[Owasp-board] Discussion - Strategic Goals for 2013

Kelly Santalucia kelly.santalucia at owasp.org
Thu Apr 25 13:49:50 UTC 2013


Any and all help to gain more corporate members would be greatly
appreciated!

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

>
> > 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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> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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