CiviCRM as an open source software application is driven by a community of contributors and coordinated by the Core Team. Bug fixes, new features and improvements, and ongoing maintenance happen on a continuous basis, however not every new feature request makes it in. Often times, new features need to be funded, including scope, development, QA, etc. That’s where Make It Happen campaigns come in.
Make It Happen (MIH) campaigns are a great way to get or support new features that you’d like to see into CiviCRM. Driven by the community, MIH campaigns appeal to community support and are often a fast, easy way to give back to support a specific new feature or improvement. They’re CiviCRM’s form of crowdfunding! Not only do they fund a specific project, a portion of each MIH campaign directly support the Core Team.
All the best things come in 3's... Star Wars / Back to the Future films... wise men... blind mice...
(Ok so not so sure about that last one...)
but there is something the definitely would be best in 3's and thats the phases of the Mosaico mailing project! (...at least until we get to phase 4!)
For the uninitiated you can read all about Mosaico and Version 2 of the extension here: https://civicrm.org/blog/jamienovick/mosaico-drag-and-drop-mailings-are-...
And so on to lucky (version) number 3!
So what do we have planned for the next phase?
RSS to email block
Integration for Scheduled reminders
Integration for A-B testing emails
Refining the token requirements validation errors to be a bit more "friendly"
Preview template in responsive screen (aka Mailchimp)
Advanced attachments - (Attachments that can show like an image gallery) but the system would create drag-n-drop links instead after upload. This would involve sending a PR upstream to Mosaico core.
Use actual thumbnails instead of base placeholders for templates on screen 2.1
Import/manage/delete code through the UI for "base templates"
Conditional content based on groups
We're looking to raise $25k for the above work and have already raised the first $5k (and we havent even launched yet!).
If you would like to get involved, can think of any useful features that we haven't listed or have a particular feature above that you would like to sponsor then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look to get you all joined up with the project!