[Owasp-leaders] 60/40 Membership Drive @ OWASP

James Wickett jwickett at impactnews.com
Fri Dec 5 13:11:33 EST 2008

What is the value proposition for a person or company to become a paying
member of OWASP?

People and companies in Austin have asked me about this, and I am not really
sure what to tell them.


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On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> The OWASP Foundation board has unanimously approved at our December Board
> Meeting (
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Meetings_December_Agenda )an
> amendment to the current individual/corporate membership model for 2009.
> The concept builds on the accomplishment of centralized processing of local
> chapter donations using the integrated button that is currently on every
> chapters wiki page.
> We are doing a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOLKS  - kicking off Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
> with a 60/40 split. 60% of the raised funds would go towards OWASP
> Foundation operations, grant projects, events, global committee budgets
> etc., and 40% of the funds would be ear-marked for your local OWASP chapter
> that with a scanned or receipt will be reimbursed with 30 days.
> MEMBERSHIP - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership
> ----
> WHY?
> * The purpose of this MEMBERSHIP DRIVE is to encourage local chapters start
> evangelizing OWASP to local chapter members as well as
> corporate/educational
> members to join the mission to have measurable growth in 2009.
> * Additional funding of Grant Projects - http://www.owasp.org
> * This split model enables a funding model that the local chapters can
> utilize to fund events, refreshments, give-aways, video-cameras, provide
> "chapter grants" and more to meet the mission of OWASP Foundation
> regionally
> and utilize the global "bank"
> Devil in the details.....
> * We are still working out the logistical items of this announcement
> however
> we felt that with the holidays and the new year coming we needed to
> announce
> this NOW to get you thinking about it creatively for your local chapter and
> region.  If you see a road-block to the end result, please identify it and
> recommend a solution to the problem.  You can also contact your regional
> representative of the OWASP Global Membership Committee
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008#NEW_GLOBAL_COMMITTEE_STR
> * Kate Hartman will be the primary point of contact for this effort in
> handling the money/invoices and questions in tracking this effort see:
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/About_OWASP#Structure  Today you can steer
> individual members and corporate members to your chapter wiki page to make
> a
> donation online OR they can request a invoice from Kate Hartman or mail a
> check the "old fashion way"  In the end your local chapter will be given
> credit for the efforts with 40% of the income earmarked.
> If you have direct questions you are more then welcome to call me at
> 973-795-1046 or email tomb at owasp.org - OR simply reply to this unmoderated
> professional discussion with 275 people on it.
> Semper Fi,
> Tom Brennan
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