Nonprofit Communications Training

Level Up Your Nonprofit Communications

Nonprofits, associations and conferences across the nonprofit sector have heard the BC/DC Ideas team speak on nonprofit communications, marketing, storytelling, video production, digital design and website production. Tap into the deep knowledge of the BC/DC Ideas team to help transform your organization and your community.

Our team will work with your group to understand your unique training and learning goals to create a unique presentation that inspires and educates. You are promised a presentation that brings accolades and satisfied event participants.

Meet our speakers

Dawn Crawford

Dawn is a dynamic, entertaining speaker and mentor for nonprofit communications professionals and leaders alike. She specializes in speaking to communications planning, troll and online community management, crisis communications, building more efficient communications processes and bringing kindness to your work life.

Brian Crawford

Brian is a down-to-earth presenter that ensures everyone in his presentations has the skills to succeed in nonprofit communications. He has a careful, thoughtful presentation style that makes everyone feel heard and included. He specializes in sharing his knowledge on storytelling, video production and design theory.

Kate Runy

Kate is the type of educator that breaks down even the most complicated topics into their simplest pieces. She has a well of patience to help all her students understand the topic and answer every question with care and respect. She specializes in helping teams understand Search Engine Optimization, website maintenance, digital accessibility, social media management and email best practices.

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Keynote and Training Topics

These are just a sample of the topics our team can bring to your organization or conference. Please contact us to explore specific presentation ideas!

On-Demand Classes

Purchase and watch classes when you need them.

Results and Raves

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Looking for a training for your whole group?

Contact us for a one-on-one training or for your whole crew.

Ready to Discover a better Review Process?

Whether it’s in-person or virtual, Dawn will help your team uncover ways to make your team’s feedback process more efficient. 

Dawn is ready to speak at your next event!

An award-winning expert on nonprofit communications and creativity, Dawn is ready to speak at your next gathering. 

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.