[Owasp-board] Training....

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Sun May 10 00:26:29 UTC 2015


Thanks Jim. 

My ask was exactly for items like that. We should consider legal issues based on info from our legal council or reputable sites (like you included). Thanks for the link. 



> On May 9, 2015, at 4:26 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> Michael,
> 
> It's only illegal to over-compensate board members. It's ok to
> otherwise pay board members for legit services - but paying board
> members is a risk that sends up red flags and is something I want to
> keep away from. Getting legit expenses covered, like board travel, is
> very much ok.
> 
> Here is a good reference that discusses some of the pros and cons of
> board level compensation. It's a good start to understand the
> sensitive nature of this issue and the applicable laws in play.
> 
> http://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/whitepaperdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=22981
> 
> Regards,
> --
> Jim Manico
> @Manicode
> (808) 652-3805
> 
>> On May 8, 2015, at 6:25 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Paul
>> 
>> Do we have legal guidance on this from our counsel? Is this a high risk item we should investigate?
>> 
>> 
>>> On May 8, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> One more note on training. The IRS (who enforces our 501c3 status)
>>> does not look kindly on board members of non-profits also being
>>> service providers for that same non-profit. I discussed this with a
>>> relative who is a senior official there. It sends up red flags.
>>> 
>>> My intention is to cease applying to deliver training via OWASP unless
>>> it's free and minimize any situation where I am personally a service
>>> provider for OWASP.
>>> 
>>> Don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself.
>>> 
>>> Respectfully,
>>> --
>>> Jim Manico
>>> @Manicode
>>> (808) 652-3805
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