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Tendenci AMS - The Open Source Software for Associations - Features

Below is a partial list of modules included with Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. Yes it is a CMS for Associations and NPOs, and yes, it's also a truly open source, robust, mature software to manage your association.

Download the Tendenci AMS Features whitepaper for a full listing.

Tendenci Membership Management FeaturesMembership Management

  • Define and Customize an unlimited variety of membership types
  • Perfect for online Association Management
  • Supports single-location associations as well as multiple chapter/location organizations
  • Online membership registration and renewals
  • Flexible grace periods and pricing for early, late, and custom renewals
  • Specific and Selective Permission levels
  • Create custom notices for renewals, expirations, and new membership sign-ups
  • Corporate and Individual membership levels
  • Keeps your members organized automatically for segmenting custom communications
  • Searchable Member Directory with Member Profiles
  • Full admin controls to edit, add, and delete members and member account information
  • Automatic billing and invoicing for membership and dues management
  • Flexible period lengths for memberships
  • And More… 


Tendenci Event Management FeaturesEvents Management

  • Calendar of Events to organize and promote your events
  • Online registration and payment inside your website domain
  • 1 page event creation
  • Colorful, custom event types to segment and search by type
  • Tiered pricing flexibility
  • Create and manage custom Discount codes
  • 1-Click email to registered attendees with updates, post-event surveys and more
  • Add an unlimited number of speakers to an event for conferences and panels.
  • Google Maps Integration so your registrants won’t get lost
  • Include logos, speaker bio’s, images, and headshots
  • Roster reports of registered, canceled, paid, unpaid that is exportable to .csv
  • Admin override ability for registration and special pricing
  • Update anywhere online
  • Custom bundled tickets for groups, sponsors, team events
  • Duplicate recurring events to save time adding to website calendar
  • Event reports and analytics for key event marketing metrics
  • Integrate events with social networking sites to make them easy for attendees to share online and help promote
  • And More…  


Forums - Grow your Association by Engaging with Forums

  • Forums now ship with all Tendenci sites from 7.x and up (open source and hosted)
  • Public or Hidden forums for your members
  • Email notifications, subscribe to a thread
  • Integrated security
  • Easy to get started
  • Delegate moderation by Forum
  • Categories and Forums, and forums can have sub-forums if you want
  • Association management is easier when people can help each other!
  • Wanna test Tendenci Forums out! Sign up and join our software support forum!

Jobs, Resumes Listings Tendenci Job BoardCareer Management

  • Searchable Job Board by keyword
  • Allow job postings on a cost or no-cost basis
  • Resume uploads
  • Searchable Business Directory by category or keyword
  • Optional Staff Application


Tendenci Mobile FeaturesMobile Features

  • Out-of-the-Box recognition of mobile versus PC or MAC browser viewing to adjust viewing
  • Optional Mobile Stylesheet customization for true accessibility
  • Auto-Resizes and formats your Tendenci website to the width and height of browser window


Tendenci Online DonationOnline Payments

  • Integrate an online payment gateway with all your Tendenci modules - Details about Accepted Merchant Accounts
  • Manage financial transactions in one place on your website
  • Invoices
  • Reporting
  • Add Merchant Account info in global settings (1 place) to implement in all the modules
  • Export to .csv
  • Custom Payment Confirmation Page


Tendenci Photo AlbumsRich Media

  • Create Online Video and Photo Galleries
  • Mass photo uploader to save time
  • Batch edit photo albums
  • Custom selection of photo album cover image
  • Selective permissions control over who can view content
  • Automatic photo resizing
  • Creative Commons Licensing or All Rights Reserved Licensing automatically


Tendenci Content Management SoftwareContent Management

Social Media Marketing with TendenciSocial Media Marketing

  • Link your Tendenci website to all your social media accounts to display on your website
  • Allow members to comment, rate, “Like”, and “+1” content on your website with custom plug-ins
  • Protect your members content and personal information with secure privacy settings to limit access to certain groups, content, and information on the website


Best CMS for SEO | TendenciSearch Optimization


Donation Management with TenenciDonation and Fundraising

  • Online donations directly through the website
  • Organize and Manage online donations and sponsorship dollars inside Tendenci
  • Donation Financial Reports for credit card reconciliation and invoice payments
  • Export donations invoices, forms and reports to .csv
  • Customizable donation submission form
  • Create custom donation recipient fields to allow donors to select where to donate to such as with multiple departments or partnership charity events.


Multilingual Websites - Now in 75 Languages!

  • Tendenci is truly Open Source and crowd translations of labels, menu items, and the core of the software is user specific. Read more on using multiple languages with AMS translation on Transifex.

Partial AMS Modules Included with All Tendenci Hosted SaaS Levels

  1. Articles - what content marketing is all about
  2. Boxes - snippets of code to embed on any template you wish
  3. Case Studies/Projects - highlight what your associations outcomes are
  4. Categories - categories and subcategories apply to many modules
  5. Committees - organize content on committee pages automatically
  6. Contacts - track your engagement with contacts, subscribers and later members!
  7. Corporate Memberships / Organizational Memberships - groups that support you and buy group memberships
  8. Directories - a listing of affiliated businesses, associations, sponsors or a directory of members businesses
  9. Discounts Codes - apply ams discount codes to events, memberships and many other modules
  10. Donations - recurring donations or recurring memberships
  11. Emails - email object that integrates with newsletters to send directly or through another provider
  12. Email Blocks (to prevent any email being set to that address ever)
  13. Entities - EAV structure to keep the revenue reporting straight
  14. Events - Fill your calendar with events to engage the associations' membership
  15. Event Logs - track your associations activity by module to see you can meet expectations
  16. Files - upload files and restrict their access to a specific group (e.g. committee, board, SIG, etc.)
  17. Forms - Custom Forms Builder for all forms including event registration and membership applications
  18. Forums - Threaded discussions (also see our "works with" AMS page)
  19. Groups - organize your people and secure your association or company's content. Then track it.
  20. Help Files - help files work for and they can be used for your group as well!
  21. Industries - Sort by Industry
  22. Invoices - Tracking the money
  23. Job Listings - sell job listings to companies looking to hire in your vertical
  24. Locations - where you at Rock, where you at?
  25. Memberships
    1. Memberships
    2. Membership Applications
    3. Membership Renewals
    4. Email Notices to Members to engage
  26. Navigation - edit your web site's navigation on the fly immediately
  27. News and Press Releases - built in and optimized for SEO
  28. Newsletters - generate intelligent newsletters
  29. CMS Pages - Content Management Software integrated into your AMS
  30. Payments - accept payments from Stripe, and many more
  31. Photo Albums - One of the TOP most popular AMS software modules is photos
  32. Redirects - both 301 and 302 or can be done via htaccess
  33. Regions/Provinces - More location location location
  34. Relief Assessments - emergency social services functionality for hurricanes, etc
  35. Resumes - so your membership can highlight their skills, with security of course.
  36. Speakers Module - highlight the minds from your events
  37. Staff - list your staff or board of directors
  38. Stories - snippets that rotate through based on time
  39. Study Groups - groups and committees and technical interest groups
  40. Testimonials - accept credit when given!
  41. Users - (encompases contacts, users, super-users, members - all are connected to a user account)
  42. Videos - link and intelligently embed videos like this