Category:Chapter Handbook

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This document is the new chapter handbook, written by the global chapter committee. The old handbook can be found here

The Chapter handbook is the most useful tool that any chapter leader can have. There are a number of existing documents, references and OWASP material available to chapter leaders, however this handbook will become overtime the primary reference point for all chapters. If you have questions or need help contact someone at OWASP Foundation Click Here to Contact Us

Table Of Contents

Chapter Leader Mailing list

Chapter's Rules
  • A summary of the things you must follow. The rest of this book include rules, tips, guides: in short everything you may need when you run a chapter.
Chapter's life cycle
  • Starting or Restarting a chapter
  • Country-wide vs. local chapters
  • Terminating a Chapter
  • Chapter Structure, board and leadership
  • Elections & Polls
  • Minimum activity requirements
  • Finding a new leader
  • Presentation etiquette
  • Sponsorship etiquette
Managing Money
  • What can money be spent on?
  • How should expenses be authorized?
Mailing list and invites
  • List Usage
  • Recruiting List Members
  • Invites & RSVPs
Conferences and meetings
  • Speakers
  • Sponsorship
  • OWASP on the move
  • CPE credits
Marketing and growing a chapter
  • Web
  • Branding
  • Cooperating with other organizations
  • Social networks
  • Media
  • Metrics for success

Supported by the Global Chapter Committee