Feedback Style: Kind Collaborator

Feedback Style: Kind Collaborator

Feedback style - Kind collaborator

Attributes of a Kind Collaborator

Thoughtful – Patient – Thorough – Sets Boundaries – Calm – Logical – Inclusive – Honest – Transparent – Kind

Who is the Kind Collaborator?

The ideal feedback style is the Kind Collaborator. These folks guide your ideas to a higher level. They know the mechanics of what they value as good.
When this review style needs to give you negative feedback, it’s kind, never degrading or dismissive. It’s framed as a logical pathway to improvement.
This style isn’t for the weak. You must have confidence in your work and leadership to live this style.
Kind collaboration isn’t permanent. You can slip into more negative feedback styles when you are stressed or feel a team member isn’t performing to your expectations

How to Maintain Your Kind Collaboration

Being a Kind Collaborator is about time, trust, and kindness.

  • Sprinkle encouragement like confetti. Point out the good stuff. Be enthusiastic about the work that hits the mark.
  • Take time to kick off a project and leave time for thoughtful review and feedback.
  • Be a true collaborator. This reviewer understands what they can contribute to an idea and allows it to shine.
  • Find joy in giving feedback. This review style works to provide direct, actionable feedback that helps improve an idea.
  • Be clear in your expectations and evaluation of quality. No one can live up to your expectation of quality without being shown how you define it first. Become a teacher of what you expect in a quality work product or idea.
  • Include people’s experiences, cultures, and personalities. Open the door to conversations about expanding your evaluation of good to others’ experiences.

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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.