Year: 2009

Controversy is the BEST Reason to Engage in Social Media

When I presented at the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s 2009 Fall Conference, I got a great question in my …

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Spreading Gratitude for Healthy Children – #Tweetsgiving 2009 – #healthykids

Thanksgiving includes lots of good food (nom onm mon) and it’s time to pause to give thanks. What …

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Riding Shotgun with Social Media Pioneers!

I recently presented on a panel at the Immunization Action Coalition‘s Social Media Summit in Washington, DC where …

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Be Sparkly and Other Tips to Rise Above the Social Media Clutter

I was honored to be part of a panel for the Colorado Nonprofit Association‘s Leadership Luncheon on social …

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Why 140 Characters Works

So, 140 characters…yes, only 140 characters. When I teach a class about Twitter I always get the same …

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5 Pitfalls of Social Media

1. Thinking you are in control – social media is about the conversation with your supporters and dissenters. …

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5 Tips on Using Social Media Effectively

1. Remember social media is an extension of your brand and communications strategy – maintain professionalism and be …

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Jenny McCarthy Blocked Me on Twitter!

I wrote this post in my full-time position as the Communications Manager for the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition …

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District 9 Advertising Campaign Makes Me Feel Like A Jerk

SPOILER ALERT: This blog post spoils a lot of the goodies from the movie “District 9” – if …

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Kate Runy

CONTENT & MEDIA SPECIALIST

A passionate technical wizard, Kate thrives on managing online content, social media for communications, and development projects.  Kate is the workhorse of the team, pulling out amazing feats of content creation and management week in and week out. 

Prior to joining BC/DC Ideas, Kate coordinated website and social media content, communications, and advertising for Go Global NC and Alzheimer’s NC.

Things that make her happy: I love animals about as much as I love working for nonprofits.

Mishel Gomez Cespedes

CONTENT COORDINATOR

Mishel brings a passion for video storytelling and quippy social media content to the team.  At BC/DC Ideas, she is most likely editing video or scheduling the next moving social media post for our clients.

Her ear for storytelling is her greatest asset. Mishel has a unique ability to assemble content into a concise story that moves audiences to action.

A graduate of Wake Forest University she spent a semester in Spain and years serving her community through the campus organizations. Now, she is putting her passion for good to work.

Brian Crawford

creative director

Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s Brian. A natural problem-solver, Brian’s ability to cut to the core of any problem helps guide our creative team to the correct solution without wasted time or money. It’s the core, this little nugget of truth, that helps our clients take the next step with their audiences.

Brian gets the greatest joy out of helping our clients realize and connect with their story. He is a true believer that everyone and every organization has a compelling story to tell, you just have to listen with an open heart.

Things that make him happy: Hanging out at the park with family, toddler-speak, hitting the focus pull, and good coffee.

Dawn Crawford

principal

The engine behind BC/DC Ideas, Dawn has dedicated her career to good. Dawn brings her considerable experience and expertise to helping elevate the nonprofit sector. Our team’s lead strategist, Dawn is often seen leading our IdeaStorms, penning communications plans, or checking in with clients.

Before launching BC/DC Ideas in 2010, she earned her chops in 10+ years of communications leadership roles for public health, healthcare and youth-focused nonprofits. Working for nonprofits is Dawn’s dream job, and she loves that her 40+ hours a week make the world a better place.

Things that make her happy: A glass of champagne to celebrate big wins, Basecamp, living in the South, seeing the world, and a well-formatted spreadsheet.