Non-Profit Boot Camp Coach Profile: Brad Cameron-Cooper
The Non-Profit Boot Camp eLearning Series strengthens the organizational capacity and effectiveness of non-profit, community-based organizations working on food systems change.
Non-Profit Boot Camp Coach Profile
Brad Cameron-Cooper is a strategic storyteller and experienced communications expert and will partner with Lori Ducey to deliver the strategic communications course, “Is Communications Strategery for Real?!”
Brad Cameron-Cooper, Founder, Big Big Box (North Little Rock, AR)
Brad is a creative type with a big heart for big data. He is a strategic storyteller, program planner, and evaluation wonk. His greatest passion is working with people to take on enormous challenges by getting all available, relevant information and dumping it on the table to collaboratively figure out how collective genius can be combined with whatever resources are available to achieve big goals.
Currently, Brad is running Big Big Box, a communications firm that empowers social entrepreneurs to harness the power of their stories to transform lives and communities. From 2014 to 2018, he did various and sundry tasks for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), Arkansas’s most beloved foundation. Brad’s favorite body of work at WRF was to tell the story of how Arkansas is in the midst of a dramatic transformation to become a thriving and prosperous state that benefits all residents. From 2011 to 2013, he served as a Teach For America teacher in pre-kindergarten classroom in St. Louis. Waving his arms, wearing weird costumes, and reading The Giving Tree a million times for a room full of three- to five-year-olds taught him A) the power of storytelling, B) the joy of public service, and C) the importance of disinfectant wipes.
Brad has also invested in his education. In 2015 he earned a Master’s of Public Service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School. To get that degree, he built a monitoring and evaluation framework and tools for a multinational company that trains teachers in schools with limited resources. In 2011 he earned a Bachelors of Science in psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. His nerd level went up exponentially while earning this degree: He conducted brain surgery on armadillos, collaborated with Canadian academics to research racism, and wrote a really long paper about how tablet computers were shifting how educators teach.
Brad lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with two cats—a tiny panther and a muted calico—as well as a gargantuan, black dog. Brad doesn’t know what breed the dog is, nor does he care. He’s also married to a pretty cool guy he’s pestered to do the dishes for more than a decade now.
May 2, 9, 16: 2pm - 3pm CT
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