[Owasp-board] Member Nation Portal
sarah.baso at owasp.org
Thu Dec 5 00:28:19 UTC 2013
Regarding the training - I understand your question/concern, but my point
was not that $1400 is not worthwhile to deliver a training to 300-400
people. My question was whether we need to pay to have you come and do it
- that is, can we still give a free training and pay $0 by using someone
that is local or already planning on being at the event. I think your
response and reasoning that you would like to be part of the team
delivering the training that you developed and put together is more than
In terms of the experience for members - yes, it should be a notably more
easy and streamlined experience.
Is the service in escrow? No. How can we guarantee long term savings? By
sticking with this model (and committing to not changing software/systems
for the next several years).
On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
> Interesting idea, but one question: So we are happy to spend $60k on a
> portal but have an issue financing and supporting the mission and funding
> the expenses associated with free donated training to 300-400 people at
> If we can actually save $25k per annum that makes sense..Will the
> experience be notable for members? Will it really be easier to participate
> with OWASP.
> Is the service in escrow? So we can guarantee the long term savings?
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
> +353 87 977 2988
> On 4 Dec 2013, at 21:00, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:
> Board members -
> This came up briefly on Monday's budget call, but I wanted to provide some
> additional operational details on the portal that the staff would like to
> transition to in 2014.
> Details are available here:
> Additionally - here is a short video demo put together by another
> organization about the portal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7s5j-i9BUU
> Info about Member Nation by Fonteva:
> *Operational Notes:*
> - The transition to Member Nation is MUCH MORE than a new system for
> membership and event registration, it is a community management platform
> that will give us tools to assist with volunteer management and recognition
> and a place for dynamic update of project and chapter related data so we
> can gather metrics and run reports. It will also be a one stop shop for
> community members to manage all their information membership, event,
> chapters, projects, volunteer and other ways they interact with OWASP.
> - The critical points are that in order to implement as smooth a
> transition as possible, we would like to have a 3 month roll out plan
> (starting no later than January 1) to be completed by end of Q1 when our 2
> year contract with cvent expires. Additionally, I know there were some
> points of frustration and lack of communication in the move from Regonline
> to Cvent a couple year ago, so the more time we have to plan and work on
> the roll out plan, the better.
> - The OWASP Staff will manage the set up of events and other
> administration of the portal - and will receive training as part of our set
> up costs. The portal does support various access controls and "roles" for
> members of the community (i.e. chapter leader, project leader, event
> There will be a one time set up cost of $45,689 and an ongoing annual
> portal user fee of $13,500 - so a total of $59,189 for the first year.
> This $13,5000 will significantly reduce our annual costs for other
> registration and membership systems (estimated at $24856). And enable us
> to dramatically decrease our fees over the next several years.
> Please let me know any additional questions you have.
> Sarah Baso
> Executive Director
> OWASP Foundation
> sarah.baso at owasp.org
> Owasp-board mailing list
> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
sarah.baso at owasp.org
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