Drupal 7 End of Life is November 2021, which means this is the year many should start upgrading to Drupal 8. We have five upcoming trainings and several free resources to help people upgrade.
After years of giving a terrible initial experience to people who want to share their first project on Drupal.org, the Project Applications Process Revamp is a Drupal Association key priority for the first part of 2017.
As starving authors we at Agaric don't have a lot of cash to burn right now, but we've thrown $25 in the project to make it possible to subscribe to drupal.org issues without commenting. (On top of whatever we donated when this request for funding went out a year and a half ago).