ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS… TENDENCI’S GIFT TO YOU: Six Free Plugins Specifically for Associations!
One of the unique benefits Tendenci’s open source CMS gives Associations is the fact that the software was developed specifically to meet your association’s unique and complex requirements, without making your life harder. Our plugins are also designed with your needs in mind, not the corporate world’s requirements like most apps first to market are.
We’re incredibly excited to be able to announce new plugins coming in 2013 that will super-charge your Association’s website! And did we mention that they’ll be absolutely free?!
Here’s an Inside Sneak Peak at 6 New Plugins Coming to Tendenci Sites in 2013:
Need a way to start accepting donations on your website immediately, without the hassle of building custom forms? If so, you’ll love our Donations plugin! Our donations plugin automatically creates a donation form for your association and integrates the form with your website’s merchant account and invoice modules.
The donations settings are customizable and enable you to add the different programs and chapters at your Association, select what payment types you accept online, and set preset donation values – or leave the donation value blank and let Donors enter their own dollar amount.
The Staff Plugin offers your team a place to showcase their skills and introduce your website visitors to the people at your association who work tirelessly for your cause. Your staff can add their personal social media and blog profiles and share their work experience and skills. The Staff plugin puts Faces to your Association for new site visitors and shows who’s behind the work you’re doing.
Tendenci Committees are special User Groups you can create with this new plugin that helps you manage your Association’s different committees on your website. With the Committees plugin, you’ll be able to create committee groups on your website and easily populate the committee’s officer positions with your users’ information. Members of a committee can find contact information for other group members and share files and content through your Association’s website.
Study Groups are another type of specialized User Group that your website users can join or be assigned to. The Study Groups plugin is great for Associations who need an online place for sharing ideas, discussions, files, and lesson plans and managing your training and study groups through your website.
Tendenci’s Case Studies plugin gives you a pre-formatted content module to share your success stories and showcase the work your nonprofit association is doing in the community. There are 3 separate rich-text editor (WYSIWYG) boxes plus custom image fields to upload photos that communicate your story. Case Studies is designed to make it easier for you to quickly write new content on your website that will increase your fundraising efforts.
Here’s an Example of How to Use Case Studies for Your Association or NonProfit website:
* Overview: This field is where you’ll share a few sentences (or more if you’d like) about the specific campaign or fundraising project. You might want to include the goals that you were hoping to achieve, and any specific challenges you faced.
* Execution: Use the execution field to describe how your association solved your challenges, and achieved your goals. For example, if you’re showcasing a recent fundraising campaign for a new homeless shelter, talk about how you were able to raise the money successfully. This is a great place to thank your donors and perhaps include special mentions to any volunteers, staff, and corporate partners/sponsors who helped with your success.
* Results: Did you succeed at your goals stated in the Overview? If so – share! Use this field to say what happened, and using the example in the previous execution section – include stories of the homeless people who now have a shelter to stay at because this will communicate to new visitors what your mission is best and help drive new donors and memberships.
We originally developed the Speakers plugin for our 2011 user conference at SchipulCon and now we’re updating the module so you can showcase your big conference Speakers on your website!
Use the Speakers plugin to add multiple images and more details about your speakers such as their bio and links to their social media networks. Site visitors can quickly search the Speakers module to find out more information about your presenters plus the module makes it faster for you to promote the thought leaders that your events attracts!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TENDENCI!
We’re celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with daily previews of the all new Tendenci Features coming to your association website in 2013! Join us each day to “open new gifts” filled with feature updates for your website!
Visit our Twelve Days of Christmas Main Page to find new gifts for each day from now until January 5th!
We love to hear your questions and comments about Tendenci, the open source CMS for Association’s – leave a reply below in our comments section or send us your thoughts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.