Since the AST has started to sponsor other conferences and events, a couple of members had questions as to how this all works and how we distinguish between the different activities. As for now, we have three different ways where money flows in some capacity, according to our mission. Here is how we distinguish between them:


Purpose: Support community initiatives

Structure: Maximum 1000 USD per event, max 2 events per year per organizer

Approval: Grant Committee

Policy: July, 2007, Guidelines for Supporting Projects or Initiatives of Value to Software Testers

Others Sponsor AST Events

Purpose: Support the AST financially with their events

Structure: No maximum amount, sponsors need to be in line with AST’s mission, purpose, objectives and Code of Ethics

Approval: Executive Committee

Policy: August 2013, Sponsorship

The AST Sponsors Other Events

Purpose: Marketing for the AST

Structure: No Maximum Amount

Approval: Executive Committee

Policy: No policy, at the discretion and judgement of the executive committee