[Owasp-board] Financial Planning & AppSecUSA 2015

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Mon Dec 15 22:35:01 UTC 2014

No problem at all - the purpose of being open is questions just like this!

Our appsec conferences are major fundraisers for the organization. However,
we don't want to fundraise and skimp on all expenses to the point where
people don't enjoy the event or return.

For budgetary purposes appsec conferences are provided with a target profit
goal. If they hit that goal then that is great for foundation fundraising
purposes. If it looks like the conference will be under that goal, then
it's time to scale back on some of the "extras". If all is going well then
purpose there's room to add an evening celebration or similar.

Does that help explain it?

Michael Coates
Join me at AppSecUSA <http://AppSecUSA.org> 2015 in San Francisco!

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
> Dear Michael,
> I'd like to ask a clarification question, and I realize that this is for
> board members, so sorry, just trying to learn more about OWASP. But are you
> asking OWASP, as a non profit, to designate how much "non profit" profit
> "cap" will be allowable in the budget? Or are you asking what your annual
> revenue goals are going to be? Thank you and best wishes.
> Sincerely,
> Bev
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Paul & Board,
>> (With my AppSecUSA planning hat on).
>> I'd like to request the target profit goal for AppSecUSA in 2015 for
>> planning purposes. As we all know the AppSecUSA conference serves many
>> goals including raising awareness, growing discussion of key security
>> areas, and fundraising for the organization. In order to balance competing
>> costs and project centers I'd like to know if any profit goal has been set
>> for budgeting purposes.
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> Michael Coates
>> @_mwc
>> Join me at AppSecUSA <http://AppSecUSA.org> 2015 in San Francisco!
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