Snowdrift.coop Roadmap

This is a high-level overview of our path toward launch. The team resources page lists the tools we use.

Major Milestones

This is a rough list of goals we’re working towards.

Better immediate workflow

Repair Development Pipeline

“We are able to accept design/code contributions.”

CiviCRM functioning again

Alpha

“We are operating but processing donations for ourselves only, and the site design is updated enough that we widely announce this.”

  • Bylaws in place
    • With legal help, get full draft written up
    • Approve Bylaws formally (vote by initial co-op membership [how defined?])
    • Adjust governance procedures etc. to follow Bylaws going forward
  • Legal review of site policies

Design and development

  • More effective “How it works” page(s)
  • Update all pages to consistent visual design and code
  • Functioning notifications
  • Snowdrift.coop front page fleshed out for visitors - explains process (not just via video) and current project status (without needing to navigate elsewhere)
    • Updated how-it-works section
    • Add “why it’s needed” explainer section
    • Add section with examples of public goods
    • Add call-to-action section (skills needed, or just get involved in the forum conversation)
    • Add project status section (progress bar etc)

Infrastructure

  • Do a full charge for patrons overall (would like to align with another event/announcement, SotS?)
  • Document process for working with OSUOSL? (package updates, etc; process and links)
  • Security and auth-management audit and best-practices implementations

Community and outreach

  • Recruit another meeting-attending team member (davidak?)

Fundraising

Beta

“It is possible to pledge real money to external projects.” There are actually several smaller milestones within beta (first project, closed beta, open beta…). We will separate tasks out into these milestones when we get closer to working on them.

Design and development

Infrastructure

  • Finish transfer of systems (internal tools) to OSUOSL
  • Security and auth-management audit and best-practices implementations

Community and outreach

Fundraising

  • Make plan for how to determine fundraising goals / Figure out how much money it would take to get fully launched
  • Define then recruit for grant-writer role
    • Seek out appropriate grants

Later

  • SSO for Snowdrift tools (wiki, payments platform, etc)

Design and development

  • Visible metrics for visitors (like how patreon puts numbers on their home page, $X moved per month!, or kickstarter’s progress bars, $x pledged of $y goal)

Infrastructure

Community and outreach

Fundraising

Progress Updates

Q4 2020

Design and development

Infrastructure

Community and outreach

Fundraising

Q3 2020

  • Communicate our priority decisions for Bylaws (co-op structure and more) to team, community, outside advisors, and then lawyer — Made progress (formatted concisely as prep for review by lawyer)
  • Invite/onboard Adroit to the team — Finished

Design and development

Infrastructure

  • Finish moving all public-facing sites to osuosl hosting (in time for Aug 26th cert deadline) — Finished
  • Close down AWS — Finished

Community and outreach

  • Write a blog post — Made progress (Drafted an outline)
  • Finish State of the Source CFP (Salt) — Finished

Fundraising

  • Make a business plan — Made progress (Discussed with board)

Q2 2020

  • Define our priority decisions for Bylaws (co-op structure and more) — Finished
  • Update our forum process for Sociocracy-style consent-agreements (and put to use consistently) — Made progress (Dropped previous cumbersome process)

Design and development

Infrastructure

  • Continue moving all public-facing sites to osuosl hosting (in time for Aug 26th cert deadline) — Made progress (migrated lists.snowdrift.coop, not-yet-public civicrm website)

Community and outreach