Never Give Up - Random Hacks Of Kindness - Brisbane

Never Give Up - Random Hacks Of Kindness - BrisbaneTomorrow I’m off to my first face-to-face meeting with Random Hacks of Kindness, Brisbane. Chad was impressive when we chatted on the phone, asking all the hard questions. All the right questions.

Given the social enterprise space is very southern centric with very little support in Brisbane, it’s taken me a couple of years to find an outfit I feel I can trust to provide useful, practical input into my project.

I have spoken to a couple of groups down south who run courses, but they say they can’t help and they lament that they can’t run them up here. I lament too.

I’ve also chatted to investors who like my idea in theory, but of course need a ‘business model’ before committing to anything (which is totally fine and understandable!).

However, my skills short-fall is creating financial forecasting/projections and legals. Balance this with impact assessments and values questions, social enterprise is a tricky space to navigate. Add to that the fact that my idea is essentially a global dot com and you’ve got a bit of a beast AKA major challenge.

It’s not straightforward business as usual.

I am hoping working with this passionate, skilled group will be the stepping stone I need to see through this idea – an idea that’s been percolating for about 2 years now.

Crunch time. I’m as nervous as hell.

About Elissa

I have a 20 year career in media, marketing, communications and management; three degrees; a collection of awards; a bunch of life experience; and many beautiful stories to tell. In November 2013 I was named one of YWCA Queensland's 125 Leading Women - as a woman who has made a significant contribution to her community and modelled leadership through her actions and words. In 2011 I wrote a Masters thesis in 2011 titled ‘Eco-Social Enterprise: A Hop, Skip & A Jump To Prosperity Without Growth’. I received Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in 2009 and achieved a GPA of 7 for my Master Of Arts. Pats self on back. I am sustainably self-employed which warms the cockles of my heart. I run media and production agency Glorytells and am a puppeteer with Larrikin Puppets. I am also an emerging publisher set to launch two exciting online communities in 2018. Like Elissa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elissa.jenkins.public Follow Elissa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Green_Grrrl Find Elissa on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elissa-jenkins-8040701 Email Elissa: elissa@glorytells.com

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