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The Nehemiah Center of Houston Releases Fresh Design for their Tendenci Website, Just in Time for the Holidays

Houston, TX — December 20, 2018

The Nehemiah Center of Houston has provided a safe haven and enriched learning environment for at-risk children since 1996, serving and following these children and their families from early childhood to college years.

Nehemiah website Showcased on laptop

Nehemiah Center relied on the feature-rich Tendenci Content Management System (CMS) to build a fresh modern look and an engaging interface that makes information readily accessible.

Their updated website's mobile responsive design allows users faster and easier access to information and forms needed for families to connect to the Center, helping to build lasting relationships with families and their children, as well as Center volunteers. The Nehemiah Center website boasts a wealth of information from individual program descriptions and Center events to volunteer and parent portals. In addition, supporters of the Center can donate to their cause at the click of a button in a seamless experience with an embedded donation form. Nehemiah proudly highlights their all-stars on their hompage with easy to manage data and their sponsors using the Tendenci directories module. The random select in their Tendenci photos module allows for a unique experience with every site visit.

Tendenci -The Open Source AMS is proud to partner with Nehemiah Center on their mission to provide assistance to low income families who are invested in seeking a better future for their children through education, emotional wellness and spiritual enrichment, and excited to see what their future brings to the communities of Houston.

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About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with an office 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 Americans Citizens Abroad, 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 - The Open Source AMS is available here.


The Children's Assessment Center of Houston Releases New Mobile Tendenci Website

The Children's Assessment Center of Houston launches new Website as Part of Major Expansion of Services


HOUSTON, October 5, 2016
 –Tendenci (https://www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source platform, is pleased to release a newly-designed, mobile-responsive website for The Children's Assessment Center of Houston, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse and the healing of abuse victims. The website, https://www.cachouston.org/, provides information about the many services offered by CAC Houston, how to recognize and report child abuse, and information on ways to support their ongoing efforts to help Houston's children.

From the CAC Houston website:

The Children's Assessment Center (CAC) provides a safe haven to sexually abused children and their families - a place where they can receive the kind of care and treatment they so richly deserve.

We employ an extraordinarily effective multidisciplinary team approach in the prevention, assessment, investigation, referral for prosecution and treatment of child sexual abuse. Our goal is to promote the complete healing of child victims of sexual abuse and their families.

Tendenci Open Source was released as an open source solution to give organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence. Working directly in the browser with a user-friendly interface, the caring staff at CAC Houston can update the content, images, documents, forms and site layout as they continue to offer new services, launch expanded programs and pursue fund-raising efforts.

Mobile-responsive design was a driving factor for making changes to the layout as well as ugrading to the latest version of the Tendenci software. The Tendenci upgrade includes many new software features in addition to the stability and security of the upgraded infrastructure.

Focusing on the Capital Campaign was a central part of this project as the Children's Assessment Center works to complete a large, new facility to expand their community training programs for identification, reporting and prevention of child abuse. Reaching donors is an ongoing project for the development team as they seek to fund this campaign as well as support the wide breadth of services available to Houston-area children. The new website employs an engaging, mobile-friendly interface that explains the multitude of ways these donations make a difference, in addition to providing an immediate opportunity to donate online.

The modern responsive design combined with Tendenci's built-in SEO features boosts search engine placement, making it easier for those needing these services or wanting to support the organization to reach the CAC of Houston

Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for organizations around the world, including the DePelchin's Children Center (www.depelchin.org), the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (www.dbsahouston.org), and Main Street Ministries (www.msministries.org).

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About Tendenci
Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source platform. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and just 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 Policy, the American Citizens Abroad organization and Advance.org, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 


DBSA Houston Goes Mobile with Tendenci to Increase Reach

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston Revamps Website for Better Accessibility


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater HoustonHOUSTON, February 12, 2016
 –Tendenci -The Open Source AMS (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source platform for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), is proud to release a dynamic new website for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston. The website, https://www.remindsupport.org, sponsors free and confidential support groups in the Greater Houston area for individuals suffering from depression and bipolar disorder and the family and friends that support them.

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

From the DBSA Houston website:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders. Our support groups are also offered to family members, caregivers and friends who are trying to understand these two difficult mental disorders as they try to assist loved ones.

One of the main areas of focus for DBSA Houston is to remove the stigma associated with depression and bipolar disorder and encourage those who are suffering to come forward, without embarrassment or shame, and find the support they need to live a fulfilling life.

DBSA Houston started offering support to individuals in 1979, a grassroots effort by their founder Gary L. Levering who recognized a need to offer help to those suffering from "mood disorders". The Houston group officially joined the national DBSA organization in 1989.

The flexible Content Management System included with the Tendenci platform allows DBSA Houston to easily add new support groups as they evolve and provide up-to-the-minute notification of group changes for their participants. With quick and easy inhouse management of site content, DBSA Houston is able to promote upcoming events, highlight recent news, revise page content and post announcements using a simple, non-technical inteface.

We are proud to work with an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of many Houstonians and their families and friends.

Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for non-profit organizations around the world, including the Spaulding for Children adoption agency (www.spauldingforchildren.org), the Children's Assessment Center of Houston (www.cachouston.org) and the Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org).

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About Tendenci
Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source platform tailor-made for the unique needs of membership organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and just 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 Policy, the Houston Susan G. Komen Foundation and Advance.org, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 


Nehemiah Center Launches Responsive Website on Tendenci

New Website to Highlight Programs and Increase Social Impact

Nehemiah Center of HoustonHOUSTON, July 28, 2015 –Tendenci (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source platform for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), is proud to release a dynamic new website for the Nehemiah Center. The website, http://www.nehemiahcenterhouston.org, is powered by Tendenci Open Source, which enables the organization to highlight their many social programs for at-risk children and their families needing support to reach their potential.

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

From the Nehemiah Center website: Our mission is to create a safe haven in which children are motivated, inspired and equipped to realize their God-given potential. The success of our programs are reflected not only in our growth but also in the lives we have enriched. When children are at-risk, their needs are multiple. We serve not just the child's immediate needs, but the needs of the whole family.

Nehemiah Center is able to spread the word about their services to the community by constantly updating content using Tendenci’s CMS. It is easy to add photos and video, create new pages, update and organize website content, and post news and articles. 

To reach those that share the mission of Nehemiah Center, the website highlights encouraging video testimonials from volunteers and makes it easy for new volunteers to get the information they need to give of their time. With the online Donations module, the Nehemiah Center can engage passionate individuals and immediately secure funds using either a one-time or recurring donations option.

With the open source nature of Tendenci and the one-button data export feature, Nehemiah Center has the ability to create custom reports and additional backups of their site at any time, providing a level of transparency important for both data analysis and security.

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

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About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source platform tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, theHouston Susan G. Komen Foundation and Advance.org, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source  powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 

 


Spaulding For Children Adoption Center Moves to Tendenci

New Website to Highlight Adoption Services for Adoptive Children and their Families

spaudlingforchildren-tendenci.pngHOUSTON, May 31, 2015 –Tendenci  (www.tendenci.com), the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source platform for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), is proud to release a dynamic new website for Spaulding for Children. The website, https://www.spauldingforchildren.org, is powered by Tendenci Open Source, which ensures that the organization's online presence continues to find loving homes for hard-to-place children.

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

Spaulding for Children works with families that are seeking to adopt children that historically have a difficult time finding a home - those from broken homes, looking to be adopted with their siblings, or children with disabilities. Families that open their hearts and their homes to these children are unique and individually selected for the calling.

Spaulding for Children encourages frequent return visits to the website by constantly updating content using Tendenci’s CMS. It is easy to add photos and video, create new pages, update and organize website content, and post news and articles. 

To meet the needs of potential adoptive families, the agency uses Tendenci’s integrated event calendar to schedule informational meetings and custom forms that allow for self-reflection prior to embarking on this life-changing decision. With the online Donations module, the agency can engage passionate individuals and immediately secure funds using either a one-time or recurring donations option.

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

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

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About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source platform tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Houston Susan G. Komen Foundation and Advance.org, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source  powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at www.tendenci.com.

 

 


Tendenci Accelerates Software Localization for Rapidly Growing International User Base

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for organizations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Depelchin™ Children's Center (www.depelchin.org). 

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About Tendenci

Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source software platform tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. With offices in Houston and San Francisco, Tendenci powers the websites of DePelchin Children's Center, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Advance.org, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers site customization services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci's open source platform provides the framework for websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. 

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Tendenci 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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Susan G. Komen Houston and Tendenci® Website Partnership Results in Top Affiliate Ranking Worldwide

Tendenci Open Source CMS Platform Engages Community in Mission, Funding

Komen Houston Tendenci WebsiteHOUSTON, March 11, 2014 – When Susan G. Komen Houston was ready to design a custom website with great design and functionality, it turned to the Tendenci Open Source Content Management System (www.tendenci.com). Komen Houston credits the change to Tendenci Open Source CMS with helping the organization to generate revenue, maintain participation in events and to showcase its efforts in eradicating breast cancer and supporting those battling the disease.

"We decided that if we are going to be an extraordinary affiliate, we needed an extraordinary website – something unique to our seven county service area," said Adriana M. Higgins, executive director of Komen Houston, an affiliate of the international Susan G. Komen® organization.

Susan G. Komen recently named Komen Houston its No. 1 affiliate among 125 affiliates worldwide for the 2012-2013 fiscal year – the first full year its website was powered by Tendenci. Komen Houston topped the categories of overall revenue, highest Race for the Cure® revenue and highest in funds spent on the mission programs during 2013.

"Because the website is so important for donations, event promotion and telling our story, we save on marketing and advertising," Higgins said. "We rely on the website to get our mission message out so that the community understands who we are, what we do and how they will make an impact if they support Komen Houston."

Tendenci's reports show more than 450,000 views of pages on the Komen Houston website in 2013, 30 percent of which came from mobile devices. Photos were the most popular content, highlighting Komen Houston's volunteers and the positive impact the organization has on the community. More than 2,000 contact forms were submitted via the website by sponsors, volunteers and other supporters.

"Tendenci's reports enable us to visualize trends and analyze data from the site to ensure users are finding information they need," Higgins said. "Having these insights into user behavior guides our decisions in adjusting website content to encourage donations and other desired outcomes."

The simplicity of Tendenci's ongoing maintenance is also a critical factor. Komen Houston staff can easily update the site with news about upcoming events, testimonials and survivor stories, research findings and photos showing Komen Houston in action at events such as the annual Race for the Cure®.

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). 

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.

About Susan G. Komen® Houston

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.  In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, launching the global breast cancer movement and the largest group of volunteers and grassroots advocates to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find the cures.

Established in 1990 by passionate volunteers to support the individuals in need throughout the Houston area, Susan G. Komen Houston has granted over $45 million to local programs for breast cancer education and awareness campaigns, life saving screening and treatment programs, and innovative cutting edge research.  Serving Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, Komen Houston continues its commitment to fundraising and grant making so that families battling breast cancer can get the treatment and support they need.   

If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, get information about the Houston Race for the Cure® and other events, visit www.komen-houston.org or call 713-783-9188. 

 


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/.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tendenci Open Source CMS was released as an open source solution to give cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence. Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for organizations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council (www.metro.org), Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org) and Depelchin™ Children's Center (www.depelchin.org).

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About Tendenci

Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) develops the Tendenci Open Source CMS platform tailor-made for the unique needs of cause-related organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall. Tendenci powers the websites of DePelchin Children's Center, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among hundreds of others. Tendenci's Schipul Web Marketing business unit provides web marketing services to an international client base that encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Additional information about Tendenci and Schipul is available at www.tendenci.com.


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