Nonprofit Communications Monthly Live Training

Nonprofit Communications Monthly Live Training

Being a nonprofit communicator is HARD! You have to be a master of so many skills – strategy, social media, media relations, email, website management, crisis management, print projects, advocacy! Me, oh my! Every nonprofit communicator needs to check in on their skills to ensure they are practical and up-to-date. Whether you are new to your job or a seasoned professional, building on the basics is critical.

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Invest in fine-tuning your skills to push your communications knowledge to the next level with a Nonprofit Communications Tune-Up. In this course, get practical tips and tools to make it easy to execute a successful strategy, build on your skills, communicate your vision to leadership AND keep yourself on track without going insane. Now is the time to refuel your plan, launch that next project and reignite your career. Leave each session reenergized and excited to tackle your next task!
Learn from Dawn Crawford at BC/DC Ideas, who has dedicated her career to nonprofit communications. She has spent every day of the past 20 years supporting nonprofits to communicate their mission better and change the world. She has worked with over 100 nonprofits as CEO of BC/DC Ideas, and over the past decade, she has led teams to build campaigns and manage communications programs to achieve goals and change minds. She has experience communicating nearly every cause and has launched every tactic in the toolbox. She still lives as a hands-on practitioner while serving as a communications director for nonprofits and still gets dirty with all the tasks you deal with daily. She’s practical and experienced but always turns to the light instead of sharing the darkness.

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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.