[Global_conference_committee] Conference/Chapter Revenue Splitting
dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Mon Dec 13 08:48:53 EST 2010
I agree with Tin that there shouldn't be a cap on the split to the chapter.
Also, with the Summit, we are going to (hopefully) start the tradition that
the local funds should also be used for such events/activities (which is
where OWASP central would use that money).
And after all, its all OWASP money, the only difference is 'who feels
empowered to spend it'
On the topic of spending, in the future it might be a good idea to put an
expiry date on those funds so that the Chapters/Projects don't just sit on
On 13 December 2010 07:34, Tin Zaw <tin.zaw at owasp.org> wrote:
> I don't think the cap is a good idea. If the conference generates more than
> $10k in profit (like AppSec USA did), why not let the local chapter(s) get
> more share. It's a win-win for both local chapter(s) and HQ -- more
> incentive to make it more profitable. The cap could also mean more incentive
> for local chapters to cap conference profits at $10k by spending conference
> on extravagant stuff like gifts, parties, etc.
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>wrote:
>> Ooh, important oversite, sorry just not thinking.
>> Membership revenue will count to the conference overall budget (at the
>> normal rate). This way, it indirectly still helps the chapter (by
>> increasing profitability) and is infinitely easier for Kate and Alison to
>> reconcile the ledger.
>> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org
>> > wrote:
>>> How do you plan to handle Membership signups under this new policy (i.e
>>> bullet #2 below)?
>>> Michael Coates
>>> On Dec 12, 2010, at 5:07 PM, Mark Bristow wrote:
>>> The current policy on how conference profit splitting is done is unclear
>>> and has been unevenly applied. This issue has come up recently and I can't
>>> seem to find a final policy decision on it, so here we go. We should get
>>> this squared away with a vote after some debate. Things that people thought
>>> it were are:
>>> - None
>>> - Chapter gets the normal split of any Membership signups/renewals
>>> done with Con registration & at the conference
>>> - Chapters get 30% of Conference Profits (note, profits not revenue),
>>> Conference keeps membership income
>>> I propose a new policy:
>>> A conference host chapter shall receive 30% of conference profits, up to
>>> a cap of $3,000 into their chapter expense account. In cases where there
>>> are multiple host chapters, 30% of conference profits, up to a cap of $4,000
>>> shall be split evenly among the host chapters, or via
>>> any distribution agreed upon by the host chapters. This applies to Global
>>> AppSec and Regional Conferences. Profits from local events will be split
>>> 50/50 with the foundation.
>>> Now, before we get into "why do chapters need to get a split at all", a
>>> camp I used to be a member of, hosting an AppSec conference or regional
>>> conference is a HUGE undertaking, as we all know. I think this is a fair
>>> policy in compensating the local chapter who volunteers much of their time
>>> to put on a conference. While the amounts are capped I think it's a
>>> reasonable cap as chapters don't generally have large expenses.
>>> Any thoughts, comments on this?
>>> Mark Bristow
>>> (703) 596-5175
>>> mark.bristow at owasp.org
>>> OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
>>> OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
>>> AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
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>> Mark Bristow
>> (703) 596-5175
>> mark.bristow at owasp.org
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>> OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
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