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!

Data Lakes for Smarter Associations

Open Source is Winning the Internet. Join us to be the BEST regardless of culture or country.

What is a “data lake”?

Data lake – it’s a big, partially structured and differently structured set of data from your association that you can use to answer interesting questions. Think of it like throwing everything in your pantry into one magical cauldron and it comes back with answers. Of course be careful what you ask, as SECURITY IS ALWAYS JOB 1! But it’s cool.

This is how AWS visualizes it:

Source: https://aws.amazon.com/big-data/datalakes-and-analytics/what-is-a-data-lake/

Having been personally involved in politics, analytics, electrical engineering, programming, robotics, public relations and media strategy not to mention the whole entrepreneurship thing, I must to start with a warning; do NOT go overboard.

Luckily Tendenci as your AMS makes this a whole lot easier with all of the ways to import and export data (or your whole database.) And pretty much every report has a structured export as well, from custom forms, donations, event registrations, memberships, you name it. You have FULL ACCESS to YOUR DATA in both flat files and in the actual database schema. For example:

I like this quote from wipro:

If the data in a lake is not well curated, then it may turn into a data swamp, flooding an organization with information.

https://www.wipro.com/en-US/analytics/five-best-practices-to-keep-your-data-lake-healthy/

You can see more screen shots of the built in reporting within Tendenci. Yet let’s be realistic, you are integrating data from many sources and a Data Lake including but not limited to your data on Tendenci might be just the thing. Contact us for more, because we LOVE DATA!

And we’ve got over 20+ years of experience to back it up.

Why not make 2020 the banner year to grow your membership and donations? Because that’s what we THRIVE ON! YOUR SUCCESS!

Security in the Tendenci SaaS Cloud at AWS

Kibana OSSEC Tendenci

Cyber Security is based on Prevention, Monitoring, and Incident Response

Associations are part of the fabric of society. We take it seriously. And we also understand there are no “perfect” or “completely secure” systems. Not even air-gapped.

To guard our SaaS AMS clients’s sites we use redundant systems. These include SSL encryption, application isolation, containers, layers of AWS (Amazon Web Services) VPC, Security Groups, ACLs, Route53 DNS, custom AMIs, virus scanners, malware scanners, pentesting, auditing and more. All of these activities generate redundant logs which need to be monitored. To do that we run what is called the “ELK Stack” or now the “Elastic Stack“.

Network Monitoring with OSSEC Logstash ElasticSearch and Kibana

Cyber Security starts with Project Management

A Cyber PM, upon initial completion, never ends. It requires constant vigilance. The process of Cyber Security can be further explained as:

  1. Architecture – Start with Security In Mind
  2. Passive Cyber Defense – Systems that are in place
  3. Active Cyber Defense
  4. Cyber Intelligence Gathering
  5. Response

** Note: There is a longer explanation on our site at https://www.tendenci.com/security/

There are many resources available for cyber security training. We encourage you to look them up and take an active role in keeping your web site, company, family and country secure from cyber attacks!

For the expanded full version of the basics of cyber security in the Tendenci SaaS cloud, view at https://www.tendenci.com/security