Turning cash for cans into a state school enterprise to ensure every child has every chance for learning success.
In the role at P&Cs Qld as BCM, Elise identified a unique opportunity for non-profit enterprise through Qld’s new cash for cans incentive. With the potential of 1,200 sites across Queensland and a ready and mobilised 35,000-strong army of volunteers, she developed an innovative network system, using the P&Cs as a test case. The concept was for the organisation to develop a templated system which worked through and mitigated potential risk to child safety and school systems, collecting a small fee to assist the school to partner with waste companies to capture the parent body through education and communication strategies.
The system is designed to address a quadruple bottom line benefit for all parties; economic, environmental, social and cultural.
As a member of the Non Profit roundtable, the enterprise network was presented to the network for non-profit member organisations, a similar model has been subsequently adopted by Surf Life Saving NSW.
After researching and developing a robust business case, the P&Cs project in Qld has received seed capital to progress.
The project follows a quadruple bottom line approach and is estimated to deliver of millions of dollars in revenue for state schools over the coming years, and aims to create a secure revenue stream for the organisation.
Pitch presentation for Minister, Govt exec and stakeholders.