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

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Mon Jun 3 05:04:16 UTC 2013


Re: EU OWASP; Seba, I recommend reaching out to Bill Cory. Dinis Cruz or
Justin Clark to discuss.

Re: Vote Item #1 and Item #2 I also agree and vote YES for the record

https://owasp.org/index.php/May_31,_2013




On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I vote yes to both of the voting items from
> https://owasp.org/index.php/May_31,_2013
> This includes the new signatory policy and the budget modification items.
>
> In terms of requested feedback:
>
> I am against the proposed "Eliminate Foundation/Chapter or Project Split
> on Individual Memberships".
> For 2 reasons:
> 1) chapter are our "feet on the street" and main drivers to push
> individual membership, the current split is a great incentive for the
> chapters
> 2) this provides much needed income for the smaller (or poorer) chapters
>
> I recommend rethinking on how to activate the dormant chapter budget.
>
>    - Focus on the chapters with a high dormant budget
>    - Challenge these chapters on spending / budget plan
>    - Ask if they can adopt one or more chapters or projects and donate
>    some of their budget and support to these
>
> Regarding the European "paperwork" , bank signatories: this will require
> an update to the OWASP Europe VZW Bylaws.
> I will initiate the paperwork for this, but we need to have at least 3
> non-profit directors.
> Since Tom is pulling out: who (preferably from Europe will step in to take
> his place?
>
> regards
>
> Seba
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 2:03 AM, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> --
>> Executive Director
>> OWASP Foundation
>>
>> sarah.baso at owasp.org
>> +1.312.869.2779
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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