[Owasp-board] Financial Planning & AppSecUSA 2015

Tom Brennan tomb at proactiverisk.com
Mon Dec 15 22:37:31 UTC 2014


Bev you may want to read this

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Michael Coates
<michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
> 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
> @_mwc
> Join me at AppSecUSA 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 2015 in San Francisco!
>>>
>>>
>>>
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