MASA, We Need Your Input.

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Alan, 29 Aug 2011.

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Should we proceed?

  1. Yes

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  1. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi all MASA members, we would like your input about a new dimension we are wanting to add to MASA, but feel we need your input and approval on this. Basically we have been approached by NSRI to try help raise funds for the organization and feel it would be a worthy cause to get involved in this. This will also give us the opportunity to raise money for other worthy organisations for example Sharksboard etc. There are many organisations out there that need our help, we would like to focus our attentions on the ones that look after our coastal regions for obvious reasons.
    How we envisage this to work is along the following lines. We would set up a PIF membership (Paying It Forward membership) at a nominal fee that is still to be decided. All monies raised through this membership will then go to the organisations. In return we will offer small tokens of appreciation to PIF members, for example a nice shiny badge under your name, 200 extra PM's and a 500MB MASA email address, are just some of the examples of what we can offer. We would like to add here that there will be no difference to access to information between members and PIF members.
    From the side of NSRI it works along the following lines.
    For every R300.00 we raise we get a ticket to enter a lucky draw for the month. There are 5 lucky draws every month with a prize of R10 000 per ticket drawn. There is a grand draw at the end of the year with the winning ticket holder winning R100 000. So now for example we raise R3000 we will get 10 lucky draw tickets which we will then in turn sell/auction back to the members, lets say we get R150.00 per ticket we end up with another R1500.00 that we can then donate back to another organisation. Now think if we are able to raise R30 000 what a difference we could make. Please note that 100% of all monies raised by this will go to NSRI and other organizations that are decided on.
    That is it in a nutshell and the question is should we get involved in this and please remember there will be no obligation on your side if you cant get involved at this point in time we realise that times are tough at the moment. I am going to add a simple yes or no poll to this just to get an idea of how you as members feel, we will work out details later.
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Sounds cool Alan. Its a good cause and I am sure the fee wont be that big an issue
     
  4. archiecrain

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    Its sounds like a good idea....and it sounds super easy to contribute....
     
  5. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    go for it :thumbup:
     
  6. LCornelius

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    You have my vote!
     
  7. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awesome!
    i have mentioned before here on MASA for a paid membership like RC.
    supporting charities like NSRI and maybe Project AWARE would be awesome!!
     
  8. SIMS

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    +1
     
  9. Kunhardt

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    Soooo...errrr...are you saying you want us to pay to come on MASA? Or only those that want to pay can pay and get special privillages for doing so while those that dont pay will just stay the same?
     
  10. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes like RC, you can not be a RC paid suscriber and still same the same features forum-wise etc as those that do
    it would be optional i assume and only if you wanted to, would you have too
     
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  11. crispin

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    sounds like a great idea, gets my vote. will money raised also go to help running expenses of masa?
     
  12. Kunhardt

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    lay off the crack Dallas...I didnt understand that sentance of yours! :tt2:
     
  13. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    haha, i am supposed to be concentrating in my meeting, but MASA seeems more fun

    yip i think it would work like RC, you can pay or not pay, same features etc, totally optional etc
     
  14. Jeann1

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    Awsome.. I anyways donate money montly to some of these causes, so why not do it via MASA?
     
  15. Boegie

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    Great idea - go for it.
     
  16. Boegie

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    Small question - can we put it as an expensive on our tax returns?
     
  17. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    No pay = forum use stay as is.

    You pay = extras, like mailbox, more photo limit (I hope), Multiple recipient PM (I hope), more PM's before box is full. And shiny badge.
     
  18. butcherman

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    :drool5:
     
  19. Kunhardt

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    aah ok that seems fair enough...I'm not big on donations. :biggrin:
     
  20. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    well put
     
  21. RiaanP

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    Must be Monday blues, but explain in simple English... :)

    A single NSRI ticket cost R300. We together contribute, for Example R10 each, 30 members together, MASA buy one ticket on members behalf.

    huh?

    great.


    But If the MASA ticket is the lucky one, for monthly or yearly, how does that go back to the members that contributed?
     
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