[Owasp-board] Financial Planning & AppSecUSA 2015

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Mon Dec 15 23:31:33 UTC 2014


I would start by looking here:

https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApZ9zE0hx0LNdGdJZ1BIaEZkc2V1QV81NmJ4dnI0R1E#gid=0

Expected income for AppSecUSA, per the budget for 2014, is $240k.  That
should be AFTER the 90/10 split.

~josh

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
wrote:
>
> Thanks Tom!
>
> Great info and completely agree for ball park estimation. I just want to
> be sure all players are working with the same goal so we can declare
> "success" or "concern" and all be speaking from the same position.
>
>
> --
> Michael Coates
> @_mwc
> Join me at AppSecUSA <http://AppSecUSA.org> 2015 in San Francisco!
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at proactiverisk.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> If it helps Michael, Target goal should be a min., of 150,000 in
>> profit from any AppSec_______ event IMHO.   If you look at the average
>> profit of events from 2008 - 2014 (Alison has those numbers) you can
>> also use a 25% growth +/- for AppSecUSA events target to keep pace
>> with the growth of the attending community.
>>
>> Backing into the costs to operate a AppSecUSA like past years, taking
>> into account the cost of the employees of the foundation that are
>> tasked with doing the majority of the event management, sales,
>> marketing, promotion, onsite registration and administration
>> etc..etc... that can be a line item cost too.
>>
>> Global Event splits are 90/10
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference#tab=BUDGET
>>
>> Regional events are 10/90 as of 1-Jan-2015
>>
>> ** Paul note that the above URL also needs to be updated to reflect
>> the updated policy for 2015 -- seems the board votes are still pending
>> update since September meeting at AppSecUSA that approved this
>>
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Votes
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
>> > 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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