Tendenci

Who Uses Tendenci?

Associations, NPOs, NGOs, and large organizations (including companies) looking for an Open Source solution to manage very large web sites. We serve large associations and NGOs globally.

What Is Tendenci?

Tendenci is The Open Source AMS (Association Management Software). An open community-based solution for non-profits, associations and NGOs globally. A mature AMS that Includes membership management, event registration, fundraising, and more. Built by listening to you since 2001, it is extensive and guided by the needs of hundreds of hosted and thousands of independent, multilingual open source installs globally. For visionary leaders who understand serving responsibly demands the open future.

Tendenci Details

Tendenci

http://www.tendenci.com

Founded 1997

Tendenci Software - Tendenci Global Market Top 5 global AMS. Tendenci is the most secure web-based software platform for NPOs globally.
Tendenci Software - Reporting - are built to provide insight about the users, content, and activities happening on your site. Reporting includes solid accounting and financial management.
Tendenci Software - Easy Page Editing with WYSIWYG editor. SEO is also baked into the code, meta description, add categories is inherited based on content but also editable. You may also look at prior versions of the page and more.
Tendenci Software - Tendenci AMS software includes a complete digital asset management package to organize, collect, and share photos, videos, and documents on your Tendenci site! You can now LIVE Stream with AWS solutions.
Tendenci Software - Events Management Software helps you organize, promote, and register your events with ease!
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Tendenci Software - Reporting - are built to provide insight about the users, content, and activities happening on your site. Reporting includes solid accounting and financial management. - thumbnail
Tendenci Software - Easy Page Editing with WYSIWYG editor. SEO is also baked into the code, meta description, add categories is inherited based on content but also editable. You may also look at prior versions of the page and more. - thumbnail
Tendenci Software - Tendenci AMS software includes a complete digital asset management package to organize, collect, and share photos, videos, and documents on your Tendenci site! You can now LIVE Stream with AWS solutions. - thumbnail
Tendenci Software - Events Management Software helps you organize, promote, and register your events with ease! - thumbnail

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Tendenci deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base Software
  • Phone Support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Chromebook (Desktop)

Training Software

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Tendenci Features

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Chapter Management
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Election Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Templates
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Financial Management Software
  • Fundraising Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Jobs Board
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communities
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management Software
  • Newsletter Management
  • Personalization Software
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Templates
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Sharing Software
  • Invoice Management
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Member Types
  • Membership Renewals
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Event Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Grant Management Software
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Volunteer Management Software
  • Website Integration

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Tendenci Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.4
Customer Service Software 4.5
Features 4.8
Value for Money 4.9

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John S.
Owner
Printing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021-06-09

"Top of the line AMS"

Comments: I've been a Tendenci user for nearly 15 years. Highly recommend.

Pros: I looked at several other similar products. Nothing compared to the features, functionality, ease of use, and customer support.

Cons: I can't think of anything I like least. This is filling the 40 character minimum

Vendor Response

by Tendenci on 2021-06-14

John Sturtevant,

Thank You so much for your support, we truly appreciate you! We love that Tendenci is the great software solution for your business. This is the result of listening to You - the community of non-profits and associations.

Best Wishes,
Team Tendenci & Schipul Team

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021-06-09
Jonti B.
President
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2017-04-19

"More features and security than most enterprise software"

Comments: My experience with Tendenci is that they are very security focused first as a company and as a software product. Being an open-source, community driven software, my clients are concerned with their presence on the web and protection of their resources. Being part of an open source community aligns with their values. Freedom is good. But they also trust in the history and focus of a community dedicated to a strong product. We host with Tendenci for security and features. Like other open source solutions, we like knowing that we CAN host ourselves if that is a better option. Our clients haven't needed to fork the software for their own use, because the features are there. Tendenci has greater functionality and newer technology that the competition. Many enterprise level solutions aren't available with the same bundled (it's in there) functionality. We too often see clients get beat up with maintenance of installing additional modules, features and making sure they are secure with proprietary software. WIth Tendenci, our client websites needs are met and safe. Disclosure: years ago I worked at Tendenci. I still recommend it to my clients if it is the right fit for their goals and we use it to power our own website.

Pros: The rich set of features and modules built into the software. From calendars, to galleries all the way to News publishing and newsletters. It helps build an organization right out of the box.

Cons: It could use a few more integrations with other software, but we have overcome some of that with IFTT technology.

Vendor Response

by Tendenci on 2017-07-31

Thank you Jonti for continuing to be a part of the Tendenci community. We look forward to many more years of shared client successes with your firm!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2017-04-19
Mariana L.
Business owner
Events Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021-06-08

"Tried it and stayed"

Comments: Tendenci helped me improve my business. Whenever I encounter a difficulty, the Tendenci team responded promptly and effectively.

Pros: This software was offered to me as a trial 10+ years ago.
The Tendenci team helped me with every step of the creation of a beautiful website for my business, including the technical aspects and esthetic design.
Having a professional but cool website where my customers can send event inquires, sign in for the events and pay online in the same platform has made my daily operation much simpler.

Cons: It took me some time to to used to the mobil website. At the beginning I struggled to upload videos, however the Tendency team promptly instructed me. I am perfectly satisfied with this product

Vendor Response

by Tendenci on 2021-06-14

Mariana,

We love what you do and love everything about Avant Garden of Houston. Thank you for the mutual support. As always, we are here to serve you and we look forward to your awesome events!

Warm Regards,
Team Tendenci & Schipul Team.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021-06-08
Matthew S.
Systems & Operations Analyst
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
  • Customer Support Software
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2014-12-04

"Don't use Tendenci"

Comments: We have been Tendenci customers for several years. The platform was always a struggle to use and customize, but in recent months, they have really reached a new low in terms of the service we're getting. Some time ago, Tendenci promised our nonprofit direct access to their database for third-party login validation for a portal we set up for our constituents. Then one day, without warning, our login integration stops working. It takes over a week to get any kind of explanation -- then they tell us they switched hosting providers. They tell us we can't access the database directly anymore, but if we set up a SQL Server database on our own, they can send nightly updates to our own hosted server. So we say "fine", and they send us the data, but the problem is, they don't set up scheduling correctly and our data never gets updated after that. We find this out not from them, but from users of our third-party application who can't log in weeks after resetting their passwords. Lots of back and forth ensues. We're passed around from one person to the next. Nobody at Tendenci can seem to figure out how to correctly set up nightly updates from one MSSQL Server database to another -- even the Director of Technology. They give us one excuse after another. When they can't make it work, they blame it on the permissions we provided them to our server, even though we demonstrate to them time and again that their permissions are sufficient. Months later -- even after contacting [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], Tendenci's CEO -- the issue remains unresolved. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], for his part, seems to think that if he just sends us his professional bio and talks about some things he spent too much money on recently, we'll have sympathy for his poor beleaguered company and will tolerate these continuing issues. Now, to top it off, our website is completely offline for the fourth straight day, as the result of a Cyber Monday attack that is now well into Cyber Thursday. Tendenci proved unable to prevent this, but what's 1000x worse is that they're apparently 100% incapable of resolving it. This has been a huge embarrassment to our entire organization. Any nonprofit should have serious reservations about using Tendenci's services.

Vendor Response

by Tendenci on 2017-07-27

Matthew - We've spoken in the past, and as the leader of the Tendenci community, ultimately the responsibility falls on me. I accept that.

Yet hopefully you saw the disclosure by the former Director of the FBI which just came out 3 years later!

https://www.eschipul.com/2017/06/the-fbi-confirms-ngos-and-associations-are-targets-of-russian-hackers/

Yes, I should have shut down our Windows version entirely before then given we switched to Linux in 2009. But who knew there were undisclosed exploits in Windows Servers being used by two of the world's super powers and not disclosed to Microsoft!?

On a personal level, I know you took the heat internally as an IT analyst during the six day outage back in 2014. I acknowledge and regret it happened. Yet I do not, as hard as this is to say, I do not regret taking any site offline if I am not 100% sure it is secure.

Working in SF and loving California, I appreciate the work that Build It Green does. I wish you the best.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2014-12-04
Melinda M.
Communication Manager
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2017-04-30

"Worked with them to design and build new site and used it daily. Fantastic customer support!"

Pros: Functionality ... can do most anything our business needed for less money than similar competitors out there. And the customer support is second to none.

Cons: The software is not intuitive. It isn't always easy to fix issues myself and I often have to email the team. Luckily, the team is incredibly responsive. I started the job with no knowledge of any kind of software and now have a pretty good understanding of formatting etc.

Vendor Response

by Tendenci on 2017-08-15

Thank you Melinda! It has been rewarding to work with you and your team over the years. AA Singapore is definitely a 'heavy-hitter' when it comes to product utilization. Happy to know we are able to meet the needs of your organization. Thanks for being part of the global Tendenci community!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2017-04-30