Category: 2012

Obama #ForAll on Instagram

Call us hipsters, nerds, or whatever. We love Instagram.  Even though photos are snapped in the moment and …

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Bringing Infographics to (Real) Life

When our client, Vax Northwest, asked  us to create an infographic for an upcoming event we let our …

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Bridging the Creativity Gap

The time has come for a pep talk. This inspirational rant is intended to motivate anyone who has …

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Sh*t Nonprofit People Say (Official)

We had the amazing opportunity to work with some Raleigh nonprofit rock stars to put together the meme …

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The Work-Life Sync

Gone are the days of work-life balance. Younger generations, myself included, are perpetually plugged-in to technological devices making …

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Getting Millennials to “Buck Up” for Nonprofits

Hi, I’m Julia. (Just in case you didn’t already meet the virtual me in a more formal introduction …

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Welcome Julia! BC/DC Ideas New Intern!

We are excited to welcome our spring intern Julia Simpson to the BC/DC Ideas team! She is a …

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Pinterest: Get Ugly for a Cause & Don’t be a Labyrinth Junk Lady

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I should be spouting my love of Pinterest, but really I’m hope you get …

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Aha Moment: Activate Good’s “Won’t You Be My Volunteer?”

This is a post in our series of “Aha Moments” which feature great ideas from nonprofits and small …

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#InstawalkRaleigh – 2.12.12

We’re organizing the first Raleigh #Instawalk with a few of our Instagram buddies for Sunday, February 12 at …

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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.