[Global_chapter_committee] Fwd: [OWASP-chapters] OWASP Chapter Supporter Model

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Fri Jul 29 20:38:53 EDT 2011


> Where is the working googledoc of the next rev., of the chapter leader handbook that is in flux?
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ofer Maor <ofer.maor at owasp.org>
> Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM
> Subject: [OWASP-chapters] OWASP Chapter Supporter Model
> To: owasp-chapters at lists.owasp.org
> Cc: dan.cornell at owasp.org, helen.gao at owasp.org,
> michael.coates at owasp.org, Gandhi_AryavalliSrirangaNarasimha at mcafee.com
> 
> 
> Dear Chapter Leaders,
> 
> 
> 
> Introduction
> 
> Over the past few months, the Global Membership Committee has
> established a new type of OWASP Membership, designed to cater for the
> needs of Chapters, called “Chapter Supporter”.
> 
> 
> 
> The idea behind this is to allow Chapters to bring local support for
> local events, while offering support levels which can fit smaller
> organizations, such as local service providers, consulting firms, etc.
> These type of organizations may feel a 5000$ Global Supporter expense
> is too high and possibly irrelevant for a localized organization. It
> can also fit local branches of global supporters which want stronger
> presence in local chapter events.
> 
> 
> 
> The Chapter Supporter allows you to raise smaller amounts of money (up
> to 2000$), for local events and expenses. The management of the
> billing and funds is still done via OWASP, making it very easy to use
> and drive.
> 
> 
> 
> What is Chapter Supporter
> 
> A Chapter Supporter is an organization that wishes to donate up to
> 2000$  per year to support the local chapter activities. The supporter
> benefits from having their logo on the Chapter’s website, as well as a
> single supporting member vote. Most importantly, the supporter may
> gain additional benefits relevant to the activities of the chapter (as
> long as they are in line with OWASP policies).
> 
> 
> 
> As a thumb rule, The GMC suggests 500$ as Silver supporter, 1000$ as
> Gold and 2000$ as Platinum. In order for this model to fit the local
> chapters, however, it is up to the Chapter Leader to define the
> different tiers and their cost (though, minimum amount should not be
> lower than 250$).
> 
> 
> 
> Please note that if you establish this model with your Chapter, if a
> Global Supporter chooses to allocate their 40% to your local Chapter –
> this is considered to be their Chapter Support as well. Note also that
> Global Supporters may choose to split their 40% between two to four
> separate chapters.
> 
> 
> 
> How Does it Work?
> 
> Very easily. Once you identified relevant prospects, the easiest way
> for them to pay is through the web site with a credit card. You can
> find all relevant information in the Membership page – just hit the
> “Donate” button and follow the process.
> 
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership
> 
> 
> 
> For organizations that are unable to work with credit card, you will
> need to contact Kate/Alison to organize a wire transfer. In any case
> you should not, under any circumstances, take cash directly from
> organizations.
> 
> 
> 
> Once payment is done – You will see the funds added to your chapter’s
> budget in the Donation Scoreboard page
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Donation_Scoreboard
> 
> Do note that a small part of the Support will go to the OWASP
> Foundation to support the management of this model.
> 
> 
> 
> IMPORTANT - It is YOUR responsibility as a chapter leader to provide
> your supporters with their benefits.
> 
> 
> 
> Case Study: OWASP Israel 2011
> 
> We have started running this model in OWASP Israel over the last 3
> months. The main benefit we are providing is sponsorship of our annual
> conference (or rather “OWASP Day”). The OWASP Israel annual conference
> is a one-day two-track conference with over 200 attendees (free
> admittance). This event is the main cost of OWASP Israel, and the main
> drive for sponsorship. What we offer our sponsors is to have their
> logo on all conference publications and get a stand (“booth” style) in
> the conference foyer which is where all breaks take place.
> 
> 
> 
> Using this incentive, over the last two months, we raised 12 sponsors
> (and still waiting on a few more confirmations). Most are paid
> sponsorships (500$/Silver, 1000$/Gold), while some offer
> cash-equivalents (for instance, our academic sponsor is providing the
> venue, another sponsor will do all the badges, a third sponsor will
> take care of publicity, etc.).
> 
> 
> 
> It is important to note that we maintain a very strict policy of
> separating content selection from sponsorship. We make it very clear
> to any sponsor that talks are selected only via the CFP process, and
> sponsoring the event will not grant any privileges.
> 
> 
> 
> You can take a look at
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Israel_2011 to see the list of
> sponsors.
> 
> 
> 
> Diving a bit into the sponsors, you can see some recognizable names,
> while others are not familiar. Four of the sponsors (hopefully a fifth
> will confirm in the next few days) are local consulting firms. They
> have no interest in becoming anything more than that, and this model
> has helped substantially. Another three, are global organizations with
> a strong presence in Israel. To these organizations we were able to
> present the model, and get them to allocate half of their Local
> Chapter allocation (i.e. 20% of their Global Support fee) to the
> chapter. The rest are global companies (some who are already OWASP
> supporters and others who are not) which have local activities and
> their regional sales/marketing saw the benefit in this sponsorship.
> 
> 
> 
> Summary
> 
> The new Chapter Supporter model was designed by the Global Membership
> Committee to facilitate you, Chapter Leaders, with a new (and well
> formed) way to raise more funds for your local activities. Keep in
> mind this is more of a framework then it is a concise model. You are
> free to change and adapt this model to fit your needs.
> 
> 
> 
> If any of you have any questions, feel free to contact Kate, myself or
> any other GMC member.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Ofer Maor
> 
> CTO
> 
> Seeker
> 
> 
> 
> www.seekersec.com
> 
> 
> 
> Global Membership Committee, OWASP
> 
> Chairman, OWASP Israel
> 
> 
> 
> Office: +972 (9) 9565840
> 
> LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ofermaor
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> 
> --
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> Christian Heinrich
> 
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