[Owasp-board] Fwd: OWASP Membership

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Mar 17 19:51:47 UTC 2016


Timo,

+1 I think this is a very VERY good point. 50$/month is nice - but a 
dedicated and happy volunteer who believes in the mission and wants to 
help the cause - that's better than 10000 inactive paid members any day.

Aloha,
Jim


On 3/17/16 1:26 AM, Timo Goosen wrote:
> Don't know if you added this, but I'd like to add:
>
> What can we do to boost OWASP volunteers as opposed to members?
>
> > Membership - why do many chapters have a $0 balance for memberships 
> when they have members (ajv)
> On this point, well many of the chapters are in 3rd world countries. I 
> am from South Africa for example
> and the economical situation is not very good here at the moment.
> I think we should be glad we have chapters in 3rd world countries as 
> opposed to having nothing.
>
> Also you can run a chapter on little or no funds if you have enough 
> enthusiasm!
>
> Hooray for all the chapters in 3rd world countries!
>
>
> Regards.
> Timo
>
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 1:22 AM, Andrew van der Stock 
> <vanderaj at owasp.org <mailto:vanderaj at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>     FYI - on balances. See Noreen's mail below as well.
>
>     ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>     From: *Alison Shrader* <alison.mcnamee at owasp.org
>     <mailto:alison.mcnamee at owasp.org>>
>     Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM
>     Subject: RE: OWASP Membership
>     To: Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org
>     <mailto:noreen.whysel at owasp.org>>, Kelly Santalucia
>     <kelly.santalucia at owasp.org <mailto:kelly.santalucia at owasp.org>>
>     Cc: Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org
>     <mailto:vanderaj at owasp.org>>, Paul Ritchie <paul.ritchie at owasp.org
>     <mailto:paul.ritchie at owasp.org>>
>
>
>     Yes, the zero balance ones have either spent all of their money,
>     or are inactive.  They shouldn’t be showing up on the spreadsheet
>     (that is a problem with my Quickbooks export I need to fix).
>
>     For Recife, it is inactive.
>
>     Alison Shrader
>
>     OWASP Accounting
>
>     1200C Agora Dr, #232
>
>     Bel Air, MD 21014
>
>     USA
>
>     1-410-440-5430 <tel:1-410-440-5430>
>
>     *From:*Noreen Whysel [mailto:noreen.whysel at owasp.org
>     <mailto:noreen.whysel at owasp.org>]
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:24 PM
>     *To:* Kelly Santalucia
>     *Cc:* Andrew van der Stock; Alison Shrader; Paul Ritchie
>     *Subject:* Re: OWASP Membership
>
>     Some other thoughts on negative and zero balances.
>
>     The Recife balance should have been zeroed out at the beginning of
>     the year. The board voted in October to not have negative balances
>     which puts the onus on both chapter leaders and the staff that
>     approves expenses to ensure that they don't go over budget on
>     approved expenditures. As for Recife in particular, my
>     understanding is that this chapter went inactive in May 2014 and
>     was marked as inactive during my 2015 audit.
>
>     Why chapters might have zero balances if they have memberships?
>     Kelly mentioned the most likely scenario. They spent it all.
>     Another possibility may be for new chapters. It is possible that
>     someone who joined as a member of one chapter would start a new
>     one closer to them. Membership allocation goes to a chapter or
>     project at the time that a person joins. If they and any other
>     paid members decide to join that new chapter, they can request to
>     change their allocation, but the share of the allocation would not
>     hit the new chapter until they renew.
>
>
>     Noreen Whysel
>
>     Community Manager
>
>     OWASP Foundation
>
>
>
>
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