[Owasp-board] Recording, Report, and Action items from today's Meeting

Eoin eoin.keary at owasp.org
Sat Jun 1 11:57:05 UTC 2013


I'd like to see what the individual conference organisers feel is the value if hiring a full time  Conf manager, can we ask them please? 
People that have driven events like appsec eu, appsec USA and also regional events would be worth talking to.



Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
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On 1 Jun 2013, at 01:30, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> 
>> most important is to get budget approval for the hiring of the new
>> Conferences Manager position. I would like to get the job announcement out
>> next week if this funding is approved.
> 
> I vote +1 to start the process to hire the new conferences manager.
> 
> Aloha,
> Jim
> 
> 
>> 
>> Have a great weekend.
>> 
>> Best,
>> Sarah
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> It really feels like our "house" is getting much more in order in many
>>> ways. I'm grateful for everyones hard work on this.
>>> 
>>> Thank you!
>>> - Jim
>>> 
>>>> Board Members -
>>>> Thanks to all of you who were able to make the call earlier today and for
>>>> the others, thanks in advance for taking the time to review the recording
>>>> and report from today's call.
>>>> 
>>>> I created a wiki page with items from today's meeting:
>>>> https://owasp.org/index.php/May_31,_2013  (linked to from the standard
>>>> board meeting page).
>>>> 
>>>> I also uploaded the recording to google docs (when Matt uploads to the
>>>> server i will update the link on the meeting wiki page, but this will
>>> give
>>>> you access for now).  Link to recording is on the wiki page above.
>>>> 
>>>> Here is a link to the report prepared for today's meeting:
>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1wBmgSFkwS8d3r2xMjqlIMlu2Nf4lLdMeC5QLM6g42zw/edit
>>>> 
>>>> *
>>>> Vote Required
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Budget Modifications:
>>>> 
>>>> Move money ($48,950)from the following items:
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Extra $18,000 in budget under New hire IT (we are currently paying
>>> Matt
>>>>   $1000/month and $30,000 was originally allocated)
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Not currently hiring new Administrative Assistant - $10,000 Avail
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Not currently hiring Education Coordinator (Income/Expenses will break
>>>>   even)
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Reducing Staff travel- cut $13,000
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Extra money in Podcast line item (confirmed with Jim) - $2600
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   No more Office Rent - $350
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Suggested cut Chapter Webinars allocation (no plans currently for
>>>>   spending) - $5000, this is a good item for chapters to fund themselves
>>>> 
>>>> Allocate $48,950 as follows:
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   19,500 already committed in budget to staff expenses and salesforce
>>>>   expense (see report for details)
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   $20,500 for immediate hiring of new conferences manager (cost of 6
>>> month
>>>>   salary and benefits)
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Remaining $8,950 towards hiring a chapter coordinator. Will need to
>>>>   "raise" the remaining $11,000 needed for hiring.
>>>>   - Staff will be coordinating messaging and internal fundraising from
>>>>      chapters to help meet this goal.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 2. Signatory Policy: The OWASP Foundation will use the following policy
>>>> when approving financial transactions or entering into contracts or other
>>>> agreements requiring a financial committement by the Foundation, to
>>> ensure
>>>> financial transparency and achieve operational independence from board
>>>> members:
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Financial obligations and transactions up to $10,000 USD - single
>>> signer
>>>>   (Sarah primary, Kate secondary)
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Financial obligations and transactions more than $10,00 USD and up to
>>>>   $50,000 USD - dual signer (Sarah (Executive Director) and Dave
>>> (Treasurer),
>>>>   Sarah and Seba (EU))
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Financial obligations and transactions more than $50,000 USD - Dual
>>>>   signer (second signer MUST be a board member), and notice given to the
>>>>   entire board of directors
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Dual Signers - If Sarah is not available, 2nd Board member can sign in
>>>>   her place
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Additionally, where the board treasurer is not authorized on our
>>>>   European account, the board can assign oversight responsibility for
>>> our
>>>>   European account to another member. Currently Seba has oversight of
>>> our
>>>>   European account and accounting practices and will be the second
>>> signer for
>>>>   European Transactions.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Feedback Requested
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Sarah working with staff to outline by end of Q2 additional
>>>>   reports/statistics to include in monthly board report related to
>>>>   membership, chapters, projects, conferences, and overall budget. Board
>>>>   should send any requests on what they would like to see to Sarah ASAP.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Proposed policy to eliminate individual membership split - 100% to
>>>>   Foundation. This needs details fleshed out and discussion, but is a
>>>>   starting point to raise awareness into the large amount of money that
>>> is
>>>>   sitting in the chapters and project funds (over $260,000 USD).
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Read May 2013 Executive Director Report and
>>>> Recommendations<
>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1wBmgSFkwS8d3r2xMjqlIMlu2Nf4lLdMeC5QLM6g42zw/edit
>>>> and
>>>> provide any questions, feedback or issues.
>>>> 
>>>> Action Required
>>>> 
>>>> In addition to the items in progress by the staff listed in the report:
>>>> 
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Dave to update access on OWASP Foundation Paypal account - Sarah and
>>>>   Kate to be given admin access, Dave and Alison should have view-only
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Seba to add Sarah as approver on ING - European - Checking account
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Tom to follow up with Sarah on request to be removed from EU entity
>>>>   paperwork
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Sarah to provide details on proposal to move US accounts to Capital
>>> one
>>>>   to Dave for review
>>>>   -
>>>> 
>>>>   Sarah to put together charts on where OWASP income comes from (ie 40%
>>>>   from appsec conferences, x amount membership)
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Pending Board Policy Items
>>>> 
>>>>   1.
>>>> 
>>>>   Foundation Corporate Sponsorship & Membership
>>>> Changes<
>>> https://drive.google.com/a/owasp.org/folderview?id=0BxSfMVkfLvslVXdvUFV3NkxucWc&usp=sharing#
>>>> 
>>>>   2.
>>>> 
>>>>   Project Sponsorship & Branding
>>>> Recommendations<
>>> https://drive.google.com/a/owasp.org/folderview?id=0BxSfMVkfLvslVXdvUFV3NkxucWc&usp=sharing#
>>>> 
>>>>   3.
>>>> 
>>>>   Proposal to modify Board Election
>>>> Terms<
>>> https://drive.google.com/a/owasp.org/folderview?id=0BxSfMVkfLvslVXdvUFV3NkxucWc&usp=sharing#
>>>> 
>>>>   4.
>>>> 
>>>>   By-laws motion (Jim) to drop language requiring in-person board
>>> meeting
>>>>   attendance from section 3.03 - "and shall meet in person at least once
>>>>   annually at a date to be announced and agreed upon"
>>>>   5.
>>>> 
>>>>   Need to develop a Conflict of Interest Policy (reference:
>>>>   http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/conflict-of-interest)
>>>> 
>>>> *
>>>> 
>>>> For anyone who missed the meeting today that has questions/comments or
>>>> needs clarification, feel free to ping me for a chat.  If anyone who was
>>> at
>>>> the meeting today has follow up items, I am available for you too.  There
>>>> is still quite a lot of planning, and more importantly "doing" ahead but
>>>> this is a good starting place for us I think!
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Sarah Baso
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
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