[Owasp-board] Financial Planning & AppSecUSA 2015

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Mon Dec 15 22:42:09 UTC 2014


Thank you!

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at proactiverisk.com> wrote:
>
> 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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