January 2015 #NPCommPix – Nonprofit Communicator’s Photo-A-Day Challenge

January 2015 #NPCommPix – Nonprofit Communicator’s Photo-A-Day Challenge


You’ve seen all those super creative and fun photo-a-day challenges – herehere, and here – well now it’s time for the super creative and fun nonprofit communications pros to take your smartphone camera and share your world.

This challenge is for nonprofit folks who touch communications in some way – be it full-time, part-time, REALLY part-time or volunteer-time. We want to see your world. It can be from your personal account or from your organization�s account. It doesn’t matter, just snap away.

Kivi of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide and the BC/DC Ideas crew love to see how nonprofit professionals make it happen every day. How you bring your mission to life through the people, technology and tools you interact with every day.

So, we created this month-long challenge to give us all a peek. We’ll be hosting quarterly challenges, if this is successful, so take lots of pics!

Who wants to share?

Join us for #NPCommPix!

Below is the list of challenges for each day. Please feel free to take and share this image on your own Instagram, Twitter, blogs, and any other social media.


We’ll be posting the photo prompt on @BCDCIdeas and @KiviLM each day to keep you inspired (and so you can remember – we’re all crazy busy and it’s easy to forget).

We’ll start snapping on January 1, and play through January 31.

To participate

1. Share the image below on your Instagram feed if you haven’t already. Get your colleagues playing – feel free to share it on FB to your Page and on Pinterest or Twitter, too! More the merrier!!


2. Follow @BCDCIdeas and @KiviLM on Instagram. We’ll be posting each day’s prompt to the feed to remind you to take your photo!

3. Post your response to each day’s prompt on your Instagram feed.

4. Make SURE to tag every challenge image #NPCommPix  We’ll be reposting our favorites throughout the month.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate? Super easy. Look at the prompt for the day. If it’s the 5th day of the month, look at prompt 5. Take a picture that is somehow related to the prompt. It can be literal or not. We love metaphors and funny interpretations too! Whatever comes to mind for you is the right picture to take.

Post it to your favorite social media networks with the hashtag #npcommpix. That’s it!

Of course, we also recommend that you use the hashtag to see what others are posting too, and to like/favorite/comment the ones you like best, but that’s entirely up to you.

Do I need to sign up? Nope. Just start using the hashtag #npcommpix when you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter or any other place you are playing.

Where do I post? We recommend Instagram and Twitter, but you can play anywhere. If you spend a lot of time on Pinterest or Flickr or your own blog, post there too. You can also post to the Nonprofit Marketing Guide Facebook page if you want: fb.com/nonprofitmarketingguide. Just be sure to use the hashtag #npcommpix wherever you post.

What if I miss some days? Play when you can! This is supposed to be fun, not a burden. Catch up if you want, or just skip the days you missed. Entirely up to you.

What do you mean by . . . .? Nice try, but we aren’t going to interpret the prompts for you! Photograph whatever comes to mind or whatever seems right at the time.

Who is behind this? Kivi Leroux Miller of NonprofitMarketingGuide.com and Dawn Crawford of BC/DC Ideas.

Why are you doing this? We love our jobs, and want nonprofit communicators to love their jobs too. That means finding the fun in the work, and we hope this challenge is a quick, easy way to do that.

Are you going to do it again next month? We probably won’t do it every month, but we hope to do it several times a year.

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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.