Tendenci AMS is an easy to use platform with more features than competitors and for less money!

Tendenci AMI AWS Marketplace

It’s not us, it’s what our customers are saying.

Tendenci AMS platform is not just for hosting, it’s an investment to our clients, “with more features than our competitors and for less money!”

Our Events Management has great functionality and integration.

“Tendenci is an easy to use platform with more features than competitors… and for less money! You can’t beat that. Tendenci not only helps with data management and communication between clients and donors, but it also makes event management a breeze. Their events module handles anything from ticketing/pricing to automatically adding events to our company’s calender and allowing our clients to register and pay right away.”

You can read more about our product review in our official Tendenci AMI image listing.

Online Marketplace for Association Websites with One Click Deployment of a Site for Your Nonprofit

The increase in SaaS marketplaces through international cloud hosting providers makes it much easier to deploy Tendenci as well as many other open source solutions.

Tendenci association management software maintains an official Amazon AMI server image in the AWS Marketplace at: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B087XX3NLS

We are committed to making Tendenci AMS available globally through many different marketplaces. Contact us on GitHub via issues to help us prioritize which official marketplace images should be added next. 

Consider these options whether you decide to host with us or self host:

  1. Customizable? Check!
  2. All In-One Solution? Check!
  3. Cloud Based? Check!
  4. Top 5 global AMS? Check!
  5. Languages? Check!
  6. Multiple currencies? Check!
  7. Security? Check!
  8. Scalable? Check!
  9. Multi-device and mobile responsive? Check!
  10. Affordable compared to other AMS? Check!
  11. No monthly contracts? Check!
  12. Open Source? Check!
  13. Freemium options? Check!
    Any questions? Call Us!

12.5.4 Software Updates – June 22, 2021

Tendenci Community,

Tendenci is constantly improving the software with better UX/UI in mind. This week we had a hard focus on Invoicing Reports in 12.5.4 version bump. As you know, Tendenci understands and fully supports the complexity of associations and the public fiduciary responsibilities it has to their members.

In the admin menu under Reports, you can now find your Revenue & Key Metrics by Tendenci. Your invoice reports overview now has even more beautiful comprehensive pie graphs. This new software update 12.5.4, includes the option to use entities for donation allocation and precise reporting and an easy access to export invoices.

Tendenci Invoice Reports Overview
Tendenci Invoice Reports Module

Check out more of Tendenci 12.5.4 software update and stay updated with every version bump in Tendenci’s GitHub CHANGELOG.

Cheers!

A cyber hug to all the Father’s

Happy Father’s Day! And a big cyber hug to all the father’s struggling one way or another. Blessings.

TRINITY, "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" Photograph by Ed Schipul
Photo by Ed Schipul

If you are in the Houston area and is looking for a nice place to take your Father out for lunch or dinner, go to Brennan’s of Houston today, no reservations required. Their food and service is exquisite! They have a special Starter, Entree & Dessert menu today.

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Brennan’s of Houston Father’s Day Special

The Jain International Trade Organization – JITO USA Chapter Joins the Global Tendenci AMS Community

JITO Organization – USA Chapter continues to expand in the United States with the support of Tendenci – Open Source AMS software. JITO USA has recently launched a website for its U.S. members to join chapters in San Francisco and New York, as well as units – in the works to become chapters – in Chicago and Los Angeles.

There truly is no limit for JITO USA with Tendenci’s scalable entity-pointer system, which increases efficiency and productivity of their chapter leadership teams by allowing all chapters to operate under the same umbrella!

JITO USA Responsive showcase on four iPhones by Tendenci

The Jain International Trade Organization – USA Chapter continues to pave the way and lead industries for its members’ continued success.

Click to read more about JITO USA with Tendenci software!

A year ago today | Global Pandemic

Used medical face mask during coronavirus pandemic

A year ago today, the COVID-19 Global Pandemic was declared. It felt like we were living in a movie, right? At times, it still feels like it. No one expected this deep economical shock, the innumerable deaths and the continuous griefs to hit us this hard. Yet, uniting and working together has been the only way to crush the uncertainties of covid-19. Each one of us at Tendenci, have been working hard in restoring the confidence of nonprofits and associations around the world, especially in our nation. Being open source is the advantage we proudly hold.

We appreciate and support the community of NPOs and associations who continue to push everyday. Keep your head up!  We are also thankful to our President Joe Biden for lifting optimism in our American hearts and positive developments regarding America’s battle with COVID

For preparedness support read Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Guide for Your Association with Your AMS

Love, Peace & Grooviness

Team Tendenci

Happy International Women’s Day 2021 from Team Tendenci

Women's March 'Hear Our Voice'

Tendenci AMS, a mostly women-led power team, joins the #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge pose, in love and support to all women leaders, to show our commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world!

Happy International Women’s Day

“All the many brands of suppression – racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, classism – are historical; they have not been always with us. It was not ever thus. And it’s not going to be this way, come the revolution.” –Clara Setkin, Founder of International Women’s Day

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On behalf of our CEO Ed Schipul and Team Tendenci – Feliz Día Internacional de la Mujer. Juntas lograremos un futuro igualitario.

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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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Love Open Source Software with Tendenci AMS
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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 githubdocumentation 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 

Much open love always,

Team Tendenci
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Tendenci Software Update Version 12.4.1 & 12.4.2

Wondering What Version of Tendenci Do You Have? No worries if hosting with us. All Tendenci sites were updated to the latest version yesterday to 12.4.1 and today too to 12.4.2.

Updates include things like: Updated django to 2.2.18Tendenci is built on the Django framework. As such, Tendenci support mirrors that of the DjangoProject lifecycle.

Check out Tendenci Changelog – a chronological list of user-facing changes made to the Tendenci platform. 

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Did you know your iPhone is tracking you without your consent?

Thanks to the Austrian activist Max Schrems, earlier this week we found out from Business Insider that Apple illegally tracks iPhone users to target them with ads, EU privacy activism group claims in lawsuit. Please read article for full story.

From the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/11/16/apple-iphone-tracking-heres-how-to-turn-it-off/?sh=ce7d1c33398a

“A useful guide on how to use Apple’s new privacy features in iOS 14. Within that, I included some steps detailing how you can prevent advertisers from tracking you ahead of the planned opt-in feature—which will hopefully become available in an updated version of iOS 14 in 2021.

So for now, in your Settings, go to Privacy > Tracking. Here you can turn off the ability to allow apps to request to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies.”

In Tendenci there is are no back doors or default accounts. NOT NOW OR EVER. Tendenci takes security and privacy very seriously. You have all of the tools you need to remain GDPR compliant with Tendenci’s open source software. It is entirely your responsibility to use the software responsibly. For example all web sites use cookies. And data does not delete itself. If you haven’t already, please read about GDPR at Tendenci as we share the same values. Privacy is important and it matters.

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