Tendenci Celebrates 22 Years of Community

Ed Schipul and his daughter. Photo taken in 1997, where it all began.

A Message from the Founder and CEO Ed Schipul 

Dear Tendenci Community,

This week marks the 22nd year that we have been in business. It seems like both a very short, and very long, time to walk this path.

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.

Sincerely,

Ed Schipul

Founder and CEO

Keeping It Real | Event in Singapore

Authenticity & Connecting with People

Organized by Nüwa at https://www.nuwa.sg Speaker: Elaine Friedlander – Founder of Nüwa , and Co-founder of Nüwa Jobs,

“Change is constant! The world around us, the climate, our technology, the careers and jobs open to us are changing rapidly and will continue to do so in the coming decades. 

In our lives the roles that we take on at different stages will change, we learn new skills, acquire new experiences, but ‘who we are’ is consistent.

If you ask people what are they good at, what do they enjoy doing? Most can answer and it probably won’t change from their 20s, to their 40s to their 60s.

If we can take note of who we are; what it is that we are good at, and what we love to do, navigating change, finding a role that we can excel in, and building a network around us becomes second nature.”

Our mission is to Connect and Organize the World’s People. Do Good.

InVision Offshore Uses Real-Time Intelligence Gathering to Improve Offshore Operations

InVision Offshore worked with the Tendenci team’s branding expertise to deliver a clean, professional website that displays a contemporary and mobile-responsive design to complement the release of their new and revolutionary technology.  

Click here to read more about how InVision Offshore is using real-time intelligence to improve offshore operations.

InVision Offshore, Inc. (“IO”) is a Houston-based joint venture between Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. and Intelligent Wellhead Systems, Inc. that introduces new technology and services aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of offshore drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment operations. 

Our mission is to Connect and Organize the World’s People. Do Good.

The NYSSPE Westchester / Putnam Chapter Unveils Brand New Tendenci Site to Connect Local Engineering Community

Houston, TX — 

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Inc. Westchester/Putnam Chapter supports their State (NYSSPE) and National (NSPE) Associations in protecting and promoting professional engineers in all disciplines and areas of practice, with a focus on the local needs of Westchester and Putnam County Professional Engineers.

The Westchester / Putnam Chapter chose Tendenci – The Open Source AMS to help connect local engineers through their events, as well as to provide current and prospective engineers with a wealth of knowledge and resources needed to further their training and education. The engineering association’s new Tendenci website was updated with a fresh contemporary layout to complement their messaging and to provide an engaging mobile-responsive interface to their users in the local engineering community.

NYSSPE-WPC’s new website utilizes many of Tendenci’s CMS features, including an array of Event Types from networking to professional development, to reach their constituents. Their new Customized Forms allow members to apply for sponsorship opportunitiesnominate exemplary engineers for awards, and even apply for scholarships!

In addition, the chapter is able to showcase their corporate sponsors in the Directories Module, as well as incorporating them into the homepage layout, as a way to give thanks for supporting the engineering community.

Tendenci – The Open Source AMS is proud to partner with NYSSPE-WPC on their mission to promote and defend the lawful and ethical practice of engineering, enhance the professional development of local engineers and future engineers, and to preserve and sustain the future of local engineering practices.

We look forward to seeing their positive effects on the local Westchester Putnam County engineering community!

Visit the Westchester Putnam Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers’ Site 

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

Let’s remember Richard Stallman’s wise words

Why? Because Tendenci – The Open Source Association Management Software is open source and available to the world.

Richard Stallman asked himself a simple question. What does society need?

“What does society need? It needs information that is truly available to its citizens — for example, programs that people can read, fix, adapt, and improve, not just operate. But what software owners typically deliver is a black box that we can’t study or change. 

Society  also needs freedom. When a program has an owner, the users lose freedom to control part of their own lives.

And, above all, society needs to encourage the spirit of voluntary cooperation in its citizens. When software owners tell us that helping our neighbors in a natural way is “piracy”, they pollute our society’s civic spirit.

This is why we say that free software is a matter of freedom, not price.”

— Richard StallmanWhy Software Should Not Have Owners

Serious question: What differentiates Tendenci from all other AMS?

  1. Well, what other MAJOR AMS can you self deploy on the servers of your choice? In the data center of your choice? In the country of your choice? With the encryption and firewall restrictions of YOUR CHOICE. That’s just the beauty of open source.
  2. The price starts at zero. It. Is. Fully. Open Source. Here is a list of alternatives to Tendenci AMS (hint: almost all aren’t open). 
  3. We take security very serious. Tendenci is the strongest and most secure web-based software platform for NPO’s globally. We also understand there are no “perfect” or “completely secure” systems. But we do more than just try. Transparency is the key to Open Source AMS – no in-betweens. So there’s that. 
  4. Languages? Ok! You can translate your AMS into the language of your choice. Although, you might find someone has already done this for you – 70+ languages of them.   

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:

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 ManagementTOPS Professionalin1touchRakletBook-It Membership SoftwareTendenciPersonify360AptifyDashboard & MASS”, 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.

Nüwa’s New Design Affirms Core Goals to Connect and Inspire!

When Nüwa launched two years ago, it had the central mission to connect, support and inspire artists in south east Asia. This art-centric membership hub for creative minds has focused its efforts on providing a platform for artist to promote their work and share their talents

Nüwa believes the arts can change how people feel, think and act for better, and what greater way than to join the open source at Tendenci! We support the people, we support the arts. 

Find out more about Nüwa here.

PRSA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Awards!

The Public Relations Society of America – PRSA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Awards recognize the San Francisco Bay Area’s best public relations programs and the brightest professionals who bring them to life. The inaugural program is open to public relations and communications professionals from agencies, in-house teams, and nonprofits from across the Bay Area.

Exemplary work will be celebrated at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. See events details here.

PRSA Chapter Awards Image.
More event details will be published to the PRSA-SF website, social media channels and newsletter. – PRSA

Help name the awards program!

PRSA needs your help! Vote for your favorite awards name here  and watch it unveiled at the ceremony on 10/29

Tendenci – The Open Source AMS isproud to partner with PRSA.