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A New Way to Talk About Teen Birth Control Options

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With The Playbook, Girls in North Carolina Are Learning to Find It & Love It What if …

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NCTech4Good a Rocking Success

As it is every year, the NCTech4Good Conference is an awesome opportunity to connect with nonprofit rock stars. …

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Meet our newest rockstar: Ashita Gona

Get to know the newest addition to the BC/DC Ideas team, our intern Ashita. We love her (in …

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Pinterest: Beautiful Collaboration

Now Some Beautifully Creative Ways to Use Pinterest Since I wanted to leave you with some beautiful ways …

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Giving (with feeling!)

“When you use stories and images to communicate, you are speaking directly to the part of the brain …

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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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Birth of a Conference Meme at #scio12

We had the amazing chance to be part of ScienceOnline 2012 this past week and weekend. It’s an …

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UPDATED: Nonprofits – Be Ready for the Next Facebook Update

Once Facebook unleashes Timeline for profiles, all social media savvy organizations should be clamoring for the Timeline feature …

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Create Social Art

A note on creating stuff worth sharing through social media–Social Art. There is more than one Internet. There …

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Lessons in Online Engagement from Car Salespeople

Recently I went through one of the most joyous experiences a person will survive–buying a new car. It …

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Kate Runy


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


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


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.