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

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Fri Dec 5 13:19:03 EST 2008

Great comment - that is just one reason for the OWASP Global Membership committee to focus on.  See www.owasp.org and join the focused topic thread/mailing list about this topic.  Dan Cornell is just one of the people on that committee and you are right.

After your review of the membership page, what would you suggest? The committee with all leaders input wants to know.

Think of where we are now and what 100% growth equals.  We have 400 paid members. Don't you think we can get 400 more? Are you who is reading this... A individual member leading by example?  We have approx 40 corporate sponsors, I am sure that more than 40 see value in what we do...  Its up to the regional chapters AND the mothership to help drive this message like a FREE RADIO (NPR) pledge..  

Tom Brennan - Global Board Member
OWASP Foundation
Tel: 973-795-1046 x112
Web: www.owasp.org

-----Original Message-----
From: "James Wickett" <jwickett at impactnews.com>

Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 12:11:33 
To: Tom Brennan - OWASP<tomb at owasp.org>
Cc: Owasp-Leaders at Lists.Owasp<owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org>
Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] 60/40 Membership Drive @ OWASP

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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