International Association of Business Communicators Selects Tendenci(R) Powered Website as the International Website of the Year

Mon Mar 4, 2013 8:26am EST

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HOUSTON, March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A website powered by Tendenci
), the open source content management system (CMS) for associations and nonprofit organizations
, has earned top honors from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). IABC
Houston's website,,
 was presented with a 2013 Award of Excellence as the International Website of the Year at IABC's
annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, AZ.

IABC Houston is the fourth largest IABC chapter in the U.S. and eighth largest in the world, with
membership of over 300 professional communicators. IABC Houston's website was selected by the
International committee from more than 100 IABC chapters in 80 countries around the world.

Tendenci makes it easy for IABC Houston to maintain its local flavor through the IABC Houston
calendar view, powered by Tendenci
's calendar event management package. It makes it possible for IABC Houston to quickly and easily
add events, set pricing, allow registration and take payment. Tendenci's digital media management
package helps IABC organize, collect and share videos, while the chapter uses Tendenci's online
job board tools and business directories to attract new members and generate revenue.

Originally developed by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company, Tendenci was released as an open
source CMS to give NPOs greater freedom and control over their online presence.

"Developing this website in partnership with Schipul - The Web Marketing Company has been a team
effort and we credit those past and present board members who worked so hard to make the website
what it is today," said IABC Houston President, Mary Hardin-Francis. "The IABC Houston Board of
Directors is thrilled to have received this award."

In addition to its association management capabilities, Tendenci helps IABC Houston and other NPOs
accommodate mobile users, with the ability to automatically recognize mobile and tablet users by
auto-resizing and formatting to the width and height of any device. It also features
out-of-the-box search engine optimization and Web analytics integration to help maximize and track
online visibility.

Tendenci CMS has over 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for associations
and nonprofit organizations around the world, including Metropolitan New York Library Council
), Houston Technology Center (
) and The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (

Follow Tendenci on Twitter: @tendenci

About IABC Houston

Established in 1946 as the Southwestern Association of Industrial Editors, IABC Houston is part of
a global network of 15,000 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries who are
committed to improving personal and professional growth as well as organizational effectiveness
through strategic communications. Houston area members include public relations and communication
professionals from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, communications agencies, nonprofit
organizations, government agencies, and freelance writers and consultants.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul - The Web Marketing Company develops and builds websites on the Open Source Tendenci CMS
) system for NPOs, a revenue generating online tool with over a half million people logging in
during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an
office in Silicon Valley, and provides web marketing services to an international client base that
encompasses a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets.
Schipul's clients include the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Housing Authority
of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's Creole Foods, among many others. Additional
information about Schipul is available at

The Schipul -- The Web Marketing Company logo is available at

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