[Owasp-board] Discussion - Strategic Goals for 2013

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Apr 25 11:15:37 UTC 2013


> Draft a letter from the board asking to consider sponsoring OWASP and the
> reasons why?

AWESOME idea Eoin.

> Call in our contacts and see if we can talk to the right person?

This should be easy for us....

> In general get behind Kelly, develop a list of potential leads and hit them
> all at the same time.

Love it. I'm stoked you want to help here. I think it would make a huge difference.

Aloha,
Jim



> 
> 
> On 25 April 2013 11:55, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
>> This seems like a good list. I'm especially fond of the contributor
>> recognition program. There must be a professional way we can recognize
>> those who drive the heart of OWASP, which in my mind are those who
>> contribute in a selfless, vendor neutral, open way.
>>
>> Traditionally, 501c3 boards have a big duty around fundraising and
>> financial stability. In some non profits, the board members are key
>> financial donators.
>>
>> I asked Kelly to loop me into any process (as she sees fit) where we are
>> trying to encourage a company to be a corporate sponsor. Now that we as a
>> board are not so much handling operations, perhaps we can spend time
>> helping Kelly "close" these sponsorships?
>>
>> For example, Microsoft approached me (Katie Moussouris) and asked how
>> Microsoft could sponsor OWASP conferences. Excellent! Note that Microsoft
>> is an Apache Platinum sponsor, and has been for some time. That's 100k a
>> year. If even a few companies did that, it would have a dramatic impact on
>> our ability to serve the mission.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>> Board,
>>>
>>> Are there any further comments on the 2013 Key Focus Areas? This item is
>>> specifically blocking our new Executive Director's planning for 2013. I'd
>>> like to resolve this ASAP.
>>>
>>>
>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1EAbDdWADLzoJ8tEDMlZuA-x1HqsxGRHOHeDnzFXZu10/edit
>>>
>>> Proposal for 2013
>>>
>>>
>>>    -
>>>
>>>    Build the OWASP Platform (Same as 2012) - Define the processes,
>>>    resources, and tools to enable volunteers to quickly join and
>> contribute to
>>>    OWASP in the areas of projects, chapters, education, conferences and
>>>    connections
>>>
>>>
>>>    -
>>>
>>>    Expand Communication Channels (Same as 2012) - Establish effective
>>>    communication channels into developer groups, universities, and
>> industry
>>>    groups
>>>
>>>
>>>    -
>>>
>>>    Contributor Recognition Program *(NEW in 2013) *- Build a recognition
>>>    program that identifies and acknowledges individual contribution to
>> OWASP
>>>    across the various volunteer areas (Global Initiatives, Wiki
>> Contributions,
>>>    Chapter Attendance, Conference Attendance, Speaking on behalf of OWASP
>>>    anywhere, Project Activity, etc)
>>>    -
>>>
>>>    Financial Stability (Same as 2012) -  Further build out a stable
>>>    financial foundation and create new sources of income for the
>> organisation
>>>    to achieve the goals of 2013 and future years.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Michael Coates <
>> michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Interesting data to consider. From my perspective, a bit overly formal
>> for
>>>> our needs, but I'm happy to be convinced otherwise.
>>>>
>>>> -Michael
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Attached is a template that can be utilized to centralize the
>> information
>>>>> and assist with prioritization
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Michael Coates <
>> michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Board,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In 2012 we formalized strategic goals for OWASP. These items served
>> as a
>>>>>> direction and rallying point for many of our operational items.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> While these goals may still hold true, we should formally evaluate and
>>>>>> vote to reconfirm each year. Although it is now April, I'd like to
>> push
>>>>>> that point.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here are the items from 2012
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    -
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    Build the OWASP Platform - Define the processes, resources, and
>>>>>>    tools to enable volunteers to quickly join and contribute to OWASP
>> in the
>>>>>>    areas of projects, chapters, education, conferences and connections
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    -
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    Expand Communication Channels - Establish effective communication
>>>>>>    channels into developer groups, universities, and industry groups
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    -
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    Grow the OWASP Community - Build and grow the OWASP community
>>>>>>    throughout the world by focusing on the quality of projects,
>> chapters,
>>>>>>    conferences, and social technologies
>>>>>>    -
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    Financial Stability -  Further build out a stable financial
>>>>>>    foundation and create new sources of income for the organisation
>> to achieve
>>>>>>    the goals of 2012 and future years.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For 2013 I'd like to make sure we still limit the strategic goals to
>> 4.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From my perspective I think this year we should place a focus on
>>>>>> recognizing the contributors. There are many ways to do this, but I'd
>> like
>>>>>> to see systems built that can scale and provide recognition for the
>>>>>> volunteer efforts of the community. This includes items like a badge
>>>>>> program or something like "o-points", automated recognition of our top
>>>>>> volunteers in global initiatives and wiki edits, some sort of featured
>>>>>> OWASP'er of the week on the front page of OWASP or in the connector,
>> and so
>>>>>> on.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I believe that this should be a strategic focus for 2013. The impact
>> of
>>>>>> this change will be a clear recognition system for individuals that
>> get
>>>>>> involved in OWASP. They can help change the world and be quickly
>>>>>> acknowledged for their efforts.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sticking to a limit of 4 strategic goals I'd initially argue this
>>>>>> strategic goal would replace "Grow the OWASP community". I like the
>> other 3
>>>>>> but would love to hear opinions from the rest of the board.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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