who are at risk of entering or are in the State’s child welfare system.  Founded in 1892, DePelchin is a nonprofit organization with locations throughout Houston and across Texas and gratefully receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, government grants and the United Way.

depelchin on ipad

With the Tendenci platform, DePelchin has a completely responsive, mobile friendly site, allowing viewers to access information about their services and more!

Visit DePelchin on their Tendenci-powered site to learn about what they do!

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About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com.


Labtopia's Tendenci Upgrade Highlights "Mobile First" Approach

Houston, TX — April 12, 2017

EM2 Solutions, Inc. was founded May 13, 2006 in Houston, TX by two quality professionals, Jeanne Mensingh and Gretchen McAuliffe.  Initially envisioned as a consulting company, the business was established by offering ISO, NELAC and GMP guidance to small and mid size companies.

Labtopia Phone Mocks

With the Tendenci platform, Labtopia has a completely responsive, mobile friendly site, allowing viewers to access information about their services, jobs, and more.

Visit Labtopia's new Tendenci site to learn more about what they do!

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About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com


AAMA Upgrades Seamlessly from Tendenci's T5 to T7!

Houston, TX — April 1, 2017

For more than 46 years, AAMA has helped Latinos achieve their potential. AAMA has motivated at-risk youth to finish school and encouraged many to go on to college. They have taught immigrant adults to communicate in English and have guided scores of them to gain the knowledge they need to become contributing United States citizens. AAMA has prepared them to enter workforce development courses and secure livable wage jobs. And also helped both youth and adults break the cycle of addiction and make positive choices that improve the quality of their lives.

AAMA has empowered men, women and children to pursue their dreams and inspired leaders within the community. In short, AAMA has helped tens of thousands of Latinos to achieve to be truly amazing.

AAMA Mockup

With the Tendenci platform, AAMA has a completely responsive, mobile friendly site, allowing viewers to access information about educational opportunities, events, and other services they offer.

Visit AAMA on their Tendenci-powered site to learn about what they do!

Visit Now

About Tendenci 
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source Association Management System (AMS). Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyAdvance.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 https://www.tendenci.com


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