[Owasp-leaders] What Can I Spend My Chapter Funds On?

Yune Sung yune.sung at owasp.org
Wed Jun 10 02:36:26 UTC 2015

Hi Noreen,

This is Yune from Korea chapter.
I have sent a request for using the fund for Korea chapter meeting on June
12th, but I have not gotten answer from you by today.
Would you please check this?

Thank you very much :-)


On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 7:29 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> OWASP Leaders,
> Over the years of my involvement in OWASP I have heard many Chapter
> leaders asking the question "How do I know how much money my chapter has?"
> with the next natural question being "What can I spend my chapter funds
> on?"  Let's start with the easy question first.  The way that I find out
> how much money my chapter has is I go to http://www.owasp.org and I
> search for "Scoreboard".  The first document that comes up in this search
> result is the "Donation Scoreboard".  It's kind of a funny name, but this
> page will provide you with a link to the following Google Doc that is
> updated monthly with your chapter account balance:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/11acTOmtmBGq6-5CIGsjlEByU8POSGqda0r23VNnhEGQ/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&output=html
> Once you know how much money your chapter can spend, you need to think of
> how you want to spend it.  Fortunately, OWASP likes to invest in innovation
> and pretty much anything that is within the scope of our mission statement
> on owasp.org is fair game.  For the OWASP chapter that I call home (OWASP
> Austin), this has meant:
>    - Food and drinks for attendees at our monthly chapter meeting
>    - Giveaways for attendees at our monthly chapter meeting
>    - Recognition gifts for speakers at our monthly chapter meeting
>    - Buying books for regular attendees of our weekly study group
>    - Starting our own annual security conference
>    - Purchasing A/V equipment to broadcast and record our monthly
>    meetings (http://vimeo.com/channels/owaspaustin)
>    - Hiring trainers to give free and/or reduced rate training for our
>    members
>    - Funding our local OWASP University chapter
>    - Contributing funds back to OWASP programs that we would like to
>    support
> Now, for the Chapter Leaders who don't have significant funds in their
> accounts, you have options as well.  For one, you can always approach one
> of the other chapters with funds and ask if they can help to sponsor your
> idea.  But, if that makes you feel weird, the OWASP Board has allocated
> $60,000 for chapters and another $50,000 for projects in the form of
> Community Engagement Funding.  Since January 1, 2015, chapters have used up
> less than 10% of that money.  So, if you have an idea that you want to make
> happen, but don't have money in the chapter account, take a look at the
> rules below and make it happen!
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Funding
> The Chapter Leader Handbook calls out many of the things that are already
> pre-approved for you to spend your funds on.  For anything else, a simple
> request to the staff is usually all it takes to get the ball rolling.
> Remember that OWASP is YOUR organization and our chapters are vital to it's
> success.  I would strongly encourage you to use your funds to help OWASP
> fulfill it's mission and make big things happen.
> Sincerely,
> Josh Sokol
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