Chapter Handbook: Managing Money

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What can money be spend on?

Chapter expenses should be use to the local chapter and be inline with the OWASP foundation goals, code of ethics and principles.

Common expenses include:

  • Meeting venue rental.
  • Refreshments for a meeting.
  • Promotion of a meeting.
  • Travel for speakers.

In case of doubt if an expense is inline with the OWASP principles, get advise from the Global Chapter Committee

How should expenses be authorized

A chapter should have a treasurer who is in charge of money. This person can be the leader. His/her name should be communicated to the Global Chapter Committee.

A chapter can have any procedure for authorizing expenses as long as it is also authorized by the treasurer and documented. As a documentation the treasurer must, in addition to any bookkeeping required by local authorities, keep a list of expenses made. This list should be made public, preferably on the Wiki, and if not possible, than provide it to the Global Chapter Committee on a quarterly basis.