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Celebrating 24 Years With Some Fun Facts!

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To begin with, it has always been about our clients. You don't write open source software for non-profits as part of a get rich-quick business plan. We have stayed true to that vision; transparent and with security and privacy as our top priority because we take care of our people. But it gets more expensive every day with COVID-19 and it is a stress on all of us. We are all doing the best we can. We know that you are too.  

Team Tendenci is immensely grateful to those who donate their time to the community code, to our clients who continue to do great things and further their cause with all the built-in communication tools Tendenci software has to offer. Y'all are awesome! 

From Ed Schipul: "Congratulations on 24 years. It has been a journey, a story that is still being written and rewritten in a changing world. I'm looking forward to seeing y'all tomorrow!"

Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software (AMS) 

Together we can Connect the World’s People and Do Good.

Ed Schipul designed Tendenci software with NPO’s and associations in mind because;

Nothing is more powerful and beautifully complex than nonprofits and associations trying to further their cause with a software built specifically for them;

Do everything you need to do for your online presence with Tendenci which is fully open source and 100% customizable;

Even host in the language of your choice, in the country of your choice and get to say "I own my data". Host with us for extra security layers if you wish. Your freedom. Your choice. Built for you;

No other AMS is as flexible with intuitive management ability and with more features and security than most enterprise softwares. That's what our clients and community say! So,

Choose Tendenci and own your data. This software was built for you. Yes literally. We are 100% transparent. Developers and programmers love Tendenci - a software built on community who contribute to the code everyday. Why purchase plugins? When Tendenci integrates with everyone. Yes, open-source rocks!

It's Your software. Your data. Your choice.



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Fun facts from Ed Schipul:

- Ellen Marquez was the very first employee - and I will always be grateful for her being crazy enough to come work for me. - Ed

- Mike Hall Chevrolet on Highway Six was our first real web design client.

- NTSERVER01 - the very first server - was built from parts bought on Harwin on the floor of Scott Pederson's kitchen in Katy.

- Career Partners International was our biggest and first large International Consulting and Development project.

- Altivia was the first full network (Hardware, software, PCs, Exchange Servers, Wiring we installed in Channelview Texas).

- It was the tech-recession of 2001 that forced us to reinvent and that was the year I started writing codebase. 

- Codebase was given the name "Tendenci" after an internal brain storming contest. Randy Sarinas thought of the brand name we chose.

- PRSA Houston was the first Tendenci site. They just didn't know it.

- I started photography in 2006 when we had enough AMEX points to get a free camera. 

- Photography was a HUGE driver for our growth when the team joined in.

- The last time the company was this small was in 2001. 

- 2001 was the year that our growth took off. We've been hit hard, and the last time we came back stronger. 

 

Read again some of our prior anniversary news:

 

 

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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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Wondering What Version of Tendenci Do You Have?

As an SaaS and Open Source product, Tendenci has seen tremendous growth in features and functionality over the years. Contributors from all over the world continue to help improve and advance Tendenci software so that all members of the Tendenci community have better, stronger tools to serve their organizations.

Updrade Your Site To The Latest Version

Technology moves fast. If your site is over two years old, it is time to upgrade now and not get caught facing the expiration of older products. While we are currently still supporting older versions of Tendenci, we are focusing all new development on the latest technologies available. Don’t get left behind – upgrade today!

Note: All of our wonderful clients are running on Tendenci's latest software version.
To verify which Tendenci version your website is currently supporting - click on Support on the top far right of your admin naviagtion menu. You should see the following: Tendenci Version:

And of course for the geeks there is always https://tendenci.readthedocs.org/en/latest/


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Tendenci Lifecycle Support 

Every Tendenci product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it is no longer supported. Here are the details of the Tendenci lifecycle. Also, check out Tendenci Changelog – a chronological list of user-facing changes made to the Tendenci platform. 

For a full list of all updates associated with each push, follow us on Github! 
https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci 

 

 

 


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

 

 


Tendenci AMS Software Market Projection Continues to Thrive Worldwide

It is great to see yet again HTF Market Intelligence Consulting Private Limited - an independent third party rank Association Management Software from a global perspective! As a part of the Tendenci AMS Community, we will let the summary from HTF on market growth and Tendenci's Global Share speak for itself. 

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS continues to grow globally, we believe, because it is a community much more than anything else. Open Source is the voice of the people - a shared language that brings us together. 


 Latest Updates

April 15, 2020

HTF - Pie Chart AMS Global Marketplace Tendenci Thrives Worldwide

Source: https://publicist360.com/2020/04/14/association-management-software-market-is-dazling-worldwide-tendenci-personify360-aptify/



February 24, 2020

HTF - Pie Chart AMS Market WorlWide Tendenci Thrives

 

Here is the comparison from prior months growth

 

October 31, 2019

HTF - Pie Chart AMS Market WorlWide Tendenci Thrives

 

July 2019

HTF - Pie Chart Tendenci Thrives Worldwide

 

THANK YOU to all of the developers out there who are contributing, translating, updating and maintaining a very complex piece of software. AMS software that is inclusive of other languages and cultures, and a team that believes in security and privacy. Lets continue to do good today, and tommorrow even more, together. 

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

THE OPEN SOURCE WILL SUCCEED ABOVE ALL. MAKE NO MISTAKE. AS LONG AS WE KEEP SECURITY OUR TOP PRIORITY.

 OUR MISSION IS TO CONNECT AND ORGANIZE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE. DO GOOD.

 


Tendenci AMS Software Market Projection Thrives WorldWide

It is great to see again an independent third party rank Association Management Software from a global perspective. As a part of the Tendenci AMS Community, we will let the summary from HTF on market growth and Tendenci's Global Share speak for itself. 

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS continues to grow globally, we believe, because it is a community much more than anything else. Open Source is the voice of the people - a shared language that brings us together. 

HTF - Pie Chart AMS Market WorlWide Tendenci Thrives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://dailymarketinsight.com/17179/association-management-software-market-is-thriving-worldwide-tops-professional-in1touch-raklet/

 

July 2019 Market Share Report

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From the report: 

Global Association Management Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing capital structure of the Global Association Management Software Market. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Cvent Event Management, TOPS Professional, in1touch, Raklet, Book-It Membership Software, Tendenci, Personify360, Aptify. 


THANK YOU to all of the developers out there who are contributing, translating, updating and maintaining a very complex piece of software. AMS software that is inclusive of other languages and cultures, and a team that believes in security and privacy. Lets continue to do good today, and tommorrow even more, together. 

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

 

OUR MISSION IS TO CONNECT AND ORGANIZE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE. DO GOOD.

 

 

 

 


Tendenci AMS Gains Ground in Global Market Share

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS Gains Ground in Global Market Share 

It is great to see an independent third party rank Association Management Software from a global perspective. As a part of the Tendenci AMS Community, we will let the summary from HTF on market growth and Tendenci's Global Share speak for itself:

Association Management Software Global Market Share

Source: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/reports/1722509-global-association-management-software-market-3

From the report:

HTF MI has added the report on Global Association Management Software Market for the forecast till 2025, the report comprises of the estimation of the Global Association Management Software Market. The following Industry is shown to progress with a noteworthy rise in the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) during the forecast period owing to various factors driving the market. Some of the key players mentioned in this research are “Cvent Event Management, TOPS Professional, in1touch, RakletTendenci, Personify360, Aptify, etc.

And:

The scope of the report extends from market scenarios to comparative pricing between major players, cost and profit of the specified market regions. The numerical data is backed up by statistical tools such as SWOT analysis, Porter’s Five Analysis, PESTLE analysis and so on.

Company Profiles: Cvent Event Management, TOPS Professional, in1touch, Raklet, Book-It Membership Software, Tendenci, Personify360, Aptify, Dashboard & MASS
Global Association Management SoftwareMarket by Types: , On-Premise & Cloud-Based
Global Association Management SoftwareMarket by Applications: Small Business, Medium-sized Business & Large Business

Rapid Growth Factors in the Global AMS Software Market

In addition, the market is growing at a fast pace and the report shows us that there are a couple of key factors behind that. The most important factor that’s helping the market grow faster than usual is the tough competition.

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS continues to grow globally, we believe, because it is a community much more than anything else. All of the code is on github, documentation on readthedocs, and translation is crowd-sourced on Transifex. Self host or host with us, your choice, your data, your association.

THANK YOU to all of the developers out there who are contributing, translating, updating and maintaining a very complex piece of software. AMS software that is inclusive of other languages and cultures, and a team that believes in security and privacy.

 

OUR MISSION IS TO CONNECT AND ORGANIZE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE. DO GOOD.

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with co-working in San Francisco, Tendenci - The Open Source 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 also powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and American Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci 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 - The Open Source AMS can be found on our website at https://www.tendenci.com.


Ubuntu 14.04 Reaches Its End Of Life

Tendenci - The Open Source News Updates  

 

April 30th, 2019

There is a new Ubuntu LTS release. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ transitions to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) today on  April 30th, 2019. Tendenci is now on Ubuntu 18.04

 A release of Ubuntu is made through several different channels. What you consume will depend on where you are and what your interests happen to be.

 

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Every Tendenci product has a lifecycle as well. Our software is built on the Django framework. As such, Tendenci support mirrors that of the DjangoProject lifecycle. Here's what the future Django roadmap looks like. 

Tendenci - The Open Source latest version is now T11. We continue to evolve, adding new features and improving the user experience.

For a full list of all updates associated with each push, follow us on on Github. https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

T7 sites can be smoothly migrated from the previous version (7.5.x) if you follow the guide in https://tendenci.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

 

 

OUR MISSION IS TO CONNECT AND ORGANIZE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE. DO GOOD.

 

Join the Open-Source Community! Give us a Call at (281)497-6567 

We want to help your organization succeed on the web. 

 

 Contact us today!

 

 

 

 


Society for International Affairs Improves Web Presence With New Tendenci®-Powered Site

The Society for International Affairs (SIA), a non-profit educational organization that provides information related to the federal export and import regulatory process, now offers many new, highly interactive capabilities with the launch of its revamped Web site, www.siaed.org

Powered by Tendenci membership management software (www.tendenci.com), the site features quick and easy online event registration, an online e-tail store and employment opportunities of interest to the international trade marketplace.

The SIA Web site serves as a central component of the organization’s effort to provide a forum for the exchange of information on the export and import process.

Tendenci’s “all in one” Web based platform offers Content management to permit SIA to update its site with the latest educational information and details about the organization’s upcoming conferences, an online calendar for easy-to-access event promotion, online event management to track payments and organize attendees, and a membership directory that is easy to self-update and manage. 

Tendenci’s integrated  capabilities enable anyone who wants to stay updated on international trade to subscribe to automatically receive word of site updates as they happen.

Tendenci also makes it easy to develop and distribute electronic newsletters, create an online job board or business directory, post articles, news releases and podcasts, post surveys to keep track of changing attitudes and offer Web-based continuing education courses.

“For those involved in international trade, knowledge is critical, and what makes our new Web site so powerful is that it will be easier for our community of users to share knowledge,” said Matthew Doyle, SIA’s Director of Communications.  “With Tendenci, we acquired key functionality that enables us to track our members’ interests and better respond to their needs.” 

Tendenci is developed and marketed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading worldwide provider of Web-based solutions for membership organizations. 

About Schipul – The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci® membership management software. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include Clear Channel Exhibits, National Pharmacy Technician Association, The Children’s Fund, Wolff Companies and DPK Public Relations. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


About the Society for International Affairs

The Society for International Affairs, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, educational organization that was jointly formed in 1967 by US Government and Industry.  SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information related to export and import licensing. Additional information is available at www.siaed.org.


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