[Owasp-board] 2011 budget and Summit org plan

Kate Hartmann kate.hartmann at owasp.org
Sat Jan 29 23:46:25 UTC 2011


Ok.  We can post monthly.

dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

>This is good.
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>There is no harm is publishing this info. If people want to see it , that
>info should be available
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>Dinis Cruz
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>On 28 Jan 2011, at 20:32, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:
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>This is what the “dump” of the P&L detail would look like.  It’s ugly.
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>Kate Hartmann
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>Operations Director
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>301-275-9403
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>www.owasp.org
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>Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
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>*From:* Jeff Williams [mailto:jeff.williams at owasp.org]
>*Sent:* Tuesday, January 25, 2011 9:05 PM
>*To:* Kate Hartmann; 'OWASP Foundation Board List'
>*Subject:* RE: [Owasp-board] 2011 budget and Summit org plan
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>Two other related items which Kate and I discussed today.
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>1)      I think we should generate a dump of actual expenses from QuickBooks
>and have it available for the Board call each month.  This would enhance
>‘radical transparency’ and minimize the need for maintaining a wiki page
>with all these entries.
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>2)      Kate and Alison have informed me that with the recent funding
>approvals we are basically OUT of money.  We are already dipping into the
>“reserve” that we established.  So let’s be careful with the Summit – we
>can’t go back to the well because it’s out of water.
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>--Jeff
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>*From:* owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:
>owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] *On Behalf Of *Kate Hartmann
>*Sent:* Tuesday, January 25, 2011 2:47 PM
>*To:* OWASP Foundation Board List
>*Subject:* [Owasp-board] 2011 budget and Summit org plan
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>Group, I’ve been fielding quite a few questions from folks asking my opinion
>on the current status and relationship of committees and the board.  I know
>that the Summit will have some rather lively discussions, many of which will
>resolve around money:  where is it, where does it come from, where is it
>going, who is spending it, etc…
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>So, I would like to work on a solution before we get there J  You guys have
>probably already bounced this around, but I just want to add to whatever
>discussions are circulating.
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>I have attached a very superficial budget for 2011.  Essentially what we
>(Alison and I) have done is combine all of the “set” operational costs like
>payroll, phones, bank fees, etc.  This is our “operating budget” and this
>number can easily be expanded to whatever level of detail is necessary.
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>What this leaves is a “committee budget” (same across the 7 committees), a
>“reserve” or rainy day fund, and a net profit of about zero.  In this model,
>the committee chairs would be accountable for their committee budgets.
>Dinis had mentioned setting up a wiki page for the budgets so that at any
>given point, anyone knows who spent what.  In my opinion, this would allow
>the committees to have the autonomy they are demanding yet maintain
>accountability.  This would also underscore our “radical openness” as
>indicated in our core values.  It also removes the entity referred to as,
>“THE BOARD” from budgetary matters thus eliminating any potential conflict
>of interest real or imagined.
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>I understand that some guidelines need to wrap around this structure as a
>check and balance. I presume that the “how to do it” can be sorted out at
>the Summit so that it will indeed be a community driven proposal.
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>I’m looking forward to the feedback.
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>Kate Hartmann
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>Operations Director
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>301-275-9403
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>www.owasp.org
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>Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
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><P&L Detail.xlsx>
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