An enormous benefit to many organisations would be a way to allow partial payments for events. Does CiviCRM provide the ability to book on for an event and pay a €50 deposit, and then the balance would be paid on the night of the event itself?
It seems that this is very standard practice for events I've come across in Ireland, at least, and I would love to see it as part of the core.
I've found various pages on the subject of partial payments, but none with anything recent. e.g. http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/Partial+Payments+for+Event+Registrations+and+Memberships http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/Partial+Payments+use-cases
but nothing seems of late. Sadly, I'm not in a position to make a big financial donation and I am not a techie. I just wanted to see if this can be done in any reasonable way.