#IMSTAYING

#IMSTAYING

Written on 10/01/2019
MJ Minter Inc


The latest social media phenomenon in South Africa is a Facebook page started just over a month ago which now has 750 000 followers! Itโ€™s a collective of positive sentiments about South Africa from people of all walks of life. Now it looks set to play a role in job creation and stimulating the economy. A positive step in any oneโ€™s books!

See the announcement below:

โ€œ#IMSTAYING ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐— ๐—˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ.

 

In order to do this, the newly formed NGO has a three-prong approach; National events, Crowdfunding and Merchandising. All funds raised will be used to implement business initiatives in the micro and SME space to open their doors, scale their business or create collaborative opportunities to work together. Naturally a small percentage of funds raised will be used on operational costs.

โ€œIt was imperative that we partnered with a reputable company that is totally transparent and properly geared towards helping us achieve our objectives. Donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy was the obvious choice for us given their profile and the fact that I have personally worked with them before to help raise funds. Their level of care and professionalism has always stood outโ€ says Petzer.

BackaBuddy will hold funds for each of the initiatives, each of which will be visible for anyone to view via their portal or on the #ImStaying website โ€“ www.imstaying.co.za

As #ImStaying has become a collective movement of the people, any public funds collected will be put to poll on the #ImStaying Facebook Group page and members will be asked to vote via an online poll as to where the funds are allocated. This action in itself becomes the collectiveโ€™s decision and will certainly be a game-changer in the NGO space.โ€

An innovative approach to assisting business initiatives. Letโ€™s hope they succeed as this kind of intervention can only assist in driving the economy.