GROWTH EXPONENTIAL PODCAST
Telling the stories of non-profit leaders and sharing their organization's mission with the world to help them grow...
Hi, I'm Bradley,

Welcome to the Growth Exponential Podcast Page.
The reason I created this podcast is to give voice and share the stories of executive directors and NGO leaders, and the mission of their non-profits with the world.

The podcast structure is pretty simple. If you are a non-profit professional we will cover your back story and what lead you to where you are now. You will also have the opportunity to share about your non-profit, it's mission, and yes, at the end of the podcast you WILL be able to share how listeners can donate to your worthy endeavor.

If you are a philanthropists, foundation leader, non-profit consultant, or digital marketer, we will also cover your back story, what you do now, and tips that you have for non-profit leaders.

So....
You may wonder why I wanted to create this podcast. So, as a social entrepreneur and executive director, I find that there are not enough opportunities to share goodness with the world. And when we do have the opportunity it helps our organizations grow.

As a growth hacker, digital media is a powerful source of growth. And thus I felt that having a podcast would be a great way we could all grow together.

That's my story and I look forward to hearing yours!

With appreciation,
Bradley



Confirmed Guests
Janne Kouri, Executive Director of Next Step Fitness which makes life-changing rehab accessible and affordable to those living with paralysis.

Scott Goldstein, Executive Director of EmpowerED which elevates the voices of diverse DC teacher leaders to promote a more equitable education system for all DC kids.

Sarah Stern, Executive Director of School House which provides adult education to refugees, asylum seekers, and individuals with limited education backgrounds.

Deborah Meyer, Executive Director of Moving Traditions which emboldens Jewish teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and building connection to Jewish life.

Curt Yagi, Executive Director of Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) which develops social emotional skills, and strong academic behaviors for more than 600 kids in San Francisco.

Erin Zaikis, Executive Director of the Sundara Fund which fights prevented hygiene related deaths and disease by establishing and running sustainable soap recycling operations with women in Africa and Asia.

Alon Meltzer, Executive Director of Shalom Sydney which increases the vibrancy of the Sydney Jewish Community.

David S. DeLugas, Executive Director of the National Association of Parents dba Parent's USA which serves 160 million parents and their children to preserve and support the parent-child relationship based upon constitutional rights.

Elana Frank, Executive Director and Founder of The Jewish Fertility Foundation which provides financial assistance, educational awareness, and emotional support to Jewish people who have medical fertility challenges.

Debbie Frisch, Executive Director and Founder of Hello Baby, which support, inspire and empower families raising young children in underserved Chicago neighborhoods.

Sheri Miller, Executive Director of The Charmm'd Foundation, which strengthens leaders of tax-exempt organization through emotional intelligence and ethical reflection.

Tige Charity, Executive Director of Kids In The Spotlight, which help foster youth heal and grow from trauma through the power of storytelling and filmmaking.

Katherine Judson, Executive Director of The Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences , which makes the criminal legal system more fair through reform in forensic sciences, crime lab, and the courtroom.

Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director of Take This , which decreases the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.

Farra Trompeter, Vice President of Big Duck , which has been developing the voices of determined nonprofits for decades, so they've honed their process and structure to make communications projects manageable for their clients while delivering exceptional results.

Emily Chambers Sharpe, President and CEO of House of Mercy, which provides quality care in a residential setting for low-income people living with HIV who can no longer care for themselves and face homelessness.

Justin Harlan, Senior Executive Director of Reading Partners-Tulsa , which helps children become lifelong readers by empowering communities, provide individualized instructions with measureable results.

Marcel Odina, Director of Mozaika , which promotes all practice of Jewish culture in Barcelona and its surroundings, therefore engaging Jews and familiarizing non-Jews with that aspect of their heritage.

Laura Shaw, Executive Director of Paint Love, Inc., which brings extraordinary arts programming for youth facing poverty and trauma.

Gabby Spatt, Executive Director of The Blue Dove Foundation , which educates, equip, and ignite our Jewish community with tools to understand, support, and overcome the challenges presented by mental illness and substance abuse.

Rosy Vasquez, Founder and Executive Director of Community Through Hope, which fosters hope for a better life for those facing food insecurity and for those without a permanent home by providing a hand up through innovative and compassionate programs with equality, dignity and respect.

Russell Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of Jewish National Fund, which supports the land and people of Israel.

Joselin Matkins, Executive Director of Teton Regional Land Trust , which conserves working farms and ranches, fish and wildlife habitat, and scenic open spaces in Eastern Idaho for this and future generations.

Asha Curran, Chief Executive Officer of GivingTuesday , which is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday's mission is to build a more just and generous world.
Natalie Treat, Executive Director of C-10 which monitors and advocates for the safety of Seabrook Station nuclear power plant in order to protect public health and the environment in Massachusetts.

Rachel Gildiner, Executive Director of Gather DC which connects and engages Jewish 20s and 30s to each other, to existing Jewish offerings, and to meaningful expressions of Jewish Identity.

Ariella Rosen, Executive Director of PresenTense Israel which creates impact from the bottom up to diversify "startup nation" and level the playing field by using tools of entrepreneurship.

Charles Cohen, Executive Director of Chicago Hillel which enriches the lives of Jewish students and young adults so that they may enrich the Jewish people and world.

 Bunmi Esho, Executive Director of Techbridge Girls California, which excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities by delivering high quality STEM programming that empowers a girl to achieve economic mobility and better life chances.

Craig Montuori, Executive Director of Global EIR which partners with communities around the US to generate economic growth and create innovation economy jobs by solving the startup visa problem.

Floor Koudijs, Executive Director of Silicon Valley Talent Partnership which provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. 

Kyle and Brent Pease, Founders of Kyle Pease Foundation, which creates awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports.

Joshua Banda, Executive Director at Sequoia Symphony Orchestra , which fosters an appreciation of symphonic music and to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of the Central Valley through the transformative power of live music, education and community partnerships.

Susan Musinsky, Executive Director of The Social Innovation Forum, which creates positive social change in greater Boston by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations, and building networks.

Janelle Irwin, Executive Director of Hang Tough Foundation , which offers resources and encouragement to families during their journey with childhood illness and special needs.

Lejla Bratovic, Executive Director of Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County, which offers affordable, accessible mediation and training.

Chandra Stephens-Albright, Managing Director of True Colors Theatre Company, which celebrates the rich tradition of black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists of all cultures.

Mohan Sivaloganathan, Chief Executive Officer of Students for Education Reform, which activates the power of students to advance educational justice through organizing, leadership development, and culture shifting.

Katie Hyten, Co-Executive Director of Essential Partners, which equips people to live and work better together in community by doting trust and understanding across differences.

Devra C. Aarons, Executive Director of Contra Costa Midrasha, which forms and inform a pluralistic Jewish teen community (grades 8-12) and to develop and enhance personal Jewish identity for each member of this community.

Christopher K. Morgan, Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place, which builds a community of artists, audiences and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs, and committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally.

Dawn Coppin, Executive Director of The San José Public Library Foundation , which provides advocacy, financial support, and leadership to our public libraries and educational programs throughout San José to create an educated, equitable, and engaged community.

Jamie Schumacher, Executive Director at the West Bank Business Association, which exists to engage the business community in the responsible economic development of the West Bank district while preserving the unique character and heritage of the Cedar-Riverside area.

Elchanan Poupko, President of EITAN , which keeps Israeli-Americans connected to each other, to members of the American Jewish community, and to the state of Israel.

Melissa D. Kaiser, CEO at DISCOVERY Children's Museum , which fosters a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning.

About 
Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D.
Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D. was born in Atlanta Georgia, where he lived until moving to Israel in 2012.

 In 2015 Bradley moved back to the US. 

Bradley is where he is today due to his life-long perseverance as an underdog. Being an individual with disabilities, he was not expected to graduate from high school or college. 

Now with his doctorate in education, he serves as a bridge builder and social innovator. 

He dedicates his life to repairing social and religious injustices in the world, building inclusive communities, serving those with disabilities, empowering and advancing those who are disconnected, underserved, or unjustly relegated to the fringes of normative society, and engaging individuals with the beauty of Jewish wisdom and community.

Bradley is the co-founder of Career Up Now whose mission is to engage emerging professionals with Jewish wisdom through their interests in career, unique experiences, and social good.

Bradley is a member of the Schusterman ROI Community, a graduate of Upstart, a Birthright Israel Fellow, Amplifier Giving Circle Fellow, Eli Talk Fellow, co-founder of the City of Beverly Hills' Entrepreneurship Incubator and coding bootcamp.

Bradley is also the Executive Director and Cheif Growth Hacker for Growth Exponential which works with NGOs on their growth hacking strategies.

Bradley is a frequent contributor to eJewishPhilanthropy and

As global citizen Bradley has rendezvoused with the social and political leaders in 23 countries. 

He loves to sweat in hot yoga, meditate on mountaintops, and spend time with his wife Tanya.
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