Ultimate Guide to Social Images for Nonprofits – Sizes, Content, and More

Who can keep up with all the changes to social. That’s a full time job in itself. Not only the sizes, but what works and is there any way to juice the algorithm at all? Below is the up-to-date social media image dimensions and what we’ve notice working (or not working) in content strategy in […]

10 Ways to Prevent Misinformation Spread and Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

What we’ve learned from 15 years of running vaccination campaigns The Covid-19 vaccine is the most important public health campaign in decades. We must get this right. From early childhood vaccines in Washington, Colorado, and Nevada to HPV vaccination in Arizona and Texas, we’ve been working in the immunization world for a long time. In that […]

Vaccine Communication – What You Say, or Don’t Say, Matters

American Cancer Society Ad for HPV Vaccination featuring African American girl of approximately 11 years old.

Making a big impact in the 4th largest metro area in America is no small job. BC/DC Ideas was hired by the American Cancer Society to launch and manage a three year paid advertising campaign to contribute to increasing the HPV vaccination rate in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This vaccine communication campaign was a success despite […]

Inaugural @NPBaton Reaches Halfway Mark

It’s no secret that our team loves Instagram and photos: View this post on Instagram A post shared by BC/DC Ideas (@bcdcideas) So naturally, it’s been a delight for us to host the Nonprofit Baton and watch it grow. The NP Baton is a collaborative photo project that lives on Instagram and Tumblr, and shows how […]

Misteaks Happen – Join us for FailFest 2016

Free beer and mistakes often go hand-in-hand. But on March 8, the storied combination is going to look a little different than you might expect. Triangle Community Foundation, BC/DC Ideas and Third Space Studio are delighted to present FailFest, an open-mic style event at Fullsteam Brewery for Triangle nonprofit leaders to share their stories of failure. Why? Well, we thought it […]

The Power of Empathy

Empathy doesn’t get its due as the secret to great work and a satisfying life. One of my mantras when I sit down to work is “Write from their hearts.” The key to any good communication is empathy, it is the most powerful emotion in our line of work. We use the power of empathy […]

Create Good Fills a Void for Nonprofit Communications

More Than 100 Communicators Attend Sold-Out Event Designed with nonprofit communicators in mind, the first-ever Create Good Conference was held in Raleigh, NC on Monday, March 16. Create Good inspired attendees by infusing practical learning with fun, creativity and energy. With no other communications conference of its kind, Create Good sold out weeks ahead of the event, […]

Reflections of a Creative Summer Internship

It was the first day of my early morning Advertisement and Public Relations Research class, and I was trying not to doze off as my professor talked about topics we would be covering. As soon as she began to toss around phrases like “qualitative measures” and “focus groups,” however, I began to perk up. I […]

A New Way to Talk About Teen Birth Control Options

With The Playbook, Girls in North Carolina Are Learning to Find It & Love It What if teaching teens about their long-term birth control options was fun, colorful and most of all accurate? In Gaston County, NC, a growing number of young women are taking control of their birth control choices. With The Playbook, they are […]

Teen vaccines don’t have to be complicated! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations (TAPI) is helping teens and their parents get on track with adolescent vaccines. The new vaccine awareness campaign is touting the benefits of the three vaccines needed during those critical teenage years – Tdap, Meningococcal and HPV. See all the materials at https://www.whyimmunize.org/HPV-vaccine-resources. Teens and parents get unique communications to help them […]

How to Use Storytelling + Technology to Showcase Your Nonprofit’s Work

By Shannon Ritchie, AJ Fletcher Foundation, & Dawn Crawford, BC/DC Ideas Nonprofits have amazing outcomes to share. Through digital tools, nonprofits can share these success stories with panache. The most exciting part of sharing your stories online versus in print is the ability for the content to live on past your latest batch of documents. […]

Beaming with Pride

Around here at BC/DC Ideas, we often talk about our jobs being our “work child.” We nurture it with hard work, make sure it keeps growing, and are always worried about it. So on days like today, we feel like proud parents! Our client, WithinReach & Vax Northwest, was featured in TIME Magazine for the Immunity […]