[Owasp-board] Fwd: OWASP Membership
jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Mar 17 19:51:47 UTC 2016
+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.
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
> Hooray for all the chapters in 3rd world countries!
> 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
> 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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