Social Media and Online Community Event Planning Checklist

When event organizers plan fundraising events, they meticulously plan out details regarding location, accommodations, logistics, and fundraising goals, but it's also important to formulate a strategic plan for connecting with your online community.

This past Saturday, I gave a talk at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN ...

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The Power of Technology and The Millennial Generation

14NTC LogoMillennials are important!

They're a technology-rich, internet-laden demographic that has untapped potential, if you can figure out how to engage them.

Join Tendenci's Becky Leven, a proud Millennial, as she discusses The Power of Technology and The Millennial Generation, a 14NTC panel today at 3:30 EST/2:30 CST.


The panel features ...

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Our Thoughts and Prayers are with SXSW Today

Nothing can make sense of the tragedy that happened last night in downtown Austin during SXSW.

All of the facts aren't known yet, but we do know that innocent lives were lost and many more were injured in the accident.

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their ...

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Open Source = Unemployed, & This ROCKS! - A 2014 SXSW Interactive Talk

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Join Sarah Worthy, Director of Product and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at AuthorizedCV, a health IT startup in Houston, and Ed Schipul, CEO of Tendenci for their 2014 SXSW Interactive workshop: Open Source = Unemployed, & This ROCKS!

Worthy and Schipul will give their predictions about the effects of open source software/hardware on the ...

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4 Tendenci Clients Nominated for AMA Marketer of the Year Award

Every year, the American Marketing Association (AMA) gives out the coveted Marketer of the Year Award to companies in 26 different categories. Ranging from the Performing Arts or Healthcare to Restaurants or Sports.

This year, YMCA Houston took home the overall AMA Houston Marketer of the Year Award for 2013.

A total of four Tendenci ...

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Harness the Power of PR Writing for Your Nonprofit

Last week, PRSA Houston led a workshop: "Write the Right Way: A PR Writing Workshop" and we brought back a few takeaways on how to harness PR writing for your nonprofit.

The workshop was hosted by the Holocaust Museum Houston and featured Julie Fix, An Instructional Assistant Professor at the University of Houston and Ted ...

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Houston Writeathon Talk From the February Netsquared Houston Meetup

Every month at The Stag's Head Pub, nonprofit innovators, startup entrepreneurs, civil servants and social influencers meet to talk shop. The February NetSquared Houston meetup was visited by Greg J Micek, Founder of the Young Inventors Association of America and Jeff Reichman, the Principal at January Advisors.

 NetSquared Houston February Meetup Attendees

This month ...

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Turning a Blind Eye to Good Usability: a 2014 SXSW Interactive Talk

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Every year at SXSW, thousands gather for the music, film and interactive portions of the annual conference in Austin, TX. This year, Tendenci is speaking at Interactive.

Ed Schipul, CEO of Tendenci - The Open Source CMS for Nonprofits joins forces with Rachel Magario, a blind motivational speaker and the Assistive Technology Specialist at ...

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Translating Data: Making Sense of the Patterns

If you lived through the 70s and the 90s,  you know that trends are cyclical.

How many times have we seen bell bottoms and big sunglasses make a come back?


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Of course this isn’t limited to fashion. A detailed look into your Google Analytics charts will reveal that your organization has cycles, predicable ones ...

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4 Crowdfunding Tips For Your Nonprofit or Association

You are a nonprofit or association with a great cause and a world of potential audiences out that that could get involved in forwarding your mission. So, what if I were to tell you there is a way to accomplish the following actions, that you probably aren't taking advantage of: 1) Engaging new audiences ...

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